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Newton Abbot

Kilmington Rose

There are just three runners for the opening race at Newton Abbot and this looks a shoot-out between Our Colossus and Kilmington Rose. The latter was denied a fourth straight victory when she finished second of six here over 2m6½f back in July. She is back down in trip now which will help. Her form has been rock-solid this summer and she is the one to beat in this novice hurdle race.


Anthony Honeyball's Wagner scored for the first time over fences when he was successful at Warwick (2m4f) earlier this year. He set the pace for the majority of that race but was still full of running in the closing stages. The six-year-old gelding looks set to be a smart chaser. A 3lb rise in the ratings is unlikely to prevent him from coming out on top here. He only has two other rivals to beat, both of which are out of form.

Drumlee Watar

On what was his first appearance since having a wind op, Drumlee Watar scored over this C&D back in June. He then followed that up with victories at Uttoxeter (2m7½f) and Worcester (2m7f) respectively. He was denied a fourth straight win at Bangor (2m7f), going down by ½ length. Connections have opted to put the visor on for the first time here which should help him remain focused on the task at hand. He proved he can be competitive off this mark at Bangor, so he is the one to side with.

Right Destination

Right Destination has yet to break his maiden in 11 starts but a drop down to selling company should change that. Fergal O'Brien's runner sets the standard in this race by some distance. His recent form is much stronger than any of his three rivals. The seven-year-old has run well at this course before which is another big positive towards his chances. It should be a confidence booster for the gelding.

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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