image-left-align track-bias-diary-v2Headwinds of up to 55mph are forecast at Newcastle today, which could make it extremely tricky for front-runners. Mailshot (stall 2 of 5), as short as 6-4 favourite with some firms, looks the likely leader in the Class 3 Sun Bets Conditions Stakes (3.30) and might be vulnerable.

BRITTANIC (stall 1) came late to land a 7f maiden here on debut, earning a decent speed figure in the process, and trainer David Simcock has won with six of his 16 runners in the past fortnight. He should be able to improve past Mailshot here and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start as favourite.

Selection

Brittanic – Newcastle 3.30 (3pts win, 11-4 Skybet, Stan James, 5-2 generally)