Newton Abbot

  • 17:10 Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 167y

  • Winner £2,395 2nd £698 3rd £349
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.80s
  • Off time: 17:10:43
17:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hold The Note (IRE) 2/1
2nd Poison Arrow (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Coby Nine (IRE)
5 11-0 Mrs S Gardner Sean Houlihan (5) 1001
2 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Dark Episode (IRE)
4 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1001
4 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Hold The Note (IRE)
4 11-0 M R Channon A P Heskin 1001
8 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Poison Arrow (IRE)
4 11-0 Nicky Martin Matt Griffiths 1001
10 593 Grey, royal blue sleeves, cherry and white hooped cap Dancing Grey 44
5 10-7 p Miss G Haywood David Noonan 1001
11 4 Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap Little Robin (IRE) 123
6 10-7 Miss L Hurley Charlie Hammond (5) 1001
Non runners
3Enrilo (FR)411-0P F NichollsH Cobden
5Jakamani411-0M BradstockNico de Boinville
65Johnny Rocco411-0H WhittingtonHarry Bannister
71-Ninth Wave (IRE)411-0P J HobbsR Johnson
9Winningseverything (IRE)411-0H FryN D Fehily

Verdict

Johnny Rocco ran green when attracting market support at Fontwell in May and will know more today. He is less exposed than Dancing Grey but NINTH WAVE represents last year’s winning trainer/jockey combination and was bought for £40,000 in May after running away with a Flat race on the Ludlow point-to-point course. The yard also run Dark Episode, who is a half-brother to five winning jumpers, while Paul Nicholls is represented by the €100,000 purchase Enrilo. Winningseverything, a half-brother to four winners, is another newcomer that catches the eye on breeding.