14:20 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

At The Races Sky 415 Novices' Chase (Class 3) (5YO plus)

Winner £8,058 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 4f 216y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2327-81
iT
White, maroon hoops, chevrons on sleeves (International Plywood (importers) Ltd)

The Unit (IRE)  28 

b g Gold Well - Sovana (Kadounor)

7 11-3
140
7 11-3
140

Useful hurdler who got off the mark in this sphere with plenty in hand in 8-runner novice at Hexham (20.1f, good, 4/9) last month. Will take all the beating.

Useful hurdler who got off the mark in this sphere with plenty in hand in 8-runner novice at Hexham (20.1f, good, 4/9) last month. Will take all the beating.

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P/PP-3P9
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Black, red sash, old gold sleeves and cap with red peak (Mr P D Rogers)

Brandy And Red (IRE)  20 

b g Presenting - Mildan Grace (Afzal)

9 10-12 p1
84
9 10-12 p1
84

Dual winning pointer but poor form under Rules. Cheekpieces go on.

Dual winning pointer but poor form under Rules. Cheekpieces go on.

3
67/PPP5-
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Red, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, red armlets and star on dark blue cap (Mrs Julie Whatley)

Kostaquarta (IRE)  104 

ch g Beneficial - Aclare Thyne (Good Thyne)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Multiple point winner but little worthwhile form under Rules. Visor on.

Multiple point winner but little worthwhile form under Rules. Visor on.

4
931P5-5
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Purple, mauve epaulets, grey sleeves (Mr A Rennison)

Mister Mister (IRE)  17 

b g September Storm - The Long Bill (Phardante)

7 10-12 t
105
7 10-12 t
105

Worcester maiden hurdle winner last year but offered little sent chasing when well held back at that venue last month.

Worcester maiden hurdle winner last year but offered little sent chasing when well held back at that venue last month.

5
F334-02
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Black, yellow seams, black and white striped sleeves, black cap, yellow star (The Land Value Partnership)

Drinks Interval 29 

b m King's Theatre - Dame Fonteyn (Suave Dancer)

6 10-5 t
125
6 10-5 t
125

Fairly useful hurdler who landed back-to-back mares novices in October. Went like the best horse at the weights when second in 24.7f Aintree handicap last month and should have a future over fences.

Fairly useful hurdler who landed back-to-back mares novices in October. Went like the best horse at the weights when second in 24.7f Aintree handicap last month and should have a future over fences.

Verdict

THE UNIT was deemed good enough to run in a Grade 2 at Kempton earlier this year and he sets a high form standard. The seven-year-old travelled much the best in victory back over fences at Hexham last time and should have too much for chasing debutant Drinks Interval, who receives the mares allowance. Mister Mister could fare best of the remaining trio.

Verdict

THE UNIT sets a clear standard so should prove hard to beat barring a mishap. Drinks Interval can pose the main threat.

14:55 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

Sky Sports Racing Coming In 2019 Novices' Hurdle (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,003 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 5f 122y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
54-31
iT
Royal blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap (Mrs Rita Brown)

Mill Green 28 

b g Black Sam Bellamy - Ceilidh Royal (Erhaab)

6 11-6
-
6 11-6
-

Fair form in bumpers and made a winning start to life over hurdles at Fontwell 4 weeks ago. Hard to beat under a penalty.

Fair form in bumpers and made a winning start to life over hurdles at Fontwell 4 weeks ago. Hard to beat under a penalty.

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PPP4-46
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Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap (Mr Andy Tilley)

Auld Sod (IRE)  13 

b g Court Cave - Didn't You Know (Trempolino)

5 11-0 p1
-
5 11-0 p1
-

Maiden Irish pointer. 50/1, sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good to firm) on NH debut 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

Maiden Irish pointer. 50/1, sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Uttoxeter (19.9f, good to firm) on NH debut 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on for 1st time.

3
0-50
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Red, white cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap (Executors & Trustees Of C G Roach Esta)

Bubble O'Clock (IRE)  45 

ch g Robin Des Champs - Flaithiuil (Presenting)

5 11-0 h
-
5 11-0 h
-

Failed to see his races out in a bumper and 2 novice hurdles. Questions to answer.

Failed to see his races out in a bumper and 2 novice hurdles. Questions to answer.

4
543-574
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Emerald green, white chevron, royal blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and royal blue quartered cap (The Jack High Racing Partnership)

Minella Mojo (IRE)  17 

b g King's Theatre - On The Horizon (Definite Article)

6 11-0
-
6 11-0
-

Point winner who ran to just a modest level when fourth of 11 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Worcester (20f, good) on NH debut 17 days ago.

Point winner who ran to just a modest level when fourth of 11 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Worcester (20f, good) on NH debut 17 days ago.

5
49-4
iT
Emerald green, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap (Mr P J Cave)

Last Watch 32 

br m Sagamix - Watcha (Blushing Stage)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Modest form on the better of her 2 runs in bumpers and offered little sent hurdling last month.

Modest form on the better of her 2 runs in bumpers and offered little sent hurdling last month.

Verdict

MILL GREEN made a winning hurdles debut over the extended 2m3f at Fontwell and should do better now stepped up even further in distance. He wasn't perfect over the sticks there, but looks sure to improve and has plenty of stamina on his dam's side of the family. Minella Mojo is open to improvement on just his second start for Chris Down, while powerful connections persist with Bubble O'clock, who hasn't beaten many home in his career so far.

Verdict

MILL GREEN made a winning debut over hurdles in ready fashion at Fontwell last month and should prove hard to beat under a penalty. Minella Mojo can follow him home.

15:25 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

Actuate Marketing Handicap Chase (Class 2) (4YO plus)

Winner £12,119 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

3m 1f 170y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
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2P10P-4
iT
Red, dark green stars and armlets (Mr P G Nicholas)

Tempestatefloresco 42 (21F) 

b g Storming Home - Empress Dagmar (Selkirk)

10 11-12 t
143
10 11-12 t
143

Came out firing during first half of last season over hurdles and fences, winning 4 times. Well held in Badger Ales in November but back on track when fourth at Worcester last month.

Came out firing during first half of last season over hurdles and fences, winning 4 times. Well held in Badger Ales in November but back on track when fourth at Worcester last month.

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21/1489-
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White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap (Mrs Angela Yeoman)

Southfield Vic (IRE)  259 

ch g Old Vic - Chamoss Royale (Garde Royale)

9 11-11 b
142
9 11-11 b
142

Has won 4 times over fences, the latest over C&D 14 months ago. Below par all 3 outings since but can go well fresh.

Has won 4 times over fences, the latest over C&D 14 months ago. Below par all 3 outings since but can go well fresh.

3
35P07-5
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Purple, pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap (T Hamlin,j M Dare,j W Snook,j T Warner)

Quite By Chance 13 

b g Midnight Legend - Hop Fair (Gildoran)

9 11-7 t
138
9 11-7 t
138

Lost his way in second half of last season but mark has fallen as a result and disgraced after a short break at Uttoxeter 2 weeks ago. Can't rule out.

Lost his way in second half of last season but mark has fallen as a result and disgraced after a short break at Uttoxeter 2 weeks ago. Can't rule out.

4
244-326
iT
Yellow, dark blue disc, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamond (Rio Gold Racing Club Ltd)

Petrou (IRE)  8 

b g Mountain High - Evnelu (Old Vic)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Progressive over fences, second (clear of rest) in handicap at Aintree last month. Best excused underwhelming return to hurdling here next time and still looks on a fair mark.

Progressive over fences, second (clear of rest) in handicap at Aintree last month. Best excused underwhelming return to hurdling here next time and still looks on a fair mark.

5
517-121
iT
Black, beige chevron and armlets (Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal)

Mighty Leader (IRE)  21 

b g Milan - Madam Leader (Supreme Leader)

10 10-13 t p
130
10 10-13 t p
130

Made the most of a good opportunity in 3-runner novice over C&D in May and quickly resumed winning ways at Perth 3 weeks ago. Remains on the upgrade despite his age.

Made the most of a good opportunity in 3-runner novice over C&D in May and quickly resumed winning ways at Perth 3 weeks ago. Remains on the upgrade despite his age.

6
19P2P5-
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Mauve, purple chevron, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr H Jones & Mrs E Evans)

Earthmoves (FR)  152 

b g Antarctique - Red Rym (Denham Red)

8 10-12 t p
129
8 10-12 t p
129

Back-to-back winner last summer and returned to that level when runner-up at Exeter. Back in the doldrums next 2 starts given a break since.

Back-to-back winner last summer and returned to that level when runner-up at Exeter. Back in the doldrums next 2 starts given a break since.

7
2365-42
iT
Purple and yellow stripes, black sleeves and cap (Racing Ventures 2014)

Pickamix 21 

gr g Sagamix - Star of Wonder (The Wonder)

7 10-10 t v1
127
7 10-10 t v1
127

Yet to win over fences although has held his own in some competitive handicaps. However, in trouble a long way out when beaten last 2 starts and headgear now reached for.

Yet to win over fences although has held his own in some competitive handicaps. However, in trouble a long way out when beaten last 2 starts and headgear now reached for.

Verdict

TEMPESTATEFLORESCO made a pleasing reappearance when fourth in a 2m7f hurdle race at Worcester before finding the Queen Alexandra at Royal Ascot too hot to handle. This represents much calmer shores for Colin Tizzard's 10-year-old and he can win again now stepping back up in trip over fences. Petrou represents a trainer/jockey combination that have been in great form throughout the summer, while Mighty Leader often goes well at this time of year but needs improvement now upped in class.

Verdict

PETROU is progressive over fences and still looks on a fair mark having finished clear of the rest when runner-up at Aintree. Mighty Leader has done well over fences this season, while Pickamix could be the type who responds positively to headgear.

16:00 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

Fiona Crawford Equestrian Photographer Ladies Riders' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3) (4YO plus)

Winner £7,408 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

3m 2f 105y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
3/3563-3
iT
Maroon, white stars, maroon cap, white star (Mr Michael Stenning)

Rise Of An Empire (IRE)  60 

br g Stowaway - Kymin (Kahyasi)

8 12-3 t
125
8 12-3 t
125

Proved a disappointment following a promising debut for this yard when well beaten at Wincanton in May, reportedly broke blood vessel. Perhaps best watched for time being.

Proved a disappointment following a promising debut for this yard when well beaten at Wincanton in May, reportedly broke blood vessel. Perhaps best watched for time being.

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433P-30
iT
Red, white epaulets, emerald green sleeves, white armlets and cap (Mr Gwilym J Morris)

Court King (IRE)  44 

b g Indian River - Eliza Everett (Meneval)

7 11-12 p h
120
7 11-12 p h
120

Wasn't on a going day when well held at Ffos Las in May, though returns to hurdling on a workable mark so can't be dismissed. Cheekpieces back on.

Wasn't on a going day when well held at Ffos Las in May, though returns to hurdling on a workable mark so can't be dismissed. Cheekpieces back on.

3
6252-63
iT
Dark blue, red disc, armlets and star on cap (Best Of Both Worlds)

Lord Topper 28 

b g Sir Percy - Fugnina (Hurricane Run)

5 11-6 b1
114
5 11-6 b1
114

Stepped up on his return when third of 12 in handicap at Fontwell (25.8f) last month and claims with a repeat from 1 lb lower. Blinkers on.

Stepped up on his return when third of 12 in handicap at Fontwell (25.8f) last month and claims with a repeat from 1 lb lower. Blinkers on.

4
PF4/6P-7
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Yellow, orange star, orange sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, orange star (Mr Brian Derrick)

Very Extravagant (IRE)  8 

ch m Touch Of Land - Raveleen Rose (Norwich)

9 11-5 p
113
9 11-5 p
113

Three-time hurdle winner in 2016 and more than likely needed the run after 13 months off when well held over C&D last week. Entitled to be sharper and not ruled out from an interesting mark.

Three-time hurdle winner in 2016 and more than likely needed the run after 13 months off when well held over C&D last week. Entitled to be sharper and not ruled out from an interesting mark.

5
20/21-27
iT
Light blue, white hoop, sleeves and spots on cap (Keith Loads & Alan Hill)

Sedgemoor Express (IRE)  6 

b g Presenting - Pretty Native (Be My Native)

10 11-4 t p
112
10 11-4 t p
112

Failed to come on for last month's Stratford run when well held back in handicap company at Market Rasen 6 days ago. Work to do.

Failed to come on for last month's Stratford run when well held back in handicap company at Market Rasen 6 days ago. Work to do.

6
250-976
iT
Purple, mauve epaulets, grey sleeves (Mr A Rennison)

Linguine (FR)  18 

ch g Linngari - Amerissage (Rahy)

8 10-13 p
107
8 10-13 p
107

Went close from 7 lb higher mark at Plumpton (25f) last autumn and turned in his best effort of the season/for this yard over C&D 18 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and worth keeping an eye on.

Went close from 7 lb higher mark at Plumpton (25f) last autumn and turned in his best effort of the season/for this yard over C&D 18 days ago. Cheekpieces back on and worth keeping an eye on.

7
334-1FP
iT
Yellow, white and yellow halved sleeves (The Neardowners)

Royals And Rebels (IRE)  40 

b g Robin Des Pres - Native Deal (Be My Native)

8 10-11 t b
105
8 10-11 t b
105

Resumed winning ways in a weak contest at Fontwell in May, but suffered a crunching fall at Cartmel and ran a moody race when pulled up last time. Others preferred on this return to hurdling.

Resumed winning ways in a weak contest at Fontwell in May, but suffered a crunching fall at Cartmel and ran a moody race when pulled up last time. Others preferred on this return to hurdling.

Verdict

SEDGEMOOR EXPRESS was below par on his first run in a handicap for over three years when finishing last over fences at Market Rasen, but returning to hurdles off 5lb lower could see the 10-year-old return to his usual consistency. Rise Of An Empire broke blood vessels at Wincanton back in May but the son of Stowaway could be freshened up after a 60-day absence, while Lord Topper looks best of the remainder in first-time blinkers.

Verdict

LORD TOPPER stepped up on his reappearance when third at Fontwell last month, and a similar display may well be good enough to regain the winning thread. Court King’s lazy tendencies are a concern, but he’s back hurdling on a workable mark so can’t be dismissed, likewise Very Extravagant, who is likely to be sharper for her recent return.

16:35 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

Tamar Telecommunications Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) (3YO plus)

Winner £5,003 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m 2f 110y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
1500-66
iT
White, purple hoop and sleeves (The French Connection)

Treasure The Ridge (IRE)  8 

b g Galileo - Treasure The Lady (Indian Ridge)

9 11-12 b
108 WS2
9 11-12 b
108 WS2

Course winner who didn't shape too badly when sixth of 9 over 16.7f here in May. Well held on the level next time and also brushed aside over C&D last week (after a breathing operation).

Course winner who didn't shape too badly when sixth of 9 over 16.7f here in May. Well held on the level next time and also brushed aside over C&D last week (after a breathing operation).

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2236-27
iT
Light blue, white seams and sleeves, red cap (Mr John Hobbs)

Chantecler 32 

b g Authorized - Snow Goose (Polar Falcon)

7 11-10 t
106
7 11-10 t
106

On a lengthy losing run under both codes, but jumped more fluently than has often been the case when runner-up to a thrown-in rival at Ludlow in May. Wasn't seen to best effect at Southwell.

On a lengthy losing run under both codes, but jumped more fluently than has often been the case when runner-up to a thrown-in rival at Ludlow in May. Wasn't seen to best effect at Southwell.

3
7/7770-8
iT
Royal blue, light blue star and sleeves, light blue cap, royal blue star (Mr Daniel Rybaruk)

No No Legend 29 

b m Midnight Legend - Karinga Madame (Karinga Bay)

5 11-9
105
5 11-9
105

Promise in bumpers and 3 races over hurdles (latest here for new trainer). Potential improver now handicapping but mark demands it.

Promise in bumpers and 3 races over hurdles (latest here for new trainer). Potential improver now handicapping but mark demands it.

4
56/3-411
iT
Maroon, black chevron and armlets (Smerdon Tree Services Ltd)

Borak (IRE)  23 

b g Kodiac - Right After Moyne (Imperial Ballet)

6 11-7
103
6 11-7
103

Long time without a win but suddenly chasing a hat-trick, quickening well in a slowly-run race at Ffos Las 3 weeks ago. Up 4 lb and this is a slightly deeper race.

Long time without a win but suddenly chasing a hat-trick, quickening well in a slowly-run race at Ffos Las 3 weeks ago. Up 4 lb and this is a slightly deeper race.

5
6569-65
iT
Yellow, mauve hoop, mauve cap (Peers Pleasure)

Friary Gold (IRE)  38 

b g Mountain High - Platinium Ambition (Good Thyne)

6 11-4
100
6 11-4
100

Bit more like it in handicaps returning in May, but early feeling is that he won't be matching his bumper form in this sphere. Richard Johnson is a positive booking, though.

Bit more like it in handicaps returning in May, but early feeling is that he won't be matching his bumper form in this sphere. Richard Johnson is a positive booking, though.

6
1/PP-03P
iT
White, red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap (The Beau Phil Partnership)

Beau Phil (FR)  8 

ch g Cachet Noir - Neyrianne (Sheyrann)

7 11-2 t h
98
7 11-2 t h
98

Maiden winner here for Paul Nicholls back in 2016 and shaped quite well when third of 5 from tough terms in selling company in May. Failed badly to repeat that at this venue a week ago.

Maiden winner here for Paul Nicholls back in 2016 and shaped quite well when third of 5 from tough terms in selling company in May. Failed badly to repeat that at this venue a week ago.

7
3463-46
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), white sleeves (Kinnersley Partnership Ii)

Sweeping Rock (IRE)  48 

b g Rock Of Gibraltar - Sweeping Story (End Sweep)

8 11-2 p
98 WS
8 11-2 p
98 WS

Now 4 lb above the mark he tasted success from at Worcester in June 2017. Hasn't returned in top form, but slightly stiffer test of stamina should be in his favour. Has undergone a breathing op'.

Now 4 lb above the mark he tasted success from at Worcester in June 2017. Hasn't returned in top form, but slightly stiffer test of stamina should be in his favour. Has undergone a breathing op'.

8
P-65
iT
Orange and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets, striped cap (The Cannon Club)

Percy Thrower (IRE)  29 

ch g Sir Percy - Dayrose (Daylami)

4 11-1
100 1
4 11-1
100 1

Fair maiden on the Flat. Modest form at best on complete starts over hurdles but does at least now get a crack at handicaps.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Modest form at best on complete starts over hurdles but does at least now get a crack at handicaps.

9
8732P-0
iT
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)

Ange Des Malberaux (FR)  68 

b g Michel Georges - Petite Baie (Alamo Bay)

8 10-12 t1
94
8 10-12 t1
94

Well held at Ayr when last seen in May, but has since transferred to Dan Skelton and he lurks on a tempting mark. Tongue tie replaces blinkers and he has to be of serious interest.

Well held at Ayr when last seen in May, but has since transferred to Dan Skelton and he lurks on a tempting mark. Tongue tie replaces blinkers and he has to be of serious interest.

10
368/P0P-
iT
Purple, red chevron, quartered cap (A Mossop & H Scale)

Bumble Bay 360 (30F) 

b g Trade Fair - Amica (Averti)

8 10-9 t p h
91
8 10-9 t p h
91

Impressive winner of a 16.8f handicap here in June 2016. Has failed to add to his tally in either code since, but is at least fit from a spin at Nottingham.

Impressive winner of a 16.8f handicap here in June 2016. Has failed to add to his tally in either code since, but is at least fit from a spin at Nottingham.

11
2248-P7
iT
Dark blue, large light blue spots, light blue sleeves, dark blue spots and cap (N Berbillion & West Buckland Bloodstoc)

Kublai (FR)  18 

b g Laveron - Java Dawn (Fleetwood)

8 10-9
91
8 10-9
91

Dual winner for Philip Hobbs back in 2015 but yet to score for this yard and is essentially opposable despite his sliding mark. Tongue tie left off.

Dual winner for Philip Hobbs back in 2015 but yet to score for this yard and is essentially opposable despite his sliding mark. Tongue tie left off.

12
P4-2370
iT
Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamond (Mrs G C Pritchard)

Ruby Russet 29 

b m Apple Tree - Fair Coppelia (Saddlers' Hall)

6 10-5 t
87 WS
6 10-5 t
87 WS

Maiden and her profile isn't convincing, but she's in good hands, is down in the weights and has undergone a breathing operation since last seen, so she's not one to write off.

Maiden and her profile isn't convincing, but she's in good hands, is down in the weights and has undergone a breathing operation since last seen, so she's not one to write off.

Verdict

ANGE DES MALBERAUX has moved from James Ewart to Dan Skelton since his last start and the gelding has several upcoming entries, which could suggest he is going well enough at home for him to rack up a potential sequence. A first-time tongue-tie also could bring about further improvement. Borak arrives in search of a hat-trick and is respected despite climbing another 4lb in the ratings, while Sweeping Rock may have benefited from a wind operation since his last outing.

Verdict

ANGE DES MALBERAUX could be the latest to benefit from a switch to Dan Skelton and a couple of entries in the coming days suggest connections mean business. Sweeping Rock and Ruby Russet have both undergone breathing surgery since last seen and are feared most.

17:05 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

Newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,296 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m 75y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
9/7586P-
iT
White, beige armlets, red cap (Mr S Garnett)

L'attesa (IRE)  289 (21F) 

b g Kalanisi - Tara Brooch (Supreme Leader)

9 11-13 p
106
9 11-13 p
106

Shaped as if amiss final start for Shane Nolan at Clonmel (18.4f) in September. Joined new yard for £1,000 but hopelessly out of depth at Royal Ascot last month. This should reveal more.

Shaped as if amiss final start for Shane Nolan at Clonmel (18.4f) in September. Joined new yard for £1,000 but hopelessly out of depth at Royal Ascot last month. This should reveal more.

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2
6444P-4
iT
Royal blue, white stars, red and white striped sleeves, red cap (Mr Michael Fennessy)

King's Reste (IRE)  63 

b m King's Theatre - J'y Reste (Freedom Cry)

6 11-12 t
105 WS
6 11-12 t
105 WS

Shaped better than distance beaten suggests on chase debut for Amy Murphy in May and, having had wind surgery ahead of debut for new yard, she rates the type to do better now handicapping.

Shaped better than distance beaten suggests on chase debut for Amy Murphy in May and, having had wind surgery ahead of debut for new yard, she rates the type to do better now handicapping.

3
330-433
iT
Red and yellow (quartered), yellow and red chevrons on sleeves (Mr D Symondson & Mrs L Roper)

New Millennium (IRE)  29 

b g Galileo - Banquise (Last Tycoon)

5 11-12
105
5 11-12
105

Front-running hurdler who was strong in the betting but again proved a shade disappointing when third over C&D last month. Handicapper relinquishes his grip a little more.

Front-running hurdler who was strong in the betting but again proved a shade disappointing when third over C&D last month. Handicapper relinquishes his grip a little more.

4
13221-3
iT
Light blue and dark blue diamonds, halved sleeves (Mrs J A Chenery & Mr R J Chenery)

Saffron Prince 32 

b g Kayf Tara - Jan's Dream (Executive Perk)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Dual winner last summer (including over C&D) and feasible to think he will strip fitter for last month's return to action at Southwell (15.7f).

Dual winner last summer (including over C&D) and feasible to think he will strip fitter for last month's return to action at Southwell (15.7f).

5
P7P-451
iT
Mauve, white diamond, quartered cap (Mrs M Trueman And Mr A O'neill)

Scrupuleux (FR)  33 

b g Laveron - Rouge Folie (Agent Bleu)

7 11-1 h
94
7 11-1 h
94

Produced comfortably his best for present stable when landing a 9-runner novices' handicap at Worcester (2m) last month, all out to hold on. Now he needs to prove he can back that up.

Produced comfortably his best for present stable when landing a 9-runner novices' handicap at Worcester (2m) last month, all out to hold on. Now he needs to prove he can back that up.

6
U9-2211
iT
Purple, yellow stars, hooped sleeves, yellow cap, purple star (T Hamlin, J E Gardener)

Top Chief 34 

b g Doyen - For More (Sanglamore)

10 10-12 t
91
10 10-12 t
91

Didn't kick on from his chase debut effort back in 2015, yet he arrives here having proved a success between the flags, landing each of his last 2 starts. Interesting back under Rules on that basis.

Didn't kick on from his chase debut effort back in 2015, yet he arrives here having proved a success between the flags, landing each of his last 2 starts. Interesting back under Rules on that basis.

7
9244-62
iT
Purple, large yellow spots, yellow spots on purple sleeves and cap (Mr T J C Seegar)

No No Cardinal (IRE)  29 

ch g Touch Of Land - Four Moons (Cardinal Flower)

9 10-4 v1
83
9 10-4 v1
83

Weak finishes remain a concern but he ran one of his better races when second over C&D last month, albeit beaten 15 lengths. Not sure to be in the same form now.

Weak finishes remain a concern but he ran one of his better races when second over C&D last month, albeit beaten 15 lengths. Not sure to be in the same form now.

8
4445-86
iT
Red, emerald green and red halved sleeves, black cap, red spots (Mr Ryan G Chapman)

Changing The Guard 18 

b g King's Best - Our Queen of Kings (Arazi)

12 10-1 t p
80
12 10-1 t p
80

Isn't the force of old and well held on his yard debut over hurdles here in June. Easy enough to look elsewhere.

Isn't the force of old and well held on his yard debut over hurdles here in June. Easy enough to look elsewhere.

9
7UP-655
iT
White, light blue chevron, halved sleeves, light blue cap (Withers Winners)

Accessallareas (IRE)  19 

ch g Swift Gulliver - Arushofgold (Alphabatim)

13 10-1 p
80
13 10-1 p
80

Resumed winning ways when making all over C&D in August but hasn't threatened since.

Resumed winning ways when making all over C&D in August but hasn't threatened since.

Verdict

SAFFRON PRINCE possibly needed the run at Southwell last month, but he is on a good mark based on his Plumpton success two starts ago and could take plenty of beating. King's Reste has to be noted on her first outing for Dan Skelton having had a wind operation recently, while Worcester scorer Scrupuleux cannot be ruled out either.

Verdict

KING'S RESTE was far from disgraced on chase debut for Amy Murphy at Warwick in May, and, having had a wind operation ahead of this, her yard debut, better can be expected now her attentions are switched to handicaps. Top Chief arrives on the back of success in points and is respected though, ahead of Saffron Prince.

17:35 Newton Abbot 14 Jul 2018

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7

2m 5f 122y

Good (Good to Firm in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
5122/P8-
iT
Brown, orange sleeves, quartered cap (Mr Robert Waley-Cohen)

The Missus 83 

b m Presenting - Violet Express (Cadoudal)

7 11-12
100 WS
7 11-12
100 WS

Absent nearly 2 years prior to finishing well held in a couple of runs in the spring. Watching brief advised unless betting suggests much better is expected.

Absent nearly 2 years prior to finishing well held in a couple of runs in the spring. Watching brief advised unless betting suggests much better is expected.

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2
3/F53-53
iT
White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap (Valueracingclub Co Uk)

Ilovemints 22 

b m Kayf Tara - La Harde (Valanour)

6 11-12
100
6 11-12
100

Good third of 9 in handicap at Market Rasen (17f, good to firm) 22 days ago, despite not jumping with much fluency. Up in trip. Still relatively unexposed.

Good third of 9 in handicap at Market Rasen (17f, good to firm) 22 days ago, despite not jumping with much fluency. Up in trip. Still relatively unexposed.

3
33/346P-
iT
Emerald green, emerald green and yellow hooped cap (Mrs G Welch)

Polo The Mumm (FR)  126 

b g Great Journey - Maido (French Glory)

8 11-12 t
100
8 11-12 t
100

C&D winner in summer 2016. Creditable third at Taunton last November but has been below form since. First outing for 4 months here.

C&D winner in summer 2016. Creditable third at Taunton last November but has been below form since. First outing for 4 months here.

4
8450-P8
iT
Dark blue, pink epaulets, armlets and cap (Dr V M G Ferguson)

Great Lover (FR)  25 

gr g Smadoun - Dominelle (Pinmix)

6 11-12 b
100
6 11-12 b
100

In good hands but little show in 3 handicaps in recent months, including over fences last time.

In good hands but little show in 3 handicaps in recent months, including over fences last time.

5
75/19-27
iT
Dark blue, white hooped sleeves, white cap (The Ridgeway Partnership)

Bay Fortuna 44 

b g Old Vic - East Rose (Keen)

9 11-9 p
97
9 11-9 p
97

Lightly raced. Winner at Uttoxeter (20f) last summer. Even better form when runner-up over 18.5f here in May but has disappointed at Ffos Las since. Bounce back called for in refitted cheekpieces.

Lightly raced. Winner at Uttoxeter (20f) last summer. Even better form when runner-up over 18.5f here in May but has disappointed at Ffos Las since. Bounce back called for in refitted cheekpieces.

6
8694-3
iT
Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap (Mr Frank McAleavy)

Sea Of Mystery (IRE)  23 

b g Sea The Stars - Sassenach (Night Shift)

5 11-8 p
96
5 11-8 p
96

Fair maiden on Flat in Ireland. Improved effort over hurdles for new yard when 2 lengths third in Ffos Las handicap last month, looking unlucky not to finish closer (met trouble). Leading claims.

Fair maiden on Flat in Ireland. Improved effort over hurdles for new yard when 2 lengths third in Ffos Las handicap last month, looking unlucky not to finish closer (met trouble). Leading claims.

7
947-F0P
iT
Dark blue, beige stripe (Four Winds Racing & Serafino Agodino)

Free Bounty 24 

b g Dick Turpin - Native Ring (Bering)

5 11-4 t
92
5 11-4 t
92

Fair winner on Flat, but below form in that sphere in January and no promise to be gleaned from his recent hurdling exploits.

Fair winner on Flat, but below form in that sphere in January and no promise to be gleaned from his recent hurdling exploits.

8
081P-83
iT
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap (Mr Fergal O'brien)

Wells Gold (IRE)  40 

b g Gold Well - Exit Baby (Exit To Nowhere)

7 11-2 p
90
7 11-2 p
90

Off the mark at Fontwell in November last November. Poor on next 2 starts but back on track when third of 17 over C&D last month. Needs to show he can string good runs together now.

Off the mark at Fontwell in November last November. Poor on next 2 starts but back on track when third of 17 over C&D last month. Needs to show he can string good runs together now.

9
9P/2195-
iT
Light blue, white seams and sleeves, red cap (Mr John Hobbs)

Willyegolassiego 226 (122F) 

br m Kheleyf - Kryena (Kris)

5 11-2
90
5 11-2
90

Won over hurdles at Uttoxeter last summer and in good form on AW Flat at the start of this year. Has the scope for better in this sphere based on her Flat ability.

Won over hurdles at Uttoxeter last summer and in good form on AW Flat at the start of this year. Has the scope for better in this sphere based on her Flat ability.

10
P/459
iT
Dark green, red seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Miss R Dobson)

Flow From Devon 25 

b m With The Flow - Sally Army (Silver Patriarch)

5 11-2
90
5 11-2
90

Beaten a long way in 3 runs over hurdles for this yard this summer but more realistic chance now handicapping.

Beaten a long way in 3 runs over hurdles for this yard this summer but more realistic chance now handicapping.

11
5355-94
iT
Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap (Morse, Footman & Williams)

Theatre Stage (IRE)  56 

b g Gamut - Castletown Girl (Bob Back)

6 11-1
89
6 11-1
89

Often prominent in the betting but yet to get close to justifying it, beaten nearly 17 lengths into fourth at Bangor (19.5f, good) last time.

Often prominent in the betting but yet to get close to justifying it, beaten nearly 17 lengths into fourth at Bangor (19.5f, good) last time.

12
04221-5
iT
Orange, red cross of lorraine (Mr Sam Bartlett)

Karl Marx (IRE)  60 

b g Red Clubs - Brillano (Desert King)

8 10-11 b
85
8 10-11 b
85

Unreliable individual. Latest win at Taunton in April. Below form fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Wincanton (2m, good to firm) 60 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Unreliable individual. Latest win at Taunton in April. Below form fifth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Wincanton (2m, good to firm) 60 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

13
0/B8P8-2
iT
White and purple diamonds, white sleeves, purple armlets and diamond on cap (Bestwork Racing)

Slaying The Dragon (IRE)  18 

ch g Notnowcato - Empress Charlotte (Holy Roman Emperor)

5 10-11 t p
85
5 10-11 t p
85

First form over hurdles when runner-up on course handicap debut (18.5f) in this headgear combination 18 days ago. Claims if he can back that up.

First form over hurdles when runner-up on course handicap debut (18.5f) in this headgear combination 18 days ago. Claims if he can back that up.

14
3/69576-
iT
Orange, black star, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star (The Junction Partnership)

Time And Again (FR)  84 

b g Sassanian - Petillante Royale (Vertical Speed)

8 10-10 t p1
84
8 10-10 t p1
84

Long-standing maiden in various company. First-time cheekpieces need to have a positive effect if he's to gain first success here.

Long-standing maiden in various company. First-time cheekpieces need to have a positive effect if he's to gain first success here.