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18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Betway Handicap

  • Prize money: £3510
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 1m 13s
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Betway Handicap

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5545-2 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Often races freely; unable to sustain a clear lead over C&D last time but kept on for second behind a rival who was on the third leg of a four-timer; possibilities, especially if managing to settle better.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

13

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Outrun The Storm

8st 13lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Sole AW win came over 6f here, but he stays this far and is back off his last winning mark; may need this after 166 days off, though.

10/1

6th

5

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

13:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outrun The Storm

9st 12lb

T: Richard Fahey

prominent

12/1

6th

7

(6)

17th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:10 Leicester

Outrun The Storm

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Fahey

C&D scorer who wasn't disgraced under an aggressive ride when eighth in 7f Ayr handicap 24 days ago; possibilities despite being 1lb out of the handicap.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 327-82 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Shaped well in first-time cheekpieces at Southwell (5f) last Tuesday, failing only narrowly to collar the winner and pulling clear of the third; return to 6f looks perfect; big player off same mark in the retained headgear.

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10th

13

(7)

8th May 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanlad

9st 3lb

J: Madi Patzelt

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

16/1

13th

9

(5)

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:50 Thirsk

Gowanlad

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Philip Kirby

raced near side

14/1

10th

6

(9)

23rd Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanlad

9st 2lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Philip Kirby

All three wins on Tapeta, the latest over 5f here a year ago; now 6lb lower, but he has finished out of the frame in all eight starts since that success so doubts over whether he can take advantage.

14/1

OUR TIP

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 372-32 CD BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over C&D in October 2020; placed in last three outings and the form stacks up well; very much knocking at the door and went down only narrowly at Southwell most recently; respected.

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9th

12

(13)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

16:17 Southwell (AW)

Burrows Seeside

8st 11lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

1st

7

(3)

15th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Burrows Seeside

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Philip Kirby

Losing sequence goes back 16 races to October 2020 and he's been a beaten favourite on his last three starts, but he's been running consistently well of late (including over C&D) and can again be thereabouts.

11/2

3rd

6

(2)

21st Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Burrows Seeside

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Philip Kirby

Has not won since October 2020 but he's a dual C&D winner who has finished placed on Tapeta in his last four starts; on same mark as for his close third here last Tuesday and he should be in the thick of things again.

5/2

Form: 66-733 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Six-time course winner, mostly off higher marks; showed signs of being back in better form here (7f) last time and should be thereabouts granted a similar effort.

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6th

4

(6)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 10lb

J: Olivia Tubb

T: Nigel Tinkler

Age proving no barrier to success for him, gaining course wins ten and 11 here on his last two starts; not out of it as he bids for a hat-trick but this is a stiffer assignment.

7/1

1st

1

(5)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Veteran who recorded the 13th win of his career when readily accounting for 11 rivals over C&D five weeks ago; should remain competitive at this level.

4/1

1st

5

(8)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Athollblair Boy

9st 6lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Nigel Tinkler

Veteran who has nine Newcastle wins on his CV, the most recent off 2lb higher last March; best effort since when close second to Nazca here a fortnight ago; fighting chance.

6/1

12/1

Form: 7-5273 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Placed here in two of his last three starts; eight-time AW winner who is well handicapped on peak form; current mark reflects where he is now, however, and others in this field are more appealing.

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1st

7

(2)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tathmeen

10st 9lb

J: Mr Kevin Skelton

T: Antony Brittain

His last win was 13 months ago but he's a Tapeta specialist who has run several good races this year including a near miss over C&D four runs back; should get a decent tow into this race and has possibilities if he gets the breaks.

15/2

5th

7

(3)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Tathmeen

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

dwelt start, midfield

11/2

11

(1)

7th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tathmeen

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Losing run up to 22, but has been thereabouts lately as when third of 12 at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) five days ago, looking unlucky not to go closer; however, all 13 wins (including seven here) have come over 5f/6f and not difficult to oppose him over this trip.

7/2

Form: 51000-

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Took well to first-time visor at Beverley (5f) in August but has totally failed to build on that success; enough to prove over this trip with the headgear now removed.

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5th

9

(7)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

16:54 Ayr

Sams Call

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael & David Easterby

1-24, but has mostly been running well this year and only beaten around 2l in 0-65 handicaps over 5f/6f the last twice; attempts 7f for the first time, but is bred to stay it and more; major player.

7/1

5th

7

(6)

15th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 18y

Class 6

16:20 Nottingham

Sams Call

9st 2lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Michael & David Easterby

Just one win from 23 starts (5f, good to firm; visored) but he hasn't been beaten far in two of his last three starts and returning to 6f is in his favour; each-way claims.

9/1

5th

9

(3)

4th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:15 Nottingham

Sams Call

8st 9lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won on turf in 2021 (5f, good to firm) and good third on AW last month (6f); however, it's a long time since he's run well on turf and was down the field at Hamilton (6f, good) a fortnight ago; something to prove.

12/1

Form: 4-1117 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

7f winner in December and started his 2022 campaign with a 6f hat-trick (Class 6), including two C&D wins; proved unsuited by drop to 5f at Southwell last week; may have more to offer back up in trip.

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2nd

1

(1)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

TellEm Nowt

10st 2lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Phil McEntee

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden final furlong, kept on well, went second final strides

9/2

5th

1

(4)

27th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

TellEm Nowt

10st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Phil McEntee

took keen hold, midfield, pushed along over 2f out, about four wide home turn, ridden from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held

6/1

1st

6

(3)

21st Sep 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

TellEm Nowt

9st 9lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Phil McEntee

dwelt start, towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and still plenty to do over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, led towards finish (trainer's rep had no explanation for the apparent improvement in form)

16/1

Form: /0790- CD

Last run: 144 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Formerly a fair handicapper, including at this course, but his form dipped sharply in four runs last year; major revival is needed on reappearance.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

8

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanbuster

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

prominent

7/1

2nd

3

(6)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanbuster

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

On a long losing run but he retains ability and wasn't beaten far at Musselburgh in September; needs to step up on last week's midfield finish over 6f here if he's to end the drought.

10/1

5th

4

(9)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gowanbuster

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Susan Corbett

awkward start

9/1

Form: 3714-3 C BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 4yo who has raced mainly at 7f for current yard, winning here in November; two subsequent efforts, both at Southwell, suggest he's ready for this drop back to sprinting; remains of interest.

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6th

9

(9)

12th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Sir Sedric

9st 3lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Lee Carter

slowly away, took keen hold, in rear, rushed up and prominent after 1f

12/1

9th

9

(3)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

Sir Sedric

9st 4lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: Lee Carter

Sole win from 29 starts came for previous trainer nearly two years ago and often finds less than looks likely; visor returns to replace blinkers.

8/1

8th

10

(4)

30th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

17:30 Lingfield (AW)

Sir Sedric

8st 11lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Lee Carter

Has the ability to win races off his lowly mark but he can flatter to deceive, as when fourth here two weeks ago (7f); others safer on balance.

12/1

Form: 4008-5

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Successful on turf and placed a few times on AW when with Marco Botti; nowhere near that form for new yard; best watched unless the market suggests a revival is likely.

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8th

1

(10)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Praise Of Shadows

9st 13lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Phil McEntee

Opened AW account at 17th attempt, with dominant success from the front in C&D classified last week; recorded a pretty good Topspeed figure for the grade that day and will take some catching under his 5lb penalty if in similar form again.

7/2

1st

4

(7)

29th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Praise Of Shadows

9st 12lb

J: Grace McEntee

T: Phil McEntee

made all, shaken up 2f out, ridden 1f out, comfortably

9/2

8th

9

(4)

12th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

11:42 Lingfield (AW)

Praise Of Shadows

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Phil McEntee

0-20 since a successful debut as 2yo for another yard; inconsistent this year and, like last time, he goes without the tongue-tie that has worked well in the past.

8/1

Form: 7616-3 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Opened his AW account with C&D success in December; solid third here last month behind dead-heaters who have advertised the form since; has a fighting chance off unchanged mark.

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4th

13

(3)

11th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:10 Thirsk

Somewhere Secret

9st 6lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Adrian Nicholls

Nine-time winner; yet to find his best form in three runs for his new yard but last time was more encouraging and this represents a drop in grade; revival not out of the question.

9/2

4th

8

(6)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:00 Thirsk

Somewhere Secret

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Adrian Nicholls

Arrives out of sorts, tried without headgear when only seventh of ten in 6f Hamilton handicap eight days ago; others appeal more.

16/1

7th

3

(11)

20th Jul 2023

Soft

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Hamilton

Somewhere Secret

9st 6lb

J: Connor Murtagh

T: Adrian Nicholls

Very well treated on form as recent as last July but this 9yo struggled this season on his three runs for Lisa Williamson and it was the same story at Carlisle 12 days ago on his first start for Adrian Nicholls.

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £589.00
Straight Forecast £418.00
Tricast £1400.50
Trifecta £1893.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Gowanlad

SPOTLIGHT:

Burrows Seeside

RP Ratings:

Outrun The Storm

Daily Express:

Somewhere Secret

The Sun:

Athollblair Boy

Daily Record:

Burrows Seeside

The Times:

Gowanlad

The Guardian:

Gowanlad

The Star:

Gowanlad