16.4.17 - Newton Abbot's season got underway on Saturday after a delayed start with the first fixture waterlooged, and it was great to saddle a winner with Moorlands Jack winning the Happy Birthday Eddie Rice Handicap Chase in good style.
Nick Scholfield was onboard Jack who was having his first outing since December and won by three quarters of a length from David Bass on Irish Thistle. A change of head gear and the fact that he's a fresh horse both went in his favour, and we hope he can pick up a similar race in due course.
Today we are at Exeter for the first of its three evening fixtures where Island Rendezvous, the outsider of three, runs in the opening 188Bet.co.uk Novices' Hurdle.
Popping Along heads to Ludlow for the Team Whatever Welcomes Sergio Cordoso To The World Handicap Hurdle with Matt Griffiths in the saddle. She's back on the same mark of her Aintree win a year ago and has a respectable chance.