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Jun 06, 2013

Racing Review Wednesday 5th June

Revaader set the pace in The Follow totepool On Facebook And Twitter Novices’ Hurdle 2m1f, but it was Nigel Hawkes ANAY TURGE who had been second numerous times over hurdles who landed the prize monies. The winner beat Tony McCoy’s mount Rosslyn Castle by 2 ¾ lengths, but would have had to do more if the second horse had jumped more fluently. The winner will now switch back to fences and a 2 mile handicap at Aintree next Friday looks the target.

The runners set a good gallop from the start in The Ladies Day 25 June Handicap Chase 2m ½ f, Evan Williams mount WESTER ROSS who was running on ground he likes tracked the leaders from the 9th, challenged three out and led after the second last and was ridden out by Adam Wedge to beat Bennys Quest by 4 ½ lengths. The winner will be one to watch out for over the summer if he continues to get good ground.

It was the two market leaders OTTO THE GREAT and No Loose Change who dominated The SIS First For Latin American Racing Novices’ Hurdle 2m6f. The winner ridden by Tony McCoy and trained by the champion trainer Nicky Henderson was certainly suited by the fast ground, he was shaken up to lead two out and stayed on well to win by 5 lengths, with Titch Strider a massive 49 lengths away in third. The winner looks to have another victory in him in these conditions.

The Visit Newton Abbot Racecourse On Twitter Novices’ Chase 2m ½ f looked a decent contest and it was the classy hurdler BABY MIX trained by Tom George and ridden by Noel Fehily who won this contest to get his chasing career off to a flying start. He tracked the leaders and led four out running on well to beat Highway Code by 4 ½ lengths. The winner is likely to have one more appearance this summer before being put away for an autumn campaign.

The Handicap Hurdle 2m1f looked an open contest with a number of horses looking to improve. The late jockey change on the Jim Best trained PLANETOID caught the eye when Tony McCoy replaced the advertised Mattie Bachelor. The champion jockey always had the winner in touch and took up the lead after the third last to win easily beating Dalrymple by five lengths.

After winning over the course and distance in May, LOUGH DERG WAY trained by Jamie Snowden confirmed his good form when winning The SIS Live Handicap Chase 2m 5 ½ f. The Dushyantor gelding again ridden by Brendan Powell made it look easy when taking the lead before two out to win comfortably beating Inishrush by 8 lengths. Both the first and second are ones to note for the Summer Jumping season, particularly the second who was having his first run following a 318 day absence!

The whole complex of The At The Races Sky 415 Handicap Hurdle 2m6f changed when the clear leader Orion Express took a heavy fall at the second last. WESTERN KATE trained by John Flint and ridden by Tom Flint rallied nicely when the second favourite departed to beat Blue Signal by 2 ¾ lengths and is now unbeaten in two starts over the course and distance. She’ll be one to note when she makes a return to the Devon track!