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17:45 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

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5/1 (Won)

Form: 859543 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Losing run up to 17, but has dropped a long way in the weights and performed with credit when making the frame over 1m2f here the last twice; ran well over 7f as recently as August, so the return to this trip shouldn't be an issue; each-way claims.

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3rd

5

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Exposed five-time winner; clear runner-up over C&D 13 days ago but the winner was 25-1 and that was a Class 6; may need more.

7/1

2nd

1

(8)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, went clear with winner inside final furlong, headed final strides

11/2

0

9

(3)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Mercurius Power

8st 13lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Jessica Macey

Has form figures of 14355431 at this track and that last win was a strong-finishing success over 1m last month; up 5lb but he still looks feasibly treated and was a close third over C&D on his penultimate run; respected back up in trip.

10/1

10/1

Form: 580185 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Both wins have come this year, the latest a head success over C&D in October; not beaten far when fifth of 12 here last time and no surprise if he makes his presence felt.

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7th

4

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 10lb

T: Alan Brown

Little room for manoeuvre off this mark but he's been in good form round Newcastle lately; well drawn for one who is happiest when racing prominently and it's hard to knock him out of the equation.

7/1

2nd

9

(6)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Alan Brown

Both wins have come this year, the latest a head success over C&D in October; not beaten far when fifth of 12 here last time and no surprise if he makes his presence felt.

10/1

5th

8

(5)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

Resumed winning ways over C&D in October but he failed to back it up when only eighth there 20 days ago; others appeal more.

12/1

4/1

Form: 734801 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Put a couple of modest efforts behind him and ended a 12-race losiing run when beating a warm favourite by half a length over C&D last month; 3lb higher, but may still have more to offer on this surface; one to be interested in.

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1st

2

(5)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Panama City

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

awkward start, short of room soon after start, towards rear, raced wide and rushed up to lead after 2f

11/2

4th

5

(7)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Panama City

9st 8lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

Just one win from 17 starts on turf but he made it 2-4 on AW when scoring at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta; hood added) last month; up 5lb but that was a comfortable win under a positive ride and he's a big player again back at this track.

7/2

1st

5

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Panama City

9st 10lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

Two solid efforts over 1m at Newcastle recently, latterly when inclined to pull hard out in front behind Ice Shadow; holds claims if he settles better in a first-time hood.

8/1

Form: 205877 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Losing run up to 16, but two of his four wins have come here (7f/1m) and is 8lb lower than when placed in three consecutive starts over 1m2f at this track in March; not dismissed.

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1st

3

(3)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

raced near side, raced in second

9/4

1st

2

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 13lb

J: Archie Young

T: Donald Whillans

Two wins from last three starts over 1m here, the latest on Saturday; lesser efforts when last seen over 7f in the autumn but was out of sorts at the time and C&D form last January suggests he can be competitive despite the penalty.

9/4

1st

5

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

Reliable sort who landed C&D handicap before backing it up with a good C&D second 16 days ago; big shout off an unchanged mark.

7/4

Form: 8054

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Held in his first three starts, but showed more when fourth of 11 on handicap debut here (7f) last month and that form is working out well; extra furlong shouldn't be an issue on breeding and respected.

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5th

4

(7)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Rascal

9st 7lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Simon Whitaker

Held in his first three starts, but showed more when fourth of 11 on handicap debut here (7f) last month and that form is working out well; extra furlong shouldn't be an issue on breeding and respected.

8/1

4th

4

(7)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Rascal

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Simon Whitaker

midfield

25/1

5th

3

(3)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Brazen Rascal

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

in touch with leaders, weakened over 1f out

40/1

Form: 122248 CD

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Triple C&D winner who is back off the same mark as when second of six on his last visit here in May, but needs to prove his fitness after six months off.

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3rd

8

(5)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 1lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced near side, in touch with leaders

100/30

2nd

7

(3)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Rebecca Menzies

A three-time C&D winner who beat only one when ridden from the front over C&D 16 days ago; he's the sort to bounce back.

13/2

6th

4

(2)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Odd Socks Havana

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

Similar type to Pallas Lord, being 3-18 at Newcastle, and ties in closely with that rival on C&D running (off this mark) 17 days ago; successful in this race 12 months ago and commands respect.

3/1

Form: 117336 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who completed a Tapeta hat-trick in the spring (last leg came over C&D); ran well when twice third here in October, but below form four weeks ago and remains 6lb above his last winning mark; needs a bit more.

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7th

1

(4)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Spirit Of Bowland

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Hold-up performer who completed a Tapeta hat-trick in the spring (last leg came over C&D); ran well when twice third here in October, but below form four weeks ago and remains 6lb above his last winning mark; needs a bit more.

6/1

Form: -43539 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

2-25, though one of his wins came over C&D in February last year; ran well to finish third of 11 on his second start back from a 249-day absence over this trip here last month, but something to prove after a poor effort over 7f nine days later.

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2nd

6

(7)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 6lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

Ended a long losing run when scoring at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) this month and he wasn't beaten far over 7f there three days later; this step back up in trip looks a positive (has won at 1m2f in the past) and he's respected on his stable debut; headgear removed.

6/1

5th

1

(4)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 0lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John & Sean Quinn

Ended losing run when the race went his way over 1m here on Saturday, making most; no good thing to repeat it on rare 7f run, having been well held over C&D in the autumn in his only AW handicap at the trip.

5/2

1st

3

(6)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Possible Ambition

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

visibility reduced by fog, set slow pace, made virtually all, ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably

6/1

Form: F83423 CD

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Hold-up performer who isn't the easiest to win with (3-37), but one of her victories came over C&D and she has run consistently well on the AW over the past year, including back here the last twice; bit more needed to defy this mark, but likely to run her race once again.

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8th

4

(8)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Tjade Collier

C&D scorer who signed off for Brian Ellison with a good second of eight over C&D 24 days ago; since changed hands for £5,000 and she's very much in the mix for her new handler.

3/1

2nd

3

(6)

17th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:30 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 4lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway from 3f out, led inside final furlong, kept on but headed post

13/2

6th

4

(5)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Reclaim Victory

9st 3lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Infrequent winner (3-39), who is not easy to predict but her last success came off this mark and she caught the eye with her strong finish over C&D (fifth of 11) last Thursday; ran into some trouble at a crucial stage in the race and she's an interesting contender.

13/2

12/1

Form: 678

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Huge prices and well beaten in three starts over 1m-1m2f here this autumn; major improvement needed on handicap debut and the return to this trip doesn't look to be in his favour judged on pedigree.

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10th

6

(12)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Highland Loch

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Huge prices and well beaten in three starts over 1m-1m2f here this autumn; major improvement needed on handicap debut and the return to this trip doesn't look to be in his favour judged on pedigree.

12/1

8th

6

(5)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Highland Loch

9st 7lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Iain Jardine

Huge prices for his two runs, finishing a remote last; goes up again in trip and is probably one for low-grade handicaps after this.

66/1

7th

3

(3)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Highland Loch

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

50-1, slowly away and never in the hunt on his debut here 11 days ago (1m); not easily recommended on that evidence.

50/1

11th
7 (3)
Reflex

14/1

Form: 502368

Last run: 67 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

0-7; placed in his first two starts in handicaps at around 1m on Tapeta for Charlie Fellowes (including here) in the summer, but held in his last two outings over 1m2f; changed hands for £4,000 in October and worth a market check on stable debut back in trip.

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10th

4

(11)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Reflex

9st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Kevin Frost

0-8; twice placed on Tapeta for Charlie Fellowes last summer including over C&D, but poor since then and was behind a couple of these on stable debut here last month; blinkers will need to make a difference (has worn a visor).

20/1

11th

7

(3)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Reflex

9st 6lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

0-7; placed in his first two starts in handicaps at around 1m on Tapeta for Charlie Fellowes (including here) in the summer, but held in his last two outings over 1m2f; changed hands for £4,000 in October and worth a market check on stable debut back in trip.

14/1

1

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

12:12 Southwell (AW)

Reflex

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

20/1

Form: 939369 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

All three wins at Kempton (7f/1m) for Tom Clover and placed a couple of times on turf for this yard during the autumn; didn't enjoy the clearest of runs when ninth of 12 here (7f) five weeks ago, but wouldn't have won anyway and still to prove he can act on Tapeta.

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12th

10

(5)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Rogue Force

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: R Mike Smith

All three wins at Kempton (7f/1m) for Tom Clover and placed a couple of times on turf for this yard during the autumn; didn't enjoy the clearest of runs when ninth of 12 here (7f) five weeks ago, but wouldn't have won anyway and still to prove he can act on Tapeta.

20/1

0

7

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Rogue Force

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

Three-time Kempton winner for Tom Clover and has tumbled down the handicap on turf this year; a bit higher in the weights back on AW but has been showing enough on soft/heavy turf to suggest he's worth considering.

9/1

6th

8

(7)

12th Oct 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

15:20 Ayr

Rogue Force

9st 1lb

J: P J McDonald

T: R Mike Smith

towards rear, switched to near side 3f out, no impression from over 1f out

9/2

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Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Panama City

POSTDATA:

Mercurius Power

Daily Mail:

Highland Loch

Daily Mirror:

Brazen Rascal

RP RATINGS:

Pallas Lord

D Express:

Reclaim Victory

Telegraph:

Panama City

The Guardian:

Panama City

The Star:

Panama City

Daily Record:

Panama City

The Times:

Mercurius Power