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19:45 Newcastle (AW)

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All Weather Championships Mile Handicap

  • Prize money: £2970
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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All Weather Championships Mile Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
8 (12)
Jems Bond

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.20
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 43-471 C

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

First-time cheekpieces when gaining only his second win in 21 starts in a 0-50 classified event here (6f) last month; return to 7f not a problem, but headgear not certain to work a second time and more will be needed to follow up.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(2)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 2lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but losing run up to 14 and he finished behind two of these when seventh of 11 over C&D last month; needs a turnaround.

12/1

7th

10

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but despite dropping in the weights his losing run is up to 13; finished over 10l behind Brother Dave at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last time and others are preferred.

12/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 225-33

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

0-12, but has been unlucky not to have won before now; off the same mark as when runner-up over C&D in November and the form of her third of 12 at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) five weeks ago has worked out well since; this could be the day.

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10

(9)

5th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

14:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aquamas

9st 4lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

0-8 on the AW but back to form when beaten a short head at Southwell last week (7f, standard); not ideally drawn for first run here, but a possible.

3/1

2nd

12

(3)

22nd Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Aquamas

8st 11lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on final furlong, every chance towards finish, just denied

10/1

7th

9

(2)

2nd Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Aquamas

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Dods

in touch with leaders

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 73434-

Last run: 93 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden who ran with plenty of credit on turf/Polytrack in his last four outings of 2021; makes his Tapeta debut and may just need this after three months off.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose last five starts have been over 8.6f here, winning twice; not at his best in his last two outings, but he may appreciate going back up in trip having scored over course and distance off 1lb higher a year ago; high on the list.

15/2

5th

8

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose four wins have all come here, the latest over this trip last month where he made it 2-2 under Billy Loughnane; not so good in an amateur riders' event back here six days ago and he needs to put that performance behind him.

7/1

5th

2

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

11st 2lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

started quickly, led early, soon headed and prominent

2/1

Form: 6-5194 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 8st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Four wins here (three over this trip) and back off the same mark as for his narrow success at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) in January; latest fourth of 12 over that C&D working out well with the first (twice) and second horses winning since and capable of playing a part if on a going day; stable also runs Power Player.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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5th

12

(13)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 0lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Veteran who enjoyed a purple patch at the start of the year with his four straight wins including two over C&D; has continued to run well over this trip since and another big effort would come as no surprise.

10/1

3rd

9

(11)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

raced in second, disputing lead over 1f out, kept on but lost second final strides

9/1

2nd

2

(6)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Bobby Joe Leg

9st 8lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Retains ability despite his advancing years and completed a 7f four-timer in January/February; ran well on penultimate start, then found 6f too sharp latest; returns to his optimum trip.

8/1

16/1

Form: 22496- CD

Last run: 109 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Last two efforts on the AW in November not amongst his best and has been off for 109 days since; however, two of his three AW wins have come over C&D and has dropped 1lb lower than for the most recent; worth keeping an eye on.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(10)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mudawwan

9st 0lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

Last two efforts on the AW in November not amongst his best and has been off for 109 days since; however, two of his three AW wins have come over C&D and has dropped 1lb lower than for the most recent; worth keeping an eye on.

16/1

6th

2

(7)

29th Nov 2021

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Mudawwan

9st 5lb

J: Ugne Mickute

T: Edward Bethell

Has a patchy record and he didn't fire at Newcastle (6f) last time but that was after an eyecatching fourth at Redcar and he's now back on the same mark as for his Tapeta win (7f) in February; looks interesting back up in trip and he's respected for in-form yard; cheekpieces reapplied.

12/1

9th

5

(5)

8th Nov 2021

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mudawwan

9st 5lb

J: Ugne Mickute

T: Edward Bethell

Dual course winner (7f); missed the break when a fast-finishing fourth on first ever attempt over 6f at Redcar (soft) a fortnight ago, which was an encouraging return from a break; if able to build positively upon that effort he's one of the likelier winners today.

6/1

7/1

Form: 9300-3

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

0-14, but placed in three of his five visits here including when third of 12 over 1m last month (Perfect Soldier and Power Player just behind); down another 1lb and could make the frame again.

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4th

7

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

towards rear

8/1

2nd

4

(8)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 9lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Geoffrey Harker

Rattled off a hat-trick here in 2022 and well handicapped again; not sure what happened last time but was a close third here the run before when perhaps unlucky; always held up so a hostage to some good fortune (only 4-35 overall).

10/1

10th

12

(12)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rod

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Three of his four wins have come here (7f/1m) and he may have been unfortunate not to finish closer when third of nine over C&D a week ago (form since boosted); remains off his last winning mark, but this established hold-up performer may not get the race run to suit.

10/1

Form: 40-264 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Has made the frame a few times here since last September, including when beaten a neck over C&D in January; however, he is now 0-27 on the AW (3-55 overall) and others are much more persuasive.

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2nd

9

(3)

19th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 68y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Perfect Soldier

8st 12lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Wilf Storey

raced in second

9/2

1st

10

(4)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Perfect Soldier

8st 11lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

2-2 at Musselburgh, the wins gained over 7f/1m in April 2021; now a 9yo and looks far from solid on 2023 form (mostly AW) but the return to this venue gives cause for optimism.

16/1

7th

14

(12)

11th May 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:45 Thirsk

Perfect Soldier

8st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Wilf Storey

prominent

33/1

Form: 457-80 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Four wins include one over 1m here, but has only managed to land one of his last 27 starts and been quiet lately, including in both starts for this yard; down another 3lb, but best watched for now.

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8th

6

(2)

27th Apr 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

19:50 Brighton

Fennaan

9st 4lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

8th

7

(3)

2nd Apr 2022

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fennaan

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Michael Appleby

Was going the wrong way for previous yard and moving to Mick Appleby hasn't arrested the slide; plenty to prove for now.

12/1

8th

4

(11)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fennaan

9st 4lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Four wins include one over 1m here, but has only managed to land one of his last 27 starts and been quiet lately, including in both starts for this yard; down another 3lb, but best watched for now.

25/1

14/1

Form: 980568

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

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

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: 9808-0 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Has been useful in his time with six wins on turf, but a while since he showed any worthwhile form despite plummeting in the weights; blinkers worn last time soon removed, but he can't be recommended at present.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

11

(11)

2nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 6

14:41 Beverley

Presidential

9st 1lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

11th

6

(7)

18th Mar 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Presidential

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell

Has been useful in his time with six wins on turf, but a while since he showed any worthwhile form despite plummeting in the weights; blinkers worn last time soon removed, but he can't be recommended at present.

16/1

10th

4

(4)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Presidential

9st 7lb

J: Mark Crehan

T: Roger Fell

Rated 27lb higher ahead of his 2021 reappearance but looked regressive in nine runs last term; blinkers might help now dipping into 0-55 company; worth a market check.

12/1

OUR TIP
3 (2)
Fanzone

Form: 95/33-

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Has shown some ability in an abbreviated eight-race career, but his two third-place finishes here (6f/1m) in October following a long absence may not amount to a great deal; returns from another 147 days off having undergone wind surgery in the meantime and has something to prove.

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3rd

10

(6)

3rd May 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Fanzone

9st 0lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Liam Bailey

midfield, took keen hold and raced in second after 2f, led over 2f out

8/1

5th

7

(9)

10th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fanzone

8st 13lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Liam Bailey

Boasts a fair record in the spring but it's been two years since his sole win and he lacks consistency; others look stronger as the headgear comes off again.

12/1

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Exacta £226.00
Straight Forecast £217.10
Tricast £673.10
Trifecta £530.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Aquamas

POSTDATA:

Jems Bond

Daily Express:

English Spirit

Telegraph:

Bobby Joe Leg

RP Ratings:

Fennaan

The Times:

Aquamas

Daily Mail:

Aquamas

Daily Mirror:

Aquamas

The Sun:

Aquamas

The Guardian:

Jems Bond

The Star:

Jems Bond

Daily Record:

Jems Bond