Newton Abbot

  • 14:50 New Alfresco Novices' Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 21.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:23
14:50 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Amuse Me 9/4
2nd Miss Saffron 9/4
3rd Sulpius (GER) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6P015U- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Amuse Me 29
Nag me
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 97 9/43.25
2 00/11PP- Dark Blue, White braces, armlets and cap Fresher Fishing (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 b V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 94 5/16.00
3 63509-3 Royal blue, white triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamonds The Speedy Man (IRE) 18
Nag me
8 11-9 pt P S Davies L Treadwell 94 22/123.00
4 18/4835- Maroon, grey hoops, maroon sleeves, grey cap Miss Saffron 135
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 Mrs S Gardner Jack Doyle 92 9/43.25
5 40/000-3 Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap Willy Be Lucky (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 11-0 J W Mullins A Thornton 85 10/111.00
6 7/3636P- Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Be Ashored 39
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-0 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran 85 12/113.00
8 P0/3P43- Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap Sulpius (GER) 47
Nag me
7 10-12 R H Buckler Giles Hawkins (3) 83 7/18.00
10 0058P-P White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Upton Mead (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 10-0 t1 Mrs A Batchelor M J Quinlan (3) 64 25/126.00
Non runners
7146/P3-5Autumn Haze710-13P C DandoMr B Moorcroft84
976074P-All For Eve610-7J D FrostHadden Frost78

Verdict

The longer trip and drop in grade could see AMUSE ME finally open his account over fences. He's now 3lb lower than when successful over hurdles in December and still has time on his side. Former pointer The Speedy Man looks to have more than his fair share of weight while Willy be Lucky will have to improve on his third at Exeter and Fresher Fishing has a bit to prove having been pulled up in his last two starts. But there are possibilities about Sulpius if he takes to fences as he has been placed a couple of times over the smaller obstacles.