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  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

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2/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.00
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 673-73 BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Bumper winner here a year ago who went close when a well-backed favourite at Wolverhampton last Monday; today's stiffer test should suit off the same mark and he's shortlisted.

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11th

5

(4)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Ri Na Farraige

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Looked to be a lightly raced 6yo to follow when winning in good style over C&D in February; however, he was soundly beaten over C&D next time and it was the same story at Pontefract last time; return to form required.

12/1

11th

3

(9)

3rd May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

14:50 Pontefract

Ri Na Farraige

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

AW bumper winner on debut (2m); sole win on the Flat was over 1m2f at Newcastle in February; not so good last time but unexposed on turf and could bounce back.

6/1

6th

8

(1)

17th Mar 2023

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1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ri Na Farraige

8st 11lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

midfield, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

7/2

10/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 1420-6 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

C&D win last autumn came off a 9lb lower mark; will need to do much better than on her recent return from four months off.

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2nd

2

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Balqaa

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Been offering more at Newcastle lately but she stays 1m2f well and this is only the second time she's run at shy of 1m; she can miss the break and is usually dropped in too, and it remains to be seen whether she has the toe for this.

9/2

2nd

4

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

visibility reduced by fog, in rear, headway and went second inside final furlong, no match for winner

8/1

5th

4

(3)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

13:45 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Stella Barclay

This hold-up performer has registered her top five RPRs here; ran into trouble up the stands' rail when behind Explorers Way over C&D last week and could snap losing run if this pans out better.

6/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 3321-7

Last run: 37 days

W: 8st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

String of consistent efforts last backend for a yard also responsible for Lord Torranaga but was found out into better company off her revised mark last time.

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20

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Caracristi

8st 13lb

T: Philip Kirby

9th

11

(8)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Caracristi

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Philip Kirby

Won this race off 5lb higher last year; best recent effort when close fourth behind Star Of St Louis, Gypsy Whisper and Naadyaa here on penultimate start; inconsistent of late but can't be ruled out.

10/1

Form: 90321- D

Last run: 144 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Like stablemate Smart Lass he returns to the Flat from a spell over hurdles and is above his last winning mark (by 3lb); interesting to see how he goes in the market back from wind surgery.

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9

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cant Stop Now

8st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Iain Jardine

Four-time winner, with two over hurdles and two on the Flat; creditable second over jumps at Ayr (2m) 16 days ago and he wasn't beaten far over C&D three runs back; hood is now removed but he's not ruled out back in this sphere.

10/1

2nd

7

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

15:08 Ayr

Cant Stop Now

11st 0lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Iain Jardine

Won a Musselburgh handicap off this mark in March last year (1m7f, good to soft); has since mixed jump race with racing on the Flat; not quite at his best this year; place chance.

6/1

6th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

16:35 Musselburgh

Cant Stop Now

11st 11lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Iain Jardine

Pleasing run on the AW two weeks ago after a break; did well to win from the front here last March (good to soft) after not settling and he got taken on for the lead when tailed off on his return visit; can be his own worst enemy but the ability is there to take a hand.

13/2

5th
6 (8)
Mujid

9/2

Form: 607-34

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Ex-Irish gelding who's back on a workable mark and has been showing more of late; no obvious reason he won't go well again for his promising 5lb claimer.

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4th

4

(10)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

16:08 Lingfield (AW)

Mujid

9st 8lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Regained winning form when dropped in trip and fitted with cheekpieces for the first time at Windsor (1m, good to firm) in July; now 1lb lower, but his four subsequent efforts raise doubts as to whether he can take advantage.

16/1

8th

12

(2)

4th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Mujid

9st 5lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

Done most racing over further and wants a proper test over this trip; is back on his last winning mark but has lacked consistency on the AW previously.

12/1

5th

3

(6)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 99y

Class 6

19:00 Windsor

Mujid

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Joe Tickle

Resumed winning ways over 1m here in July and not best drawn when sixth of 11 at Salisbury (1m) 18 days ago; he's one for the shortlist in refitted cheekpieces.

10/1

10/1

Form: /9440-

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 66

Form & Verdict

Five Flat wins, which all came round Musselburgh off lower marks; has been running fairly over hurdles this winter but needs to find more.

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1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:40 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Has won here five times on the Flat (1m4f/1m5f) and once over hurdles (1m7f); patchy form of late and below par here most recently, while she needs to prove her stamina, but she can't be ruled out given her record here.

7/1

5th

5

(3)

17th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 104y

Class 6

16:35 Musselburgh

Smart Lass

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, soon recovered to lead

9/2

6th

5

(7)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Smart Lass

9st 13lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, led at fast pace, reduced lead 6f out, headed under 3f out

3/1

25/1

Form: 52759-

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Has won fresh before but he's been off since a poor one over 1m4f here and might just need this at his age; has never been the most consistent anyway.

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5th

1

(4)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Torranaga

9st 11lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, in rear

9/2

4th

5

(8)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lord Torranaga

9st 8lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Philip Kirby

String of good runs in defeat on turf and AW since June, finishing second on his last four starts; still feasibly treated and won't need much more for the addition of cheekpieces to play a leading role.

6/1

2nd

6

(6)

10th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Lord Torranaga

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

reared start, towards rear

7/2

8th
10 (10)
Le Bayou

25/1

Form: 7050-6 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

String of poor efforts last year; did a bit better last time and this return to further should help but he's still not easy to fancy.

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9th

5

19th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:30 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 0lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

Pulled up behind Roll With It here last month and finished tailed off back here 13 days ago.

100/1

8th

4

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

14:10 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 4lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

always behind, tailed off

100/1

0

6

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 4

16:25 Market Rasen

Le Bayou

11st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

1-40 on the Flat; struggled off basement mark on last couple of starts for Ian McInnes and can't be recommended on today's stable/hurdle debut.

100/1

Form: 6811-3 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Pulled hard in two recent runs over hurdles for Harry Derham and is back with her former yard now returning to the Flat; is 3lb higher than when last successful and a lot will hinge on how she settles.

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4th

5

1st Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 3y

Class 5

13:57 Fakenham

Vision Of Hope

11st 2lb

J: Dylan Whelan

T: Simon Pearce

Two handicap hurdle wins at 2m on good but her finishing has let her down in three most recent attempts, the latest for new yard in November; kept to the AW since and reservations back hurdling.

16/1

5th

1

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Vision Of Hope

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

Dual 1m4f AW winner and also successful over hurdles; bang there in both her runs since the hood went on, over 1m6f at Southwell and 1m4f at Wolverhampton; tries 2m for the first time on the Flat and it should suit.

3/1

3rd

7

(4)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

16:37 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vision Of Hope

9st 9lb

J: George Wood

T: Simon Pearce

1m4f AW winner and successful over hurdles; hooded for the first time when a keeping-on third over 1m6f at Southwell a month ago; should be a factor.

10/1

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ri Na Farraige

NEWMARKET:

Vision Of Hope

The Guardian:

Mujid

Telegraph:

Vision Of Hope

Daily Mirror:

Vision Of Hope

Daily Record:

Vision Of Hope

POSTDATA:

Ri Na Farraige

The Times:

Ri Na Farraige

Daily Mail:

Ri Na Farraige

The Star:

Ri Na Farraige

D Express:

Mujid