Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 15:45 NewtonAbbotRace On Twitter Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £6,963 2nd £2,057 3rd £1,028 4th £515
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.30s
  • Off time: 15:45:54
15:45 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Tom 33/1
2nd Johnny's Way 33/1
3rd Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34P-F56 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 8
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8 11-12 p J W Mullins A Thornton 130 20/121.00
2 02FF6-1 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Merrion Square (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-12 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 130 13/27.50
4 11PB/5P- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Prince Tom 108
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 A Dunn Ian Popham 130 33/134.00
5 1/32F5-7 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 60
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10 11-9 t P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 127 14/115.00
6 294PP-3 Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-8 v P Bowen Sean Bowen (7) 126 13/27.50
7 13724-5 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 66
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8 11-6 p B I Case N D Fehily 124 6/17.00
8 4133/6-8 Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Politeo (FR) 47
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8 11-6 J D Frost Hadden Frost 124 50/151.00
9 2322P-5 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Whistling Senator (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 12/113.00
10 F50-31U Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, sleeves and star on cap Danandy (IRE) 32
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-3 p P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 121 8/19.00
11 44P31-3 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Well Mett (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 bt F M O'Brien Miss A Stirling (7) 120 13/27.50
12 43P5-17 Red, white cross belts, black and white hooped cap Johnny's Way 36
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10 11-1 p R Woollacott Mr M Legg (7) 119 33/134.00
13 1315-7P Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-0 pt C J Mann G Sheehan 118 16/117.00
14 1606-55 Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Top Smart 37
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8 11-0 p J W Mullins Ryan Mahon 118 14/115.00
15 180P-32 Yellow, Maroon seams, Yellow cap Sheriff Hutton (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-10 M Hill T Scudamore 114 9/25.50
Non runners
329F0P-1Qulinton (FR)1011-12J FarrellyR Johnson130

Verdict

A very competitive handicap chase in which several look to have decent claims. Paul Nicholls saddled last year's winner and has two contenders this time. Merrion Square arrives off the back of a hurdles victory at Worcester and is only a pound higher than when second at Sandown in December. Oscargo has his preferred surface and is also worth a second look while Sheriff Hutton and Ballybough Gorta were third and fourth respectively in the race last year - Martin Hill's 11-year-old is actually 11lb lower today. Stratford hurdles winner Qulinton and Whistling Senator are others to consider but Danandy continues to have problems with his jumping and unseated his rider when a hot favourite at Ffos Las last time. TEMPEST RIVER has had a break since a decent fifth at Punchestown but goes well fresh and she should get more time to measure her fences over this longer trip. Ben Case's mare has dropped to an attractive mark and may offer a bit of value here.