16:35 Newton Abbot Sat 14 July 2018
- Tamar Telecommunications Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)
- 2m 2f 110y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Course winner here last July, and on a fair mark based on his close sixth over slightly shorter here in May. First run back from wind surgery when well beaten over C&D last week and needs to do more.
Hard to win with having only won once in his career. Tends to run his race but others make more appeal for win purposes.
Shaped with hints of promise over hurdles so far. Makes handicap debut on what looks to be a realistic mark on just her second start for this yard. Has potential to do better.
Has bounced back to form to win his last two. Raised another 4lbs in the weights for an all out victory last time and will need to do a bit more to pull off the hat-trick.
Much more promise the last twice since switching to handicaps. Shapes like this step up in trip will suit and looks certain to win a race of this nature sooner or later. Sound claims.
Course winner (sole success) who's form has become a bit patchy of late. Pulled up here over further last week and needs a sharp return to form to be considered. Others preferred for now.
Has just looked a bit slow of late and like a bit further may well help. Never on terms at Fontwell when last seen in May. Has a wind operation on the back of that so interesting to see what the market makes of him off a fair mark.
Long standing maiden on the flat and hasn't given too much encouragement over hurdles so far. Makes handicap debut off a harsh mark considering what we have seen and others are preferred.
On a very workable mark at present and has joined a yard that are excellent at improving recruits from elsewhere. Tongue-tie goes on for the firs time and a big run is highly likely.
Hasn't been seen over hurdles for almost a year. Flat from of late is nothing to shout about but won here off a 8lb higher mark in the past so you can make a case of sorts.
Last win back in November 2015 was off 24lb higher, but he hasn't been in anything like the sort of form required to bounce back recently.
Been struggling for form of late and has now had a wind operation since her last run. Cheekpieces are dispensed with here but tongue-tie stays on. Needs to do more.
Last Year's Winner
Ange Des Malberaux (1/1), Borak (5/1), Friary Gold (11/2), Ruby Russet (8/1), Chantecler (10/1), Bumble Bay (12/1), Sweeping Rock (14/1), Treasure The Ridge (16/1), Beau Phil (18/1), Kublai (33/1), No No Legend (33/1), Percy Thrower (33/1)
- Ange Des Malberaux
- Friary Gold