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18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

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  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
  • Win time: 1m 41s
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -55223 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Five-time C&D winner (four of them last year) who comes here on the back of three solid runs in defeat; no obvious reason why he wouldn't make a bold bid.

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0

8

(5)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Broctune Red

9st 1lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Gillian Boanas

Six-time course winner who was a good third over C&D on his penultimate run and he had an excuse when returned to 1m4f here last time; now drops back in trip and has possibilities if he gets a good pace and some luck.

12/1

8th

4

(5)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Broctune Red

9st 11lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Gillian Boanas

Won in April and has mostly run respectably since; familiar face here, including with seven wins and nine seconds, but in a 68-race career he's only once (well beaten at 1m4f in 2019) been beyond 1m2f.

8/1

3rd

1

(10)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

12:25 Newcastle (AW)

Broctune Red

9st 12lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Gillian Boanas

On an 11-race losing run but he's a seven-time course winner (1m/1m2f) who ran well when fourth over 1m here on Tuesday; might not be far away.

9/1

7/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 723-72 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Two Tapeta wins last summer and she ran right up to her best when second over 7f at Southwell four weeks ago; returning to this longer trip won't hurt and she has a big run in her.

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9th

10

(9)

31st Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Tyche

9st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Two wins on Tapeta (8.6f/7f) last summer and she's been in good form at Southwell and Newcastle in her last three runs; should get a good pace to aim at back at this trip and she still looks on a workable mark; dangerous.

7/1

4th

3

(1)

25th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:40 Newcastle (AW)

Tyche

9st 7lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

Two Tapeta wins last summer; placed on four of her last five starts and a close second over C&D on latest two weeks ago; another bold showing seems likely.

4/1

2nd

9

(6)

10th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tyche

8st 13lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Brian Ellison

Two Tapeta wins last summer and she ran right up to her best when second over 7f at Southwell four weeks ago; returning to this longer trip won't hurt and she has a big run in her.

7/1

6/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 720-18 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Returned from wind surgery to break her duck in a C&D handicap in January; she wasn't well positioned in the race won by Velma here last time and too soon to write her off on the back of that; market confidence would be significant.

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3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Poor strike-rate but has always been happiest here and has been running well this year; 2lb rise leaves little margin for error but she holds fair claims of adding to her yard's victory in this last season.

5/1

2nd

2

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Balqaa

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Been offering more at Newcastle lately but she stays 1m2f well and this is only the second time she's run at shy of 1m; she can miss the break and is usually dropped in too, and it remains to be seen whether she has the toe for this.

9/2

Form: 8211-2 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

1m Polytrack wins at Lingfield and Chelmsford last autumn; off for four months prior to a narrow defeat at Lingfield 13 days ago, pulling clear with the winner inside the final furlong in the style of one who was still ahead of his mark; up 2lb but he's a leading contender with returning to Tapeta no concern.

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6th

15

10th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 84y

Class 5

12:20 Doncaster

Smart Connection

10st 8lb

J: Miss Clara Brewitt

T: Michael Chapman

Narrow Cartmel winner off 2lb higher in August (2m6f, good to soft) but below form both starts since and stamina has not been proved beyond that, including in two runs last year over 2m7f.

66/1

9th

10

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 139y

Class 5

14:22 Market Rasen

Smart Connection

10st 9lb

J: Miss Pippa Brown

T: Michael Chapman

Cartmel winner in August (2m6f, good to soft) and not disgraced over 2m7f here on only run since; could go well again.

50/1

7th

6

16th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 16y

Class 5

15:51 Market Rasen

Smart Connection

10st 11lb

J: Mr Lewis Saunders

T: Michael Chapman

raced wide, midfield, no impression before 3 out

16/1

14/1

Form: 06-087 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

All four of her career wins came in the first half of 2021 on the Fibresand at Southwell; seems to handle Tapeta and her latest close seventh at Wolverhampton was more encouraging; tongue-tie joins the cheekpieces today; not a forlorn hope with Hollie Doyle booked.

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8th

5

(8)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

1m 0f 6y

Class 6

17:30 Pontefract

Susie Javea

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Ollie Pears

Did well on Fibresand in the first half of 2021, winning four times; beaten 3l or less on her last three starts, including back on turf at Beverley two weeks ago, and wouldn't be a forlorn hope here; stable also run Krystal Maze.

12/1

Form: 10-717 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Dug deep to get the better of a couple of reopposing rivals over C&D last month; not so good behind Velma here since then but he looks the type to leave that quickly behind him.

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14th

4

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Possible Ambition

11st 1lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

prominent

16/1

9th

8

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 9lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

Won for John and Sean Quinn at Newcastle (1m) last month and kept on well for second behind very progressive rival at Wolverhampton (9.4f) for new connections a fortnight ago; ought to make his presence felt again.

12/1

2nd

6

(7)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 6lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

Ended a long losing run when scoring at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) this month and he wasn't beaten far over 7f there three days later; this step back up in trip looks a positive (has won at 1m2f in the past) and he's respected on his stable debut; headgear removed.

6/1

7th
11 (1)
Velma

7/1

Form: 33-591 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Course regular who exploited her reduced mark when landing a similar event over C&D 17 days ago (for Paula Muir); that form has been franked with the runner-up going in since (pair nicely clear of the third) and a 2lb rise certainly isn't excessive; stall 1 probably not ideal for her today though.

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1st

10

(5)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

17:40 Beverley

Velma

8st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

Both wins achieved on the AW, though, to be fair, she has had only four runs on turf; disappointed on Tapeta at Southwell last time and has some questions to answer back on grass.

16/1

10th

9

(9)

9th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

15:35 Southwell (AW)

Velma

9st 7lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

Both her wins have come at Newcastle but she's also effective here, as when a good second over C&D in January; didn't threaten at Newcastle 17 days ago but she's better than that and can't be ruled out.

8/1

7th

8

(2)

20th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Velma

9st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Chris Fairhurst

never better than mid-division

5/1

33/1

Form: -98056 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 8st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate and although he has been running consistently enough of late, others look much stronger for the win.

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10th

11

(3)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Power Player

8st 7lb

J: Jamie Gormley

T: Ruth Carr

Continues to slide down the weights, but now 1-27 and has failed to make the frame in his last 13 outings; look elsewhere.

14/1

8th

12

(4)

10th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Power Player

8st 2lb

J: Jamie Gormley

T: Ruth Carr

Poor strike-rate and although he has been running consistently enough of late, others look much stronger for the win.

33/1

6th

12

(11)

1st Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:55 Newcastle (AW)

Power Player

8st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Habitual slow starter who's on a lengthy losing run; this is tougher than the races he's been contesting and he's some way down the pecking order.

33/1

16/1

Form: 9708-3

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Ex-French 4yo who hasn't fired for this yard; drop to Class 6 company and addition of a hood could both help but others have more pressing claims.

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12th

5

(13)

28th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

14:20 Bath

Alafdhal

9st 9lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

He had dropped a long way in the weights prior to winning at Wolverhampton in January; two more wins since, including Pontefract on Monday (5f, soft); disappointed behind Tyger Bay on Wednesday though and he's drawn widest.

9/1

5th

4

(1)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 212y

Class 5

16:17 Catterick

Alafdhal

9st 6lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

Already a dual 6f AW winner in 2024 and has continued in fine form back on turf the last twice, winning cosily at Pontefract (5f, soft) on Monday; can go well again under a 5lb penalty.

15/8

1st

5

(5)

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 5

17:30 Pontefract

Alafdhal

9st 6lb

J: Josephine Gordon

T: Phil McEntee

pressed leader

8/1

OUR TIP

4/1

Form: 6-1354 CD

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Hold-up mare with two C&D wins to her name; she has finished behind some reopposing rivals in recent starts but she did well to get as close to Possible Ambiton and Broctune Red last month and her fifth behind Velma was in a race not run to suit; little doubt she has the ability to defy this mark in a well-run race but not one for the faint-hearted.

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7th

2

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

17:30 Musselburgh

Engles Rock

9st 12lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Lucinda Russell

slowly into stride, raced in last

10/1

8th

5

(9)

24th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Ayr

Engles Rock

9st 11lb

J: William Pyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Not fully compelling on the balance of this season's form elsewhere; however, looks interesting back at Ayr having gained last two wins over C&D (including off 2lb higher).

8/1

12th

13

(1)

30th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Wetherby

Engles Rock

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Lucinda Russell

Not great on the AW this season but she won twice at Ayr last year and it was off this mark the last time.

14/1

14/1

Form: 12337- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

The winner of one of his 20 starts for Richard Fahey, in a 1m handicap at Ayr off 4lb lower last spring; off since a low-key run at Ayr in August; starts out for new yard (same owner) in a competitive race for the grade and perhaps best watched after the layoff.

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11th

8

(4)

8th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

18:50 Hamilton

Corndavon Lad

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

slowly into stride, towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, soon ridden, chased leaders 1f out, went second final 110yds, kept on

20/1

10th

9

(11)

18th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

13:00 Ayr

Corndavon Lad

8st 11lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Ruth Carr

Only win in 23 starts came over C&D (good to firm) in April of last year and he was beaten less than a length into fourth of seven behind Cosa Sara in the same race (good) last month; now 3lb better off, but his overall record is off-putting and he could probably do with the ground drying out.

10/1

4th

3

(3)

26th Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

17:10 Ayr

Corndavon Lad

9st 6lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Ruth Carr

20/1

Form: 8-7040

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Not pulled up any trees in five starts for new connections this winter (hooded on last four occasions); tumbling down the weights but claims seem to rest on the new trip and headgear giving him a lift.

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12th

10

(9)

17th Apr 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:52 Southwell (AW)

Tistaahal

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Ex-Marcus Tregoning; beaten 5l+ in six starts for this yard from 5f to 1m; has been wearing a hood or cheekpieces but nothing this time.

12th

10

(7)

10th Mar 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tistaahal

8st 12lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Not pulled up any trees in five starts for new connections this winter (hooded on last four occasions); tumbling down the weights but claims seem to rest on the new trip and headgear giving him a lift.

20/1

11th

3

(3)

24th Feb 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

13:27 Southwell (AW)

Tistaahal

9st 6lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Seven-race maiden who faced a stiff task when fourth of five in a Wolverhampton novice (7f, Tapeta) last time; now back in modest handicap company, but others are still more convincing.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £498.00
Straight Forecast £491.40
Tricast £5125.30
Trifecta £3050.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Smart Connection

The Times:

Tyche

The Star:

Velma

Daily Record:

Broctune Red

Daily Express:

Engles Rock

Daily Mirror:

Tyche

RP Ratings:

Smart Connection

POSTDATA:

Smart Connection

NEWMARKET:

Smart Connection

Telegraph:

Smart Connection

The Guardian:

Smart Connection

Daily Mail:

Smart Connection

The Sun:

Smart Connection