Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 15:10 Paignton Zoo Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.00s
  • Off time: 15:10:20
15:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Porters War (IRE) 7/1
2nd Falcarragh (IRE) 9/1
3rd Forever My Friend (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 110P-41 Red, White sleeves, Orange stars Falcarragh (IRE) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 9/110.00
2 15B-123 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green cap Vif Argent (FR) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 125 9/25.50
3 4513-P1 Purple, White hollow box and star on cap Ballylifen (IRE) 50
Nag me
7 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 123 9/25.50
4 P43P-13 Royal blue, black sleeves and cap Forever My Friend (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-7 P Bowen J E Moore 120 8/19.00
5 21338-2 Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap Cardigan Island (IRE) 25
Nag me
9 11-6 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 119 17/29.50
6 P851-22 Emerald Green and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Emerald Green cap Porters War (IRE) 20
Nag me
12 11-2 J Scott Nick Scholfield 115 7/18.00
7 12P1-24 Emerald green, orange sash, emerald green and yellow quartered cap The Rattler Obrien (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 M Hill Ian Popham 108 7/24.50
9 9135-23 Brown, light blue braces Martin Cash (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 10-1 t P Henderson T J O'Brien (ex1) 100 13/27.50
Non runners
86267-57Academy General (IRE)810-6D G BridgwaterJake Hodson105

Verdict

Most of the field have a chance of sorts in a wide-open chase. VIF ARGENT was placed in in France last time but won in this grade at Wincanton early in the year and may come out best. Falcarragh's win at Perth came in a novices' event and Ballylifen is preferred having landed a handicap at Uttoxeter under A P McCoy last time. A couple of blunders put paid to Forever My Friend's chance at Worcester but he'd won at the same track before that while Cardigan Island, Porters War and Martin Cash all step up in class having placed on their latest outings.