Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 17:40 BlueGlue Graduate Juvenile Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.10s
  • Off time: 17:40:43
17:40 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Baltic Blade (IRE) 5/2
2nd Vergality Ridge (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Beige, maroon spots and sleeves, check cap Baltic Blade (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 5/23.50
2 F3 Yellow, Dark Blue star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Karl Marx (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 10-12 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 16/117.00
3 Yellow, white disc Relentless 111
Nag me
3 10-12 Jim Best A P McCoy 10/111.91
4 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Vergality Ridge (IRE) 37
Nag me
3 10-12 R Harris Eddie Linehan (5) 50/151.00
5 643 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Wild Diamond (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 10-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 98 7/24.50

Verdict

Wild Diamond and Karl Marx have the edge in experience but neither has really looked like winning so far. RELENTLESS had the highest rating of these on the Flat, winning a handicap on the Polytrack in May. He had shown ability on Turf earlier and, as he's unlikely to fail through lack of fitness, looks the one to be on here ahead of Baltic Blade. Gary Moore's gelding failed to win on the level but was third over 1m4f at Brighton earlier this month. Vergality Ridge was a modest sprinter on the Flat and may have stamina issues.