Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 17:05 Happy 70th Birthday Graham Osborne & Tony Pike Handicap Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 57.00s
  • Off time: 17:05:17
17:05 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Ranger (IRE) 11/4
2nd Gleannacreim (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 1P-PPU6 White, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green cap Backstreet Billy (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 t R Lee J E Moore 91 7/24.50
3 328044 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Ranger (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 11-9 P Henderson T J O'Brien 90 11/43.75
4 54466P Grey, pink star, grey sleeves, pink stars, grey cap, pink star Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 39
Nag me
6 11-9 p1 R Woollacott Matt Griffiths (3) 90 10/34.33
5 8-3P342 Orange, red cap Roybuoy 135
Nag me
6 11-7 t D D Scott Brendan Powell (3) 88 5/23.50
6 53-6P66 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Gleannacreim (IRE) 23
Nag me
10 10-2 C J Gray James Best (3) 69 8/19.00
Non runners
1444431Royal Chatelier (FR)811-12M BlakeM G Nolan93

Verdict

Ffos Las winner Royal Chatelier is the obvious one in this having been raised just 5lb. Micheal Nolan claims back that amount again. But we'll take him on with MINELLA RANGER, who was just beaten in a point-to-point on heavy ground at the end of 2011. He gets his favoured going for the first time under Rules today and Tom O'Brien is an interesting jockey booking. Richard Lee's yard is going well and Backstreet Billy finally completed an outing this season over hurdles at Southwell last time. He's potentially well treated if getting his act together but the one-paced Roybuoy returns from a break and Petie McSweetie and Gleannacreim are woefully out of form.