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Newton Abbot

Thu, 12th Apr 2012
attheraces Handicap Hurdle, 2m 3f
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £4000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 George Woolf (GB) (349F, 8J)
4 b g Iceman - Beading (Polish Precedent (USA))
53151 Pearn's Pharmacies Ltd
Tongue strap

11-13   (7ex)

Michael Byrne (5)
Tim Vaughan

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 6-1 in a hurdle race at Exeter over 2m 1f (good to firm) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Dukes Art by 3l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success. Has also won at Newton Abbot this season.

2 Cinevator (IRE) (25J)
5 b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Hurricane Bella (IRE) (Taipan (IRE))
275704 The Optimist & Pessimist Partnership


James Best (5)
Mrs Caroline Keevil

Placed in a NH flat race from seven starts. Finished 13l behind Swing Bowler when fourth of 15 at 100-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 1f (good) last month.

3 Rob Conti (FR) (104J)
7 b g Network (GER) - Initiale Royale (FR) (Video Rock (FR))
3-F437 Mr P J Hobbs


T J O'Brien
P J Hobbs

Placed in a hurdle race and a NH flat race from five starts. Beaten 13l behind Drumshambo at 7-1 when seventh of 15 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Taunton over 2m 1f (good to soft) in December last year.

4 Fidelor (FR) (32J)
6 b g Sagacity (FR) - Fille Fidele (FR) (Lost World (IRE))
46-81P6 Mr Robert Kirkland
Cheek pieces


A Thornton
H D Daly

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good to soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind What A Warrior when sixth of 12 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Warwick over 2m 5f (good) last month.

5 Pour Changer (FR) (1294F, 47J)
7 b g Daliapour (FR) - Chop And Change (FR) (Double Bed (FR))
7796/45 Mr S A Hughes


Mr Matthew Barber (7)
S A Hughes

Placed in two hurdle races from 14 starts. Well beaten at 14-1 behind Bendant when fifth of 8 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Chepstow over 2m (soft) in February.

6 Small Fly (IRE) (21J)
8 b g Humbel (USA) - Tworow (IRE) (Accordion)
372317 Mr R H Buckler
Cheek pieces


A Glassonbury
R H Buckler

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 3f on good ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Marie Deja La when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Fontwell over 2m 6f (good) last month.

7 Dynamic Idol (USA) (57F, 20J)
5 b g Dynaformer (USA) - El Nafis (USA) (Kingmambo (USA))
69352 Heart of the South Racing


Joshua Moore (5)
G L Moore

Placed in two hurdle races from five NH starts. Beaten 5l by Midnight Tuesday when second of 11 at 8-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Newbury over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

8 Yellow Printer (GB) (122F, 25J)
6 b g Royal Applause - Robsart (IRE) (Robellino (USA))
5/0431 Ms Tammy Conner


Tom Cannon (3)
Mark Gillard

A winner at 4-1 in a hurdle race here over 2m 1f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Holden Caulfield by a neck.

9 Holden Caulfield (IRE) (1402F, 25J)
7 b g Catcher In The Rye (IRE) - God Speed Her (Pas De Seul)
P503-42 Mr R Allatt


C Wallis (5)
N G Ayliffe

Placed in four hurdle races from 11 NH starts. Beaten a neck by Yellow Printer when second of 10 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race here over 2m 1f (good) last month.

10 Bobbits Way (GB) (46J)
7 b g Overbury (IRE) - Bit Of A Chick (Henbit (USA))
1/9-PP0P Bpd Ltd


T Messenger
A E Jones

Unplaced in all five starts. Pulled up 4 out when 40-1 at Towcester over 3m (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Manadam in February on his latest outing.

11 Temple Place (IRE) (1384F, 179J)
11 b g Sadler's Wells (USA) - Puzzled Look (USA) (Gulch (USA))
12213P Bpd Ltd


W Kennedy
A E Jones

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 1f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Pulled up 2 out when 4-1 at Kempton over 2m (good) in a chase won by Zorro De La Vega in October last year on his latest outing.

Race Verdict

George Woolf won with a bit in hand at Exeter last week and he should go well again here with Michael Byrne's 5lb claim offsetting the majority of the 7lb penalty. Rob Conti is open to improvement and he merits respect along with Dynamic Idol. However, it could pay to take a chance on BOBBITS WAY. He has shown little in five runs under Rules to date but it is unlikely that we have seen the best of this former point-to-point winner and any confidence behind him in the market could be worth heeding.

Selection: Bobbits Way        Danger: Rob Conti        Alternative: George Woolf
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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