Newton Abbot

  • 15:10 Diageo Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,686 2nd £783 3rd £392
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:22
15:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Karinga 16/1
2nd Run Along Boy 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-2153P Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, Emerald Green and Yellow halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Akbabend 34
Distance Winner
5 11-5 bt C J Mann N D Fehily 111 11/112.00
2 1U1D-11 Emerald green, pink cross belts, pink sleeves, emerald green armlets, quartered cap Bobs Law (IRE) 27
7 11-5 W K Goldsworthy A P McCoy 10/111.91
3 1-1121 Red, Light Green cap Jive Master (IRE) 29
Course Winner
6 11-5 Tim Vaughan Mr R J Kirk (5) 115 9/25.50
4 803/40-5 Red, Black hoops, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Klampenborg 32
6 10-12 v1 M Scudamore T Scudamore 66/167.00
6 636262 Light Blue, White seams and sleeves, Red cap Run Along Boy 37
6 10-12 p1 N P Mulholland D C Costello 110 3/14.00
8 37/4P4P- Emerald green, white stars, red sleeves, emerald green cap Lady Karinga 256
6 10-5 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 16/117.00
Non runners
5F/88Marsh Lane (IRE)610-12M HazellJ McGrath
733/41The Big Freeze (IRE)510-12Tim VaughanAidan Coleman

Verdict

Run Along Boy was placed three times in Ireland earlier this year but he's now had 13 starts over timber without managing to get his head in front and may need some time to acclimatise to new surroundings. Preference, therefore, is for BOBS LAW who had no problem making a winning debut over hurdles at Worcester last month. He'll jump fences eventually but can collect some more prize money in this sphere in the interim. Jive Master had already won a point-to-point and a couple of bumpers before opening his account over hurdles at Hereford but probably needs to improve again to land this and Tim Vaughan also saddles recent bumper winner The Big Freeze, who will appreciate today's longer trip. Akbabend won at Ffos Las in June but hasn't reproduced that effort since and was pulled up last time.