Racing Welfare Mental Health Awareness Week Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,208 2nd £2,860 3rd £1,430 4th £716 5th £350 6th £350
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.61s
  • Off time: 14:05:21
Full result
Result 14:05 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Diligent 13/8f
2nd 1 Chapmanshype 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 345209-
Dark blue, maroon chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Chapmanshype (IRE) 28
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 345209-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0bt
  • OR: 130
8 168 12-0 bt Jamie Snowden G Sheehan 130
2 131212-
Black and White diamonds, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black star Diligent (FR) 25
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:K E Buckley
  • Form: 131212-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 125
9 163 11-9 h N J Hawke K E Buckley (5) 125
3 11/4225-
WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Tulin 160
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Angus Cheleda
  • Form: 11/4225-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8pt
  • OR: 124
5 162 11-8 pt P F Nicholls Angus Cheleda (5) 124
5 263532-
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, red armlets, dark green cap Thahab Ifraj (IRE) 36
  • T:Alexandra Dunn
  • J:Phillip Armson
  • Form: 263532-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 108
9 146 10-6 Alexandra Dunn Phillip Armson (5) 108
6 1F1452-
Purple, Yellow armlets Global Agreement 38
  • T:M F Harris
  • J:Charlie Deutsch
  • Form: 1F1452-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 103
5 142 10-2 M F Harris Charlie Deutsch 103

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
4 225223-
Get Back Get Back (IRE) 36
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:H Fry
  • J:K Brogan
  • Form: 225223-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 122
7 116 t H Fry K Brogan 122

In depth

Verdict

DILIGENT found the higher-rated Knappers Hill too good in novice company last time but gets another chance back in a handicap. He’s preferred to Thahab Ifraj, who finished second of only three runners at Exeter last time when ahead of Get Back Get Back. Global Agreement was still beaten a long way when runner-up at Plumpton but Tulin has undergone wind surgery since last in action and has claims off his current mark if returning to form.

Formwatch

Get Back Get Back (IRE)4-6fav (11-11) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd out wide before 2nd, pushed along and lost 2nd 3 out, ridden between last two, weakened run-in, last of 3, 5 1/2l behind Technological (10-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Diligent (FR)5-2 (11-12) Jumped slightly right, led, ridden and headed before 2 out, switched right and held before last, kept on, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Knappers Hill (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (4) gd in Apr.

Chapmanshype (IRE)28-1 (11-9) Slow jump jump 2nd in rear mid-division, shaken up after 7th, lost touch after 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Bold Plan (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.

Global Agreement14-1 (10-7) Jumped poorly, tracked leaders on inside, mistakes 5th and 7th, hit next, went 2nd 4 out, ridden before next, stayed on same pace, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 16l behind Bourbali (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Thahab Ifraj (IRE)4-1 (10-10) Led and set steady pace, flattened 3rd, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden and headed before the last, not pace of winner run-in, 2nd of 3, 3 1/4l behind Technological (10-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Tulin10-3 (11-12) Raced in mid-division, ridden 3 out, plugged on one pace, 5th of 9, 24 3/4l behind The Widdow Maker (11-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (3) gd in Dec.