Abbot's Whispers - Race Preview Monday 29th September
2.30: This looks an excellent opportunity for Auteuil hurdle winner SON DU BERLAIS to open his account for his new yard. Irish point winner Nordic Run could be a danger on debut for his new connections, whilst Val D’arc has to be respected on his efforts at Worcester in May when third over two miles. PLACEPOT: 1
Abbot's Whispers - Race Review Friday 19th September
It was a fairytale return to the saddle for Jason Maguire who cruised to an unchallenged nine length win on BONNEFEE in The Royal British Legion Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle 2m 3f. The seven year old mare trained by Kim Bailey was always handily placed and swept to the front after the third last to make it a hat-trick of hurdle victories. The Nick Mitchell trained Clovers Revenge chased the winner from the second last but with no chance stayed on at one pace to take second place.
Abbot's Whispers - Race Preview Friday 19th September
2.15: Norfolk Sky a prolific winner on the Flat hasn’t really built on her second victory over hurdles at Wincanton in May so we will burden BONNEFEE with our selection. She made it back-to-back wins on her last two starts at Bangor and Cartmel with plenty in hand, Rest And Be won a bumper here last year but was well beaten when seventh to Manjakani on debut. Winning pointer Dawnieriver makes her debut here under rules and the market will indicate her chances.
Williams Looks for Further Success at Newton Abbot
The SIS Top-Class Data Delivery Handicap Chase tops the bill on Newton Abbot’s seven-race card on Friday 19th September and Welsh trainer Evan Williams, who scored a double at the last meeting, has two of the entries in Sublime Talent and Going Concern.