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Newton Abbot

Mon Frere

Previously with Sir Mark Prescott, this one got off the mark impressively over hurdles at the second time of asking for Paul Nicholls. He was slick over his obstacles all the way round and tanked into the lead before the last, with Lorcan Williams easing off before the line. He got a fair bit of weight from his rivals that day, including 12lb from the 120-rated Ginistrelli back in second. He’s been given an opening handicap mark of 123 and based on his previous performance, that looks more than fair. While he potentially wouldn’t want too much rain to come, he still looks like the one they’ve got to beat here.

Rebel Royal

Alan King’s charge was well backed last time out having slipped down to a mark of 113. He travelled into the race strongly but stood off at the third last and just couldn’t get the landing gear out when Tom Cannon asked him for a big one. If that fall hasn’t left it’s mark, then he could go suitably well here again. Cheekpieces are applied for the first time and he should be good enough to win a race of this calibre. Rock On Rocco is up 5lb for his win at Ludlow, so will need to improve again and there are question marks about his jumping. Carrick Roads could be a bit of value if getting back to his Sedgefield win, but his recent form leaves a lot to be desired.

Comeragh Lad

Ryan Chapman’s 7yo made it a proper test here last month, setting a strong gallop from the front. In the end, he couldn’t quite maintain it and faded back into fourth, but it was a good step in the right direction. With the winner of the race going on to score next time out and the runner-up running into a place in a competitive handicap, he looks far too big in the betting here. The step back in trip will be a positive and this 2m2f affair could be just the ticket to get his head in front. He's dropped 3lb for his last performance, so contests this off a basement mark of 80 and looks a solid each-way play.


All being well, Jatiluwih should be too good for these. Eighth in the 2020 Pertemps and rated 148 over the timber, we’ve only seen him twice between the flags since then. A winner at Bishops Court by 10l, he was pulled up last time out at Barbury. The nature of that defeat would be cause for concern, but now back with Philip Hobbs, who if he has him right, should quite simply win this. David Maxwell has a lot of success in this domain and has won his last two hunter chases in the saddle. Reikers Island looks the main danger on his second start for Dr Richard Newland.

About Newton Abbot Racecourse

The racecourse of Newton Abbot is based on the northern banks of the River Teign very near Kingsteignton. It is only 10 miles south of Exeter Racecourse and offers National Hunt racing with one of the shortest run-ins in the UK.

It has been described as very enjoyable getaway as Dartmoor National Park is only 15 miles away.There is currently a rolling programme of redevelopment occuring every year at Newton Abbot, meaning changes are visible at the racecourse every year.

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