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19:45 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
  • Win time: 1m 13s
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 936741 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Multiple C&D winner who returned to winning ways when dropped back to 6f and dropped in grade here last week; penalty to carry but he is at top of his game and he seems sure to go well.

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5th

6

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Loves it here, having won six times over 6f and also over C&D; has plummeted in the handicap since the spring of 2022 but finally took advantage when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month; a 4lb rise might make it tough to follow up.

4/1

1st

4

(8)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Last six wins at Newcastle; placed in C&D contest two starts ago but isn't sure to repeat that effort, having been far from consistent otherwise of late.

14/1

10

(9)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Six-time course winner (6f/7f) whose losing run is up to 20, but he ran his best race for a while when third of ten at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; races off the same mark (24lb lower than for his last win) and each-way claims at least if building on that.

8/1

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6/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: -16822 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Reliable sort who beat a subsequent dual winner over C&D in January; solid effort dropped to 5f here last time and should give another good account returned to this trip.

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3rd

3

(1)

21st Apr 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:07 Chelmsford (AW)

Nigel Nott

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

2nd

1

(8)

4th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Nigel Nott

9st 11lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Reliable sort who beat a subsequent dual winner over C&D in January; solid effort dropped to 5f here last time and should give another good account returned to this trip.

6/1

2nd

1

(2)

23rd Feb 2022

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 3

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Nigel Nott

9st 7lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

Won over 6f here in January; back in that sort of form when second at Chelmsford (6f again) last time; fine at 5f; ought to be competitive but has never won off a mark this high.

13/2

12/1

  • Place: £4.20

Form: 810-04

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Very useful at best but all wins have been on turf with varying degrees of give in the ground; below best so far on AW and, although return to 6f should not inconvenience, he has enough to prove for now.

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14th

6

(11)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:53 Southwell (AW)

Dave Dexter

9st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

prominent, pushed along and lost position over 2f out, carried right from under 2f out, soon in rear and beaten

25/1

7th

5

(9)

30th Jul 2022

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

18:20 Hamilton

Dave Dexter

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Roger Fell

in touch with leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

20/1

10th

6

(12)

20th Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 3

16:05 Southwell (AW)

Dave Dexter

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

always towards rear

12/1

Form: 9-4452 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

C&D winner; has not won for over a year but edging down the weights and posted best RPR since November when close second at Southwell last week; likely to go well.

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15th

77

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Shallow Hal

8st 8lb

T: K R Burke

Just 1lb higher than when winning at Carlisle (6f, good to firm) in July and runner-up on soft ground last season; however, he's been well beaten on his last four starts, the latest here yesterday.

50/1

11th

1

(9)

21st Sep 2023

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

17:17 Ayr

Shallow Hal

10st 2lb

J: Pierre-Louis Jamin

T: K R Burke

Popped up off his lower turf mark in July but this inconsistent sort hasn't repeated that effort in three outings since.

10/1

9th

10

(5)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:00 Ripon

Shallow Hal

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

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

12/1

7/1

Form: 73586- CD

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner who showed improved form on turf last year; however, not seen since October and is 10lb higher than his last run on AW so he is one to watch this time.

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5th

2

(6)

9th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:40 Pontefract

Ghathanfar

9st 10lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Tracy Waggott

led

6/1

5th

45

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:25 Ayr

Ghathanfar

9st 1lb

T: Tracy Waggott

Continues to drop down weights, but hasn't been at the top of his game this season and has to produce more than he's managed on his last few runs.

25/1

6th

7

(7)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Thirsk

Ghathanfar

8st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Made good progress last season but he's found the handicapper firmly in command this time around; trip, track and ground all fine but others more persuasive in this field; cheekpieces return today.

12/1

Form: 317-22 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Useful sprinter whose four wins have been on AW; often concedes ground at the start but in good heart and should run well assuming there is a reasonable gallop.

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4th

7

(7)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

16:50 Doncaster

Ballyare

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Not at his best on AW this winter but he's dropped in the weights as a result and he returns to turf on ground that won't faze him; Oisin Orr has won on him in the past; big run on the cards.

10/1

5th

4

(4)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ballyare

9st 10lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Lucinda Russell

Slipping to a good mark and today's conditions shouldn't be an issue; not seen to best effect here last time and could go well if getting a strong pace to aim at.

10/1

5th

2

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ballyare

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Lucinda Russell

dwelt start, in rear

16/1

5/1

Form: 15072- C

Last run: 119 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual turf winner who has won twice over 7f at this venue; has run well fresh and trainer had a winner here earlier in the week; likely to go well if there is a gallop to aim at.

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5th

2

(12)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fortamour

9st 8lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

midfield, outpaced against near rail over 2f out, rallied from 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge

33/1

6th

6

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fortamour

9st 2lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ben Haslam

Only 1lb higher than for his Ripon win in September and he's won twice at this track; however, others appeal more for win purposes.

14/1

16/1

Form: 21745- D

Last run: 193 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

6f soft-ground winner (made all) for Mick Channon last May but failed to match that level in three subsequent starts; AW debut and reappearance on first run for yard and best watched on first start since August.

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6th

5

(5)

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 5f 10y

Class 5

17:55 Bath

Danzart

9st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Stella Barclay

towards rear

20/1

7th

8

(8)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:25 Doncaster

Danzart

9st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Stella Barclay

In great form over 6f/7f last May/June, winning three times; ended the season on a low note; has something to prove back at the minimum distance on reappearance.

20/1

0

4

(8)

8th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Danzart

9st 12lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Stella Barclay

Had a hot streak in the summer, completing a hat-trick (6f/7f, turf/Tapeta); failed to fire at Haydock seven weeks ago but a break may have freshened him up and he's not impossibly treated.

5/1

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Exacta £346.00
Straight Forecast £467.40
Tricast £6353.90
Trifecta £4732.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Ballyare

POSTDATA:

Spartan Fighter

SPOTLIGHT:

Fortamour

The Times:

Shallow Hal

Daily Express:

Danzart

Telegraph:

Spartan Fighter

Daily Mail:

Spartan Fighter

The Guardian:

Ballyare

The Sun:

Ballyare

The Star:

Ballyare

Daily Record:

Ballyare

RP Ratings:

Fortamour

THE NORTH:

Fortamour

Daily Mirror:

Shallow Hal