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  • 15:00 Follow attheraces On Twitter Novices' Hurdle2m 5f 122y

  • Winner £5,003 2nd £1,469 3rd £735 4th £367
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.80s
  • Off time: 15:00:49
15:00 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st No Hidden Charges (IRE) 1/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1144-11 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, checked sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue star No Hidden Charges (IRE) 50
6 11-12 N P Mulholland T Scudamore 137 1/81.12
2 000-0 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Trogir (IRE) 51
5 11-0 Mark Gillard Mr Fergus Gillard (7) 86 25/126.00
3 3P-5 RED, BLACK armlets Iona Lad (IRE) 17
4 10-11 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns 11/26.50
4 4-18 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, halved sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue star Belle Of Steel (IRE) 18
7 10-7 Mrs K Stephens Page Fuller (3) 50/151.00

Verdict

NO HIDDEN CHARGES has been found a gilt-edged opportunity by Neil Mulholland to complete a hat-trick. Admittedly, he has been absent since May but his form is far superior to that of his three rivals and he is hard to oppose. Iona Lad didn't run too badly last month at Ffos Las but much more is required here and Belle Of Steel was tailed off on hurdling debut. Trogir has been beaten between 39l and 57l on all four hurdling outings to date.