Independent Racecourses Ltd, IRL Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 19:25:46
Full result
Result 19:25 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Dovils Date 15/2
2nd 3 Chalk It Down nk 10/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 43-9513
Yellow, royal blue epaulets, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Dovils Date 22
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Alan Johns
  • Form: 43-9513
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (10) 119 15/2
2 32F253
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 39
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 32F253
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 J L Spearing J E Moore 118 12/1
3 464441
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Chalk It Down (IRE) 58
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 464441
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 W Greatrex A P McCoy 112 10/11f
4 4685
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Marju's Quest (IRE) 9
  • T:David Dennis
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 4685
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 David Dennis W Kennedy 112 14/1
5 751277
Pink, light green and pink halved sleeves, light green cap Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 242
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: 751277
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t Mrs S Leech C Wallis (5) 107 16/1
6 530/7-53
Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap Sambulando (FR) 27
  • T:Richard Hobson
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: 530/7-53
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 p Richard Hobson Giles Hawkins (3) 100 11/2
7 2F4866
Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Who's Jeff (IRE) 65
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:Mr C Gethings
  • Form: 2F4866
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6h
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 h P J Hobbs Mr C Gethings (7) 99 11/2

In depth

Verdict

McCoy was on board Chalk It Down when he won a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack at Lingfield in February and Warren Greatrex' charge will be a popular choice to get off the mark over timber here. But DOVILS DATE has got his act together lately and, with Alan Johns again taking off 10lb, the top weight can resume winning ways. Pearls Legend has been knocking on the door over fences and is only a pound higher than his last winning mark but Tamarillo Grove might need this and is best on fast ground. The four-year-old Marju's Quest will have to improve on his best efforts so far to figure.

Formwatch

Dovils Date 9-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, held when hit last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Dunraven Storm (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.

Chalk It Down (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, not clearest of runs and squeezed through inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, ridden and quickened to lead near finish, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb beating Ourmanmassini (11-2) by nk, 6 ran.

Pearls Legend 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden in 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Memorabilia (11-7) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Sambulando (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, blundered 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Wintered Well (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

Who's Jeff (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Led to post, pulled hard in rear, headway on outside 4th, led next, went clear briefly, not fluent 6th, headed after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Still Believing (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.

Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led until 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 7th of 12, 24l behind Taroum (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.

Marju's Quest (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up behind, headway after 2 out, one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Edmaaj (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.