Today's racecards

Newton Abbot

  • 14:20 Happy Birthday Mum 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.10s
  • Off time: 14:20:12
14:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Magic (IRE) 1/10
2nd Quite By Chance 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 90/2221- White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Oscar Magic (IRE) 184
Nag me
6 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 1/101.10
2 4954/78- Purple, Pink stars, Pink sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Here Comes Moss 442
Nag me
6 10-12 J L Flint R Flint 50/151.00
3 4/34 Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap State Department 33
Nag me
6 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/18.00
4 893-3 Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Quite By Chance 146
Nag me
4 10-11 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 9/110.00
5 407-4 Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Cloudy Lady 111
Nag me
5 10-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 16/117.00

Verdict

OSCAR MAGIC beat subsequent winner Valleyofmilan at Haydock in March. That's by far the best form on offer and he's taken to defy a penalty on his comeback. State Department has the more recent form in bumpers which looks superior to the efforts of Cloudy Lady and Quite By Chance. He should figure on his hurdling bow ahead of the returning Here Comes Moss, who has shown little so far in a couple of starts over timber.