newtonabbotraces.com Handicap Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,963 2nd £2,057 3rd £1,028 4th £515 5th £257
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 52.26s
- Off time: 16:03:20
|1st||2 Able Deputy||11/8f|
|2nd||5 Bullet Street||6||7/2|
Tindaro (FR) 29
|7||166 11-12 t||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||135||15/2|
Able Deputy 15
|7||155 11-1 t||K C Bailey||A P McCoy||124||11/8f|
The Nephew (IRE) 52
|6||153 10-13 t||Jonjo O'Neill||W Kennedy||122||5/1|
Engai (GER) 16
|8||150 10-10||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||119||5/1|
Bullet Street (IRE) 36
|6||149 10-9||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||118||7/2|
Tindaro should strip fitter for his third at Stratford. Engai deserves respect after coming good again at that track last month while Jonjo O'Neill saddles April's course and distance winner The Nephew. But McCoy prefers ABLE DEPUTY from the in-form Kim Bailey yard and the seven-year-old looks the one to beat having readily seen off Perth scorer Ut Majeur Aulmes in this grade at Fakenham at the start of the month. Bullet Street has ability but is still climbing the weights, despite not winning.
Able Deputy 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along to lead when left clear last, won at Fakenham 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd beating Ut Majeur Aulmes (11-5) by 14l, 4 ran.
Bullet Street (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, jumped left at times, mistake 1st, not fluent 5 out, headway before 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd last, no extra, 4th of 10, 20l behind Zarzal (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Tindaro (FR) 11-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, bumped 1st, not fluent 6th, headway before 3 out, went 3rd approaching next, no impression and soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Deciding Moment (10-10) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
The Nephew (IRE) 6-4fav (11-8) Made all, ridden 2 out, kept on from last, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Delphi Mountain (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Engai (GER) 15-2 (11-2) Held up, headway before 4 out, led next, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Another Flutter (10-13) by 8l, 6 ran.