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Sep 01, 2014

Abbot's Whispers - Race Review Saturday 30th August 2014

The Win Big With The totejackpot Juvenile Hurdle 2m 1f look a competitive event, the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained GOODBYE DANCER who had made an impression with wins at Market Rasen and Stratford made it an early season hat-trick. He started 2/7f and was quickly settled by rider Sam Twiston-Davies made all went clear two out and was kept on to beat the unraced Sinndar’s Man by three lengths.

The valuable Follow Scoop 6 At Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f was run at a fair gallop. The Harry Fry trained HENRYVILLE who was running here following a short freshening up break sat one from last under Noel Fehily for much of the race before being delivered with a smooth run challenged going to the second last lead after and comfortably won by a 3 ½ length margin from On The Bridge.

The feature race the valuable Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap Chase (Listed Race) 2m 5 ½ f looked on paper a very competitive handicap. However, the Jeremy Scott trained and Nick Scholfield ridden NOTARFBAD did not give the other runners much of a chance. He made all and led going to the eleventh fence when challenged but stayed on well to hold on winning by a head from Houston Dynimo.

There was strong support for the locally trained DECOY in The Scoop 6 The Millionaire Maker Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f he had opened at 12/1 in the morning but was backed down to 11/4 favourite. The Jimmy Frost trained gelding ridden by son Hadden had tracked the leaders and challenged two out and kept on well to edge out Cash For Steel to win by half a length.

The Jimmy Frost trained Rusty Nail was installed as 2/1 favourite for The totetrifecta Availabe On All Races Novices’ Handicap Chase 3m 2 ½ f he was on a hat-trick of wins here. But it was the Dan Skelton trained HINTON INDIANA who secured victory under Harry Skelton he had jumped well throughout and was well in command drawing clear four out to easily win by a 10 length margin from Rusty Nail.

The booking of A P McCoy on the useful Flat performer KIAMA BAY proved significant he was installed 7/4 favourite for The totepool Bet On All UK Racing Novices’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f. The champion jockey soon had the Jim Best trained gelding settled and tracking the leaders he disputed the lead four out lead by the second last and was comfortably in command beating Bobby Dove by seven lengths.

The toteexacta Pick The 1, 2 Handicap Chase 2m 1f looked a fair handicap. On the back of his recent Fontwell win HOLLOW PENNY trained by Alan King was installed 5/4 favourite and he did not disappoint under Richard Johnson he tracked the leaders disputed the lead four out and was the clear leader three out staying on well to win by three quarters of a length from Sublime Talent.