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18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Betway Classified Stakes

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
  • Win time: 1m 16s
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Betway Classified Stakes

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
1 (5)
Atrafan

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 8007-1 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Decent chance at the weights and is 3-6 over this C&D, the latest successs coming in refitted cheekpieces earlier this month; should go well in this lesser event.

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17th

19

(13)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Thirsk

Atrafan

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Alan Brown

towards rear

25/1

10th

10

(2)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Atrafan

9st 3lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Multiple AW winner but looks far from solid on 2024 form and may be somewhat on the wane aged ten; held by Written Broadcast on C&D running last time.

33/1

8th

2

(2)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Southwell (AW)

Atrafan

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

led, headed over 1f out

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £18.00

Form: 3649-R

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Regressive maiden who has a decent C&D run to his name but is 0-16 and confirmed he's not one to trust implicitly when refusing to race last time; risky proposition.

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10th

10

(12)

19th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sleight

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

18-race maiden who has refused to race here in the past; has form claims on such as his close second here last month (blew the start) but he wasn't so good at Southwell eight days ago; capable but too risky to support.

8/1

7th

12

(2)

11th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Sleight

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

0-17 so far; unquestionably has the ability to win a race of this nature and he went desperately close at Newcastle three weeks ago; the worry is that he refused to race on his penultimate start and was very slowly away last time too; big player if he gets it right at the start.

11/2

2nd

11

(10)

21st Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sleight

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Regressive maiden who has a decent C&D run to his name but is 0-16 and confirmed he's not one to trust implicitly when refusing to race last time; risky proposition.

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 4723-6

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Regressive maiden who hasn't been the most consistent but decent chance on best form and booking of Tom Marquand takes the eye; needs to better latest form but player in this company.

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6th

10

(6)

8th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

15:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Royal Heart

9st 9lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Ed Dunlop

slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and some headway from 3f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms

8/1

4th

9

(2)

30th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

16:25 Lingfield (AW)

Royal Heart

9st 4lb

J: Sorin Moldoveanu

T: Ed Dunlop

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, every chance when ridden over 1f out, kept on but held inside final furlong

6/1

8th

4

(4)

26th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

15:55 Yarmouth

Royal Heart

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: Ed Dunlop

towards rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

12/1

4th
12 (11)
Tarnhelm

10/1

Form: 0540-2 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Habitual slow-starter but really is a versatile performer trip-wise (effective from 6f-1m4f) and ran well over C&D last time; has had a stack of chances since last win but claims if things drop for her.

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13th

9

(6)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tarnhelm

9st 0lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Wilf Storey

Ran respectably at this track on sole AW appearance this term; however, far from consistent otherwise in recent times and losing spell goes back over three years; unappealing.

25/1

9th

12

(2)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Tarnhelm

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Wilf Storey

8yo who has been beaten on her last 44 starts going back to June 2020, and she hasn't been shaping as though a win is imminent.

50/1

7th

7

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Tarnhelm

9st 4lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Wilf Storey

dwelt start, held up in rear, good headway and disputing third 6f out

16/1

Form: 68960- CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict

Sole win from 20 starts came over C&D nearly a year ago; failed to match that since and, although returned to this grade, he will have to raise game if he is to win this.

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15th

19

(4)

18th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

14:49 Redcar

Wicklow Warrior

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Peter Niven

7th

10

(9)

4th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Wicklow Warrior

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Only one win from 23 starts and isn't the most consistent; below best on last two starts and he is not really one to be placing too much faith in.

7/1

5th

12

(6)

19th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Wicklow Warrior

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Peter Niven

His only win from 22 starts came in the corresponding race 12 months ago; he was a strong favourite there having gone desperately close on his previous run but he hasn't been in the same form this winter; Paul Mulrennan a good booking for this type but others appeal more.

16/1

33/1

Form: 87550-

Last run: 118 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 40

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on AW debut in September but below that level since; subsequently left Andrew Balding for 4,000gns but tough task on reappearance/first run for trainer.

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10th

12

(5)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

13:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sea Fern

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Scott Dixon

13-race maiden who has form figures of 6588770 on Tapeta (6f-9.4f) for new yard this year; can only be watched.

25/1

10th

10

(11)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

14:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sea Fern

8st 12lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: Scott Dixon

Unplaced all 12 starts; shaped as though worth a crack at today's longer trip when staying-on seventh over 7f recently but remains very difficult to enthuse over.

50/1

7th

11

(5)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

14:32 Southwell (AW)

Sea Fern

8st 12lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Scott Dixon

Yet to place in 11 runs and well beaten the last twice, in cheekpieces and then blinkers; lots to prove.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 77-544 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Sole win came over C&D in 2018 but running respectably for current yard; most recently when returned to this trip at Southwell earlier in week; claims in open event if things drop right.

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9th

8

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Louis Treize

8st 13lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Deborah Faulkner

Quirky type who was never involved after another slow start here (5f) last month but that was his first run after a break; should be sharper on this step back up in trip and he's well handicapped off 2lb lower than for his Chepstow win (6f, good) last summer; not ruled out.

16/1

Form: 0879-2

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

Unexposed type who turned in best effort when chasing home Atrafan over C&D last time; marginally worse off at the weights but open to a bit of improvement; each-way shout.

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8th

6

(8)

26th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Power Point

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: John Wainwright

Off the mark at Redcar last April (first-time blinkers) when seeing off 19 rivals over this trip; hasn't matched that form in four runs since and risky, for all he is effective over C&D and should be sharper for his recent return from seven months off.

12/1

11th

11

(8)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Power Point

9st 2lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: John Wainwright

Won a big-field handicap at Redcar last April but he failed to go on from that on his next three starts and this outing is his first since June; may be best watched.

20/1

Form: 9097-4

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

10th
4 (7)
Khulu

4/1

Form: 9441-1

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Best effort to win over 5f on first start at Southwell last month and followed up at same venue on Wednesday; shouldn't mind return to 6f and type physically to make further progress; claims, despite penalty.

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6

(9)

16th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

20:10 Southwell (AW)

Khulu

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

2nd

7

(7)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Khulu

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: David Thompson

Won a 6f classified event at Thirsk in August and he finished a fair fourth in sprint handicaps on Tapeta in his final two runs in the autumn; returns from 101 days off but he has form when fresh and could be dangerous if he gets a good pace to aim at.

9/1

4th

3

(7)

25th Oct 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Khulu

9st 6lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

3/1

10/1

Form: 6608-5 D

Last run: 2 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Fair at best but form patchy since last win in October 2020; not disgraced on last couple of starts, including behind Khulu at Southwell on Wednesday; lacks potential for improvement of that rival, though.

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2nd

8

(2)

24th Oct 2022

Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

17:25 Redcar

Dirchill

9st 2lb

J: Jonathan Fisher

T: David Thompson

led narrowly, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon no chance with winner

20/1

11th

9

(7)

17th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 6

14:58 Catterick

Dirchill

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: David Thompson

prominent, pressed leader when pushed along over 2f out, weakened quickly from over 1f out, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding bled from the nose)

9/1

2nd

2

(8)

27th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

19:20 Redcar

Dirchill

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: David Thompson

prominent, ridden over 1f out, went second final 110yds, made no impression

6/1

10/1

Form: 26304- CD

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Won three times in first half of last year (including over C&D) and mainly creditable efforts since; latest C&D run franked by subsequent win of the third; big chance down in grade.

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10th

7

(11)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sharrabang

9st 4lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Stella Barclay

Ran okay behind Blackcurrent here last month but he's since finished tailed off over 7f at Catterick; each-way claims if on a good day.

12/1

9th

9

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

17:50 Catterick

Sharrabang

8st 9lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Stella Barclay

Lost his way from the end of June onwards until staging a partial revival at Newcastle latest (6f), rallying close home; losing run of 30 is off-putting.

20/1

20/1

Form: 87650- CD

Last run: 74 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in 2020 and won turf handicap last summer; below that level since (last three runs came over C&D) and something to prove after a short break.

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13th

6

(4)

21st Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Oakenshield

9st 2lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Linda Stubbs

C&D winner in 2020 and won turf handicap last summer; below that level since (last three runs came over C&D) and something to prove after a short break.

20/1

12th

11

(10)

8th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Oakenshield

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Linda Stubbs

Reunited with Hollie Doyle when successful in this grade at Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) in July; has a 3lb lower mark (a career low) today and doesn't have a massive amount to find with Oriental Lilly on the basis of September C&D form; can't be discounted.

11/1

5th

5

(5)

15th Oct 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Oakenshield

9st 7lb

J: Tony Hamilton

T: Linda Stubbs

C&D winner for previous yard; he had dropped a long way in the weights prior to landing a similar race at Yarmouth in July; three subsequent defeasts mean he's now 1lb lower than for that win; revival not out of the question.

8/1

Form: 896-

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 30

Form & Verdict

Yard has been among the winners in recent times but this one has shown little in the way of ability; tough task.

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5

29th May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:20 Cartmel

Civil Justice Gone

11st 2lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Barry Murtagh

Pulled up when 250-1 for two maiden hurdles in the autumn; can't be recommended here.

100/1

10

2nd Nov 2022

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

14:07 Musselburgh

Civil Justice Gone

10st 11lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Barry Murtagh

Displayed very little on the Flat (four starts) and pulled up at 250-1 on last month's hurdle debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft).

200/1

7

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Civil Justice Gone

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Willmott

T: Barry Murtagh

raced wide, held up in rear, mistake when sprawled on landing and nearly lost jockey 4 out, soon pulled up

200/1

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Payout
Exacta £2746.00
Straight Forecast £3726.30
Trifecta £52467.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Atrafan

RP Ratings:

Louis Treize

Telegraph:

Khulu

NEWMARKET:

Royal Heart

Daily Express:

Sharrabang

Daily Record:

Tarnhelm

Daily Mail:

Khulu

POSTDATA:

Louis Treize

The Star:

Louis Treize

The Times:

Atrafan

The Guardian:

Atrafan

Daily Mirror:

Atrafan

The Sun:

Atrafan