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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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7th

5

(6)

19th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Hackberry

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Nikki Evans

in touch with leaders

16/1

12th

5

2nd Mar 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

16:10 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 0lb

J: Shane Quinlan

T: Nikki Evans

Fair on the Flat but was pulled up on hurdling debut for Ann Duffield in the autumn and also struggled on first hurdle start for current stable, over C&D behind Welsh Charger eight days ago.

200/1

15th

3

22nd Feb 2023

Good

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:35 Ludlow

Hackberry

11st 7lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Nikki Evans

Fair bumper/Flat scorer for Brian Ellison but he was pulled up on his hurdling debut for Ann Duffield at Kelso in October and also came in well held back on the level in 2m Wolverhampton handicap last month for his new stable; others appeal more.

50/1

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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1st

1

(6)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer with a poor strike-rate; close fifth at Kempton (2m) last time in a race that wasn't run to suit and the prospect of another steady pace reduces his appeal.

7/2

5th

1

(10)

27th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Socially Shady

9st 12lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Hold-up performer who is hard to win with (4-44) and needs everything to fall right, which didn't happen when a never-dangerous third at Southwell last month; capable but not without risk.

5/1

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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8th

7

(2)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: John Norton

Both wins have been over 1m6f but he stays 2m; didn't run too badly on stable debut when behind Vision Of Hope and could build on that.

8/1

5th

8

(7)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:15 Southwell (AW)

Freewheelin

8st 10lb

J: Mark Winn

T: John Norton

2-20 with both wins coming on Tapeta over 2m; final efforts on turf for Tom Tate are readily forgiven but he has been off since June and has changed hands for £3,500.

8/1

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

7

(7)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:56 Musselburgh

Will He Dance

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

in rear, good headway on outer 3f out, ridden and went second over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, soon hung right, kept on, no match for winner

5/1

6th

6

(7)

5th Aug 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

16:35 Thirsk

Will He Dance

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

raced freely, in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra

4/1

5

(1)

1st Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

13:48 Ayr

Will He Dance

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Keith Dalgleish

Finally off the mark in a 0-50 classified event that panned out ideally a fortnight ago; that will have boosted confidence but it came over 1m4f (stays further) and he'll want a good test at 1m2f off his revised mark.

2/1

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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6th

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Misscarlett

8st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

in rear on outer

66/1

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