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15:10 Newton Abbot

Summer Festival Handicap Hurdle (Class B) (Class B)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.20s
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap
5/1
  • Form 4/2112-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

held up towards rear, ridden and headway 3 out, took closer order approaching 2 out, soon led, driven clear approaching last

2
Silk - Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, royal blue cap
40/1
  • Form 11-1210
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11

held up in touch, ridden 7th, soon weakened and pulled up after 3 out

3
Silk - Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
16/1
  • Form 212-621
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3

prominent, ridden 3 out, soon weakened

4
Silk - White, Black Stripe, Halved Sleeves
  • Form 24-1111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leader, led 7th, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, ran on but not match winner

5
Silk - White, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap
5/2
  • Form 2-211
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13

prominent, mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - White, large Red spots and armlets, Red and White quartered cap
  • Form 0603-14
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10

held up in mid-division, ridden and headway 3 out, chased leaders approaching 2 out, every chance 2 out, no extra approaching last

8
Silk - Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap

Marrel

35 v
16/1
  • Form 325211
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-10

mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

9
Silk - Black, broad blue hoop with white band, body and sleeves, hooped cap
10/1
  • Form 053-P11
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10

held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, ridden and challenged 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

10
Silk - White, Black disc, Black cap
28/1
  • Form 20/0300-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7

soon led, headed and mistake 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

11
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
11/2
  • Form 111
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

pulled hard and held up last, good headway on bit after 7th, challenged approaching 3 out, every chance 2 out, blundered last, not recover

12
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 52441/1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0

prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

13
Silk - GREY and PINK check, PINK sleeves and cap
25/1
  • Form 004-11
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0

pulled hard and held up in touch, ridden behind leaders after 3 out, weakened approaching last

6
NR
  • Form U2F0-05
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A good prize here and plenty of winners involved, but we can narrow it down to Alrida, Sardagna, Poc Fada and Football Crazy, and the vote goes to Alrida. Richard Fahey is going great guns at present and Alrida has been part of that success, taking a decent hurdle at Market Rasen last month before beating 18 opponents in the Goodwood Stakes last time. Clearly in great heart, he still looks to have more to come in this sphere and provided there is not too much more rain at the track then he can land the prize. Sardagna receives weight from the selection and should go well. Martin Pipe's filly has run up a confidence-boosting hat-trick in minor company and steps up in class for this. She will have to improve again to take this and while that is not beyond her she may have to settle for a place. Poc Fada is another Christy Roche raider at the meeting and looks booked for a good showing if his recent Sligo win on good to yielding ground is anything to go on. That seven length success came after a two year absence and provided he doesn't 'bounce' then he won't be far away. Of the others, we could make a case for Football Crazy, who handles the ground and trip well, is in tremendous form, and may be able to handle another 6lb for his latest Worcester win. It is a tough call to oppose him and he can be closest to our selection, who just looks to have a little more to come, and that is Alrida.