Despite being a maiden over hurdles, HOWLONGISAFOOT has managed to win a point and a bumper and should be capable of opening his account over timber today. Although Cool George should go well, he’s had plenty of chances and a bigger threat may prove to be Rody, who’s very best chase form puts him in with a massive shout. The remainder all need to step up markedly on what they’ve achieved to date.
Something for everyone at Newton Abbot Racecourse this Easter
With the recent reopening of the Dawlish mainline, bumper crowds are expected at Newton Abbot Racecourse as they prepare to welcome scores of horseracing fans for their ever-popular Easter Saturday fixture on 19th April.
The betting market suggested there was only three contenders in the opening race The Ladies Day 24 June Maiden Hurdle Race 2m 1f. Leading contenders Revaader and 7/4F Remiluc duly dominated in the early stages but the race was over when the David Pipe trained SAIL BY THESEA drew clear three out under Tom Scudamore to win easily by 25 lengths from Star Date. The winner could possibly be heading to the Punchestown Festival.