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17.03

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newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5624.26
  • 2m 2f 110y
  • Class 5
  • 9 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Novices’ Limited Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

OUR TIP

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /P362-

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Made a noise on stable debut in January but, after a wind op, fared much better when second to major improver at Exeter (2m2f, good) in April; now 0-19 over hurdles but the form is there to feature.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Hillsin

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Alan Jones

5lb rise for last month's Newton Abbot success (2m3f, soft), a first win at the 20th attempt, takes his mark above any run to then or previously; more needed, therefore; effective on sounder surfaces also.

4/1

1st

1

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Hillsin

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Alan Jones

in touch with leaders on outer, pressed leader before 4 out, led home turn, soon faced challenge, ridden and good jump last, kept on well

3/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5301-1 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Took an age to win but then went back-to-back in handicaps at Hereford (2m, soft) and Stratford (2m2f, good); only pushed out the last time, so should deal with the 6lb rise.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

25th Jun 2024

Good

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:00 Newton Abbot

Our Dylan

11st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

After a 6lb rise his bid for the hat-trick came up shy over C&D four weeks ago (soft; won on good) but he was clear of the remainder; up another 3lb but looks a good bet to give his running once more.

11/4

2nd

3

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Our Dylan

11st 7lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

towards rear, good headway on outer before 3 out, pressed leader going best home turn, no extra run-in

9/4

1st

7

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

20:20 Stratford

Our Dylan

10st 12lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Kayley Woollacott

Off the mark at the 23rd attempt when readily landing a 2m novice handicap hurdle at Hereford last month; the second was running all over the place in the closing stages and the form doesn't appeal as being strong; more needed to defy a 6lb rise.

13/2

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 4/7-F4

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Sole win (2021) was on the AW; now 0-9 over hurdles and his good fourth at Ludlow (beaten about 5l) was over 3m (on good); may need further than this to show his best form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

7

5th Jul 2024

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

14:15 Newton Abbot

Lions Vigil

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

AW winner over 1m4f but 0-11 over hurdles; respectable efforts off low marks in handicaps at Ludlow (3m, good) and Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft) but up against it on these terms.

50/1

7th

13

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

18:05 Southwell

Lions Vigil

10st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

10/1

3rd

10

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Lions Vigil

10st 9lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Bill Turner

took keen hold, led, headed and raced in second after 2nd, mistake 4th, led again 4 out, lost two places home turn, weakened from 2 out

8/1

Form: 806U2-

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Six-time Flat winner who was an 8l second in his first completion in a handicap over hurdles at Kempton a month ago (2m, good); this longer trip might help and soft ground isn't an issue.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Mr Zee

11st 1lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

took keen hold, towards rear, not fluent 3rd, in touch with leaders before 4 out, mistake 3 out, outpaced home turn, went modest fourth 2 out

11/2

2nd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Mr Zee

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

in rear, mistake 1st, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well and went second towards finish

14/1

2nd

7

22nd Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Kempton

Mr Zee

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Todd

T: Michael Blake

in rear, mistake 1st, some headway before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well and went second towards finish

14/1

Form: 85-43

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Questionable what he achieved when a 20l third in his latest maiden at Plumpton (2m, good) and not even this low a mark looks obviously lenient.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

10

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 207y

Class 5

18:10 Uttoxeter

Pooch

11st 1lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Badly outpaced at crucial stage before keeping on for modest fifth on last month's handicap debut at Newton Abbot (2m2f, soft); needs combination of longer trip and first-time cheekpieces to enable improvement.

16/1

5th

7

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Pooch

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

towards rear, outpaced when not fluent 4 out, not fluent 3 out

10/1

3rd

4

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:05 Plumpton

Pooch

10st 12lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Soundly beaten on all three starts, the latest his stable debut at Kempton on Monday, and others holds stronger claims.

33/1

Form: /777-6

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Best efforts were in bumpers and no closer than 15l over hurdles; however, the ability is there to have some say off this mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

9

28th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 145y

Class 4

18:48 Bangor-on-Dee

Timeforarum

10st 10lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Brian Eckley

Best efforts were in bumpers and he's not finished closer than 15l to a winner in four hurdle runs; this drop back to 2m could help but he needs a transformation in his second handicap.

25/1

6th

2

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Timeforarum

11st 11lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Brian Eckley

in touch with leaders, not fluent 3 out, weakening when awkward jump and lost fourth 2 out, soon pulled up

16/1

6th

11

15th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ffos Las

Timeforarum

11st 4lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Brian Eckley

Some promise in his first two bumpers but he's finished seventh in last three starts, including two hurdle runs (2m) this year; this stiffer stamina test could help but he needs to find plenty of improvement.

66/1

Form: 25F7-9

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Won on the Flat in Ireland a year ago and was second in Hereford novice hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Anthony Charlton in January; has fared less well for current yard and others look more likely winners of this.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

1st Jul 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Worcester

Secret Sauce

11st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Harriet Dickin

Runner-up in Hereford novice (2m, good to soft) for Anthony Charlton in January but lost his way in the spring; well down the field on the Flat last week and returns to hurdling with a lot to prove; headgear switched.

16/1

8th

4

(10)

24th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Bath

Secret Sauce

10st 0lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Harriet Dickin

Won a claimer on the Flat in Ireland a year ago and was second in a Hereford novice hurdle (2m, good to soft) for Anthony Charlton in January but has fared less well for current trainer; returns to the Flat on a good mark with blinkers back on but has plenty to prove at present.

25/1

5

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Secret Sauce

11st 2lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Dickin

held up in rear, jumped right 2nd, outpaced 4 out, detached 3 out

25/1

Form: 9P/P-P

Last run: 9 days

W: 10st 11lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Has pulled up in four of his last five starts stretched out over a long period; blinkers did nothing for him in a handicap here last week.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

pressed leader, reminder after 1st, lost position and reminders 2nd, dropped to last before 3rd, hung right and tailed off after 4th, soon pulled up

33/1

8

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

10yo maiden who has been very lightly raced in recent years and was pulled up on three of his last four appearances; sports first-time blinkers here; can't be recommended.

50/1

8

20th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

16:13 Newton Abbot

Zulu

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Gail Haywood

10yo maiden who has been very lightly raced in recent years and was pulled up on three of his last four appearances; sports first-time blinkers here; can't be recommended.

50/1

Form: 3565-P

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Placed in a low-grade handicap at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December but was beaten 10l; last two defeats were in non-handicaps but he's far from solid; tries cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Wellwillya

10st 5lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

took keen hold, prominent, pulled way into lead after 2nd, headed 4 out, weakened quickly after 3 out

25/1

4

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Wellwillya

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

0-10 over hurdles; placed off his lowly handicap mark at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and was not disgraced in a 2m5f maiden there in March but faces another tough task today.

100/1

4

13th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Wellwillya

11st 3lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

0-10 over hurdles; placed off his lowly handicap mark at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December and was not disgraced in a 2m5f maiden there in March but faces another tough task today.

100/1

Non-runners

Culligran, Clongowes

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Payout
Exacta £22.70
Straight Forecast £20.55
Tricast £106.58
Trifecta £140.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Our Dylan

RP RATINGS:

Mr Zee

D Express:

Pooch

WEST COUNTRY:

Our Dylan

Telegraph:

Our Dylan

The Guardian:

Our Dylan

Daily Mail:

Our Dylan

Daily Mirror:

Our Dylan

The Sun:

Our Dylan

The Star:

Our Dylan

Daily Record:

Our Dylan

POSTDATA:

Mr Zee

The Times:

Mr Zee