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3:15 Newton Abbot 18 Jul 2021

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(Class 5) (0-100, 3yo+) (2m167yds) 2m1f Good To Firm 8 hurdles
1st £2,723 2nd £1,254.50 3rd £627 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 101 h 82 71 85
b m Geordieland (FR) - Mollycarrs Gambul (General Gambul)
Held up in rear, headway into midfield 3 out, chased leaders and switched right when ridden 2 out, led last, edged left and ran on well run-in (op 6/1)
6 114 p 95 83 98
b g Most Improved (IRE) - Lilakiya (IRE) (Dr Fong)
Towards rear of midfield, lost position and dropped to last when ridden before 5th, rallied and headway 2 out, keeping on when switched left approaching last, not clear run and switched right run-in, kept on well and went second final strides (tchd 5/1 and tchd 13/2)
3  nk [1½]
5 99 tp 74 62 77
b m War Command (USA) - Star Of Gibraltar (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, challenging before 2 out, led narrowly when jumped left and saddle slipped and jockey lost iron 2 out, headed last, nearly lost jockey when edged left and no extra run-in, lost second final strides (jockey said his saddle slipped jumping the second-last hurdle) (op 40/1)
4  ¾ [2¼]
7 109 p 86 73 86
ch g Intense Focus (USA) - Star Of The West (Galileo)
Prominent in chasing group, joined leaders after 5th, ridden and led narrowly before 2 out, headed 2 out, every chance last, no extra run-in (op 6/1)
5  [3½]
5 115 tp 96 81 95
b g Dabirsim (FR) - Sola Gratia (IRE) (Monsun)
Held up in rear, headway after 4th, pressed leaders after 5th, pushed along and every chance 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra and weakened run-in (op 20/1)
6  [5¾]
5 1012 86 69 83
b m Canford Cliffs (IRE) - Caterina De Medici (FR) (Redoute's Choice)
Held up in midfield, chased leaders and short of room after 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden and found little approaching last, weakened run-in (op 15/2)
7  [11¼]
7 115 93 70 84
b g Lope De Vega (IRE) - Caravan Of Dreams (IRE) (Anabaa)
Prominent in chasing group, headway and joined leaders after 5th, every chance and ridden 2 out, no extra 2 out, weakened approaching last (op 10/3 tchd 6/1)
8  [13¾]
4 101 79 49 63
b g Camelot - Never Busy (USA) (Gone West)
Towards rear of midfield, pushed along before 2 out, bumped 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last (op 25/1 tchd 16/1)
9  [16½]
4 107 85 52 66
b f Kingston Hill - Auctorita (GER) (Authorized)
Prominent in chasing group, led narrowly after 5th, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon lost position and beaten, weakened approaching last (op 10/1)
10  10 [26½]
5 119 w1 97 56 72
b g Valirann (FR) - Little Vinnie (IRE) (Vinnie Roe)
Never better than mid-division, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, no response and beaten when jumped right 2 out (tchd 7/2 and tchd 9/2)
6 1112 tp 100
ch g Shamardal (USA) - Zariyna (IRE) (Marju)
Chased leader, left in lead 1st, headed and chased leader 2nd, lost second but close up after 5th, blundered and pecked on landing 3 out, soon dropped to rear, well behind when pulled up 2 out (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the third-last hurdle) (op 50/1)
6 106 tb1 80
b g Scorpion (IRE) - Golden Diva (IRE) (Flying Legend)
Reminders early, led, jumped left when pecked on landing and headed 1st, led again 2nd, reminders before 5th, headed and lost ground quickly after 5th, dropped to last 3 out, well behind when pulled up 2 out (op 40/1)
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