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Abbot's Whispers - Race Review Wednesday 13th August

The Yorkshire trained FULL DAY justified trainer Brian Ellison’s confidence and the 600 mile plus trip when landing The Follow AtTheRaces on Twitter Graduate Juvenile Maiden Hurdle 2m 1f. The winner ridden by Danny Cook lay in fourth place going for home, led after the second last and stayed on strongly to beat the 7/4 favourite Vosne Romanee by 1 ½ lengths.

The Actuate Marketing Plymouth Handicap Chase 2m ½ f look a competitive affair the Evan Williams trained BULLET STREET had been second in half is jump starts before winning this contest. He had tracked the leaders until jockey Paul Moloney sent him clear after the third last and from then on he cruised to an easy win beating the local trained favourite Easily Pleased by a four length margin.

The SIS Supplying Bookmakers Across The Globe Novices’ Hurdle 2m 1f looked a fair contest with four previous winners in the field filling the first four places. The John Ferguson trained MANJAKANI ridden by the champion A P McCoy who had won on his hurdling debut but had finished second in his last three starts got back to winning ways here. He was always prominent and drew clear two out to beat Conducting by 2 ½ lengths.

The Novices’ Chase 3m 2 ½ f only attracted three runners which may have been down to the highly rated favourite but the contest lost any competitiveness when Oliver Sherwood’s Luci Di Mezzanotte pulled up lame after the eleventh. The 30/100 favourite LAMB OR COD trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by Richard Johnson made all, was almost solo at the on the last circuit and was eased down to record a sixty eight length margin victory from Abbeygrey.

There was a tussle for the early lead in the nine runner The Happy 70th Birthday David Hales Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f. SPEED CHECK trained at Newmarket by Don Cantillon had been prominent throughout and took up the lead three out under Conor Shoemark and never looked in danger winning by 1 ½ lengths from the Evan Williams trained Mac Le Couteau the early pace took its toll with only four horses finishing. The winning trainer has earmarked a similar race at Huntingdon on Bank Holiday Monday for the winner.

The Jimmy Frost trained RUSTY NAIL followed up last month’s course and distance win when landing The Tricia Pask Life Begins At 60 Handicap Chase 2m 5 ½ f. Ridden by Jimmy’s son Hadden the 15/8 favourite went second two out and was hard driven between the last two fences leading after the last to gamely win by 2 ¼ lengths from the Sarah-Jayne Davies trained Accessallareas.

Whilst there was a slow early pace to The Newton Abbot Race On Twitter Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f two horses were locked in a battle at the finish. The Henry Oliver trained DAZINSKI ridden by Jack Sherwood took up the lead at the last and held off the challenge from the David Pipe trained Bathwick Man to win by a head in the final strides.