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Jul 11, 2013

RACING REVIEW 8th JULY

The Visit Newton Abbot Racecourse On Facebook Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f was run at an honest pace. Jonjo O’Neill’s dual bumper winner ANOTHER HERO a half-brother to the top class hurdler Back In Front, travelled well under the champion jockey and jumped fluently on his hurdle debut going comfortably clear after the third last to beat Kalmbeforethestorm by 8 lengths. There was plenty to like about this winning performance and he will be sure to follow-up this win.

Jim Best’s stable is in great form at present boasting a 36% strike rate and the cause was bettered in The Try totequickpick If You’re Feeling Lucky Beginners’ Steeple Chase 2m 5 ½ f when ACE FIGHTER PILOT landed the spoils, winning by a 5 length margin. The winner stayed on well from three out to see off the challenge from Escudero who stayed on at the same pace.

The David Pipe trained MASSANNIE stretched her winning sequence over hurdles to three with an impressive victory in The North Devon Hospice Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race 2m6f. She was always close to the pace and put the contest to bed when quickening four out to beat Emerald Rose by 18 lengths, she looks a progressive type and is one to note for the future!

Harry Derham rode a superb race on the Paul Nicholls trained top-weight NO LOOSE CHANGE to win The NewtonAbbotRace On Twitter Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 2 ½ f. He jumped and galloped his rivals into submission from a long way out to impressively win by 13 lengths from Royale Knight. Judged on this performance he is set for more success.

The Visit Newquay Zoo Handicap Hurdle Race 2m 1f looked a wide open handicap and was run at a steady pace with the winner TAMARILLO GROVE trained by Sophie Leech making all. He was sent to the front from the off, jumped fluently and benefited from a brilliant ride by jockey Jason Maguie. Drawn Free put in a fine run to finish second 1 ¼ lengths behind the winner.

It was the in-form stable of Peter Bowen who took the honours in The Newton Abbot Racecourse Handicap Hurdle Race 2m 6f with GAP OF DUNLOE. The winner making his debut for his new connections had to fight out a thrilling finish with Detroit Red, winning by a neck.

A return to better ground suited the Evan Williams trained FIVE OUT OF FIVE who ran out a cosy winner of The SIS Live Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Steeple Chase 2m 5 ½ f. The Saddlers’ Hall gelding had tracked the leaders, led approaching four out and stayed on well to beat David Pipe’s Kusadasi by 5 lengths.