Newton Abbot

  • 13:40 British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 167y

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 13:41:14
13:40 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Colonel Custard (IRE) 10/1
2nd Glen Forsa (IRE) 7/1
3rd It's Got Legs (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 3-1 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Colonel Custard (IRE) 149
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-12 Nicky Martin Matt Griffiths 1001
2 110- Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap Crooks Peak 212
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1001
3 15/ Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Glen Forsa (IRE) 637
6 10-12 M R Channon A P Heskin 1001
4 48U33-3 Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap It's Got Legs (IRE) 156
5 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 113 1001
5 1- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Rouge Vif (FR) 204
4 10-12 H Whittington G Sheehan 1001
6 FU- Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap Strictlyadancer (IRE) 167
4 10-12 Christian Williams R T Dunne 1001
7 156- White, red diamond, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Summit Like Herbie 180
Distance Winner
6 10-12 h N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
8 P5-57 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, BLACK stars and cap Ask Launa Esme (IRE) 152
5 10-5 J D Frost Bryony Frost (3) 1001
9 P-PP375 Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Getadollar (IRE) 11
5 10-5 A Dunn T Scudamore 1001

Betting

Forecast

Crooks Peak (4/6), Rouge Vif (7/2), Glen Forsa (7/1), Colonel Custard (10/1), It's Got Legs (10/1), Summit Like Herbie (20/1), Getadollar (100/1), Strictlyadancer (100/1), Ask Launa Esme (250/1)

Verdict

Crooks Peak won a couple of bumpers around this time last year, including the one on this card 12 months ago, and was returning from a break when tailed off in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March. He will be fancied to make a winning start over hurdles even though Colonel Custard has more recent winning form on the course. Summit Like Herbie made a winning start in a bumper at Exeter at the start of the year but disappointed in subsequent starts. ROUGE VIF is a brother to winning jumpers in France and was a comfortable winner of a Ludlow bumper in March. Only four, he could have a bright future.