July 23 / 17.03 Newcastle (AW)

17.03 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Vermont Hotel Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Vermont Hotel Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5-3264

Last run: 114 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Yet to score in this sphere and he didn't look the easiest of rides when fair fourth at Chelmsford (1m6f) in March; he needs to hit the ground running after his lay-off.
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11th

9

(11)

1st Aug 2022

Good

2m 1f 47y

Class 5

18:40 Carlisle

Hackberry

10st 0lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, dropped to midfield after 3f, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out (jockey said gelding hung right throughout)

5/1

1st

5

(4)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Hackberry

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders, went third over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, edged right final 110yds, all out

8/1

OUR TIP

8/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 39/25-

Last run: 302 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Fair 1m4f winner in 2019 but she's raced mainly over hurdles since, good Sedgefield third in February; she's not discounted though if fully tuned up after her break off a reduced mark.
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2nd

1

(1)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Joie De Vivre

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Martin Todhunter

held up in rear, steady headway from 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went second and drifted right final 110yds, stayed on

8/1

1

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 46y

Class 5

17:00 Newcastle

Joie De Vivre

11st 12lb

J: Jack Hogan

T: Martin Todhunter

Two thirds since fitted with the visor, over 2m here and 2m4f at Sedgefield on Thursday; travelled well the other day but was left for dead by the front two.

8/1

3rd

7

24th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 4

14:55 Sedgefield

Joie De Vivre

11st 1lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Martin Todhunter

Wore a first-time visor (retained here) when back-to-form third at Newcastle (2m, good) this month; runs off the same mark and should be involved if the headgear works again.

7/1

20/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 489-73

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Last of three in 1m6f Musselburgh handicap in June and he was well held over fences at Cartmel since; others are preferred.
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6th

5

(8)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Taxmeifyoucan

9st 13lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

reluctant to load, towards rear, headway after 6f, pushed along and chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and no extra

10/1

2nd

5

(2)

29th Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Taxmeifyoucan

10st 6lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Keith Dalgleish

prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung right but headway from 2f out, kept on well and went second inside final 110yds, always held

7/1

3rd

9

(5)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Taxmeifyoucan

9st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

midfield, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on strongly final 110yds, went third towards finish

20/1

4/1

Form: 339-42

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Ex-Irish maiden who has shaped encouragingly on both her runs for current yard, staying on well when clear runner-up in 2m Musselburgh handicap 26 days ago; winner has gone in again so she merits serious consideration on her Tapeta debut.
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4th

12

(9)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Oh So Chic

8st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

prominent, ridden 3f out, held when hampered inside final furlong, went fourth towards finish, not pace to challenge

4/1

6th

6

(5)

27th Jun 2022

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

19:00 Musselburgh

Oh So Chic

8st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

held up in rear, ridden 4f out, went fourth 2f out, made no impression

7/1

4th

5

(4)

28th May 2022

Good To Firm

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:14 Catterick

Oh So Chic

8st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Edward Bethell

11/2

Form: 4880-3

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Arrived fit from hurdling when good third of six in 1m5f handicap at Hamilton eight days ago; he's one to consider with this step back up in trip a plus.
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2nd

2

(7)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Jack Yeats

10st 0lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Stuart Coltherd

midfield, chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, went second inside final furlong, made strong challenge towards finish, just failed

16/1

5th

4

(2)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Jack Yeats

9st 4lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Stuart Coltherd

in touch with leaders, headway over 3f out, disputing third when ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, no extra when lost two places towards finish

8/1

3rd

2

(2)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

20:17 Hamilton

Jack Yeats

10st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Stuart Coltherd

tracked leader, shaken up and disputed lead 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and led 2f out, drifted left and headed when barged by rival over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra final 110yds

6/1

7/1

Form: 511146 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Already a three-time winner this term, including here, and he posted another solid effort when sixth of 11 at Wolverhampton (1m6f) 12 days ago; he's one for the shortlist.
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6th

3

(6)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Autonomy

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Philip Kirby

midfield, headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on until no extra final 110yds

7/1

6th

7

(2)

11th Jul 2022

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 5

17:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Autonomy

10st 4lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Philip Kirby

held up in midfield, pushed along 4f out, not clear run 3f out, ridden and kept on from 2f out, not pace to challenge

11/2

4th

5

(4)

16th Jun 2022

Standard

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Autonomy

8st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Philip Kirby

always towards rear, pushed along and raced wide 3f out, ridden and struggling 2f out, got behind from over 1f out (trainer said the gelding ran flat; vet said a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities)

7/4

Form: 4-0U66

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden handicapper who wasn't disgraced on her first go over 2m when sixth of 13 in Chepstow handicap 25 days ago; blinkers are reached for on her Tapeta debut and she can't be dismissed.
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7th

6

(3)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Swiss Mistress

9st 3lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, held over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

12/1

6th

1

(9)

28th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Chepstow

Swiss Mistress

9st 10lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, pushed along and headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

16/1

20/1

Form: 0065-9

Last run: 108 days

W: 8st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor maiden but he posted a creditable fourth over hurdles at Hexham 42 days ago; more is needed here though.
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10th

10

(6)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 218y

Class 6

17:10 Redcar

Cornell

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: John Davies

midfield, weakened over 2f out

25/1

8th

13

(14)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Cornell

8st 4lb

J: Jefferson Smith

T: John Davies

pressed leader, led halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened final 110yds

20/1

4th

7

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 48y

Class 3

13:55 Hexham

Cornell

10st 11lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: John Davies

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, lost ground quickly after 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off

10/1

Form: 4766

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Showed fairly useful winning form over hurdles at Musselburgh in February but he's yet to fire in four runs in this sphere, coming in last of six in 1m5f Hamilton handicap eight days ago; this longer trip should suit though.
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9th

7

(12)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

I’m To Blame

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Keith Dalgleish

held up in rear, some headway 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out

12/1

6th

3

(5)

15th Jul 2022

Good To Firm

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

20:17 Hamilton

I’m To Blame

10st 0lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Keith Dalgleish

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly from over 1f out, eased when well beaten final 110yds

6/1

9/1

Form: 1-4555 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Dual winner in 2021 for Roger Charlton who wasn't disgraced on only his second run for his current yard when fifth of seven in 2m Kempton handicap; he's no forlorn hope if building on that.
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10th

2

(10)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Lion Face

9st 9lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: John Quinn

always towards rear

9/1

5th

3

(6)

22nd Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 6

20:20 Kempton (AW)

Lion Face

9st 10lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John Quinn

Won at 1m4f and over C&D for Roger Charlton, most recently in October; however has had rather a bumpy ride since, over hurdles and back on the Flat, and was beaten a long way on debut for latest yard at Doncaster.

12/1

5th

1

(3)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 115y

Class 5

14:31 Doncaster

Lion Face

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: John Quinn

prominent in chasing group, pushed along over 4f out, soon some headway, ridden and weakened from under 2f out

6/1

14/1

Form: 65/00-

Last run: 439 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Comes here in decent nick from hurdling, seventh at Southwell 33 days ago; possibilities in a first-time visor.
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11th

8

(11)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Creek

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out

14/1

7th

4

20th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

in touch with leaders, bit short of room when lost position after 8th, soon in rear, ridden home turn, kept on but well held from 2 out

7/1

4th

10

6th Jun 2022

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:45 Southwell

Kings Creek

11st 1lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Mark Walford

in rear, pushed along home turn, ridden and minor headway after 2 out, never dangerous

5/1

16/1

Form: 59-764

Last run: 35 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Showed only poor form over hurdles for his current yard in 2021 and he offered little after seven months off when seventh of eight in 1m6f Redcar handicap 35 days ago; he's hard to warm to on his Tapeta debut.
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12th

14

(13)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Toutatis

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly away, in rear, midfield after 1f, ridden 3f out, soon weakened

16/1

6th

7

(7)

2nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 5f 16y

Class 6

15:46 Hamilton

Toutatis

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ewan Whillans

slowly away, in rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, never on terms

12/1

14/1

Form: 0-1859

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Got off the mark at Catterick (1m6f) on his yard debut in April but has failed to make the frame since, only ninth there 64 days ago; he needs to get back on track.
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13th

10

(7)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Gold Ring

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

led, prominent when headed halfway, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off

14/1

9th

6

(7)

20th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 6

18:28 Catterick

Gold Ring

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

C&D winner in April (good to soft, 6lb out of the handicap) but not been in quite the same form since; conditions suit so could go well.

8/1

5th

6

(5)

10th May 2022

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Gold Ring

8st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Neil Mechie

Made it ninth-time lucky on first start for this trainer at Catterick (1m6f, good to soft; 22-1) early last month and may have found the ground against him when well held off this 6lb higher mark at Thirsk (1m6f, good to firm) ten days ago; has run well here before, but likely to find a few too strong.

12/1

Form: 0043-9

Last run: 75 days

W: 8st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden around 1m2f on the level but he comes here in excellent form from hurdling, scoring easily at Hexham (2m4f) last month; he's well worth considering from his basement mark.
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3

31st Jul 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:20 Market Rasen

Belvedere Blast

11st 5lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

didn't jump with fluency, raced in second, lost second 5th, lost position when not fluent 6th, ridden and struggling before 8th, rallied 3 out, went modest fourth 2 out, 20 lengths down when sprawled on landing and unseated rider last

9/1

11

(8)

23rd Jul 2022

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:03 Newcastle (AW)

Belvedere Blast

8st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Modest maiden around 1m2f on the level but he comes here in excellent form from hurdling, scoring easily at Hexham (2m4f) last month; he's well worth considering from his basement mark.

12/1

2nd

3

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Belvedere Blast

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

prominent, pressed leader 2 out, lost ground approaching last, ridden and no extra run-in

7/1

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Belvedere Blast

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Payout
Exacta £681.00
Straight Forecast £580.80
Tricast £9123.60
Trifecta £13301.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Oh So Chic

RP Ratings:

Autonomy

Telegraph:

Lion Face

The Star:

Swiss Mistress

Daily Mirror:

Joie De Vivre

Daily Record:

Jack Yeats

The Sun:

Lion Face

The Times:

Oh So Chic

The Guardian:

Oh So Chic

Daily Express:

Oh So Chic

POSTDATA:

Autonomy

Daily Mail:

Autonomy