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17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

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  • Prize money: £2970
  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 44s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
3 (7)
Balqaa

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 65720-

Last run: 79 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Improved on her novice/maiden form when second of 18 in a 7f handicap at Redcar in October; ran poorly on soft ground the following month, after which she had wind surgery; cheekpieces added for her return to action and she remains capable of better.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Balqaa

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Been offering more at Newcastle lately but she stays 1m2f well and this is only the second time she's run at shy of 1m; she can miss the break and is usually dropped in too, and it remains to be seen whether she has the toe for this.

9/2

2nd

4

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

visibility reduced by fog, in rear, headway and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

8/1

5th

4

(3)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

13:45 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Stella Barclay

This hold-up performer has registered her top five RPRs here; ran into trouble up the stands' rail when behind Explorers Way over C&D last week and could snap losing run if this pans out better.

6/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 9406-4

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Promise in light career for James Fanshawe; good fourth over C&D on stable debut in November but he hasn't hit that level in three subsequent runs; drop into Class 6 company and first-time cheekpieces could give him a lift.

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12

(1)

19th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 5

17:27 Carlisle

Going Underground

8st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

Kept on well for close fourth at Wetherby (7f, good to firm) a fortnight ago and ought to be better suited by today's longer trip but has very modest 1-32 strike-rate and others appeal more for win purposes.

10/1

4th

8

(7)

6th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Wetherby

Going Underground

8st 12lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

switched left soon after start, held up in rear

10/1

5th

8

(3)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

17:05 Musselburgh

Going Underground

9st 2lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

Sole win came on AW; however, made the frame over 1m here the last twice, fourth to How Bizarre latest occasion; in-form contender who may again pick up some prize-money.

5/1

OUR TIP

10/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 8087-5 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Big prices in three runs for Gay Kelleway and hasn't found his feet just yet; becoming dangerously well treated and any market support would look significant.

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6th

6

(3)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Central City

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: B F Brookhouse

Nine wins on the AW but down the field in both his runs for this yard and he's getting on now.

10/1

5

(4)

4th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Central City

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

Nine wins on the AW and 3lb lower than when winning for Gay Kelleway at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) in September last year; well held on his stable debut after ten months off at Kempton (1m4f, Polytrack; stumbled start) a fortnight ago and probably best watched for now.

12/1

10th

2

(7)

20th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Central City

9st 11lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: B F Brookhouse

Multiple winner for previous yards; absent since January and now makes debut for Ben Brookhouse; market may prove best guide.

14/1

Form: 8888-9

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor and exposed maiden who has little to recommend her.

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5th

12

(7)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

13:42 Beverley

Gloryella

8st 11lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Brian Rothwell

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

50/1

12th

12

(9)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 6

14:33 Ripon

Gloryella

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost position when short of room 2f out, soon weakened

50/1

6th

8

(4)

2nd Aug 2022

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

16:15 Catterick

Gloryella

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Brian Rothwell

in touch with leaders, lost position and midfield from over 7f out, pushed along when up the centre home straight, soon ridden and weakened gradually

50/1

9/1

Form: 87940-

Last run: 30 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

First promising signs for this yard when fourth of 14 over C&D last month; unable to back it up when stepped up to 1m2f one week later; still has time to do better though and a 30-day break may have freshened her up.

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7th

8

(2)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:14 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 3lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Scored at Ayr (7f) in September but her form has nosedived; last of 12 over C&D last month and has something to prove.

20/1

12th

6

(9)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cosa Sara

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Fifth turf win when successful over Ayr's 7f last month; not so good since and her record on the AW (0-9) hardly bodes well.

12/1

6th

7

(5)

3rd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:42 Ayr

Cosa Sara

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, held up in rear, no impression from over 2f out

9/1

Form: 6150-0 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Two course wins in October and he is only 2lb higher than for the second of them; form has dropped off more recently but a revival isn't out of the question.

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7th

6

(8)

20th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zenzero

8st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

Two course wins in October and he is only 2lb higher than for the second of them; form has dropped off more recently but a revival isn't out of the question.

9/2

10th

10

(4)

6th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Zenzero

8st 13lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: David O’Meara

Two course wins in October and this mark is not beyond him if returning to that level; stopped quickly when disappointing at Southwell last time but capable of bouncing back.

10/1

12th

8

(5)

10th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:45 Southwell (AW)

Zenzero

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Winless his first 12 starts, but he scored twice on Tapeta at Newcastle (7f/1m) in October and was a staying-on fifth of 14 under a 6lb penalty there (7f) last month (winner has gone in again since); return to this trip not an issue and he could prove the answer from a mark 3lb lower than last time.

5/1

Form: 63454-

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Failed to win in nine starts for Mick Channon but she made an encouraging start for her new stable when fourth over 1m2f here last month (form very solid for the grade); shorter trip asks a different question but she's one to consider.

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16th

6

(1)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

13:40 Thirsk

Saulire Star

9st 6lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tim Easterby

in touch with leaders on inner, hampered and dropped to midfield after 1f, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out

8/1

6th

3

(8)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 6

14:33 Ripon

Saulire Star

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent on outer, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened inside final 110yds

7/1

8th

1

(3)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:29 Beverley

Saulire Star

10st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Tim Easterby

dwelt start, pulled hard, towards rear, headway and prominent after 2f, pushed along and pressed leader 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened 1f out, eased inside final furlong

9/4

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Payout
Exacta £150.00
Straight Forecast £131.30
Tricast £733.80
Trifecta £756.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Balqaa

RP Ratings:

Saulire Star

Daily Mail:

Zenzero

The Times:

Going Underground

The Sun:

Central City

Telegraph:

Balqaa

Daily Express:

Balqaa

The Star:

Balqaa

The Guardian:

Saulire Star

Daily Mirror:

Saulire Star

Daily Record:

Saulire Star