RACING: Adelar can build on August triumph in Newton Abbot opener
Seven go to post today in Newton Abbot’s opening novices’ hurdle over two miles and a furlong, and the Venetia Williams-trained Adelar can add to the success he scored at the course in August when he easily won a similar race, beating Shallow Bay by eight lengths.
The Evan Williams-trained Hawkhill could also figure, with Jason Kiely taking 10lb off his back. He was beaten a length and a half by Cadore at Perth last month having started the 6-5 favourite, but lost nothing in defeat as the winner looked useful.
Call Me Sir carries a 7lb penalty in the handicap hurdle for his win at the course eight days ago, and looked to have enough in the tank to score again, while the penny may finally drop for Haling Park ,who has run 23 times without success. She finished third of ten at Cartmel in a two mile one furlong conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle in August.
Enfant De Lune ran a cracking race to finish second behind stable mate Shoegazer in Newton Abbot’s listed chase a week ago, and, if he reproduces that form, he ought to take all the beating in the two mile five furlong handicap chase.
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Rob Conti could also run well, having won at Bangor last month, despite making a couple of blunders and meeting some trouble in running.
In the novices’ handicap hurdle, Wicklewood could not quite find enough to win a similar race at Uttoxeter in July, and finished two lengths down in second to The Lemonpie, but he can improve on that.
Changing The Guard just got up to win at Huntingdon last month, despite a mistake three flights from home, which suggests he could have won by more than the head verdict suggests. He has gone up 5lb in the handicap but, if he can run to that level again, he can hold off his 11 opponents in the two-mile handicap hurdle race.
First Beauty is another who should come into it, having won a mares’ handicap at Fontwell by five lengths, getting the better of her six opponents.
Diamond Eclipse is well up to winning the two-mile handicap chase, but he pulled up last time out at Worcester when he started favourite, which could have been a result of a mistake over the seventh fence. If that was the case, he is worth another taking a chance with.
Of the others, Lucy’s Legend ran well to win at the course last month, and Mibleu may get closer than last of five at Worcester last time out if he can improve his jumping.
Magic Marmalade was going well until coming to grief at Worcester a couple of weeks ago, and if that has not dented his confidence he could go well in the concluding handicap hurdle. Is It Me also has a chance, having finished second in a long-distance handicap at Cartmel last month.