Happy 65th Birthday Paddy Harman Beginners' Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 25.35s
  • Off time: 14:45:26
Full result
Result 14:45 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Luci Di Mezzanotte 6/4
2nd 3 Netherby 10 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1PP/4F4-
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 369
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 1PP/4F4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 114 20/1
2 2/6146-7
Dark blue and mauve (quartered), halved sleeves Houndscourt (IRE) 61
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 2/6146-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0vt
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 vt Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 115 16/1
3 23412/3-
Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Netherby 274
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 23412/3-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 120 5/1
4 6627-11
Red and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Vesperal Dream (FR) 24
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6627-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 p P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 122 11/8f
5 23497-2
Light Blue, Orange sash Luci Di Mezzanotte 47
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 23497-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 p O Sherwood A P McCoy 117 6/4
6 PPP-387
Dark Green, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Our Georgie Girl 21
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: PPP-387
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7hb
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 hb P Gundry Nick Scholfield 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Ace Fighter Pilot
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:A P McCoy
7 11-0 Jim Best A P McCoy 7/2
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Betting

Forecast

Vesperal Dream (11/8), Luci Di Mezzanotte (6/4), Netherby (5/1), Houndscourt (16/1), Accordion Exhibit (20/1), Our Georgie Girl (100/1)

In depth

Verdict

VESPERAL DREAM won over hurdles here in May and followed up at Aintree last month. He's sure to have had plenty of schooling and can make a winning start over the larger obstacles at the main expense of the mare Luci Di Mezzanotte, who was quite highly tried over timber and made a promising start in chases when only beaten half-a-length by Mister Dillon at Worcester. Houndscourt is a winning pointer but has already been well beaten twice over fences under Rules and Accordion Exhibit and Netherby may need this after a lay-off.

Formwatch

Luci Di Mezzanotte 7-1 (10-7) Sometimes led but mostly pressed winner, pushed along 4 out, edged right after 2 out, every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Mister Dillon (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gf in May.

Netherby 10-3 (11-0) Held up, hit 6th and 7th, headway 9th, went 3rd next, plugged on, hit 2 out, 3rd of 5, 34l behind My Brother Sylvest (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcap ch (3) gd in Oct.

Vesperal Dream (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, led flat, driven out, won at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating No Substitute (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Our Georgie Girl 66-1 (10-7) Led until 5th, chased leader until mistake 3 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 8, 17l behind Enchanting Smile (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.

Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace to go 4th from last, 4th of 9, 18l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-7) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Jul '13.

Houndscourt (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Raced wide, pushed along and struggling after 7th, soon in rear, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Ballytober (11-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May.