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newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5255.38
  • 2m 0f 167y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 605-31 D

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Well-held third when odds-on for Stratford seller won by Nevendon in May but rewarded good market support with hard-fought success in maiden there (2m, good) on recent stable debut; has more on his plate in this handicap but might kick on again for his new trainer; versatile regarding ground.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

6

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 4

11:25 Doncaster

Call Me Rocky

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Syd Hosie

Largely consistent during his summer/autumn spell with Milton Harris, winning twice (2m/2m1f, good/good to soft); not written off but he was pulled up on last month's stable debut at Kempton (2m, good to soft).

20/1

0

8

27th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

15:35 Kempton

Call Me Rocky

11st 0lb

J: Gearoid Harney

T: Syd Hosie

led narrowly, hit and headed 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up after 3 out

10/1

4th

4

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 3

15:45 Plumpton

Call Me Rocky

11st 5lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Milton Harris

Hit the ground running for this yard with two wins in July (good/good to soft) and after a blip he's been back in good form the last twice; no reason why he shouldn't be in the thick of things.

7/2

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 2P-451 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner, more recently when getting up close home in amateur riders' race three weeks ago (good ground); 4lb rise ought to be manageable and he goes on any ground; no surprise if he's on the premises again.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clearance

9st 10lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Blake

held up in rear, raced wide and ridden home turn

14/1

12th

5

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clearance

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Michael Blake

Veteran who won here (1m6f) five years ago and was in good form over hurdles last summer, winning three times; can go well fresh but is without a win on the Flat since the summer of 2020; others make greater appeal.

20/1

Form: 64P-12 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 6yo who won modest Stratford seller (2m, good; first-time tongue-tie) on stable debut in May and also ran well when second in Fakenham handicap (2m, good) last month; didn't run badly on the Flat three weeks ago but will have something to prove if the ground is slower than good here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

7th May 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

14:15 Fakenham

Nevendon

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Alexandra Dunn

in touch with leaders

12/1

2

21st Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 179y

Class 5

13:22 Wincanton

Nevendon

12st 0lb

J: Lt Billy Aprahamian

T: Alexandra Dunn

Just 1-27 under both codes, the sole success coming in a selling hurdle; below par when last seen in September, over hurdles and then back on the Flat; others appeal more.

14/1

7th

4

(11)

16th Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 6

13:40 Bath

Nevendon

10st 12lb

J: Miss Katie Martin

T: Alexandra Dunn

Below par over hurdles last Thursday but running well in defeat on the Flat here previously and he'll be bang there if bouncing back to form.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3P8-U1 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Came good for Ben Pauling at sixth attempt, cruising clear to win easily by over 4l at Southwell (2m, good; also suited by soft/heavy) three weeks ago; subsequent 9lb rise could have been worse and he's evidently back in prime form.

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4th

2

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

17:08 Sedgefield

The Grey Falco

11st 9lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Thomas Cooper

prominent, pushed along when mistake 2 out

12/1

Form: 9-6253 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

29th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 53y

Class 3

15:00 Hereford

Just The Man

10st 10lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: John O’Shea

Has C&D form; not ruled out from a handicapping viewpoint but losing run has lasted nearly two years and all best efforts on good ground.

16/1

10th

13

(9)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Just The Man

9st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: John O’Shea

Placed twice over hurdles in 2023 (absent since July); not seen on Flat since 2022 and it's a very long time since his last success under this code; others preferred.

33/1

5th

2

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

16:00 Newton Abbot

Just The Man

11st 8lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: John O’Shea

Not as good as he was but handicapped accordingly now; posted sound effort when third over C&D (good) ten days ago and is an obvious contender if in similar form again; best on good ground.

6/1

Form: 311-23 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Much improved since fitted with cheekpieces in March, and won twice at Taunton (2m, good to soft/soft) in April; beaten under 1l when third off today's mark at Fontwell (2m1f, good) last month and further progress remains possible.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

20:10 Taunton

Phoenix Risen

11st 11lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Won this 12 months ago (good to soft) and he followed up two weeks later, again here (soft); didn't show a lot back from a break at Newbury but could leave that running behind and he's on a perfectly good mark.

9/1

14

22nd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 0f 69y

Class 3

15:33 Newbury

Phoenix Risen

10st 6lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Dual Taunton winner who went close at Fontwell on his penultimate run last summer but he's fairly exposed now and has an uninspiring record when fresh; looks opposable upped in grade after 249 days off.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £165.00
Straight Forecast £136.90
Trifecta £1053.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

The Grey Falco

TOPSPEED:

Phoenix Risen

The Sun:

Call Me Rocky

RP RATINGS:

Just The Man

Daily Mirror:

Clearance

The Times:

Phoenix Risen

The Guardian:

Phoenix Risen

The Star:

Phoenix Risen

Daily Record:

Call Me Rocky

POSTDATA:

The Grey Falco

WEST COUNTRY:

The Grey Falco

Telegraph:

The Grey Falco

Daily Mail:

The Grey Falco

D Express:

The Grey Falco