Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 14:10 South West Racing Club Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £4,061 2nd £1,192 3rd £596 4th £298
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 53.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:41
14:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Decimus (IRE) 85/40
2nd Heavenstown (IRE) 20/1
3rd Rior (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 18-6851 Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 11-12 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 113 6/17.00
2 2143/43 Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap Rigolo Ville (FR) 10
Nag me
8 11-11 Richard Hobson Harry Skelton 112 16/117.00
3 1-36433 White, Mauve stars Lost Legend (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-11 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 112 6/17.00
4 3F5P21 Black, Light Blue hoops, check cap Decimus (IRE) 6
Nag me
6 11-11 J Scott Nick Scholfield 112 85/403.12
5 5532F2 Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Union Saint (FR) 31
Nag me
5 11-9 J D Frost Hadden Frost 110 16/117.00
6 271-P54 Royal blue, red cross belts, red and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Laflammedeglorie 31
Nag me
7 11-8 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 109 9/110.00
7 884FUP Dark green, white cross belts, red and white striped sleeves and cap Heavenstown (IRE) 74
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 J L Flint R Flint 106 20/121.00
8 7/7551-0 Light Blue, Orange armlets and cap Brody Bleu (FR) 33
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6 11-2 R Walford Felix De Giles 103 33/134.00
9 P-19030 Black, grey inverted triangle Dune Shine 56
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8 11-0 v1 M Blake Tom Cannon (3) 101 25/126.00
10 1416F6 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Call Me Sir (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-12 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 99 20/121.00
11 8845P6 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Rior (IRE) 42
Nag me
6 10-12 P Henderson T J O'Brien 99 14/115.00
12 885234 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Samingarry (FR) 21
Nag me
6 10-11 p1 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 98 6/17.00
14 FP-P78P Dark blue, yellow disc, maroon sleeves and cap Walls Way 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-0 L P Grassick J Stevenson (7) 74 150/1151.00
Non runners
134F65PPArctic Watch810-9J G CannNon Runner96

Verdict

Arctic Watch won this last year off the same mark but that was on a much faster surface and his form this season has been modest in the extreme. Decimus only scraped home in a conditionals' race at Wincanton last Sunday but escapes a penalty and makes more appeal than Union Saint, who is proving hard to win with and has gone up 6lb since finishing second over the trip at Wincanton. LOST LEGEND is also struggling to get his head in front but this looks easier than the race in which he started favourite at Huntingdon at the start of the month so he gets the nod ahead of Exeter scorer Tolkeins Tango.