14:00 Newton Abbot Wed 16 May 2018

  • Newton Abbot Racecourse Supports Mental Health Week Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 5f 122y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£5,003.002nd£1,469.003rd£735.004th£367.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 28.8sOff time:14:00:27
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1
711-4OR: 133
2/5

Has already won a maiden hurdle, at Wincanton two starts back, and carries a penalty for that victory, but ran well under the extra weight at Exeter last time and shouldn't have any issue with the ground.

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2
610-12OR: WS
12/1

Disappointing on debut in a bumper given his trainer and the fact he was sent off just 7/2, but hood and wind surgery should help and a better showing can be expected on this occasion.

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3
Diligenth1,t125
610-12OR: 119
25/1

Has won over fences and in point-to-points, but yet to get off the mark over hurdles, and on first run for a new trainer in first-time headgear, he's best watched to see how he gets on over the smaller obstacles.

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4
610-12OR:
15/2

Down the field on only start in a bumper but fair pedigree and should progress now switching to hurdles for the first time.

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5
610-12OR:
7/1

Placed in a couple of point-to-points but couldn't make his mark in a bumper/maiden hurdle up to now. May improve for the switch to fences in time.

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6
610-12OR:
66/1

Beaten 80L on debut over hurdles at Exeter last time out, and needs to take a big step up in order to get competitive even in this relatively weak affair.

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7
710-12OR:
33/1

1-9 in point-to-points and has just his second start under rules here having previously finished midfield in a bumper. Uncertain as to whether hurdles will be suitable for him.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

King Calvin (2/5), Equus Flight (7/1), Earth Leader (15/2), Bubble O'Clock (12/1), Diligent (25/1), Troed Y Melin (33/1), Here's Bingo (66/1)

Verdict

Not a strong novice hurdle by any stretch of the imagination, and so this can go to the previous winner KING CALVIN. He ran well under a penalty at Exeter last time and that performance suggests that he should be able to pick up a second victory here, with the sounder surface unlikely to be an issue based on his point-to-point form. Meanwhile, the Paul Nicholls pair Bubble O'clock and Earth Leader should be able to improve on their previous efforts under rules.
  1. King Calvin
  2. Bubble O'clock
  3. Earth Leader

Video Replay

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T: N J Henderson

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T: W P Mullins

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Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

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Ok Corral

F: 12125-1

T: N J Henderson

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

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