Newton Abbot

  • 19:05 Limerick Racecourse Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.50s
  • Off time: 19:05:42
19:05 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Changing The Guard 7/1
2nd Baby Mix (FR) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9/350-01 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Baby Mix (FR) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-4 T R George N D Fehily 5/42.25
2 1086-51 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Kian's Delight 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 P Bowen T J O'Brien 135 11/102.10
3 6245-B7 White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap Changing The Guard 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 t Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 7/18.00
4 5730-16 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-12 t F O'Brien A P Cawley 104 18/119.00
5 54P68-7 White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Onedin Line 38
Nag me
5 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
6 BP3-156 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap Redlynch Rock (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 10-12 t R H Buckler A Glassonbury 66/167.00

Verdict

Little between the penalised pair on hurdles ratings and both were really impressive on their respective chasing debuts. Baby Mix scored over course and distance, jumping fluently throughout whilst KIAN'S DELIGHT also looked a natural over the larger obstacles when travelling so sweetly throughout when hacking up in a Fakenham contest which admittedly rather fell apart. Choosing between the pair is tricky but the Bowen inmate shades the narrowest of preferences. Dark Energy makes his chasing debut and looks next best but has a great deal to find with the aforementioned pair on hurdle ratings.