Run on what was Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap Chase day before that event was scrapped from the schedule, the feature race on a popular Tuesday afternoon meeting at Newton Abbot in the middle of August is the William Hill Handicap Hurdle.
Taking place over two miles and one furlong and featuring eight flights of hurdles for the runners to negotiate, this £12,000 handicap event is usually pretty competitive as evidenced by the 2019 renewal. In that race, the yards of such esteemed handlers as Harry Fry, Colin Tizzard, Seamus Mullins and David Pipe were all represented.
Elsewhere on the card, there are five more races scheduled, namely the Maiden Hurdle, Handicap Chase, Handicap Hurdle, a Handicap Chase for conditional jockeys and finally a mares-only Handicap Hurdle to finish the day off.
The meeting, despite its midweek place in the schedule, tends to be well attended and remains a popular part of Newton Abbot’s season.