Newton Abbot Course Guide

Jump racing takes place throughout the year at Newton Abbot but its main emphasis is on summer jumping with the highlight being the Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap Chase. Upgraded to Listed status in 2008, the contest takes place in August and is run over two miles and five and a half furlongs. Kings Brook won the race in both 2006 and 2007 for trainer Nick Williams and Take The Stand won the race in 2004 before finishing second in that season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Welsh trainer Peter Bowen was also successful in 2008 with Snoopy Loopy, who went onto win the Grade 1 Betfair Lancashire Chase at Haydock.

The Devon course also stages a decent Novices’ Chase in November. Ran over an extended two miles and five furlongs, the contest was won in 2004 by Ashley Brook, who was later placed in an Arkle, a Tingle Creek and a Game Spirit Chase before winning the Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter.

Jumps Racing

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Left handed, tight. Favours handy types, with prominently-ridden horses at an advantage more often than not. Fences pose few problems. Very short run-in on hurdles course means the lead very rarely changes hands from the last.

Non-stayers can win around Newton Abbot, but you do need a horse that travels, because it feels as if you’re always on the turn. For that reason, it can be a good place to go with ex-Flat horses. I can’t stress enough, though, just how massively important the ability to travel is - if you’re off the bridle at Newton Abbot, it’s a nightmare. You need a horse that can jump, too, because the fences are no walkover, and they seem to come at you quite quick. The hurdles track is also fast, but easier to ride.

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Replays & Results

14:00 British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier)

(Class 4) (2m 167y)
Royal blue, grey diamond, armlets and diamond on cap (Mr P D Wells)
  • Winner: Maria's Benefit
  • Jockey: C Gethings
  • Trainer: Stuart Edmunds
  • Owner: Mr P D Wells

14:35 Eggy Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (2m 75y)
Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Gordon Pink)
  • Winner: Shantou Rock
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs Gordon Pink

15:10 Weatherbys Racing Bank Handicap Hurdle

(Class 2) (3m 2f 105y)
Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap (Bradley Partnership)
  • Winner: Beer Goggles
  • Jockey: D A Jacob
  • Trainer: R Woollacott
  • Owner: Bradley Partnership

15:45 Weatherbys Racing Bank Intermediate Chase

(Class 2) (2m 4f 216y)
Dark blue, royal blue stars, dark blue and red halved sleeves, red cap (The Brooks, Stewart Families & J Kyle)
  • Winner: Black Corton
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Owner: The Brooks, Stewart Families & J Kyle

16:20 Jon Hearne Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 5f 122y)
Brown, white hoop, hooped sleeves, orange cap (Mr D I Bare)
  • Winner: Kentford Heiress
  • Jockey: Daniel Sansom
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Owner: Mr D I Bare

16:55 Kelso Races Supports The South West Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 4) (3m 1f 170y)
Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves (The Neardowners)
  • Winner: Maid Of Milan
  • Jockey: G Sheehan
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Owner: The Neardowners

17:25 Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 167y)
Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap (Mr Andy Tilley)
  • Winner: Crooks Peak
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Mr Andy Tilley
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