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  • 15:25 Thank You To All Our Customers This Season Novices' Chase2m 75y

  • Winner £9,115 2nd £2,693 3rd £1,346 4th £674
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.70s
  • Off time: 15:26:25
15:25 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maria's Benefit (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 34400-2 Emerald Green, White star and armlets Flying Tiger (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-0 Nick Williams R Johnson 137 1001
3 F13414- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Mont Des Avaloirs (FR) 167
Distance Winner
5 11-0 P F Nicholls H Cobden 1001
4 111114- Royal blue, grey diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Maria's Benefit (IRE) 211
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-7 Stuart Edmunds C Gethings 1001
Non runners
21P/2660-Lough Derg Spirit (IRE)611-0N J HendersonNico de Boinville136

Verdict

A small field but the form should be worth following. Mont Des Avaloirs has won a bumper and two hurdle races but has always looked a chaser in the making and is sure to have had plenty of schooling. Lough Derg Spirit has also won twice over timber and was successful in a point-to-point in 2016 so is another worth monitoring. Flying Tiger was second over course and distance on his chasing bow but his last win came at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. MARIA’S BENEFIT (NAP) began her winning run over hurdles here last season. She is a Grade 2 winner and a former winner between the flags and could lead these a merry dance with her mare’s allowance if she gets into a rhythm.