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14:20 Newcastle (AW)

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Betway Conditions Stakes (All Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier)

  • Prize money: £10800
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 3m 31s
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Betway Conditions Stakes (All Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £5.80

Form: 030077 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Enjoyed his finest hour when coming from last to first in the Northumberland Plate over C&D in June but he's been more miss than hit since, including a below-form seventh over the extended 1m4f here last time; others more likely.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

12

(12)

8th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 216y

Class 2

14:35 Musselburgh

Nicholas T

8st 10lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Won the 2021 Northumberland Plate and last scored that December but has had only three runs since; heavy defeats at big odds on both this year, admittedly without the hood which returns today but it's hard to have great confidence in this 11yo taking advantage of his fall in the weights.

28/1

5th

1

(3)

2nd Mar 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Nicholas T

10st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Jim Goldie

Won 2021 Northumberland Plate but seen only twice since winning 2m course conditions event in December of that year; will likely be sharper for a recent comeback run at Lingfield but he was never involved and this 11yo needs to have come on a lot in a short time to play a prominent role.

40/1

8th

2

(2)

18th Feb 2023

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1m 4f 0y

Class 2

15:58 Lingfield (AW)

Nicholas T

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

taken down early, held up in rear

33/1

13/8

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 214540 D

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

This smart AW performer has a 0-4 record here compared to 6-8 at other AW tracks but that doesn't tell the whole story as the RPR of 113 he recorded when fifth in the 2020 Northumberland Plate is the highest he's ever achieved on the Flat; things didn't go his way in this year's Northumberland Plate and off since; third to Island Brave in this 12 months ago.

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13th

6

(8)

29th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan King

Nine AW wins, the most recent in this event 12 months ago when it was still a conditions race; has slipped to an attractive mark but the veteran has a doubt over current form, having posted two duck eggs this year; perhaps on the wane.

33/1

10th

5

(11)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Really smart on AW earlier in his career; wasn't beaten that far when sixth of 19 in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last summer but he's been below that level in three AW starts this winter.

14/1

9/1

Form: 31-486 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Listed winner on turf and 2-2 on AW when with Sir Michael Stoute; however, he hasn't been at his best in three outings this year, including on recent yard debut back on AW at Kempton (1m4f); bit to prove now stepping up in trip.

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8th

1

(1)

16th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 3f 210y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Alignak

9st 4lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

slowly away, towards rear, midfield 3f out, found little when ridden 2f out

50/1

3rd

1

(3)

11th Dec 2021

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Alignak

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Jamie Osborne

Listed winner on turf and 2-2 on AW when with Sir Michael Stoute; however, he hasn't been at his best in three outings this year, including on recent yard debut back on AW at Kempton (1m4f); bit to prove now stepping up in trip.

9/1

6th

3

(8)

1st Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Alignak

9st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Listed winner on turf and 2-2 on AW when with Sir Michael Stoute; seen only twice this term and ran poorly on latest occasion (sold 82,000gns since) but market support should be heeded on debut for new stable; likely player on best form.

8/1

Form: 128310

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who showed improved form to win easily at Redcar (1m6f) in October; found life tougher in the November Handicap since and he has a bit to find on the figures in this non-handicap.

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6th

1

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 3

17:20 Ayr

Mr Curiosity

9st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Peak efforts this term have been at around 1m4f, including Ripon win in July and fourth at the York Ebor meeting, but he won over 1m6f in 2021; shaped okay in the 1m6f Old Borough Cup at Haydock last time considering the trouble in running over 2f out; major player.

7/2

6th

10

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 1y

Class 2

15:00 Haydock

Mr Curiosity

8st 13lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

6yo who is lightly raced for his age and won at Ripon (1m4f, soft) in July; his recent fourth at York (1m4f, good to firm) can perhaps be upgraded as he raced prominently in a race that appeared to suit those ridden more patiently; won over 1m6f last year and could be in the shake-up.

14/1

Form: 944517 CD

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Had Rainbow Dreamer behind in third when winning this 12 months ago; plenty of good runs in defeat since, including fourth to Nicholas T in Northumberland Plate over C&D in June; type to bounce back from a rare below-par run at Newmarket last time.

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12th

3

(9)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Island Brave

9st 13lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Heather Main

Absent 295 days before his only race last season, when seemingly not discredited behind a 1-5 favourite in a two-finisher Listed race in September; reliable and fully effective on AW, including at this track, but the handicapper has not cut him any slack.

25/1

OUR TIP

5/2

Form: 1119-2

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Progressive middle-distance stayer at three, including running out a comfortable winner of the Melrose at York (1m6f); it took a while to get him back to the track this year but he made an encouraging return when staying on for second behind an improving 3yo at Kempton (1m4f) last month; open to further improvement now stepping back up in trip.

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1st

3

(4)

1st May 2024

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

14:15 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

One of the top British stayers in 2022 and 2023, during which many of his top performances were registered at this track; won this race last year; the big difference between this and previous campaigns is that this time he has been to Dubai and he ran poorly, which also followed two modest efforts (one here) to end 2023; cheekpieces are enlisted.

9/4

5th

2

(8)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 7f 209y

Class 1

13:15 Ascot

Coltrane

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only two runs on soft (unraced on heavy) were in 2020 and in the Doncaster Cup five weeks ago, below form in both; pipped by Trueshan in this race last year (good to soft) and in career-best form this season, showing it twice at this track and when winning at York on penultimate start; soft or heavy ground is the big worry.

7/1

5th

1

(5)

15th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 1f 197y

Class 1

15:00 Doncaster

Coltrane

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

His only run on soft was in 2020 (below form) but he held Trueshan off by a neck in this race last year on good to soft; the positions were reversed at Ascot last October but this 6yo has had much the better season this year with his two Group 1 placings and wins in a Group 3 and Group 2; looks set to go well again.

6/4

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Payout
Exacta £823.00
Straight Forecast £1068.20
Trifecta £5228.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Rainbow Dreamer

SPOTLIGHT:

Coltrane

NEWMARKET:

Mr Curiosity

Daily Mail:

Island Brave

The Times:

Coltrane

Daily Express:

Coltrane

TOPSPEED:

Rainbow Dreamer

POSTDATA:

Rainbow Dreamer

Telegraph:

Rainbow Dreamer

The Guardian:

Rainbow Dreamer

Daily Mirror:

Rainbow Dreamer

The Sun:

Rainbow Dreamer

The Star:

Rainbow Dreamer

Daily Record:

Rainbow Dreamer