Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 15:55 SIS Live Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.10s
  • Off time: 15:55:49
15:55 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Eastlake (IRE) 4/1
2nd Shangani (USA) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23-311P Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 9/43.25
2 333114 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 137 5/23.50
3 364345 Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves Falcon Island 56
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 132 6/17.00
4 697121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Eastlake (IRE) 56
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 132 4/15.00
5 F0/34-U3 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Keki Buku (FR) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-4 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 124 9/25.50

Verdict

Paul Nicholls won this valuable handicap l2 months ago with Doeslessthanme and relies on Ulck Du Lin this year. The top weight won at Newbury and Ascot before being pulled up in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham but looks a shade high in the weights now. Eastlake ground out a game win on heavy going at Sandown last month and has improved over the winter. But the fifth that day, FALCON ISLAND, enjoys a big turnaround in the weights today and is also much better off with Ulck Du Lin when behind that one in a couple of runs earlier in the campaign. With Brendan Powell taking off a further 3lb, Joe Tizzard's gelding may be worth an interest in this tight affair as the handicapper may have got to Shangani and Keki Buku is running out of chances.