February 15 / 16.08 Newcastle (AW)

16.08 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 3m 42s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 54-152 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Largely respectable 2m form for current stable; won at Lingfield three starts ago; creditable second at Southwell latest; solid chance.
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1st

6

(2)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Metal Man

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Largely respectable 2m form for current stable; won at Lingfield three starts ago; creditable second at Southwell latest; solid chance.

7/2

2nd

6

(3)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Rebecca Menzies

Cosy winner of a 2m handicap at Lingfield this month; only fifth of six at Kempton last time but it was still a fair effort; should remain competitive at this level.

5/1

5th

3

(6)

12th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Metal Man

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Rebecca Menzies

Yard is in fine form and this one reeled in the leader to win with something to spare at Lingfield last week (2m); is only lightly raced on AW and has more to come despite the penalty.

7/4

5/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 9805-3

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Had wind surgery prior to an encouraging effort at Southwell (2m) three weeks ago; bumper winner on this AW course; interesting back here.
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4

(3)

22nd May 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:10 Nottingham

Hackberry

8st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Arrives on a long losing run and visor is tried after he hung right when respectable fourth in 1m6f Chelmsford handicap in March; others appeal more.

5/1

4th

6

(2)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Chelmsford (AW)

Hackberry

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Bumper winner; nearly opened his Flat account at Newcastle (2m) on penultimate start, going down narrowly; form dipped last time but gave impression he's ready for this drop back to 1m6f; remains of interest.

11/2

6th

10

(4)

5th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Hackberry

9st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

Now 0-9 on the Flat but he's recorded two solid placed efforts off this mark (C&D first occasion) since returning from wind surgery; should give another good account.

11/2

14/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: /785/8

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Seven-race maiden; possibly needed the run at Southwell (stable debut; back from lengthy absence) last month; may improve.
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3rd

4

(4)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Diaboleo

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

Seven-race maiden; possibly needed the run at Southwell (stable debut; back from lengthy absence) last month; may improve.

14/1

8th

10

(8)

11th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 21y

Class 5

16:50 Southwell (AW)

Diaboleo

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

Some initial promise for Freddy Head in France but struggled for Ian Williams in 2020; sold for 9,000gns in August 2020; plenty to prove on belated reappearance/stable debut.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 223-41 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Opened his AW account with a narrow win at Wolverhampton (2m) last month; consistent of late; should remain competitive up just 1lb.
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8th

12

(10)

27th Mar 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

13:25 Doncaster

Socially Shady

9st 13lb

J: Mr Jack Lander

T: K R Burke

Largely consistent at about 2m on AW since November; effective on turf but doesn't appear to be crying out for this drop back to 1m4f; not seen over this trip since last May.

10/1

5th

5

(6)

5th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:54 Lingfield (AW)

Socially Shady

8st 10lb

J: Sam Feilden

T: K R Burke

Opened his AW account with a narrow win over 2m at Wolverhampton last month; creditable efforts at Newcastle in both subsequent runs but he looks weighted near best off this mark and this is a step back up in grade; others more persuasive.

7/1

2nd

5

(6)

23rd Feb 2022

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

Opened his AW account with a narrow win at Wolverhampton (2m) last month; respectable fourth over this C&D since; ought to be competitive again but doesn't have much in hand off his mark.

15/2

13/2

Form: 9040-3

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Close third in higher grade over C&D last time, outrunning his 50-1 odds; now 0-16 on AW but again has place hopes off unchanged mark.
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9th

4

(9)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Wemyss Point

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

4th

8

(8)

23rd Feb 2022

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Wemyss Point

8st 11lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

Split Khilwafy and Vis A Vis when a creditable third over C&D last month but not in quite the same form when fifth back here since, taking his overall Flat record to 0-17.

11/1

5th

3

(5)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Wemyss Point

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

Close third in higher grade over C&D last time, outrunning his 50-1 odds; now 0-16 on AW but again has place hopes off unchanged mark.

13/2

9/2

Form: 6013-1 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Form figures of 131 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at this track and Southwell; open to further progress at this trip; respected.
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6th

7

(3)

15th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:08 Newcastle (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tom Tate

Form figures of 131 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at this track and Southwell; open to further progress at this trip; respected.

9/2

1st

9

(10)

25th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 12lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tom Tate

Had subsequent winners and Nataleena behind when showing much-improved form for the step up to 2m on Newcastle Tapeta in October; was returning from a short break when a persevering third over C&D last month and he should find another staying race off this mark.

3/1

3rd

11

(8)

17th Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tom Tate

Left previous handicap form behind when upped in trip and winning at 80-1 at Newcastle (2m, Tapeta) last time out in October; this lightly raced 3yo has obvious claims up 4lb if confirming that promise.

7/1

Form: 9050-

Last run: 182 days

W: 8st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Soundly beaten in four turf runs (7f-1m4f) last summer; new trip/surface needs to prompt major improvement.
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2nd

6

(6)

29th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:40 Musselburgh

Will He Dance

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield on outer early, outpaced and pushed along over 3f out, edged left 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ducked right inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

5/1

3rd

6

(6)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Will He Dance

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

took keen hold, prominent, dropped to midfield over 8f out, headway over 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, ran on

6/1

4th

6

(7)

21st May 2022

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

14:28 Musselburgh

Will He Dance

8st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Keith Dalgleish

Form: 38452-

Last run: 206 days

W: 8st 9lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Scored twice over hurdles in 2021; ran well over C&D on last attempt in this sphere (solid form) and can't be left out of calculations.
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4th

3

6th Jun 2022

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:20 Southwell

Misscarlett

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Philip Kirby

prominent, ridden home turn, soon outpaced and lost position, well held when left in fourth last, kept on run-in

7/1

7th

10

6th May 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

15:35 Market Rasen

Misscarlett

10st 12lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Now 1lb lower than when winning here (2m7f, good) in November but hasn't fired on the Flat or over hurdles this year and needs to up her game.

16/1

7th

8

9th Apr 2022

Good

2m 4f 62y

Class 5

16:00 Newcastle

Misscarlett

10st 12lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

Dual good-ground winner last year but, although not totally disgraced on either of last two hurdle starts, she'll have to raise game if she's to return to winning ways this time.

14/1

20/1

Form: 46678- D

Last run: 139 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Faller over hurdles last time (debut for this yard); raced mainly on turf and hasn't won since 2019; enough to prove back on AW.
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1

7th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

16:15 Hexham

Contrebasse

11st 6lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Danny Brooke

His last Flat win was in August 2019 and he's struggled under both codes in his last ten runs; hurdle record stands at 0-8 and can only be watched back in this sphere.

25/1

7th

6

(2)

11th Apr 2022

Soft

2m 5f 139y

Class 5

16:50 Pontefract

Contrebasse

8st 12lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Danny Brooke

6th

6

22nd Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 26y

Class 5

16:21 Wetherby

Contrebasse

10st 10lb

J: Emma Smith-Chaston

T: Danny Brooke

Had modest strike-rate during 31-race Flat career and is 0-7 over hurdles; 50-1 and soundly beaten when upped to 2m7f at Newcastle this month; difficult to enthuse over.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £352.00
Straight Forecast £337.80
Tricast £5318.90
Trifecta £3349.00

Selections

The Times:

Freewheelin

Daily Mirror:

Metal Man

The Guardian:

Misscarlett

SPOTLIGHT:

Hackberry

POSTDATA:

Socially Shady

Daily Mail:

Wemyss Point

Telegraph:

Freewheelin

The Star:

Freewheelin

Daily Record:

Freewheelin

The Sun:

Metal Man

Daily Express:

Misscarlett