Newton Abbot

  • 14:50 Weatherbys Racing Bank Foreign Exchange Handicap Hurdle3m 2f 105y

  • Winner £15,358 2nd £4,537 3rd £2,268 4th £1,134
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 0.40s
  • Off time: 14:50:51
14:50 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rolling Maul (IRE) 5/1
2nd Timeforben (IRE) 10/3
3rd Clondaw Cian (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 734411 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Rolling Maul (IRE) 16
Course Winner
10 11-12 b P Bowen Sean Bowen 135 1001
2 22P0PP- Light blue, maroon star, black sleeves, light blue cap, maroon star Clondaw Cian (IRE) 181
8 11-9 b Miss S Smith G Sheehan 132 1001
3 2F256-3 Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Anteros (IRE) 19
10 11-8 pt Mrs S Leech Mr D Skehan (5) 131 1001
4 3/68221- Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Vodka All The Way (IRE) 171
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 1001
5 P414FP- Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Wicked Willy (IRE) 167
7 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 126 1001
6 1-41221 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Timeforben (IRE) 32
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-3 b D Pipe T Scudamore 126 1001
7 585P2-4 White, red chevrons, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Secret Door (IRE) 155
7 10-9 H Fry Miss A B O'Connor (5) 118 1001
8 P0/764P- Red, dark blue stars, halved sleeves, red cap Kings Watch (IRE) 198
7 10-0 pt R J Price Charlie Hammond (5) 105 1001

Verdict

TIMEFORBEN has a decent strike-rate for a staying hurdler and she appreciated the step up in distance over track and trip last month. As long as the going doesn’t get any quicker, she could be capable of defying a further 7lb rise. Rolling Maul also arrives in peak form but is approaching the veteran stage and winning again off this new higher mark may be beyond him nowadays. Anteros isn’t getting any younger either and still looks a few pounds too high but Vodka All The Way is interesting making his handicap debut having got off the mark over 2m7f at Exeter in April. Secret Door has each-way claims but the others have a bit to prove at present.