There was a big crowd at a sun-drenched Newton Abbot on Friday for the first of four meetings at the course in July and favourite backers got off to the best of starts as odds-on Guinness Affair landed the feature Class 3 Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.
All three of the runners had competed against each other at Warwick at the end of May when Magistrato beat Stepney Causeway with Guinness Affair, who was returning after a 601-day break, a well-beaten third. Magistrato had since changed trainers, finishing fourth on his next start at Aintree for Deborah Cole, whereas Guinness Affair had stepped up on that run to win at Hexham.
Friday sees the first of four meetings at Newton Abbot during the month of July with the Class 3 NewtonAbbotRace on Twitter Novices’ Limited Handicap Steeple Chase the feature of a six-race card that gets underway at 2.40pm.
Trainer Milton Harris has chosen Stepney Causeway from his two entries and this Worcester winner was also engaged in the later newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Hurdle and at Stratford on Tuesday, so he clearly thinks that this race offers the best chance of winning.
With the start of the summer holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start planning ahead for family days out this summer.
Making memories needn’t be expensive with our children go FREE policy for all racing dates at Newton Abbot this year. Under 18s can enjoy FREEENTRY when accompanied by an adult at all fixtures in 2023, making it the perfect low-cost family day out this summer.