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16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

Racing Welfare Handicap

  • Prize money: £4501.24
  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Racing Welfare Handicap

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.34
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 253212 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Won at Doncaster (1m4f) two starts ago and went close at Thirsk (1m4f) last time; this consistent sort has won on the Wolverhampton Tapeta (unraced here) and holds solid claims once more.

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3rd

5

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Lexington Knight

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Richard Hannon

All four AW wins have been on Tapeta and he's yet to shine on Polytrack, albeit from a limited number of runs; close up over this far at Wolverhampton last time but around here others appeal more.

16/1

3rd

6

(7)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Lexington Knight

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Very well suited by 1m4f on Tapeta and now 3lb lower than for narrow C&D win in September but has been out of form lately and needs to turn a corner.

25/1

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2nd
3 (12)
Victory

14/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 2527-9

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

He's on a handy mark on the form he showed last April/June; might have needed his recent reappearance run at Southwell but was beaten a long way and needs to be a different proposition now in cheekpieces.

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7th

6

(7)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:20 Newcastle (AW)

Victory

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Alan King

prominent

10/1

7th

13

(8)

27th Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 3

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Victory

9st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Alan King

Sole win in 1m handicap here in 2021 but didn't achieve anything special in his only course start since; work to do on balance of 2023 form.

20/1

7th

5

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 4

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Victory

9st 13lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Alan King

Inconsistent type with a record of 1-14; didn't fire at Sandown (1m6f) last time but he went close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) on his penultimate run and has claims if he can recapture that form; has worn cheekpieces in last two starts.

9/1

15/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 3453-5

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 2lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Front-running third in this last year and then absent until his fifth at Pontefract in May; that was a fair reappearance performance and he's now 4lb lower than 12 months ago; each-way claims.

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3rd

6

(7)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

King Of Unicorns

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Front-running third in this last year and then absent until his fifth at Pontefract in May; that was a fair reappearance performance and he's now 4lb lower than 12 months ago; each-way claims.

15/2

5th

6

(1)

26th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 5y

Class 5

19:55 Pontefract

King Of Unicorns

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

Good-ground bumper winner in 2021 and ran at least as well as he ever has when third upped to this trip at Newcastle last June; not seen since though, so enough has to be taken on trust.

8/1

3rd

5

(7)

25th Jun 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

13:15 Newcastle (AW)

King Of Unicorns

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Micky Hammond

led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost second and no extra inside final furlong

6/1

11/1

Form: -74525

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has posted some fair performances on turf this season and he's edging down the weights; however, he has to produce something extra if he's to snap a losing sequence stretching back 25 races to July 2021.

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8th

2

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

15:08 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 13lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

Well below par in 1m2f contest here last Friday, taking AW record to 0-3; all wins remain at Scottish tracks; drops back in class but doesn't look the percentage call.

20/1

7th

9

(3)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

13:55 Newcastle (AW)

Glasses Up

9st 1lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: R Mike Smith

in touch with leaders, went third over 5f out, against near rail when challenging 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

25/1

Form: -18295 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D in January and went close at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) in March; fair fifth when back on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (1m4f) recently but she needs something extra if she's to win this.

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5th

10

(3)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Golden Vintage

8st 9lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Won over C&D in January and went close at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) in March; fair fifth when back on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (1m4f) recently but she needs something extra if she's to win this.

9/1

5th

6

(8)

19th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 5

14:10 Wolverhampton (AW)

Golden Vintage

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Inconsistent sort with a record of 1-11; returned to turf with a heavy defeat at Doncaster 17 days ago but she finished well to go close at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) on her penultimate run; only 1lb higher here and has claims if she can recapture that form.

14/1

9th

9

(7)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 197y

Class 5

20:50 Doncaster

Golden Vintage

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

A bit of a mixed bag since returning on the AW in December, though she did win well at Newcastle (1m4f) in January and was only beaten a neck at Southwell (1m4f) in March; needs to fare better than in her three goes on turf so far, though, and has been off for three months.

5/1

14/1

Form: 663-10

Last run: 45 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Well beaten at York in May but might have been unsuited by the ground (good, good to firm in places); prior to that this very lightly raced 5yo was an easy winner on her handicap debut at Doncaster (1m2f, soft) and she retains potential in view of that promise; not ruled out.

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4th

7

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 2f 5y

Class 5

16:15 Pontefract

Vallamorey

8st 12lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

1m2f soft-ground winner this time last year for Chris Fairhurst; however, has shown little in three hurdle races and an AW handicap for new yard this year.

25/1

5th

6

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

14:20 Hexham

Vallamorey

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

Won on the Flat for Chris Fairhurst (1m2f, soft; RPR 78) last spring but has shown very little in two novice hurdles and an AW handicap for new stable this year; may yet turn things around but could be considered only if attracting good market support.

33/1

6th

9

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:50 Sedgefield

Vallamorey

10st 12lb

J: Tom Midgley

T: Sam England

towards rear, mistake 1st, in touch with leaders 2nd, outpaced 3 out, lost touch before 2 out

12/1

Form: 310-38

Last run: 33 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Reverted to the Flat with good third at 150-1 at Wetherby (1m2f) in May but well beaten at Redcar (1m2f) since and needs to bounce back.

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5th

4

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

16:30 Sedgefield

Very Excellent

11st 5lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced and lost ground quickly 3 out

10/1

6th

8

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 156y

Class 3

15:30 Catterick

Very Excellent

10st 9lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Mike Sowersby

in touch with leaders

20/1

2nd

6

11th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:40 Catterick

Very Excellent

11st 7lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Mike Sowersby

Won on the Flat last July and runner-up over hurdles at Cartmel (2m1f, soft) in August; it was his first start since when tailed off at Market Rasen (2m, soft) last month but he has to improve a bundle for the run.

25/1

Form: 264441

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

7yo whose recent win at Ayr (1m5f) was a first victory at the 24th attempt, so it's hard to be confident regarding a follow-up; however, that may have given his confidence a boost and he's effective over C&D.

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2nd

4

(8)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in last

14/1

5th

5

(2)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

15/2

2nd

3

(6)

5th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Billy Bathgate

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

midfield, pressed leader from over 2f out, kept on, no extra towards finish

10/1

33/1

Form: -44088

Last run: 7 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Well treated on last year's Irish form but has struggled to get competitive this year and a major turnaround is needed now in a tongue-tie.

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7th

5

(6)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Explorers Way

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Four-time Newcastle AW winner for Brian Ellison at up to 1m2f, including twice this winter; bought for 7,500gns at Tattersalls last month and interesting contender.

7/1

3rd

12

(12)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Explorers Way

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Four course wins in the last six months and is chasing a C&D hat-trick, having come away with one other off a 4lb lower mark three weeks ago; this is tougher but enters calculations.

6/1

1st

9

(5)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Explorers Way

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

All three wins have come here and he proved he didn't need headgear when recording a game success over this trip last time; only 2lb higher and no reason why he shouldn't go well again.

3/1

Form: 43-782 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Having dropped down the weights he returned to form with a close second at Doncaster (14.5f) four weeks ago, which was the first leg of a hat-trick for the winner (Blow Your Horn, who is declared for the Northumberland Vase); back up just 1lb and effective over C&D; possible player.

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7th

3

(1)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 5f 192y

Class 5

17:30 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Brian Ellison

prominent, weakened over 1f out

5/1

3rd

7

(4)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

17:20 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

A standing dish at this track, having won four times over C&D on a variety of going, plus a hurdles win; 4lb higher than his most recent success in a 0-60 here last month; was found out back up at this level latest; more needed.

10/1

4th

7

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 5

16:40 Catterick

The Dancing Poet

9st 5lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Brian Ellison

in touch with leaders

5/1

12/1

Form: -73160 C

Last run: 59 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

Standard

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

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Non-runners

Easter Island

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Payout
Exacta £252.00
Straight Forecast £190.70
Tricast £903.60
Trifecta £1641.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lexington Knight

RP RATINGS:

The Dancing Poet

The Times:

King Of Unicorns

Telegraph:

Easter Island

Daily Mirror:

Vallamorey

The Guardian:

King Of Unicorns

POSTDATA:

Lexington Knight

Daily Mail:

Lexington Knight

D Express:

Lexington Knight

Daily Record:

Lexington Knight

TOPSPEED:

The Dancing Poet

The Sun:

The Dancing Poet

The Star:

The Dancing Poet