Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 18:35 newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £10,407 2nd £3,074 3rd £1,537 4th £769
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.90s
  • Off time: 18:35:19
18:35 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rum And Butter (IRE) 11/8
2nd Get Home Now 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 3-11121 White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Life And Soul (IRE) 33
Nag me
6 11-7 p D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 7/24.50
3 1311 Pink, Royal Blue cap Cool Macavity (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-2 N J Henderson D Bass 130 6/17.00
4 541-421 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Rum And Butter (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-8 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 122 11/82.38
5 322181 Red, Yellow diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow diamond Get Home Now 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-7 pt P Bowen T J O'Brien 121 7/24.50
6 3/2322-1 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Pasture Bay (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 10-0 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (7) 114 10/111.00
Non runners
11F346/U-Gauvain (GER)1111-12P J HobbsR Johnson140

Verdict

Only six runners in this but it looks very competitive, though classy chaser Gauvain is probably best watched racing over the smaller obstacles for the first time in more than five years and returning from a lay-off. Life And Soul and Cool Macavity both represent yards with an impressive strike rate here and the pair have been racking up wins in novice events this summer. But they have to give weight to a couple of useful handicappers in Rum And Butter and GET HOME NOW. The former has won twice over track and trip this year but we just prefer Peter Bowen's charge, who won in a canter over this distance at Market Rasen last time and looks capable of defying a big rise in the handicap. Pasture Bay also won at Market Rasen recently but this looks a lot tougher.