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18:00 Newton Abbot

80's Gold, 14 August Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 167y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,500 added
  • Winner: £7,280
  • 2nd: £2,150
  • 3rd: £1,075
  • 4th: £538
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 13.40s
  • Off Time: 18:00:38
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap

Moabit (GER)

31 t D
1/12
  • Form 2-111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 133

led, headed before 3rd where not fluent, tracked leader, led again 4 out, drew clear on bit before 2 out, unchallenged after, very easily

2
Silk - Black, Red sash and armlets
9/1
  • Form 154-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

tracked front pair, went 2nd 3 out, soon close up, outpaced before 2 out, no chance with winner after

3
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap
66/1
  • Form 05-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, held up in rear from 2nd, struggling before 4 out, soon lost touch, continued tailed off in remote 4th

4
Silk - Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap
33/1
  • Form F5-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

pulled hard, tracked winner 2nd, led before next, headed when not fluent 4 out, lost 2nd when mistake next, soon no chance with clear pair, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

MOABIT should encounter few problems in completing a four-timer. Paul Nicholls' improving four-year-old easily landed a Class 2 handicap at Stratford last month and none of his three rivals can match that kind of form. Arthur Burrell won a bumper here a year ago but only beat one home on his hurdling debut at Exeter in November, though might do better dropped in trip. Neither General Brook nor Breeze Along make any appeal.

Formwatch

Moabit (GER) 5-4fav (10-5) Held up in touch, close 3rd before home bend, led before last, ran on well, clear towards finish, readily, won at Stratford 2m hcp (2) gs in May beating Disputed (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.

Arthur Burrell 5-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, closed before 7th, not that fluent 3 out or when one pace and no impression 2 out, 4th of 5, 12 1/2l behind Roll The Dough (11-5) at Exeter 2m 6f (4) sft in Nov.

Breeze Along 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling 4 out, soon behind, pulled up before 2 out, at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.

General Brook (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly away, held up, pushed along over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Our Queenie (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep.