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20:15 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £29.90
  • Place: £7.10

Form: 951254 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

The application of blinkers saw him win a small-field handicap at Wolverhampton last month (6f) and he has run well in two of his three starts since; this might prove a touch too competitive though.

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9th

6

(4)

22nd Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Twilight Secret

9st 7lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

midfield, some headway from 2f out, clipped heels and stumbled over 1f out, soon lost position, not recover (jockey said gelding clipped the heels of a weakening Silver Kitten turning in for home)

10/1

9th

4

(10)

20th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

15:05 Southwell (AW)

Twilight Secret

9st 12lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

midfield, headway and about three wide home turn, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

11/2

3rd

3

(4)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:40 Newcastle (AW)

Twilight Secret

10st 0lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear, pushed along and headway from over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 666222 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Two wins for John O'Shea in the spring and has run well in all four starts for his new yard, finishing second over 6f on his last three starts; effective on Tapeta and he should give it another good go.

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9th

1

(6)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Safely held over C&D on both outings since returning from five-month absence in January but was prominent for a long way on latter occasion and ought to be approaching peak fitness now; could have a say.

20/1

8th

11

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Majeski Man

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

1-9 on AW (Wolverhampton); back from a break and wind surgery he was weak in the market and finished last here 16 days ago (behind some of these).

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 934465

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Hasn't quite rediscovered his best this year, albeit his Ripon third in June came behind two that were well ahead of their mark; was staying on late for fifth at Redcar ten days ago (behind Mythical Molly) and he's not a forlorn hope, for all he will be 2lb lower from the weekend.

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3rd

5

(2)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bond Power

9st 6lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

towards rear, shaken up over 3f out, switched left and on outer over 2f out, soon in touch with leaders, pushed along when prominent over 1f out, ridden when pressed leader inside final furlong, no extra and lost position final 110yds

7/1

5th

12

(1)

13th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:03 Redcar

Bond Power

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Bryan Smart

midfield on inner, nudged along over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong

12/1

6th

12

(2)

25th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bond Power

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Bryan Smart

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

14/1

Form: 601416 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

He couldn't land a blow at Doncaster (Class 4) 16 days ago but he had won two of his three starts prior to that and trip and track won't be an issue; needs a career best to defy this mark but it certainly isn't out of the question.

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9th

11

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

17:25 Nottingham

Glorious Rio

8st 13lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

He hasn't been at his best on AW this winter but he's dropped in the weights as a consequence and the return to turf won't be a problem (effective on soft); each-way shout.

10/1

8/1

Form: 072548

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Yet to win a handicap but some of this season's form stacks up well, notably placed efforts at Ascot (6f) and Newbury (7f); this combination of accessories is now tried for the first time; has the ability to go well back down into a Class 5.

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20th

21

(9)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Al Ameen

9st 2lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

Defied a year's absence when narrowly making a winning debut for this yard at Kempton (6f) last October; below form returned to turf (0-8) at Leicester (6f, soft) a fortnight ago and although drying ground might suit him better, others appeal more; cheekpieces return.

16/1

5th

6

(7)

27th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:45 Leicester

Al Ameen

9st 4lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Led close home to make winning handicap debut at Kempton (6f, AW) in October and was probably unlucky not to finish closer than fifth over that C&D this month, having encountered traffic in the straight; remains on a workable mark but has never raced on turf slower than good.

9/2

5th

11

(7)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:05 Kempton (AW)

Al Ameen

9st 0lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Narrow winner of a C&D handicap last October on his return from a year off; good run at Lingfield the following month but his form dipped at Newcastle 114 days ago; still capable of better.

8/1

Form: 534150 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Narrow winner at Catterick (6f, good to firm) in July on his third run for this yard; possible to excuse two subsequent defeats but he is back up in grade and others may have his measure.

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8th

12

(4)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Newcastle (AW)

Mews House

8st 11lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Linda Perratt

prominent

33/1

Form: 780571 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Off the mark for this yard with a game effort in first-time blinkers (retained) at Kempton 16 days ago (7f); that effort was backed up by the clock and a 2lb rise isn't excessive; has run well on Tapeta in the past.

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7

(3)

20th Oct 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

17:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Robasta

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: David Loughnane

Off the mark for this yard with a game effort in first-time blinkers at Kempton (7f) last month; only midfield over 6f at Newcastle since but perhaps he'll fare better now back up to 7f.

11/1

7th

9

(10)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Robasta

9st 4lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: David Loughnane

hampered start, towards rear, midfield 4f out, pushed along from 2f out, drifted right and towards near side over 1f out, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

5/1

1st

7

(6)

7th Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Robasta

9st 10lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: David Loughnane

pushed along early, soon raced in second, ridden and led 2f out, hard pressed towards finish, kept on, just did enough

14/1

Form: 359094 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Not the force of old but he ran a sound race over 7f here three weeks ago on his second start for this yard, travelling strongly; dangerous if building on that but not without risk on a rare foray over 6f.

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1st

5

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 6lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

At the veteran stage but is thriving at present and looking to extend his winning run to four following three course wins over 7f and 1m; up 6lb but hard to rule out.

5/1

1st

12

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 0lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Veteran who's always liked it here; this is stronger as he chases a hat-trick under a penalty (will be another 1lb higher from tomorrow) but nothing arrives in better form.

6/1

1st

2

(10)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Danielsflyer

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Three course wins, the latest narrowly over 7f off 4lb lower; whether he'll be as good again remains to be seen, as he ran poorly in Armoured's race here the time before.

7/1

25/1

Form: -59486

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Looked capable of winning races in the spring but he hasn't made the expected progress, including tried in cheekpieces at Catterick last week; effective over C&D but he needs the new headgear to have a positive effect.

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8th

5

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Sydney Bay

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Geoffrey Harker

Unproven over 7f but he won twice over 6f here last October and last month's reappearance run here (6f) was a respectable effort, when keeping on well on his first outing since wind surgery; every chance he'll build on that latest run and he could play a leading role if staying the trip.

9/2

7th

9

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sydney Bay

9st 1lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Dual C&D winner in October but below best on last two starts, including over C&D last time; has since had wind surgery and interesting to see if that revives his fortunes.

10/1

10th

10

(6)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:10 Newcastle (AW)

Sydney Bay

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Geoffrey Harker

Below par over 7f at Southwell three weeks ago; in great form over C&D otherwise for current stable, winning twice then good second; now goes in new headgear; respected back in this scenario.

9/2

Form: 341363 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Ready winner of a 7f handicap at Musselburgh in July; held his form since and his latest third, when finishing behind Glorious Rio over 5f at Carlisle, was encouraging; solid candidate now back up in distance.

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4th

9

(9)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ramon Di Loria

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

dwelt start, towards rear

20/1

6th

5

(3)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Ramon Di Loria

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Ewan Whillans

Won over 7f on turf as a 4yo but seems more of a 5f specialist these days; not badly treated at present but he faded at Newcastle in January before making no serious inroads there two weeks ago; soundly beaten in both AW runs over 6f in 2022, so has a shade to prove back at this trip.

16/1

25/1

Form: -04306

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

He hasn't recaptured his Irish best since joining this yard but there have been flickers of promise and he is dropping down the handicap; type to come good at some point and he's worth a market check now dropping into his first Class 5 event.

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7th

7

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bellagio Man

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced and pushed along over 2f out, rallied and kept on inside final furlong, no telling impression

20/1

7th

11

(5)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bellagio Man

9st 0lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Now 1lb lower than for last-gasp C&D win in September but was unable to land a telling blow in two C&D races last month and needs to respond positively to a change of headgear today.

20/1

5th

6

(6)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Bellagio Man

9st 4lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Antony Brittain

midfield

14/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 344526 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Often runs well but she hasn't managed to put her head in front so far this year; went desperately close in a first-time visor at Newmarket last month but wasn't in the same form back there two weeks later; fully effective on Tapeta; each-way claims.

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12th

3

(9)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Verreaux Eagle

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ed Dunlop

bumped start, prominent, pushed along and lost position from over 2f out, soon beaten

10/1

6th

2

(10)

26th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

14:00 Newmarket (July)

Verreaux Eagle

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Ed Dunlop

raced centre, held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 6 in group

9/2

2nd

4

(6)

13th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:18 Newmarket (July)

Verreaux Eagle

9st 1lb

J: James Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

held up in midfield, headway halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon faced sustained challenge, headed towards finish

13/2

Form: 46-403

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Won a Musselburgh nursery one year ago (5f, good to soft); ran her best race of the year when a close third at Redcar ten days ago (6f, good to soft; first-time visor, retained); has run well here in the past and she's one to take seriously.

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14th

8

(14)

17th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Pontefract

Mythical Molly

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

raced wide, in rear throughout, beaten and eased over 1f out

16/1

13th

11

(3)

23rd Sep 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Mythical Molly

9st 1lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

midfield on outer, pushed along when prominent over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and dropped to rear inside final furlong

8/1

3rd

15

(4)

13th Sep 2022

Good

0m 5f 217y

Class 4

16:03 Redcar

Mythical Molly

8st 13lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied and every chance final 110yds, no extra and lost second final strides

20/1

14th
12 (13)
Politics

14/1

Form: 078935

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Conditions unlikely to faze him and he wasn't beaten far on turf 15 days ago (5.5f, good to soft); has flattered to deceive in the past though and losing run set to continue.

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3rd

4

(10)

18th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Politics

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Michael Appleby

midfield, headway when switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, went third final strides

4/1

7th

2

(6)

25th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Politics

9st 10lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Michael Appleby

prominent

2/1

7th

8

(6)

24th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

14:20 Lingfield (AW)

Politics

8st 5lb

J: Theodore Ladd

T: Michael Appleby

Has held his form all winter and boasts a win and a second from two runs over C&D; no obvious reason why he won't go well again but is 5lb above his last successful mark and has done most recent racing in lesser company.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £2284.00
Straight Forecast £1964.80
Tricast £6951.30
Trifecta £21966.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Mythical Molly

TOPSPEED:

Robasta

POSTDATA:

Verreaux Eagle

SPOTLIGHT:

Ramon Di Loria

Daily Mirror:

Politics

The Star:

Glorious Rio

Daily Mail:

Mythical Molly

Daily Express:

Mythical Molly

The Sun:

Mythical Molly

The Times:

Robasta

Telegraph:

Robasta

Daily Record:

Robasta

NEWMARKET:

Verreaux Eagle

RP Ratings:

Ramon Di Loria