Newquay Zoo Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,080 2nd £898 3rd £449
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 23.78s
  • Off time: 14:35:39
Full result
Result 14:35 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Nomadic Storm 3/1
2nd 1 Respectueux 14 17/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U32278-
Black, White stars and armlets Respectueux (FR) 295
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: U32278-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 S-J Davies W Kennedy 96 17/2
3 0/F6P83-
Emerald green, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, yellow cap Nomadic Storm 18
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 0/F6P83-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 pt D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 82 3/1
4 954422-
White, dark blue and red halved sleeves Moneymix 18
  • T:Miss A Brewer
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 954422-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6b
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 b Miss A Brewer T J O'Brien 76 9/4f
5 243P7-U
Brown, Light Blue hoop, Light Blue cap Meirig's Dream (IRE) 7
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 243P7-U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 P J Hobbs J M Davies 74 7/2
6 622826-
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 22
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Mr Alex Edwards
  • Form: 622826-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 p A Sadik Mr Alex Edwards (7) 73 11/1
7 586264-
Beige, brown hoop and armlets Lady Bridget 13
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: 586264-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2bt
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 bt Mark Gillard Gary Derwin (7) 72 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 873672-
Umustbejoking (FR) 22
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Blake
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 873672-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 119 h M Blake Aidan Coleman 93 NR

In depth

Verdict

Most of these have their limitations but UMUSTBEJOKING looks a possible exception. He improved considerably for his UK chase debut with a staying-on second at Southwell last month, and this former French chasing winner should go well here for a yard that is ticking along nicely. Moneymix ran pretty well on just his second chase start behind Shantou Breeze in a modest Plumpton chase and should appreciate the drop in trip on the evidence of that performance. Meirig's Dream has claims but is rather frustrating, although a good run wouldn't necessarily surprise. It's hard to get a handle on Respecteux and the market should provide the best guide.

Formwatch

Umustbejoking (FR) 3-1fav (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on to go 2nd after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Tayarat (10-3) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.

Nomadic Storm 7-2 (10-0) Held up in 5th, tracked leading trio before 5th, went 3rd 8th, one pace and no impression before 2 out, kept on flat, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind The Informant (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.

Respectueux (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 15, 31l behind Jigsaw Financial (10-4) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.

Finch Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, jumped right in places, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 7, 44l behind Daliance (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.

Moneymix 11-4 (10-13) Chased leading pair, not fluent 7th, went 2nd 10th, hit 4 out, ridden to lead and edging left from 2 out, hung left and headed approaching last, hung left and no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Shantou Breeze (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.

Lady Bridget 16-1 (9-12) In rear, weakened before 5 out, 4th of 5, well behind Mr Mole (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.

Meirig's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Jumped right, led until 2nd, led again approaching next, blundered and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by One For The Boss (9-7) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 8 ran.