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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Scattered showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £15.00
  • Place: £3.90

Form: 387340 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Lost last 18, but mark has never been lower and his record in C&D Class 6 handicaps stands at 153; not always minded to help his rider these days (can take a grip/race freely), which tempers greater confidence.

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5th

8

(1)

26th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pop Favorite

9st 0lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Five-time C&D winner, latterly in January off tonight's mark; the return to his favourite stamping ground should help but recent efforts haven't been good.

14/1

7th

3

(5)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Pop Favorite

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

slowly into stride, always behind

12/1

8th

6

(3)

11th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pop Favorite

9st 4lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

All six wins have come over 1m on the AW, five of them at Newcastle with the latest in January; 0-15 here, though, which is a concern.

8/1

OUR TIP

16/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 976-37 C

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

7f novice win here in February 2021, and a lot of his better runs in defeat since have been on Tapeta; failed to build on a good Ripon return at the same track latest (both 1m2f), but new career-low mark now.

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4th

4

(7)

2nd Oct 2023

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1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

9st 11lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

On a long losing run and was below market expectations over C&D last time; the handicapper's giving him every chance but he's become very inconsistent.

10/1

9th

3

(1)

15th Aug 2023

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1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Ghost Rider

10st 1lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Grant Tuer

took keen hold, midfield

11/2

9th

17

(15)

28th Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 4

16:20 Carlisle

Ghost Rider

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear of midfield on outer

16/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: -61658 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

1m Southwell winner in late 2021 but more effective over further, recording two 1m2f wins here since; no surprise if this proves too sharp now and still 2lb above his last winning mark; passed over this time.

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6

(4)

25th Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 5lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

All seven wins have been on Tapeta and last six have come at this track (7f-1m2f); still 4lb higher than when completing a double last month but he was placed here last time and should go well again back up in trip.

8/1

3rd

2

(3)

13th Mar 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

Two course wins last month but he's been beaten off this mark on his last two starts; needs to resume his progress.

4/1

5th

1

(7)

1st Mar 2024

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1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cusack

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: David Thompson

Course regular whose wins in recent times, including two last month, have come over shorter but who's fine at this trip (dual C&D winner); the return here will help but he has to prove he can do it off this high a mark.

6/1

Form: 380-45 C

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Back to the mark of the final part of a summer/autumn 2022 hat-trick which included wins at 7f here and 1m elsewhere; not disgraced on slow turf so far this term, but entitled to appreciate today's test more.

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3rd

2

(9)

17th Oct 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bold Territories

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Has done most recent racing over 7f but is fine at this trip, as when third over C&D three weeks ago; was below-par the only other time he's worn a visor rather than the usual cheekpieces but has claims otherwise.

5/1

3rd

9

(3)

26th Sep 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Bold Territories

9st 3lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Dods

Multiple 7f AW winner (including here) who has also won over 1m; went close when 1lb higher at Wolverhampton (7f, Tapeta) last month but unable to repeat that effort in two subsequent starts; handy mark if he can bounce back.

9/1

6th

3

(9)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

21:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bold Territories

9st 9lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Michael Dods

Dual Tapeta winner who had a near miss over C&D last month but he's not easy to predict and was never involved at Newcastle (first-time visor) last time; regular cheekpieces return but he has a wide draw and comes with risks attached.

9/1

5th
10 (3)
Mekbat

66/1

Form: 8864-0

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Saw out 1m better than previously when fourth at Carlisle last summer; have to hope well-beaten seasonal reappearance run was needed.

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7th

9

(3)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mekbat

9st 0lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Susan Corbett

0-15 under rules; may have finished closer with a clear run when seventh of 12 over C&D last time, but others are still more convincing.

20/1

7th

10

(7)

19th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mekbat

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Susan Corbett

Modest maiden who was pulled up in 2m Musselburgh novice hurdle 11 days ago; he's hard to make a case for.

33/1

0

8

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Mekbat

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Modest Flat maiden and was 200-1 when nowhere behind Slugger at Kelso.

200/1

Form: 04-971 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Pushed along and outpaced throughout in two sprint handicaps (one Tapeta), but step up to 1m proved transformative at Yarmouth last week; unpenalised for that success, still lightly tried and capable of better still if consenting to settle from the outset; strong candidate.

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7th

1

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 3f 137y

Class 5

15:20 Bath

Squeezebox

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Two wins last summer and he ended that campaign with a good, rallying second off this mark at Newmarket (soft) on first attempt at 1m4f; in the mix if he resumes at the same level.

9/2

Form: 412358 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

C&D record of 12412 includes a handicap win in February and rock-solid follow-up second off this 6lb higher mark; trail has gone colder on turf latterly, but more in his favour again here; habitual hard-puller.

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11th

8

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:23 Doncaster

Eleven Eleven

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jessica Macey

Already a dual 7f/1m AW scorer in 2024 and he was ridden too aggressively when last of 11 in 1m2f handicap here last time; he's the sort to bounce back.

20/1

11th

9

(3)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 2f 43y

Class 5

17:20 Doncaster

Eleven Eleven

9st 5lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Jessica Macey

Two wins on Newcastle AW this year, at 1m and 7f; went close on first attempt over 1m2f in 2021 but less convincing in later attempts at beyond 1m and his stamina will get a major workout in these conditions.

100/30

Form: 392194 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Eight Tapeta wins at 7f-8.6f but none of them here; dropped back to a winning mark despite running to form at Wolverhampton latest, but just not as compelling a performer over a galloping track.

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3rd

4

(9)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 3lb

J: Zak Wheatley

T: Antony Brittain

Eight-time course winner, mainly over 8.6f, who rarely goes this far these days; can pull hard, so will want to get some cover early from the outside stall, and a below-par effort last time will need forgiving too.

7/1

12th

5

(9)

31st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Southwell (AW)

Inexplicable

9st 7lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Antony Brittain

Has done most of his winning at about 1m, including twice during a consistent 2024; doesn't appear to be crying out for this return to 7f; not the percentage call.

8/1

Form: 3334-5

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

0-15, but immediately ran above his mark on last week's stable debut at Ayr (1m, good to firm) despite a 291-day break and interesting he's out again so quickly; chance, assuming he takes to this surface.

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6th

4

(2)

2nd Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 68y

Class 5

16:40 Hamilton

Yeeeaah

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Tristan Davidson

Off the mark in Carlisle handicap (1m, good to firm) last month, then ran well behind higher-rated rival in seller here (1m1f, good to soft) eight days ago; in-form contender who has solid claims.

5/1

2nd

4

(5)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 1f 35y

Class 4

15:25 Hamilton

Yeeeaah

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Tristan Davidson

took keen hold, towards rear, headway over 2f out, went second 1f out, kept on

9/2

1st

6

(4)

7th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 173y

Class 6

18:35 Carlisle

Yeeeaah

9st 4lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Tristan Davidson

Still seeking his first win (0-20) but has been placed in three of his last four starts, including when a beaten favourite - third to today's rival Chinese Spirit - at Musselburgh (1m) last week; previous Carlisle form figures read 23, and he'll surely strike eventually; a possible.

11/2

7/1

Form: 5-5084 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Dual 7f winner here off up to 10lb higher in 2022, and has gone in over a galloping 1m (good) before now also; chance on that evidence, though limited impact when fourth on first drop to a Class 6 latest.

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8th

1

(4)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Old News

10st 0lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Linda Stubbs

Exposed performer who hasn't been at his best since winning over 7f here last September (has won over 1m); tongue tied for the first time.

20/1

10th

2

(12)

21st Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:20 Newcastle (AW)

Old News

9st 9lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Linda Stubbs

midfield

7/1

4th

2

(4)

2nd May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

17:30 Yarmouth

Old News

9st 9lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Linda Stubbs

Capable of better form than he's been showing of late and was only eighth at Newcastle last time on a track he runs well.

4/1

100/1

Form: 038/00

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict

Placed over 7f here once for Michael Dods, but yet to offer much on two starts for current connections following 19 months out and 1m trip asks a fresh question; cheekpieces now added.

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9

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Daay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

held up in rear

15/2

3rd

10

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Daay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

Capable of being thereabouts, having been placed at this course (6f) in four of his last six outings; has form at 7f; now goes in new headgear; record of 0-19 is the negative.

7/1

40/1

Form: 507656

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Probably marginally more compelling over 7f than further, though hasn't especially threatened on any assignment yet this term; now 12lb below his initial mark but others easier to warm to.

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7th

9

(7)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:40 Newcastle (AW)

Rumnotred

10st 3lb

J: Mr Jack Nicholls

T: Stella Barclay

held up in rear

25/1

7th

5

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rumnotred

9st 1lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

midfield

8/1

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Exacta £973.00
Straight Forecast £876.50
Tricast £8189.90
Trifecta £6958.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Squeezebox

RP RATINGS:

Ghost Rider

Daily Mail:

Old News

The Sun:

Eleven Eleven

The Times:

Squeezebox

Telegraph:

Squeezebox

The Guardian:

Squeezebox

Daily Mirror:

Squeezebox

The Star:

Squeezebox

Daily Record:

Squeezebox

POSTDATA:

Ghost Rider

D Express:

Old News