Newton Abbot

  • 14:30 Pimms Beginners' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £1,947 2nd £568 3rd £284
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 33.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:26
14:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benbane Head (USA) 2/1
2nd Organisateur (IRE) 8/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/7F53-8 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 18
7 11-0 t M Keighley A P McCoy 120 2/13.00
2 21P4UP- Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Humbel Ben (IRE) 50
Course Winner
8 11-0 A E Jones W T Kennedy 114 18/119.00
3 412206- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Organisateur (IRE) 92
Course Winner
6 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 8/131.62
4 U2RBR- Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap Over The Page 36
5 11-0 Mark Gillard A Thornton 100/1101.00
5 4009-02 Brown, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap, Brown spots Raslan 7
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-0 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 12/113.00

Verdict

ORGANISATEUR developed into a very useful hurdler last season and can be forgiven his latest run over an inadequate trip at Taunton. Paul Nicholls will have given him plenty of schooling over the larger obstacles and he looks a cut above the usual standard of novice chasers at this time of year - he'll be hard to beat here. In a race in which the hot favourite failed to complete, Raslan finished tailed off behind stable companion Horsford and is best watched at the moment. Benbane Head looks the type to thrive over fences, however, and is probably the one most likely to profit if the selection doesn't come up to scratch.