Newton Abbot

  • 14:15 Weatherbys Racing Bank Intermediate Chase2m 4f 216y

  • Winner £18,705 2nd £5,526 3rd £2,763 4th £1,381
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 32.90s
  • Off time: 14:15:17
14:15 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beggar's Wishes (IRE) 8/1
2nd Dolos (FR) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 24/1113- Light green, royal blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves Benatar (IRE) 211
Distance Winner
6 11-10 G L Moore J E Moore 149 1001
2 71113B- Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Le Rocher (FR) 213
Distance Winner
8 11-6 Nick Williams T Scudamore 144 1001
3 15421-1 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Beggar's Wishes (IRE) 153
Distance Winner
7 11-4 bt P Bowen Sean Bowen 142 1001
4 013272- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Dolos (FR) 174
5 11-4 t P F Nicholls H Cobden 152 1001
5 1U13F-P Black, pink stars, white sleeves and cap Rocklander (IRE) 153
9 11-0 T R George J J Burke 145 1001
Non runners
66-21122One For Billy610-8D SkeltonHarry Skelton145

Betting

Forecast

Benatar (15/8), Dolos (11/4), One For Billy (3/1), Rocklander (4/1), Le Rocher (5/1), Beggar's Wishes (8/1)

Verdict

Paul Nicholls usually has one laid out for this and has won two of the last four renewals but Dolos was beaten out of sight by BENATAR over this trip at Ascot last December and kept to 2m after. On similar terms, it’s difficult to see that form being reversed unless Gary Moore’s exciting chaser needs his first run since finishing third in the JLT at Cheltenham in March. Beggar's Wishes was progressing nicely in the spring but still has the lowest rating of this sextet. One For Billy has guaranteed fitness on his side but has not come up against opposition of this quality before. Le Rocher is a mudlark and was struggling when brought down at Cheltenham in March in a race in which Rocklander finished third.