Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 15:50 Packexe Sharpswrap Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £7,121 2nd £2,104 3rd £1,052 4th £526
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.00s
  • Off time: 15:50:25
15:50 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rum And Butter (IRE) 5/2
2nd Hunting Tower 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0942-14 Red, Yellow sash, striped sleeves, White cap Waterunder (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-12 t D Pipe T Scudamore 131 9/25.50
3 30/5908- Light Blue, White spots, chevrons on sleeves Hunting Tower 232
Nag me
9 11-8 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 127 7/18.00
4 1-21213 Royal Blue and Yellow check Castlemorris King 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 B Barr Harry Derham (5) 123 4/15.00
5 212222 Dark Green, Light Green epaulets and armlets Descaro (USA) 4
Nag me
7 11-1 p J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 120 9/110.00
6 3761-12 Pink, Maroon star Bright Abbey 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 118 4/15.00
7 3-23356 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Teshali (IRE) 7
Nag me
7 10-11 A Middleton S Twiston-Davies 116 16/117.00
8 4541-42 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rum And Butter (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-8 p Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 113 5/23.50
Non runners
22/31190-Trop Fort (FR)611-11Tim VaughanNon Runner130

Verdict

BRIGHT ABBEY was campaigned as a soft ground performer on the Flat but the five-year-old has shown no problems in adapting to a faster surface and we'll take Philip Hobbs' charge to get back to winning ways. Rum And Butter has to be treated with the utmost respect as a previous course and distance winner. Connections will have been disappointed to have seen him finish a distant second at Worcester last time although he was up against a very progressive sort on that occasion. Castlemorris King isn't averse to taking a few hurdles in his wake but he's proven on fast ground and is in good heart. Descaro often finds little when push comes to shove while Waterunder needs to leave behind a moderate effort at Ffos Las last month.