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16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Quinnbet Apprentice Handicap

  • Prize money: £3726
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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Quinnbet Apprentice Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

1st
7 (10)
Elzaal

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 164324 D

Last run: 48 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate but he is fully effective over C&D and he has been running well since his breakthrough success at Carlisle in May; should be involved at the sharp end.

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4th

12

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Five C&D wins, the latest by a short head off 3lb higher last March; ultra-consistent during the winter, finishing a close fourth (Saaheq third) here seven weeks ago; likely to have his day again soon, but a low draw serves to temper enthusiasm.

7/2

4th

7

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Multiple C&D winner who returned from a break with a fine second here 15 days ago; 1lb higher today but set to be in the thick of it.

4/1

OUR TIP

12/1

  • Place: £7.30

Form: 122000 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

C&D winner off 1lb higher in February and he went close here on his next two starts; struggled on turf and AW since then but a revival isn't out of the question now back down into a 0-55.

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13th

11

(12)

20th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

16:15 Dundalk (AW)

Just Another

9st 0lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Lee Smyth

Newcastle AW winner whose recent course form does not inspire confidence; held by Senado Square on running two weeks ago.

20/1

25/1

  • Place: £8.50

Form: 470-80 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Popped up at 50-1 in a 6f handicap here in October (made all); form dipped over the winter and she was well beaten on her return from eight months off at Southwell last month.

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4th

10

(5)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:12 Catterick

Lancashire Life

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Stella Barclay

Just one win from her 33 starts; ran some good races on AW last season but she's back from 236 days off and others look more persuasive.

25/1

10

(1)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lancashire Life

9st 1lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Stella Barclay

Some fair efforts at Wolverhampton this summer and she's won here; place possibilities but she has a poor strike-rate (1-33) and was only fifth of seven at Wolverhampton ten days ago.

12/1

Form: 340325

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

Still seeking her first win but she has threatened on occasions, including on Tapeta; only midfield at Redcar on Wednesday.

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1st

6

(6)

16th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

17:10 Musselburgh

Mrs Bagerran

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Has won just one of her 34 starts but that came over C&D (good) in June and she's continued in good form since, finishing a good third over C&D most recently; this is a weak race and there's plenty to like.

13/2

3rd

6

(2)

29th Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 1y

Class 6

18:30 Musselburgh

Mrs Bagerran

9st 3lb

J: William Pyle

T: Tracy Waggott

Finally opened her account over C&D in June and she has kept her form well since, stumbling at the start when fourth of nine in 5f Redcar classified event 17 days ago; she's firmly in the picture back in handicap company.

6/1

4th

5

(13)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:24 Redcar

Mrs Bagerran

9st 5lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Tracy Waggott

Front-runner; off the mark at the 30th attempt at Musselburgh in June (5f, good); two good efforts in defeat since and she should be in the thick of it again.

11/4

Form: 766476 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Won a Catterick handicap 12 months ago off a mark some 16lb higher; essentially very disappointing this year though and she remains opposable.

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10th

4

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Coleys Koko

9st 2lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

Should be making an impact at this level but her two runs last month were short of even her modest 2023 best; others look stronger.

25/1

6th

2

(5)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coleys Koko

9st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Stella Barclay

Three turf wins in 2021 but nothing since; effective over C&D and Tuesday's reappearance should have blown away any cobwebs but others appeal more for win purposes.

40/1

5/1

Form: 242135 CD BF

Last run: 107 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Failed to fire at Hamilton when last seen in June but he had been in rude health over C&D prior to that, including a defeat of Elzaal in March; not handicapped out of things if ready to roll after his absence.

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6th

2

(2)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 9lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Helen Cuthbert

ducked sharply left start and hampered rival start, took keen hold, in rear

5/1

9th

7

(11)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Helen Cuthbert

Two C&D wins to his name; not beaten far in a better race over C&D in September when last seen (usual cheekpieces absent) and he's of interest with the cheekpieces back on.

11/2

4th

10

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Helen Cuthbert

held up in last, headway from over 2f out

12/1

7th
12 (12)
Stroxx

16/1

Form: 338580

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

28-race maiden whose finishing effort has often lacked conviction; opposable for win purposes once again.

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3rd

8

(5)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Stroxx

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Liam Bailey

disputed lead, lost position under 2f out, rallied and led 1f out, soon faced challenge, lost position inside final 110yds

13/2

5th

9

(3)

4th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stroxx

8st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Liam Bailey

blindfold off late and slowly away, in rear

11/2

Form: 830224 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 4lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Headed in the final stride by Aconcagua Mountain at Redcar on her penultimate start and she ran to a similar level when fourth over 6f at that track last time; slighly higher mark to contend with back on AW but no great surprise to see her run well.

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8th

5

(9)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Cuppacoco

9st 4lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, led, edged right from 4f out, against near rail from under 3f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

8/1

4th

7

(9)

27th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

19:20 Redcar

Cuppacoco

9st 2lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ann Duffield

led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, lost two places and no extra final 110yds

11/2

2nd

2

(10)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:02 Redcar

Cuppacoco

9st 7lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Ann Duffield

took keen hold, midfield, edged left and headway to lead after 1f, pushed along 2f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on, headed final stride

7/2

10/1

Form: 013240 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Has a C&D win on his record but better known for his exploits on slow turf; well below his best after a ten-week break at Hamilton last month but his spring form would bring him right into the reckoning in this lower grade.

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3rd

10

(4)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:55 Leicester

Quanah

8st 9lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Liam Bailey

Gave pretty good account when close third at Catterick (5f, heavy) this month and should cope with this stiff 6f but it's nearly two years since the latest of his five wins and he's not the percentage call.

14/1

20/1

Form: 900556 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Successful in a big-field Ripon handicap (5f, good) in June and off a 1lb higher mark; rarely come close to matching that since and others look safer options.

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10th

6

(8)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Belle

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Colin Teague

ducked right start, towards rear, shaken up and some headway over 3f out, pushed along from 2f out, held but stayed on inside final furlong

20/1

6th

6

(11)

3rd Sep 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Brazen Belle

9st 7lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Colin Teague

mounted in chute and taken down early, ducked right start, pushed along and raced wide from over 2f out, hung left and no impression final furlong

20/1

5th

5

(5)

28th Aug 2022

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:25 Beverley

Brazen Belle

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Colin Teague

bumped start, prominent, pushed along and hung left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost two places inside final furlong

16/1

8/1

Form: 207953 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Two 6f wins at this track; he has reached the frame at Beverley on a couple of occasions this summer, latterly four weeks ago, and he shouldn't be far away with a repeat.

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12th

9

(2)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Muatadel

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: John Wainwright

Veteran with a modest strike-rate on AW; not at his best when last seen and others have more obvious claims.

66/1

10th

10

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Muatadel

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Wainwright

Two-time C&D winner but this 10yo is 0-28 since scoring here in October 2021 and has been out of form on his last few starts.

33/1

10th

10

(7)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Muatadel

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: John Wainwright

Two-time C&D winner but this 10yo is 0-28 since scoring here in October 2021 and has been out of form on his last few starts.

33/1

20/1

Form: 66-059 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict

11lb lower than when winning a 5f handicap at Wolverhampton for Marcus Tregoning two years ago; not stood much racing in the meantime and he needs to better his two runs for this yard.

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8th

6

(6)

28th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Mutasallem

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Kevin Frost

ducked right start, bumped start, raced near side, prominent, ridden and lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

14/1

12th

10

(2)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Mutasallem

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Kevin Frost

awkward start, in rear on outer, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and minor headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost position final 110yds

20/1

8

(3)

29th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Mutasallem

9st 3lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Kevin Frost

Won for Marcus Tregoning in 2020 and lightly raced since; has not been with this yard long and could come good again at some point, for all that his recent form isn't that encouraging.

20/1

Form: 700015 D BF

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish 4yo who made a winning debut for Iain Jardine in a 0-50 classified event at Redcar last month (first-time visor; well backed); not quite so good in a 6f handicap last time but he still has low mileage and shouldn't be discounted.

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10th

9

(9)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Aconcagua Mountain

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, in rear, headway on near side of group and prominent over 3f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out

8/1

9th

6

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Aconcagua Mountain

10st 12lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Won a 20-runner handicap off 5lb higher at Ayr (5f, good to soft) last September but he's not matched that since including on Tapeta in his last seven starts; has some questions to answer and all of his wins have been at 5f.

8/1

6th

5

(7)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Aconcagua Mountain

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Not in top form since returned to AW, modest fourth at Newcastle most recently; however, resurgent show is possible, being a dual C&D scorer who has slipped to a handy mark.

5/1

Form: 840408

Last run: 38 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Poor strike-rate; the odd fair run this year but 5f on the sharp side for him and usually worth taking on.

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14th

14

(1)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Edessann

9st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Michael Herrington

always towards rear

20/1

8th

4

(6)

16th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Edessann

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

midfield, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

20/1

12th

14

(11)

6th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Pontefract

Edessann

8st 11lb

J: Oisin McSweeney

T: Michael Herrington

led narrowly on outer, headed and prominent 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £1153.00
Straight Forecast £1127.20
Tricast £22736.70
Trifecta £34628.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Joshua R

RP Ratings:

Aconcagua Mountain

Daily Express:

Elzaal

POSTDATA:

Cuppacoco

The Times:

Muatadel

The Guardian:

Aconcagua Mountain

The Sun:

Elzaal

Telegraph:

Joshua R

Daily Mail:

Joshua R

Daily Record:

Joshua R

The Star:

Cuppacoco