June 25 / 13.15 Newcastle (AW)

13.15 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Racing Welfare Handicap

  • Prize money: £4994.99
  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 4
  • 9 runners
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Racing Welfare Handicap

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Scattered showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: F/9-36 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Low-mileage 5yo; unplaced all four outings on turf and down the field at Sandown two weeks ago, but he'd previously shaped well when third to a progressive type at Chelmsford (1m5f, AW) in May; now 5lb lower and wears a visor instead of cheekpieces; interesting contender back on the AW.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(3)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Arabian Warrior

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Saeed bin Suroor

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well

5/1

2nd

4

(7)

11th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:10 Sandown

Arabian Warrior

9st 6lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

took keen hold, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway when switched left over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, just held

3/1

3rd

3

(3)

19th May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 66y

Class 4

19:05 Chelmsford (AW)

Arabian Warrior

9st 8lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Saeed bin Suroor

5yo who is very lightly raced for his age; well beaten on soft ground last August when back from an absence, and he's had more time off since; something to prove but it's interesting that his powerful connections have kept the faith, and he showed promise earlier in his career.

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 636-39 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Two wins at Wolverhampton (1m4f/1m6f, AW) for William Haggas last summer, when also fifth of 13 in this race; creditable third back at Wolverhampton on first start for new yard but she was well held at York last time and has since had wind surgery; others appeal a bit more.
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2nd

2

(2)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Midrarr

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

midfield, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, kept on but no match for winner

9/1

9th

4

(8)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

16:45 York

Midrarr

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

5

(1)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 4

19:35 Doncaster

Midrarr

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 3345

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 1lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Won a bumper on the turf here in November; shaped quite well in three runs over 1m after switching to the Flat, including on this course; well held on handicap debut at Ripon (1m2f) last time but he's lightly raced and may well bounce back; will probably stay 1m4f.
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3rd

5

(7)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

King Of Unicorns

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost second and no extra inside final furlong

6/1

5th

8

(8)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:50 Ripon

King Of Unicorns

8st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Bumper winner at Newcastle in November and he's shown promise in three qualifying runs over 1m on the Flat; slightly longer trip should now handicapping and he ought to be competitive from this opening mark.

10/1

4th

1

(13)

7th May 2022

Good

0m 7f 218y

Class 5

18:35 Thirsk

King Of Unicorns

10st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Form: 6116-5 BF

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Won two in a row last October (1m2f, soft) but hasn't reached those heights in two outings since, beaten 11l when favourite at Haydock on reappearance; doesn't have many miles on the clock and Harry Davies is a positive booking, but he needs to get back on track and today is his AW debut.
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4th

6

(5)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Nu Form Way

8st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

towards rear of midfield, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, soon ridden, staying on final furlong (jockey said gelding suffered interference leaving the stalls)

4/1

5th

2

(7)

9th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:55 Haydock

The Nu Form Way

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders, not clear run 3f out, soon ridden, outpaced 2f out, well held final furlong

11/2

6th

9

(5)

29th Oct 2021

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:15 Newmarket

The Nu Form Way

8st 2lb

J: Jane Elliott

T: Tom Dascombe

Came from off the pace to win at Nottingham and Doncaster on last two starts, both 1m2f on soft and finishing well on top in the latter race one week ago; well treated with 6lb penalty; plenty of hope from pedigree and performance that he will stay 1m4f; the one to beat.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 242-23 C

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Two 7f AW wins (one here) early in 2021 when trained by Mark Johnston; slowly away both starts for current stable, never-dangerous third of five over 1m2f here last time; now returns in a visor having been gelded; stamina to prove over this longer trip but he may not be fully exposed.
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5th

1

(8)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: James Horton

raced freely, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced and held

6/1

3rd

5

(2)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

18:10 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

8st 9lb

J: Stevie Donohoe

T: James Horton

Two 7f AW wins (one here) in early 2021; ended his time with Mark Johnston with a good second over this trip at Chelmsford in October; very well backed on stable debut 11 days ago but he made a mess of the start and got going too late; runs off the same mark here and shouldn't be underestimated.

3/1

2nd

1

(6)

18th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

13:51 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ghost Rider

9st 12lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: James Horton

Dual 7f AW winner (Fibresand/Tapeta) for Mark Johnston early last year and he went close at Chelmsford (1m2f) in final run for that trainer in October; only 1lb higher here and he's a big player if he can pick where he left off for new yard.

2/1

10/1

Form: 654-54 C

Last run: 149 days

W: 8st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict
9yo with three course wins (including jumpers' bumper) to his name; not beaten far when fourth of nine here (2m) in January; possibilities on first outing since, with the drop back in distance unlikely to inconvenience him.
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6th

7

(1)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Manjaam

8st 12lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Stella Barclay

never better than mid-division

10/1

4th

8

(9)

27th Jan 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

15:53 Newcastle (AW)

Manjaam

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Stella Barclay

Conditions to suit and although he only managed fifth over C&D on his stable debut this month, that run can be marked up (made a big early move in a very slowly run event); subsequent 3lb drop helps matters and he has each-way claims at least.

14/1

5th

1

(7)

4th Jan 2022

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 5

15:00 Newcastle (AW)

Manjaam

9st 12lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Stella Barclay

Triple winner here last winter, twice over C&D (latest off this mark) and a jumpers' bumper; respectable efforts without being at best for a different yard in the autumn; sold for £5,000 since; likely best watched.

12/1

5/1

Form: /221/3 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Stablemate of Midrarr; ended 2020 with a battling C&D success on Boxing Day and he ran almost as well after 18 months off when third of eight in amateurs' race at York (1m2f; 28-1) two weeks ago; may well come on for that run; high on the list.
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7th

9

(9)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Brancaster

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

raced freely, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

5/1

3rd

7

(3)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 4

14:00 York

Brancaster

10st 8lb

J: Mr Matt Brown

T: Brian Ellison

raced freely, tracked leaders, led on outer over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra inside final 110yds

16/1

3rd

2

(5)

26th May 2022

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 6

20:10 Carlisle

Brancaster

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

13/2

Form: 7-5926 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Now 5lb below his last winning mark but that reflects the fact that he's been mostly below par since, down the field at Ripon (four wins there) six weeks ago; proven under these conditions but needs to bounce back.
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8th

3

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Benadalid

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Chris Fairhurst

always towards rear

12/1

6th

6

(6)

15th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

15:40 Ripon

Benadalid

8st 11lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has four course wins on his CV, the most recent in this race (off 4lb higher) last year; clear signs of a return to form at Doncaster (finished second) last month; commands respect back at this venue.

7/2

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 43y

Class 4

19:05 Doncaster

Benadalid

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Chris Fairhurst

Has dropped to a mark in the 70s for the first time since his C&D success in 2019 but there hasn't been sufficient promise in his two outings this year so suggest he's ready to take advantage.

14/1

Form: 614431 CD

Last run: 57 days

W: 8st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Eight-time AW winner, most recently when digging deep to beat three rivals at Wolverhampton (1m4f) in April; up only 1lb but he meets stronger opposition here; tongue-strap fitted for the first time.
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9th

8

(4)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Lopes Dancer

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Harriet Bethell

always towards rear

6/1

2

(1)

23rd May 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

15:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lopes Dancer

9st 9lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Harriet Bethell

1st

4

(1)

29th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

16:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lopes Dancer

8st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Harriet Bethell

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Payout
Exacta £307.00
Straight Forecast £344.70
Tricast £1585.00
Trifecta £2017.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arabian Warrior

RP Ratings:

The Nu Form Way

Daily Mail:

Ghost Rider

TOPSPEED:

Manjaam

The Times:

Brancaster

The Guardian:

The Nu Form Way

Daily Express:

The Nu Form Way

Daily Record:

Ghost Rider

POSTDATA:

Arabian Warrior

NEWMARKET:

Arabian Warrior

Telegraph:

Arabian Warrior

Daily Mirror:

Arabian Warrior

The Star:

Arabian Warrior

The Sun:

Manjaam