Team Twiston Newton Abbot
Three go to Newton Abbot Racecourse today.
1.00 - Dont Go Gentle has had just three runs, starting in a 1m 5f bumper and running a creditable 3rd of 9 at Market Rasen last October. Ran creditably again in the New Years Day bumper at Cheltenham over a furlong further. His hurdles bow a month ago upped to 2m 1f at Market Rasen showed some promise with a 4th place run and he looks sure to come on for that today on slightly faster good ground and a further furlong plus. Tom Bellamy rides and each way prospects.
3.15 - Imperial Acolyte makes his chasing debut here. A winner on his hurdles bow in November ‘18, he’s had seven outings since going from a handicap mark of 117 to 105 on the way, but has also had his share of problems and a couple of breathing operations. He gets a further 3lbs off today and with him appearing to be over his issues, can go well here. Looks particularly interesting each way value at this mornings prices, Jamie Bargary rides.
3.50 - Imperial Nemesis is another who has had his share of problems and at times has shown good form and promise of better things to come. Went well to take second spot at Doncaster over 3m two outings ago, but pulled up at Huntingdon last time. Has had a good break and working well at home, can be expected to go well up to 3m 2f on this good ground, despite top weight in what looks a weak race. Certainly a repeat of the Doncaster run would see him go close. Jordan Nailor rides and takes off 3lbs.
Imperial Acolyte on the all weather gallops with Finn Lambert