Newton Abbot

  • 14:20 newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase2m 75y

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.35s
  • Off time: 14:20:40
14:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edlomond (IRE) 5/1
2nd Pembroke House 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11227P Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Capilla (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
8 11-12 ht Evan Williams Paul Moloney 110 13/27.50
2 P-22F33 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Val D'arc (FR) 109
7 11-11 Richard Hobson A P Cawley 109 5/23.50
4 456P32 Black, emerald green cross belts, black and white striped sleeves, white cap Too Scoops (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-6 pt R Woollacott D A Jacob 104 4/15.00
5 52512P Black, beige hoops and armlets, black and royal blue hooped cap Pembroke House 47
Distance Winner
9 11-5 p S-J Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 103 7/24.50
6 5P2413 Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves Edlomond (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
10 11-4 hct W G M Turner Jake Hodson (5) 102 5/16.00
7 4P7UP4 Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Paddy The Stout (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
11 10-11 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 95 10/111.00
Non runners
30/9-6412Red Skipper (IRE)1111-9J G M O'SheaDavid Noonan107

Verdict

Capilla appears to have lost his way but Red Skipper goes well here and a recent spin on the all-weather should have blown away a few cobwebs. Edlomond was only third at Southwell on Friday but cheekpieces are added to the usual hood and tongue-tie and he could figure if they have an effect. Too Scoops has been gradually getting there and has been dropped a further 2lb but we'll take a chance on PADDY THE STOUT. He's tumbled down the weights this year and would only need to reproduce a fraction of his former ability to give these a run for their money.