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14:22 Newcastle

Good To Soft

Living North Spring Fair Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £11618.2
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 3
  • 4 runners
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Living North Spring Fair Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.75

Form: 2336/2 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

On a handy mark on her hurdle form in the 2020-21 campaign and she was having her first run since when a creditable second on her chase debut in a Listed mares' novice at Bangor (2m1f, heavy) last month; could play a leading role if handling conditions (best form is on soft/heavy).

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

5th

2

20th Apr 2023

Good

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

14:05 Cheltenham

Miah Grace

11st 7lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

held up in rear, pushed along after 11th, ridden and no impression after 4 out

8/1

1st

2

29th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 62y

Class 3

15:00 Newcastle

Miah Grace

11st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Something to prove regarding current form having been well beaten over fences the last twice; however, perhaps the first-time visor and/or the return to hurdles will prompt a revival, and she's on a competitive mark; won over fences here in December and is a two-time hurdle winner on heavy ground.

7/1

5th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 133y

Class 3

13:15 Kelso

Miah Grace

11st 9lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

mounted in chute, held up in rear on outer, not fluent and niggled along briefly 8th

10/1

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Form: 1214-1 C

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Four wins here (2m, good-soft) last season from his six hurdle starts and he scored on his chase debut at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in October on his reappearance; the neck runner-up has failed to frank the form but this unexposed 6yo could have more to offer and holds strong claims.

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

6th

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 190y

Class 3

16:00 Newcastle

Since Day One

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Absent since last February but won over fences when fresh last season and he's well handicapped on his chase form; won four times over C&D over hurdles in 2021-22 campaign (including on soft) and he's an interesting contender now back here for his return to action.

7/2

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 3

14:30 Southwell

Since Day One

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Form: 112234 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Below par at Wetherby last month and has to bounce back, but he won two in a row at Sedgefield (2m3f/2m1f, good) in May and returned from a break with a fair third of four at Kelso (2m1f, good) in October; also effective on good to soft ground and he's not written off.

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

5th

1

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 4

14:35 Sedgefield

Nero Rock

12st 2lb

J: William Shanahan

T: Jennie Candlish

Made all for wide-margin wins in two four-runner handicaps here (2m3f/2m1f, good) last May, those are his only two runs at Sedgefield and he's now 9lb below his last winning mark; switched to visor when there was an upturn in his form on latest outing; tongue-tie (absent since 2021 in his Irish days) returns and 7lb claimer is recruited; of renewed interest.

5/1

3rd

7

29th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 3

12:45 Doncaster

Nero Rock

10st 11lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: Jennie Candlish

Won two in a row over fences at Sedgefield in May but he's finished down the field the last twice; major turnaround is required with a first-time visor replacing cheekpieces.

25/1

3rd

3

8th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 3

14:22 Newcastle

Nero Rock

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Jennie Candlish

Below par at Wetherby last month and has to bounce back, but he won two in a row at Sedgefield (2m3f/2m1f, good) in May and returned from a break with a fair third of four at Kelso (2m1f, good) in October; also effective on good to soft ground and he's not written off.

9/2

Form: 6/34-6 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Close third at Doncaster (2m, good to soft) last December on first run since leaving Gordon Elliott and now 9lb lower; however, he's finished down the field on his two runs since, most recently tailed off on his reappearance at Wetherby, and he's now 0-27 over fences; others more compelling.

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

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Dakota Moirette

10st 11lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Andrew Crook

Still seeking first win over fences (0-30); runner-up at Catterick (2m, soft; beaten 9l) over Christmas, but perhaps found the extended 2m3f (here) overstretching stamina reserves latest; first start for three months; others tick more of the required boxes.

20/1

6th

4

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Dakota Moirette

11st 10lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

Regressive veteran with very modest 1-45 career strike-rate; stuck to his task pretty well when second at Catterick (1m7f, soft) six weeks ago and is another 2lb lower here but still makes only limited appeal; swaps cheekpieces for refitted blinkers.

15/2

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Exacta £33.00
Straight Forecast £36.60
Trifecta £46.00

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Miah Grace

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Dakota Moirette

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Miah Grace

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