January 13 / 13.50 Newcastle (AW)

13.50 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 2m 49s
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Play 4 To Win At Betway Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly sunny

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.75
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 33326-

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
13-race maiden but placed four times in a row (three at 1m4f on Wolverhampton Tapeta) before a lesser show when trying 1m6f (didn't get best of runs) on latest outing; each-way player.
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9th

11

(14)

8th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 16y

Class 4

18:18 Hamilton

Percy Willis

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Three-time AW winner this year; failed to transfer the best of that form back to turf at Doncaster (1m4f) two weekends ago and still has something to prove in this sphere.

5th

10

(9)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

Percy Willis

8st 10lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

4th

3

(3)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 3

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Percy Willis

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

20/1

  • Place: £5.80

Form: 57549-

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Won Irish debut in June 2020; mostly downhill last year, including over hurdles; tailed off over 1m here on debut for new yard latest.
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5th

8

25th May 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

18:45 Wexford

Collaborating

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Won on the Flat on 2020 debut but no wins since and hasn't shown much in four runs over hurdles; tailed off on handicap debut last time; enough to prove.

20/1

11th

12

6th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 180y

17:50 Downpatrick

Collaborating

11st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Flat winner on good ground on debut for Joseph Murphy in June 2020 but struggled afterwards in handicaps; was having only third start over timber when a remote third in Carlisle novices' last month; potential improved on handicap debut here.

14/1

3rd

3

16th Apr 2022

Good

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

14:19 Carlisle

Collaborating

11st 0lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: John Joseph Hanlon

7/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 73447-

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Won off 9lb higher in cheekpieces on Polytrack (1m2f) in January 2020 but that is his sole win from 28 starts; third at Lingfield (1m5f) last March on latest AW start and the return to this sphere for new yard (off 197 days; has left Stan Moore) means he needs a second look; in-form yard also runs Mahanakhon Power.
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6th

2

(1)

3rd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 15y

Class 6

16:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 7lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Rebecca Menzies

Sole win came off 11lb higher at Lingfield two years ago; not disgraced in two starts (1m4f/2m) for new stable this year; possibilities provided he takes well to change of headgear (visor replaces usual cheekpieces).

6/1

5th

5

(9)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Sole win at 1m2f on Polytrack in 2020; unproven over 2m but he kept his nose to the grindstone when third to a subsequent winner on recent debut for this yard at Newcastle (1m4f) and is on a fair mark these days.

9/2

3rd

5

(7)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Shady

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Rebecca Menzies

Won off 9lb higher in cheekpieces on Polytrack (1m2f) in January 2020 but that is his sole win from 28 starts; third at Lingfield (1m5f) last March on latest AW start and the return to this sphere for new yard (off 197 days; has left Stan Moore) means he needs a second look; in-form yard also runs Mahanakhon Power.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43129-

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Ran with credit on the Flat for most of last summer for Mick Appleby, winning at 11.4f (turf) and 1m2f (Polytrack); three hurdle runs for Martin Keighley were underwhelming but he faded only over 1f out on return to Flat here for new yard last month; tongue-tie enlisted.
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3rd

3

(4)

2nd Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 179y

Class 6

14:45 Leicester

Mahanakhon Power

10st 0lb

J: Jamie Spencer

T: Rebecca Menzies

chased leader, shaken up and lost second over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

7/1

2

15th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:45 Uttoxeter

Mahanakhon Power

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Rebecca Menzies

pressed leader, prominent after 5th, ridden after 3 out, held 2 out, badly hampered by faller when unseated rider last

11/8

6th

4

(5)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 3f 15y

Class 6

19:20 Hamilton

Mahanakhon Power

9st 7lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Rebecca Menzies

prominent, chased clear leader after 3f, pushed along and chased leader 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out, eased inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 40422- D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Won twice (once at 1m4f on Wolverhampton Tapeta) in August and runner-up at Chelmsford (1m5f) on last two outings; looks the most solid option.
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7

(2)

27th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

20:25 Musselburgh

Wadacre Gogo

9st 0lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

3rd

6

(12)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wadacre Gogo

9st 4lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Two quick wins on AW last summer (one over C&D); ended 2021 with three good runs but she hasn't quite hit those heights in 2022; edging down the weights and type to bounce back at some point.

9/1

8th

10

(9)

22nd Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Wadacre Gogo

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie & Mark Johnston

Expensive to follow since two quick wins last summer; offered more last time, though, and she's back on her last successful mark, so can't be discounted.

8/1

Form: 5644-

Last run: 79 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Switched to Flat in September, showing modest form on soft ground in 1m4f seller and 2m handicap on last two outings; wore cheekpieces in both and they are joined by tongue-tie for this AW debut, following a poor show over hurdles (tongue tied, visored) on Boxing Day.
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6th

7

(3)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

New Delhi Express

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Switched to Flat in September, showing modest form on soft ground in 1m4f seller and 2m handicap on last two outings; wore cheekpieces in both and they are joined by tongue-tie for this AW debut, following a poor show over hurdles (tongue tied, visored) on Boxing Day.

10/1

7

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:25 Market Rasen

New Delhi Express

11st 4lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Iain Jardine

Fared better in a weak 2m Flat handicap in October but looked far from a natural over hurdles in previous efforts; several are above him on the list.

12/1

9

(5)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

New Delhi Express

9st 2lb

J: William Carson

T: Iain Jardine

0-11 under both codes but lightly raced on the Flat and was a fair fourth when upped in trip on his Flat handicap debut at Catterick (2m) in October; could have more to offer and is not discounted; headgear changed.

9/1

33/1

Form: 85089-

Last run: 66 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Won four times on the Flat at up to 1m2f for Mick Channon, latest June 2020; the 2021 evidence (Flat and hurdling) is none too persuasive.
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12th

6

(10)

21st Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

13:10 Southwell (AW)

Walkonby

9st 4lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won four times on the Flat at up to 1m2f for Mick Channon but his last success was in June 2020 and he's struggled under both codes in 12 runs for his current yard; new headgear is now tried and he has a lot to prove.

25/1

7th

8

(2)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Walkonby

8st 11lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Won four times on the Flat at up to 1m2f for Mick Channon, latest June 2020; the 2021 evidence (Flat and hurdling) is none too persuasive.

33/1

7th

7

20th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 5

12:45 Musselburgh

Walkonby

10st 6lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Micky Hammond

Won four times on the Flat at up to 1m2f for Mick Channon; only modest efforts over hurdles so far, but begins life in handicaps off a very low mark and no surprise to see her fare much better, though needs to settle better (tends to pull hard).

9/1

Form: 70043- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Useful on Flat earlier in his career but failed to match that over hurdles and it has been a struggle back on the Flat over the last 13 months; third of six over C&D off his radically reduced mark last time gives a little renewed hope; cheekpieces (tried twice over hurdles in 2020) return.
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11

28th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 61y

Class 4

13:00 Carlisle

Battle Of Wills

10st 12lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Ewan Whillans

Returned to form when second at Sedgefield (2m4f, good to soft) 19 days ago but is quickly back up in grade here and the increased emphasis on stamina may not be in his favour.

13/2

2nd

3

9th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

15:37 Sedgefield

Battle Of Wills

11st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

His mark continues to fall and he was a fair third on the AW in December, but he was well beaten back over hurdles at Kelso last month and needs to be a different proposition this afternoon.

16/1

6th

6

16th Jan 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 3

14:40 Kelso

Battle Of Wills

10st 4lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

Formerly useful on the Flat and also won a maiden hurdle when trained in Ireland; however, struggled early last year over jumps and recent Flat efforts were no more encouraging.

16/1

Form: 4808-0

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden who's only once been beaten less than 10l; tailed off in a classified over C&D last week after 201-day absence.
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2

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 154y

Class 4

14:01 Wetherby

Allerthorpe

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Brian Rothwell

16-race maiden on the Flat, tailed off when last seen in January; hard to fancy on hurdling debut.

66/1

9th

1

(3)

20th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Allerthorpe

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Brian Rothwell

15-race maiden with very little to recommend him, even at this level; new accessories today.

50/1

9th

9

(1)

13th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Allerthorpe

8st 5lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

14-race maiden who's only once been beaten less than 10l; tailed off in a classified over C&D last week after 201-day absence.

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £665.00
Straight Forecast £693.80
Tricast £2403.20
Trifecta £3217.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wadacre Gogo

Telegraph:

Percy Willis

The Times:

Mahanakhon Power

The Sun:

Mr Shady

POSTDATA:

Battle Of Wills

The Guardian:

Percy Willis

Daily Mail:

Percy Willis

The Star:

Percy Willis

RP Ratings:

Wadacre Gogo

Daily Express:

Wadacre Gogo

Daily Mirror:

Wadacre Gogo

Daily Record:

Wadacre Gogo