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13:45 Newcastle (AW)

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~Betyourway At Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £3240
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
  • Win time: 3m 42s
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~Betyourway At Betway Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 754693

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage sort who ran his best race yet when third to Victoriano over C&D 32 days, and he likely would have held on for second from Mukha Magic but for lugging to his left in the closing stages; same mark and can be expected to play a part again.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

1

(14)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

19:45 Thirsk

Riggsby

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sam England

Progress as a hurdler has flatlined, but he's 5lb below his highest winning mark on Tapeta, and although yet to record an RPR above 56 in four Flat turf starts this is easier than any of those; cheekpieces added.

25/1

5th

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:52 Market Rasen

Riggsby

10st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Travelled strongly when third of six on handicap hurdle debut at Southwell (2m, good) in June and he won over staying trips on the Flat which suggests he may have potential at this distance; however, he has to bounce back from two below-par runs over hurdles (2m/2m4f, good); unraced on slow turf.

8/1

6th

2

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Riggsby

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear of midfield

6/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 424311 CD

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Arrives on a C&D hat-trick after wins in October and November; had the reopposing Mukha Magic and Riggsby behind in second/third latterly and a further 2lb nudge is unlikely to prevent him making another bold bid.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Thirsk

Victoriano

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Had form figures of 213511 in May-September last year but he ended 2023 with a major blip at Newcastle; was reported to have had blood in his windpipe after that race but he now returns after 204 days off and doesn't have a great record when fresh; others preferred.

12/1

Form: 5-5442

Last run: 164 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Runner-up off this mark over 1m2f at Bath for Ed Walker when last seen on the Flat in June; much her best effort in three juvenile hurdles for new yard when runner-up at Catterick 22 days ago; unexposed as a stayer on the Flat (sister to winners over 2m).

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

14:10 Perth

Nastasiya

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Back from eight-month break with two good runs in today's headgear combination this season, more recently when third at Market Rasen (2m4f, good) last month; should cope if the ground is softer here; likely contender.

7/2

3rd

6

9th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:20 Market Rasen

Nastasiya

10st 11lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Rebecca Menzies

A maiden after 20 runs but returned from eight-month layoff with good third at Hexham (2m, good; just behind Minella Youngy) in today's headgear combination three weeks ago, and is unexposed over this sort of trip.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 200254 BF

Last run: 94 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Often front-runs; second at Kempton (2m) in August but took his losing run up to 25 when a respectable fourth at Wolverhampton (1m6f) when last seen in September; always dangerous to discount yard's runners here but others arrive with more pressing claims.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

12

(11)

2nd Aug 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

13:25 Ffos Las

Al Kout

9st 13lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along briefly 5f out, ridden and weakened from over 3f out

33/1

5th

8

(5)

6th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Al Kout

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, led, 5 lengths ahead with one circuit to go, reduced lead 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, lost position over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

3rd

4

(5)

11th Jun 2022

Good To Soft

2m 1f 24y

Class 4

13:15 Bath

Al Kout

8st 12lb

J: Angus Villiers

T: Heather Main

took keen hold, towards rear, pulled way into lead after 4f, headed but close up after 6f, ridden and outpaced 3f out, lost position 2f out, rallied and went modest third inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 336751 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Finally snapped a long losing run when shading a close finish at Chelmsford (2m) 19 days ago; 2lb rise fair enough given the front two were clear, but he's 3-5 at the Essex venue compared to 0-28 elsewhere.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

(1)

28th Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 5

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chocolate Box

9st 10lb

J: Philip Prince

T: Mark Loughnane

Prominent racer who won over 2m off 1lb lower mark at Chelmsford in November; ran quite well when third here two starts ago so no surprise to see him thereabouts.

11/2

5th

4

(6)

7th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

12:35 Lingfield (AW)

Chocolate Box

10st 11lb

Ended a losing run at Chelmsford and after a below-par run at Newcastle he faded into third behind less-exposed rivals at Wolverhampton (2m) four days ago; in decent nick and might get a soft lead so respected.

7/2

3rd

4

(5)

3rd Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 4

16:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chocolate Box

8st 12lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Mark Loughnane

Exposed 8yo who broke a losing run at Chelmsford (2m; beat Socially Shady) but then finished well behind at Newcastle; others are of greater interest.

12/1

8/1

Form: 412745 CD

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Regular round here, including two wins; latest C&D fifth 46 days ago was no more than respectable but she's well capable off this mark if in the mood.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

7

(1)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Nataleena

9st 9lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Ben Haslam

towards rear of midfield, lost position halfway, dropped to rear over 2f out (jockey said mare hung right)

25/1

14/1

Form: 111740 CD

Last run: 96 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

C&D winner last November; went on to notch three more AW wins at Southwell at the start of 2021 but she's been below par since, including back hurdling the last twice.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

26th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

14:45 Sedgefield

Ravenscar

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Soft-ground C&D winner just over a year ago and added to her tally at Doncaster (2m, good) last March; not firing on all cylinders this season, though, and needs a good boost from the first-time cheekpieces today.

14/1

6th

4

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

14:35 Doncaster

Ravenscar

11st 8lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear

7/1

3rd

3

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

15:00 Southwell

Ravenscar

11st 3lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Philip Kirby

Two hurdle wins at about 2m1f this year (soft and good ground), lifting her level at Doncaster in March; had some relatively quiet runs since but looked on the way back at Newcastle recently, is on winning mark and Harry Cobden up for the first time; yard won this in 2020.

7/2

Form: 467022

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Has shown he can be very competitive from his reduced mark on his last two starts, chasing home Victoriano over C&D before going down only narrowly to a thriving sort at Kempton; likely to give another good account.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(9)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 5

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

Mukha Magic

9st 10lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Gay Kelleway

Very well suited by 2m on Polytrack and lurks on a tempting mark but has looked out of sorts in recent months; needs to turn a corner.

33/1

8th

7

(9)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 4

15:05 Newcastle (AW)

Mukha Magic

9st 7lb

J: George Bass

T: Gay Kelleway

led at steady pace

20/1

9th

1

(7)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 2f 2y

Class 5

15:30 Pontefract

Mukha Magic

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Gay Kelleway

in touch with leaders

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £145.00
Straight Forecast £143.10
Tricast £495.80
Trifecta £732.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Victoriano

SPOTLIGHT:

Nastasiya

NEWMARKET:

Mukha Magic

Telegraph:

Chocolate Box

POSTDATA:

Riggsby

The Times:

Nataleena

Daily Express:

Nastasiya

Daily Mirror:

Mukha Magic

Daily Mail:

Victoriano

The Star:

Victoriano

Daily Record:

Victoriano

The Sun:

Chocolate Box