Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 14:30 Paignton Zoo Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:33
14:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jump City (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 32082-3 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 142
Nag me
6 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 5/61.83
2 661115- White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Grams And Ounces 192
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-3 t J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 10/111.00
3 492721- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Jump City (FR) 172
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 6/42.50
4 651-226 Black, black and royal blue diabolo on sleeves Traditional Bob (IRE) 78
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 20/121.00

Verdict

These are all newcomers to fences though there isn't much between them on hurdles ratings. Jump City, a winner on the Flat in France, won two novice hurdles last season and is certain to attract attention in the market but doesn't have a traditional jumping pedigree nor does Grams And Ounces, who was well placed to complete a hat-trick in handicaps over timber at the turn of the year. Traditional Bob has more of a chaser's pedigree and has a fitness advantage over his rivals though he'll need to improve if he's to beat DOUBLE ROSS, who can complete a double for the Twiston-Davies yard. He's a full brother to a winning point-to-pointer so jumping fences should be his game and his close third in the Grade 3 Swinton Hurdle at Haydock on his final start is the best hurdling form on view.