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14:00 Newton Abbot

Braund Family Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 122y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,700 added
  • Winner: £5,003
  • 2nd: £1,469
  • 3rd: £735
  • 4th: £367
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 6.80s
  • Off Time: 14:00:13
  • 6 Ran
1
  • Form: 9-12421
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 129
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: S Bowen

chased leaders, went 2nd from 3rd, not fluent 3 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden clear flat

2

Dorking Boy

20 ht
4/1
  • Form: 18/74-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up in rear, closed from after 6th, went 3rd 3 out, ridden and weakened before next

3
125/1
  • Form: 9P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt
  • Jockey: Charlie Hammond

jumped left and big at times, held up, closed on outside 4 out, mistake next, soon weakened

5
  • Form: 322F24-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: Tim Vaughan
  • Jockey: Alan Johns

led, clear after 2nd until 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, not much room before awkward last, no impression flat

6
  • Form: 62-65
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: Miss L Blackford
  • Jockey: Sean Houlihan

chased leader until 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, weakened next

7
  • Form: 2U6465
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: C J Gray
  • Jockey: M G Nolan

held up, not fluent 4th, jumped right next, pushed along after 6th, well behind 3 out, went remote 4th towards finish

4
NR

Footloose

18 t
10/1
  • Form: 4-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Jockey: G Sheehan

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Shaman Du Berlais is only rated a pound lower than RUTHLESS ARTICLE but is receiving 12lb. Tim Vaughan’s charge has missed better opportunities, however, and races over a trip that is probably too short following a five-month absence. Rebecca Curtis’ Bangor winner is improving and can record a third victory as Dorking Boy continues to disappoint and Footloose weakened quickly at Hexham and may need more time.

Formwatch

Ruthless Article (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 5 out, led after 3 out, drew clear last, ran on strongly, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f (4) gd in Aug beating Winding Roe (10-12) by 12l, 5 ran.

Dorking Boy 11-4 (10-12) Held up in rear, well behind leaders after 2nd, very remote 6th 2 out, never any chance, 6th of 11, dist behind Highly Prized (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (3) gd in Aug.

Earth Spirit 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, pulled up, at Wincanton 2m 5f (4) gd in Jan.

Shaman Du Berlais (FR) 2-1 (11-1) Led, jumped right 1st, ridden and headed before 2 out, 4th and no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Carrick Roads (11-1) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f mdn (5) gd in Apr.

Atomic Article (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, dist behind Jacamar (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (3) gs in Sep.

Bluebell Sally (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 6th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 11, dist behind Teeton Power (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.

Footloose 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, weakened and lost 3rd flat, 4th of 10, 17 3/4l behind Raashdy (11-0) at Hexham 2m mdn (5) gd in Sep.