December 21 / 15.25 Newcastle (AW)

15.25 Newcastle (AW) Standard To Slow

Betway Novice Stakes

  • Prize money: £5400
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 1m 13s
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Betway Novice Stakes

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

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8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2532

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
On his handicap debut (second run for this yard) he showed improvement when chasing home a rapid improver at Chelmsford 19 days ago (7f; this combination of accessories for the first time); not bred to be a sprinter but he showed enough pace last time to think 6f was worth a crack; he's been found a weak event here too.
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3rd

1

(5)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

Alhammaam

9st 10lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

Expensive to follow since winning his novice late last year (6f, Tapeta), including when pulling hard over C&D last month; yard has made a bright start, though, and this mark should be within range under an experienced 7lb claimer if more amenable.

5/2

4th

4

(4)

29th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Alhammaam

9st 6lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

Made the most of a good opportunity in weak 6f Newcastle novice in December; much better form when runner-up in handicaps at Chelmsford (1m/1m2f) this month; looks sure to have a big say for his very much in-form stable.

7/4

2nd

4

(1)

13th Jan 2022

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Alhammaam

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Stuart Williams

Won a weak novice event at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) on his penultimate start; has put up significantly better efforts here either side of that in handicaps (7f/1m); half-brother to two winners over this trip, so may be able to improve now back at 1m2f; interesting.

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Got up late to get the better of the reopposing Canzone over C&D on his belated debut three weeks ago (50-1 in six-runner event); strong at the finish on that occasion and open to improvement but suspicion he'll prove vulnerable under a penalty.
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1st

3

(2)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:11 Thirsk

Blackjack

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

Won at Newcastle (6f, AW) on debut in November but he's 0-9 since; unexposed on turf and was placed at Redcar (7f, soft) on his penultimate run but not sure this drop back to 6f will suit and others are more persuasive; cheekpieces are removed and blinkers return.

8th

2

(2)

6th May 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:26 Wolverhampton (AW)

Blackjack

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Alan Brown

15

(14)

25th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:05 Thirsk

Blackjack

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Alan Brown

20/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 260347

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far in three Class 6 handicaps here since September but his form lags behind some of these; the addition of cheekpieces isn't enough to tempt.
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9th

6

(9)

16th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Due A Win

8st 11lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: Bryan Smart

12-race maiden who has been threatening, including over C&D; was found to be suffering from mild heat stress after a low-key run behind Atrafan here 12 days ago; wait for first success could be set to continue.

12/1

10th

5

(10)

4th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Due A Win

9st 5lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: Bryan Smart

Yet to win a race but has posted several creditable efforts, including when second over C&D last time; is looking exposed but reproduction of that effort should see him run well.

7/1

2nd

5

(8)

10th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Due A Win

8st 13lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: Bryan Smart

Has some fair form at a modest level on AW and this low-grade handicap should prove more suitable than the novice event he tackled last time; others stronger for win purposes all the same.

13/2

Form: 6-8

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Last of eight on sole start for Andre Fabre in France (sent off 6-5 favourite); off for 466 days until reappearing with a creditable effort over C&D last month; hood added for the first time; can do better but such progress will be required.
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10

(5)

14th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

17:45 Thirsk

Clear Angel

9st 2lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

2nd

7

(4)

1st Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:55 Newcastle (AW)

Clear Angel

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Easy winner of a weak 6f handicap here last month; hit traffic off his revised mark over C&D last Thursday, when some way off the front three, and remains open to a bit of improvement; considered.

6/1

4th

8

(7)

24th Feb 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Clear Angel

8st 13lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

Had been threatening prior to running out a facile winner of a 6f 0-60 here two weeks ago; not necessarily bred to want this far but he shapes as though he'll stay; does need more to defy this new mark in a deeper race though.

9/2

13/2

Form: 388642

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Two creditable efforts in C&D novice events for this yard but surprising if there weren't a couple stronger today.
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2nd

2

(5)

14th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

Canzone

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: David C Griffiths

Four fair efforts since joining this yard but his limitations have been established; should give his running but unlikely that will be enough to win in novice company.

9/2

4th

11

(2)

11th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:50 Southwell (AW)

Canzone

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: David C Griffiths

0-8; campaigned in 6f novice events at Newcastle for current stable (form dipped last time); 8lb lower than when last seen in a handicap and may also be helped by first-time cheekpieces; could go well.

16/1

5th

3

(7)

21st Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle (AW)

Canzone

9st 2lb

J: Graham Lee

T: David C Griffiths

Two creditable efforts in C&D novice events for this yard but surprising if there weren't a couple stronger today.

13/2

Form: 8-4

Last run: 88 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Sole 2yo run wasn't without promise (7f here) and after a year on the sidelines she returned to action with a creditable run over C&D in September; capable of better and that doesn't apply to that many of her rivals.
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6th

9

(8)

21st Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newcastle (AW)

Forever’s Lady

8st 11lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Sole 2yo run wasn't without promise (7f here) and after a year on the sidelines she returned to action with a creditable run over C&D in September; capable of better and that doesn't apply to that many of her rivals.

8/1

8

(3)

8th Oct 2021

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Forever’s Lady

8st 13lb

J: Barry McHugh

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Sole 2yo run wasn't without promise (7f here) and after a year on the sidelines she returned to action with a creditable run over C&D a fortnight ago; capable of better but she's got over 3l to make up with Maywake on that latest run and minor money perhaps her best hope.

7/1

4th

10

(12)

24th Sep 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Forever’s Lady

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Geoff Oldroyd

Absent since hinting at ability (keeping-on eighth) in 7f contest here one year ago, her sole run for Ann Duffield (remains in same ownership); related to winners for this yard; check for market support.

25/1

Form: -06909

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Of interest on his best 2yo form for Ger Lyons but he struggled for that yard this year and he finished out the back in two starts for Paul Stafford this autumn; enough to prove on stable/British debut.
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9th

11

(7)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

The Last Knight

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Paul Collins

Big prices and only modest form in three starts for current stable; if he is to be found a race it is likely to be a less competitive one than this.

33/1

9th

13

(9)

21st Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

The Last Knight

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Paul Collins

Regressive maiden who is 0-13; stepped up on some below-par efforts when fourth over this C&D last time but held by Tarnhelm on that evidence.

20/1

4th

6

(7)

4th Jan 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Last Knight

9st 0lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Paul Collins

Regressive maiden in Ireland; comfortably held in C&D novice event on debut for new stable; others are more appealing.

20/1

9/1

Form: 7-38

Last run: 118 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
Didn't run too badly on his seasonal return at Bath in August (5.5f, good); backward step at Lingfield (5f, AW) three weeks later and then sold out of Marcus Tregoning's stable for 7,000gns in October; could have more to come and the betting should be revealing on his stable debut.
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12th

10

(9)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:52 Southwell (AW)

Tistaahal

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Ex-Marcus Tregoning; beaten 5l+ in six starts for this yard from 5f to 1m; has been wearing a hood or cheekpieces but nothing this time.

12th

10

(7)

10th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tistaahal

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Not pulled up any trees in five starts for new connections this winter (hooded on last four occasions); tumbling down the weights but claims seem to rest on the new trip and headgear giving him a lift.

20/1

11th

3

(3)

24th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

13:27 Southwell (AW)

Tistaahal

9st 6lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Seven-race maiden who faced a stiff task when fourth of five in a Wolverhampton novice (7f, Tapeta) last time; now back in modest handicap company, but others are still more convincing.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £73.00
Straight Forecast £84.00
Trifecta £416.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Alhammaam

Telegraph:

Blackjack

The Times:

Forever's Lady

Daily Mirror:

Blackjack

Daily Record:

Blackjack

RP Ratings:

Alhammaam

POSTDATA:

Alhammaam

Daily Mail:

Alhammaam

The Sun:

Alhammaam

The Star:

Alhammaam

The Guardian:

Forever's Lady

Daily Express:

Forever's Lady