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12:40 Newcastle (AW)

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Betway Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £2700
  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
  • Win time: 2m 47s
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Betway Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £16.70
  • Place: £4.30

Form: 744458

Last run: 20 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

22-race maiden; placed twice over 1m2f here in early part of this year and started off for new stable with two very respectable 1m6f turf runs; never competitive when upped to 2m last time, though, and her tendency to start slowly remains a worry.

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10th

11

(8)

15th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Vertice

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

slowly away, pushed along soon after start, raced in last

33/1

14

6th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 4

15:35 Southwell

Vertice

11st 0lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: David Thompson

towards rear, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, pushed along after 8th

150/1

7th

7

23rd Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

13:00 Sedgefield

Vertice

11st 5lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: David Thompson

2-37 on the Flat (both wins gained in low-grade 1m4f Tapeta events) but not at her best lately; all headgear discarded on hurdling debut.

100/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.60

Form: -82498 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Went close off 2lb higher on turf in July but soundly beaten on other four starts this year, the latest over C&D four weeks ago, and it's not easy to predict whether he'll be in the right mood today.

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2nd

3

(11)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Esspeegee

9st 8lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: Joseph Parr

Went close off 2lb higher on turf in July but soundly beaten on other four starts this year, the latest over C&D four weeks ago, and it's not easy to predict whether he'll be in the right mood today.

16/1

8th

6

(7)

21st Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:50 Newcastle (AW)

Esspeegee

9st 7lb

J: Darragh Keenan

T: Joseph Parr

Multiple winner down the years and went close to getting off the mark for the season at Brighton in July (1m4f, good to firm); less good twice since and others appeal more.

12/1

33/1

  • Place: £10.60

Form: -36750

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Seven-race maiden; safely held over C&D on first two stable starts and struggled to cope with soft turf when last in action; offered a helping hand by the handicapper but still needs to take a good step forward.

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1st

2

(7)

13th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Star Dreamer

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Susan Corbett

13-race maiden, with modest runs in the majority last season but the best she showed last year was a close third over 1m4f on Newcastle Tapeta; well beaten over hurdles on last three starts; tongue tied first time.

8/1

8th

9

18th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 4

15:55 Newcastle

Star Dreamer

10st 13lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Placed in low-grade AW handicap here in October but well beaten on first two hurdling starts; can't be recommended.

200/1

6th

11

23rd Nov 2021

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

15:15 Sedgefield

Star Dreamer

10st 5lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Susan Corbett

Placed in low-grade AW handicap last month (1m4f, RPR 58) but cut little ice on recent hurdling debut at Carlisle; look elsewhere.

66/1

Form: 297254 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Veteran who hasn't won since September 2019; runner-up three times off higher marks on turf this year (1m2f-1m5f) and has a 1m4f Tapeta success at Wolverhampton on his CV but this is his first AW start since 2017 and younger rivals have more appealing profiles.

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8th

11

(11)

8th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

15:55 Ascot

Thorntoun Care

9st 2lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Roger Fell

Multiple winner (1m2f-1m5f) including over C&D; ran well on his first AW run since 2017 when fourth at Newcastle (12.5f, Tapeta) latest; 1lb lower; respected.

12/1

4th

7

(12)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Thorntoun Care

9st 4lb

J: Bradley Harris

T: Roger Fell

Veteran who hasn't won since September 2019; runner-up three times off higher marks on turf this year (1m2f-1m5f) and has a 1m4f Tapeta success at Wolverhampton on his CV but this is his first AW start since 2017 and younger rivals have more appealing profiles.

16/1

14/1

Form: 480098

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Well-beaten outsider on first two stable starts (1m1f/1m, turf) but made some reasonably encouraging late headway when eighth here (1m2f) three weeks ago; now has something to build on over this new trip.

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6th

11

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Jim Goldie

slowly away, in rear early, headway into midfield after 1f

12/1

4th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Didn't have the race run to suit down to 1m here last Friday and needs considering on her previous C&D near-miss (four of tonight's rivals behind); goes on the shortlist.

5/1

5th

12

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lochnaver

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Jim Goldie

Well handicapped and travelled well before going down narrowly over 1m2f here recently; the obvious worry is that it's been a long time since she ran over 1m (stays 1m4f).

7/1

Form: -76384

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Gained her only win over 7f on soft turf in 2019 but is still quite lightly raced for her age, and shaped as though well worth a crack at today's trip when a keeping-on fourth over 1m2f here three weeks ago.

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8th

4

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

C&D scorer who signed off for Brian Ellison with a good second of eight over C&D 24 days ago; since changed hands for £5,000 and she's very much in the mix for her new handler.

3/1

2nd

3

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway from 3f out, led inside final furlong, kept on but headed post

13/2

6th

4

(5)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Infrequent winner (3-39), who is not easy to predict but her last success came off this mark and she caught the eye with her strong finish over C&D (fifth of 11) last Thursday; ran into some trouble at a crucial stage in the race and she's an interesting contender.

13/2

Form: 970344

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Kept on well to make the frame off slightly higher marks on her last three starts, including over 1m2f here on second occasion; unexposed over 1m4f; each-way claims at least if stamina holds out.

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14

(8)

6th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Capla Lass

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Michael & David Easterby

12-race maiden; some fair recent efforts to her name but others more convincing for win purposes.

9/1

7th

14

(13)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Capla Lass

8st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael & David Easterby

Kept on well to make the frame off slightly higher marks on her last three starts, including over 1m2f here on second occasion; unexposed over 1m4f; each-way claims at least if stamina holds out.

7/1

4th

9

(9)

2nd Oct 2021

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Capla Lass

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Michael & David Easterby

0-10 but she's reached the frame in handicaps at Beverley (1m2f) and Newcastle (1m2f, Tapeta) in her last two starts; was never dangerous in both those runs but she finished well for a clear fourth last time and has each-way claims off 1lb lower here.

8/1

12/1

Form: 9845

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Nothing better than a respectable fifth on last month's handicap debut at Musselburgh (1m6f, good to soft; first-time cheekpieces) but raced wide throughout there and remains unexposed; could have a say if suited by the drop back in trip on today's AW debut.

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3rd

2

(2)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 4

14:45 Pontefract

Robert Johnson

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Highly progressive last year in winning five times, from 1m4f to 2m on all sorts of ground; went close at Goodwood in August (2m4f, soft) off just a 4lb lower mark and he'd probably had enough when below par on his final start.

3/1

12th

10

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Robert Johnson

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

dwelt start, in touch with leaders on inner, lost ground from 3f out, weakened 2f out

11/2

2nd

16

4th Aug 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 97y

Class 2

13:50 Goodwood

Robert Johnson

8st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Philip Kirby

Northern raider on a roll having won five of his last six and never more decisive than last time at York (2m, good to soft; has won on heavy); has yet another rise to contend with here (up 7lb and 1lb out of the weights) but gives the impression that he'll stay all day.

9/1

25/1

Form: 633350 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Won over 1m here in February and is also suited by today's trip but finished well down the field after racing too freely over 1m2f here three weeks ago and others are more persuasive.

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6th

10

(2)

12th Nov 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

11:50 Newcastle (AW)

The Brora Pobbles

8st 8lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Ewan Whillans

Landed a 0-50 classified event over 1m here in February, but recent efforts leave plenty to be desired and she pulled too hard when comfortably held behind Tommy R and Batocchi over C&D last time; now 1-29 and the first-time hood will need to make a difference.

20/1

5th

9

(8)

26th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

The Brora Pobbles

8st 10lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ewan Whillans

Landed a 0-50 classified event here (1m) in February and ran with credit a few times on turf in August/September; however, only ninth of 13 over C&D seven days ago (Star Dreamer third) and a record of 1-28 doesn't inspire confidence.

16/1

9th

11

(10)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

The Brora Pobbles

8st 13lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Ewan Whillans

Won over 1m here in February and is also suited by today's trip but finished well down the field after racing too freely over 1m2f here three weeks ago and others are more persuasive.

25/1

Form: 359057 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Four-time course winner (7f-1m2f); placed off 9lb higher over C&D on only previous attempt at this trip (February) but hasn't fired over 1m2f here on recent outings, including when well backed last time.

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10th

6

(2)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Melgate Majeure

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Danny Brooke

Four-time course winner (7f-1m2f); placed off 9lb higher over C&D on only previous attempt at this trip (February) but hasn't fired over 1m2f here on recent outings, including when well backed last time.

8/1

7th

3

(4)

21st Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Melgate Majeure

9st 11lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Danny Brooke

All four wins have come here (two over this trip) and not disgraced when fifth of 13 in a better race over C&D 15 days ago; has dropped 1lb below his last winning mark and well worth considering.

8/1

16/1

Form: -64365

Last run: 52 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Unraced beyond 1m3f and yet to add to his Wolverhampton win in early 2019 but was placed in big field at Nottingham (1m2f, good to firm) in June, and also race well when fifth in first-time cheekpieces at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) on latest outing; not ruled out.

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11th

12

(5)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Manfadh

8st 13lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Kevin Frost

Unraced beyond 1m3f and yet to add to his Wolverhampton win in early 2019 but was placed in big field at Nottingham (1m2f, good to firm) in June, and also race well when fifth in first-time cheekpieces at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) on latest outing; not ruled out.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-2324

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

0-15 (including four hurdle runs) but placed three consecutive times in refitted visor at Catterick (1m4f/1m6f) this summer, and also ran well when fourth over C&D last month; probably won't be far away.

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6th

7

26th Jan 2022

Good

1m 7f 156y

Class 5

16:10 Catterick

Miracle Eagle

11st 0lb

J: Oakley Brown

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

0-17 under rules but signs of promise over hurdles at around 2m, and a longer trip seemed to stretch her stamina at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; 4lb lower and Oakley Brown claims a handy 5lb; not ruled out.

11/1

6th

8

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

Miracle Eagle

11st 5lb

J: Charlie Hammond

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Signs of promise over hurdles at around 2m, though only fifth of eight in a mares' event on handicap debut; step up to this trip might suit and visor on for the first time over jumps (has run well in one on the Flat); not ruled out.

11/1

12th

1

(3)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Miracle Eagle

9st 12lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

0-15 (including four hurdle runs) but placed three consecutive times in refitted visor at Catterick (1m4f/1m6f) this summer, and also ran well when fourth over C&D last month; probably won't be far away.

5/2

16/1

Form: 745696 D

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Didn't run badly when sixth at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) in August and will be suited by today's move back up in trip but this 10yo is on a long losing run and the percentage call is to oppose him.

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13th

9

(9)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Trinity Star

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: David Thompson

Didn't run badly when sixth at Beverley (1m2f, good to firm) in August and will be suited by today's move back up in trip but this 10yo is on a long losing run and the percentage call is to oppose him.

16/1

Form: 328

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Second in a bumper last year and shaped with clear promise in two Flat novice races last month (1m3f/1m4f, good); struggled on soft ground a fortnight ago but remains open to improvement on today's handicap/AW debut.

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2

(7)

19th Oct 2021

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:40 Newcastle (AW)

Hoopmalassie

9st 10lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Keith Dalgleish

Second in a bumper last year and shaped with clear promise in two Flat novice races last month (1m3f/1m4f, good); struggled on soft ground a fortnight ago but remains open to improvement on today's handicap/AW debut.

8/1

8th

2

(9)

4th Oct 2021

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 3

15:15 Pontefract

Hoopmalassie

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Runner-up in the first of her two bumpers and has shown some promise in two recent Flat runs but was beaten 7l when second at Ripon (1m4f, good) last Saturday and has plenty to find here.

10/1

2nd

3

(3)

25th Sep 2021

Good

1m 4f 10y

Class 5

16:15 Ripon

Hoopmalassie

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

Whiff of ability in bumpers and again on her Flat debut this month (1m3f, good); open to improvement but likely she'll need it.

8/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Miracle Eagle

RP Ratings:

Reclaim Victory

SPOTLIGHT:

Hoopmalassie

The Times:

Capla Lass

POSTDATA:

Melgate Majeure

NEWMARKET:

Esspeegee

Daily Express:

Hoopmalassie

The Guardian:

Capla Lass

Daily Mail:

Miracle Eagle

The Star:

Miracle Eagle

Daily Mirror:

Reclaim Victory

Daily Record:

Reclaim Victory

The Sun:

Melgate Majeure