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12:05 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.50
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 64514- D

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Can start slowly and/or pull hard but has returned to form since switched to Tapeta, including when beating International Law just over a month ago; no obvious reason he won't give his running again but this is a bit stronger.

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3rd

8

(8)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Crystal Guard

8st 9lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

The odd decent run this winter (including here) but ran poorly last time and he's 2-32 overall; others preferred.

7/1

2nd
4 (10)
Riggsby

20/1

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 48089- C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Dual 2m winner here last winter who's lost the plot since, including in two runs back from wind surgery; this is easier than he's used to, down another 2lb, but today's trip is a bare minimum and he needs to bounce back.

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14th

1

(14)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

19:45 Thirsk

Riggsby

10st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Sam England

Progress as a hurdler has flatlined, but he's 5lb below his highest winning mark on Tapeta, and although yet to record an RPR above 56 in four Flat turf starts this is easier than any of those; cheekpieces added.

25/1

5th

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 4

15:52 Market Rasen

Riggsby

10st 10lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Travelled strongly when third of six on handicap hurdle debut at Southwell (2m, good) in June and he won over staying trips on the Flat which suggests he may have potential at this distance; however, he has to bounce back from two below-par runs over hurdles (2m/2m4f, good); unraced on slow turf.

8/1

6th

2

25th Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

17:30 Southwell

Riggsby

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan England

T: Sam England

towards rear of midfield

6/1

50/1

  • Place: £13.00

Form: 7478-8 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 11lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Veteran who's struggled in two runs back for this yard and is due to be dropped 4lb from the weekend; late in the day to be trying first-time headgear and is hard to fancy.

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13th

5

(6)

31st Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

14:40 Southwell (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

in touch with leaders on outer, headway and prominent after 2f

20/1

6th

4

(4)

16th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Alan Brown

dwelt start, towards rear, headway from 3f out

16/1

5th

7

(1)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bobba Tee

9st 5lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Alan Brown

Close third in first-time cheekpieces at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in January but he's not matched that form in a variety of headgear since and was only fifth of six at Newcastle last time; has something to prove again and this 11yo has not won since November 2021.

8/1

12/1

Form: 9/028-

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Better here last autumn, on his second run back from a lengthy absence, but raced freely when below market expectations latest; this is the furthest he's been and he'll need to settle if he's to see it out.

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0

9

20th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

11:50 Ayr

Thunder Gap

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Nine-race maiden on the Flat for Tom Tate, with modest form; sold for £2,500 in October; wears a first-time tongue-tie on this stable and hurdle debut and he's probably best watched.

100/1

8th

6

(12)

2nd Feb 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Thunder Gap

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tom Tate

Not had much racing and after a prominent pitch he got outpaced when only 2l away over 1m4f at Newcastle three weeks ago; worth a try over this far.

4/1

4th

11

(8)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:05 Newcastle (AW)

Thunder Gap

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Tom Tate

Better here last autumn, on his second run back from a lengthy absence, but raced freely when below market expectations latest; this is the furthest he's been and he'll need to settle if he's to see it out.

12/1

OUR TIP

5/4

Form: 1712-1 C

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Thriving since picked up from Richard Fahey, winning easily over 2m here early last week, and is 2lb well-in under the penalty; his claims are obvious, the drop in trip being the main niggle.

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2nd

1

(7)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 5

15:50 Catterick

Quercus Robur

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

Cheekpieces have helped and he improved again for the step up to staying trips on the AW this winter; was said to have been unsuited by soft ground last time (ran well enough on it here previously) but it may be the handicapper has caught up now.

3/1

5th

5

(8)

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 109y

Class 4

17:05 Doncaster

Quercus Robur

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Adam Nicol

Won over 1m2f/2m on turf/AW on four of his last nine starts and although beaten over 7l when second of six at Catterick (1m6f, soft) 16 days ago, he still finished a long way clear of the third; highly respected.

4/1

2nd

5

(6)

12th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

15:15 Catterick

Quercus Robur

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Adam Nicol

Has won four of his last eight races, the last two over 2m on Newcastle AW for this yard; has won on good to soft, remains in form and is an interesting contender despite career-high mark.

3/1

6/1

Form: 2136-3 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Often pulls hard but showed this trip is within range when not beaten far in better company over C&D last week; course record now reads 32133 and he's on the shortlist.

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6th

3

(3)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Hildenley

9st 9lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Big question mark over current form, having finished last in both runs for new yard this year; best watched unless there's a market move.

10/1

11th

3

(4)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Hildenley

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Dual Flat winner for Tim Easterby including on Tapeta (1m2f) but having been off for a year he finished a well-beaten last of 12 on stable/Polytrack debut recently; this trip is more suitable but questions remain.

11/1

12th

10

(10)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Hildenley

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Turf (8.5f, soft) and Tapeta (1m2f) winner when with Tim Easterby; nicely treated based on his Newcastle third and fifth of 12 months ago (12.5f, Tapeta); hasn't raced since and now returns, having changed hands for 7,000gns last February; back down in trip; check the market for clues.

16/1

Form: 3125-6 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Remains consistent, given his age, but find winning tough these days; is closely matched with Crystal Guard on recent Wolverhampton running and holds each-way claims.

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8th

2

(4)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

International Law

9st 4lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Seven wins on Tapeta, the latest over C&D in October 2022; well held at this level back here last month but may come on for that run after a break; competitive on last winter's form.

12/1

6th

3

(7)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

International Law

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

prominent, edged left after 2f

12/1

5th

8

(3)

26th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

International Law

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Course winner who got back on track when fourth of 12 in C&D handicap 54 days ago; it's now 13 starts since his last victory, though.

8/1

33/1

Form: 10308- CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Dual course winner last winter who's been wildly inconsistent since; hung left the last twice and, while capable of popping up, he comes with risks.

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0

5

26th Aug 2023

Soft

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

14:15 Cartmel

Selecto

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Stella Barclay

in rear, some headway but reminders after 5th

66/1

5th

7

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

13:35 Market Rasen

Selecto

11st 4lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Stella Barclay

Fair on the Flat in his prime but has a lowly mark in that sphere nowadays; ran well to a point on last month's hurdling debut at Uttoxeter (2m, heavy) and might last longer on today's faster ground but others appeal more all the same.

66/1

25/1

Form: 085-

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Picked up for 6,000gns after two poor efforts at the Curragh last autumn; slight promise for her new yard, switched to Tapeta, a month ago but needs a deal more if she's to win this.

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8th

6

(8)

13th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Meet Me There

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Has cut little ice on all her four runs, only ninth of 11 on her handicap debut at Newcastle (1m4f) last month; cheekpieces are reached; has lots to prove.

50/1

9th

7

(11)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:05 Newcastle (AW)

Meet Me There

9st 4lb

J: Sam James

T: Katie Scott

Picked up for 6,000gns after two poor efforts at the Curragh last autumn; slight promise for her new yard, switched to Tapeta, a month ago but needs a deal more if she's to win this.

25/1

5th

9

(8)

12th Dec 2022

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Meet Me There

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

held up in rear

66/1

Form: 334-

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Three defeats as favourite in bumpers for Willie Mullins; however, he's shown enough in three runs for this yard to suggest he can be a factor at a lowly level now upped in trip again and switched from cheekpieces to a visor.

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8th

5

(2)

22nd Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

Unbridled Power

9st 5lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

Ran poorly on his handicap debut here ten days ago (1m4f; raced too freely in a visor); still has low mileage but no certainty to appreciate this return to 2m; cheekpieces back on today.

16/1

10th

3

(7)

12th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

12:05 Newcastle (AW)

Unbridled Power

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Rebecca Menzies

Three defeats as favourite in bumpers for Willie Mullins; however, he's shown enough in three runs for this yard to suggest he can be a factor at a lowly level now upped in trip again and switched from cheekpieces to a visor.

8/1

4th

4

(2)

20th Dec 2022

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Unbridled Power

9st 5lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Rebecca Menzies

In the frame once from three runs in bumpers for Willie Mullins; fair efforts over 1m here (third in modest novice event after slow start) and at Wolverhampton (1m4f) for this yard; worth considering

5/1

Form: 23432-

Last run: 135 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Consistent on turf last summer and has since won over hurdles; will need to improve on previous AW efforts but is a half-brother to two Tapeta winners, so can't be left out of calculations.

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4th

6

(6)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

17:35 Ayr

Bouncing Bobby

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Martin Todhunter

Won this race in 2022 and was also successful at Hamilton (1m4f, good to firm) last spring; back on a good mark now but looked out of sorts on latest hurdling start in February and has become very unreliable.

10/1

6th

10

19th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Carlisle

Bouncing Bobby

10st 9lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Martin Todhunter

towards rear on outer

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £1143.00
Straight Forecast £1068.70
Tricast £82237.00
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Selections

RP Ratings:

Quercus Robur

SPOTLIGHT:

Hildenley

POSTDATA:

Crystal Guard

Telegraph:

Unbridled Power

The Times:

Quercus Robur

Daily Mail:

Quercus Robur

Daily Mirror:

Quercus Robur

The Sun:

Quercus Robur

The Star:

Quercus Robur

Daily Record:

Quercus Robur

D Express:

Hildenley

The Guardian:

Crystal Guard