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13:25 Newcastle

Good To Soft

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  • 2m 0f 190y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

13/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 217- D

Last run: 261 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Well-regarded sort who showed a similar level of form in three starts in bumpers, including in Aintree Grade 2 in April on final outing; has plenty about him physically and is one to keep a close eye on for seasonal/hurdle debut.

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4th

5

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Cruz Control

11st 2lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive over 2m3f/2m4f on good to soft earlier in novice campaign; after failing to stay 4m1f in the Eider, he won in good style over 2m7f back at Newcastle in March; followed up with victory in a valuable 3m1f handicap at Aintree; may stay this far.

5/1

1st

11

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Cruz Control

10st 10lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

Progressive over 2m3f/2m4f on good to soft earlier in this novice campaign and, after failing to stay 4m1f in the Eider, he won in good style back at Newcastle (2m7f, heavy) last month; today's trip looks to be an ideal fit and this 7yo is open to further improvement; one to consider.

9/1

1st

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 91y

Class 3

15:12 Newcastle

Cruz Control

12st 0lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Tom Lacey

led narrowly, headed and pressed leader 2nd, briefly led after 9th, led narrowly or disputed lead from 13th, clear with one other 3 out, led clearly before last, ridden out

5/4

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5/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 52

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

1-8 in points and stepped up on form of hurdle debut when second to a previous winner at Musselburgh last time; should give another good account if able to progress further.

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1st

7

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Leading Force

11st 1lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

Point winner (3m); still looking for that elusive first rules win (0-9) after a number of near misses; has work to do with High Moon from Ayr but did finish runner-up over an inadequate 2m1f here (soft; chase debut) in February; cheekpieces applied seeking an extra edge.

8/1

6th

5

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Leading Force

11st 9lb

J: Ryan Mania

T: Sandy Thomson

0-8 under rules but placed in three 2m4f hurdles this season, and stuck to his task pretty well when second of five on last month's chasing debut at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft); sure to be suited by today's move back up in trip and can make his presence felt.

9/2

2/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Showed ability in two of three point starts and ran well on rules/stable debut at Bangor a month ago; entitled to come on for that run and he's one to be interested in for this hurdle debut.

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8th

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Blue Fin

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Won a maiden hurdle at Newcastle (2m1f, good to soft) last February and he reappeared with a promising second on his chase debut at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); he may appreciate this return to hurdles having struggled over fences the last twice, but has something to prove regarding current form.

20/1

2

27th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 51y

Class 3

14:50 Catterick

Blue Fin

11st 5lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Flopped when warm favourite at Carlisle (2m, good to soft) in December but was creditable second to smart rival on seasonal/chase debut there (2m4f, soft) in November and still has potential.

6/1

6th

1

17th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 207y

Class 4

12:25 Carlisle

Blue Fin

12st 0lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Donald McCain

Promising second in similar event here (2m4f, soft; chase debut) six weeks ago; open to progress in this sphere and commands respect off same mark back down in distance (2m1f hurdle winner).

13/8

Form: 29-45

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers, on the Flat and over hurdles but he'll have to step up a fair way if he's to win this.

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5th

5

(8)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 1f 47y

Class 6

17:16 Carlisle

Scottish Wind

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Lucinda Russell

Placed in a bumper and made promising start to Flat career last summer but both handicap runs this year have been very disappointing; first-time cheekpieces need to revive his fortunes.

12/1

2

(3)

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

21:00 Ayr

Scottish Wind

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Lucinda Russell

8th

2

(4)

5th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

15:50 Musselburgh

Scottish Wind

9st 9lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Lucinda Russell

towards rear, pushed along from over 3f out, no impression from 2f out

10/1

66/1

Form: 527

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers but failed to match the pick of that form on hurdle debut; might well find one or two too good again.

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3

19th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 171y

Class 5

14:50 Musselburgh

Getabeau

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Chris Grant

towards rear

6/1

11th

7

26th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:10 Wetherby

Getabeau

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Chris Grant

led, jumped right 1st, headed after 4 out

50/1

5th

7

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Getabeau

11st 4lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Chris Grant

Has shown ability at an ordinary level in bumpers but failed to match the pick of that form on hurdle debut; might well find one or two too good again.

66/1

Form: 2-5

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Promise on debut in good-ground Carlisle bumper (March) but failed to match that switched to hurdles at Kelso on soft on reappearance; no surprise to see him fare better in this discipline.

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3rd

9

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Coniston Clouds

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Lightly raced 8yo who began this season with clearcut win on chasing debut at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) in November; fell on only subsequent outing (in January) but will be fine on today's forecast soft ground and could still have a lot more to offer over fences.

7/2

Form: 5

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 11lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two points and beaten a long way on rules debut (bumper); switches to hurdles with a good deal to prove.

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12th

13

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

12:35 Musselburgh

High On The Hill

10st 2lb

J: Joshua Thompson

T: James Walton

Showed some ability when third in Corbridge point (2m4f, soft) in April but well beaten in Hexham point (3m, good) in May and he's shown very little under rules; a long way out of the weights on handicap debut.

100/1

10

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:10 Newcastle

High On The Hill

10st 12lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: James Walton

Well beaten at triple-digit odds on both hurdling starts last month (2m5f/2m1f); similar outcome likely again today.

100/1

Form: 7-

Last run: 296 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Tailed off on debut (reportedly burst blood vessel) at Doncaster in March.

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3

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 62y

Class 4

15:08 Newcastle

Armys Dream

11st 0lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Gillian Boanas

prominent

100/1

1

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Armys Dream

11st 4lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

Tailed off on debut (reportedly burst blood vessel) at Doncaster in March.

100/1

7th

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

17:15 Doncaster

Armys Dream

11st 3lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Gillian Boanas

£15,000 3yo; fifth foal; closely related to a point winner; dam half-sister to smart chaser (National second) Cappa Bleu; worth a glance in the betting but others are more enticing.

33/1

Form: 98

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Second to subsequent bumper winner Park Hill Dancer in point on debut just over a year ago but hasn't achieved much in two bumper starts, including after a wind op last time; may do better now hurdling, though might appreciate further.

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5th

4

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:15 Perth

Artic Row

11st 2lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Hasn't always been foot perfect over fences but he's won all three completed starts and was nicely on top in the latest at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft); progressive, and breeding offers plenty of optimism for him staying this longer trip.

9/2

1st

7

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

15:30 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 6lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Has suffered a couple of mishaps since switched to chasing in the autumn but won over C&D (soft) both times he completed; raised another 7lb since digging deep to repel Monochromix here last month but he travelled well for a long way and the front pair drew a long way clear of the others; likely contender.

11/4

1st

6

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Artic Row

11st 4lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: N W Alexander

Won quite stylishly over C&D (soft) on what was effectively his seasonal/chase debut in December and was in contention for a place at least before penultimate-fence fall at Kelso (2m5f, soft) last month; remains very much of interest.

11/4

Form: 56-788

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Limitations seemingly exposed in bumpers and over hurdles and he makes no appeal on these terms.

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10th

6

(1)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:14 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Remains a maiden and he's not proved the easiest to catch right this term, only tenth over C&D 16 days ago; cheekpieces are reached for now.

16/1

0

8

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 7lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: David Thompson

Much better from the front over C&D last time, when having Angel Amadea just behind; that gave something to build on but this looks more competitive and he's exposed as ordinary under both codes.

8/1

2nd

1

(8)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Blame The Farrier

9st 10lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Maiden (0-14 all codes, 0-7 Flat); has shown a modest level of form in each of his last three starts (6f-1m, turf), falling sharply in the weights as a result; tough to consider even though this is just his second AW appearance.

16/1

Form: 572

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Has improved with every start over hurdles and best effort at Ayr last time; however, he'll almost certainly have to improve again if he's to get off the mark this time.

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8

26th Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 190y

Class 4

13:25 Newcastle

Kauto Of Gold

11st 4lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Paul Robson

Has improved with every start over hurdles and best effort at Ayr last time; however, he'll almost certainly have to improve again if he's to get off the mark this time.

8/1

2nd

2

29th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:10 Ayr

Kauto Of Gold

11st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Paul Robson

led, 4 lengths ahead 1st, not fluent and reduced lead 4th, good jump 5th, shaken up when mistake 3 out, pushed along and faced strong challenge before 2 out, headed 2 out, ridden approaching last

66/1

7th

10

22nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

13:40 Kelso

Kauto Of Gold

11st 3lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Paul Robson

in touch with leaders on inner, pushed along before 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon ridden and weakened

100/1

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Selections

The Times:

Leading Force

SPOTLIGHT:

Cruz Control

The Star:

Blue Fin

POSTDATA:

Scottish Wind

Daily Record:

Blue Fin

The Guardian:

Leading Force

Daily Mirror:

Leading Force

The Sun:

Leading Force

Telegraph:

Cruz Control

Daily Mail:

Cruz Control

D Express:

Cruz Control