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

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 512222 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in all four starts (including over C&D) since winning at Bath (5f, good) in August; still 10lb higher than for that win, but no surprise if she performs well again.

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3rd

7

(3)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Pepsi Cat

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

midfield

9/2

1st

3

(1)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Pepsi Cat

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: Steph Hollinshead

in rear

5/1

1st

4

(2)

30th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pepsi Cat

9st 5lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Steph Hollinshead

Reliable filly who deservedly resumed winning ways in 5f Newcastle handicap 22 days ago; up 3lb but that form has been franked so she's not taken on lightly.

5/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 592434 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

13 career wins have all come over 6f/7f, but he has run well to make the frame over C&D the last twice; not seen down at 0-75 level very often these days and a major player.

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2nd

1

(3)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Treacherous

9st 9lb

J: Liam Wright

T: Ed de Giles

hampered start

7/1

4th

10

(11)

17th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Treacherous

9st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed de Giles

midfield against near rail

14/1

3rd

6

(3)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Treacherous

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ed de Giles

in touch with leaders

7/1

5/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 507112 C BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Has improved plenty since switching to Tapeta with blinkers applied, winning over 7f here and at Wolverhampton and only finding one too good at the latter track (again 7f) last time; up another 2lb and not quite sure how he will respond to this return to 5f.

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2nd

4

(7)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

The Caltonian

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Linda Perratt

mounted on course, travelled strongly, prominent, led 2f out, pushed along against near rail 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

11/2

8th

4

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

The Caltonian

9st 6lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Linda Perratt

Not out of the first three in nine runs since the blinkers were fitted, including five wins (four here); has got himself high in the weights and couldn't live with the winner last week (6f); returning to 7f perhaps a good thing.

5/1

2nd

1

(1)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

The Caltonian

9st 13lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Linda Perratt

in rear

11/10

Form: 060653 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Speedy sort whose four AW wins include one over C&D; losing run up to 11 and he may face competition for the lead, but his last couple of efforts have been encouraging and he drops into a Class 5 handicap for the first time; high on list.

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4th

2

(1)

15th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Night On Earth

10st 0lb

J: Jack Enright

T: Ian Williams

Belatedly exploited his drop in the weights when making all at Lingfield last month (tried in this combination of accessories for the first time); pulled too hard when second back at Lingfield last week; still on a good mark and he could take some pegging back around here, especially in this type of race.

11/8

2nd

3

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Lingfield (AW)

Night On Earth

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ian Williams

Despite an awkward draw he made all in this new headgear combination over C&D two weeks ago; had come a good way down the weights so may cope with the 5lb rise.

7/4

Form: 254-98 D

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Three wins over this trip on turf/Polytrack as a 2yo, but has shown little in two starts this year 158 days apart; new headgear combination given a go, but has enough to prove for now.

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9th

5

(1)

26th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

New Hope Bullet

9st 6lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

Mainly out of form during a light campaign in 2023 but she's dropped down the weights and has not been beaten far in her two runs this year; seems tactically versatile and she could be in the mix for in-form yard; hood is removed and cheekpieces return.

8/1

6th

5

(7)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

New Hope Bullet

9st 7lb

J: Christian Howarth

T: Alice Haynes

Mainly out of form in 2023 but more encouraging effort when third at Chelmsford last month (5f); on a fair mark and hood tried; each-way chance.

7/1

3rd

5

(2)

13th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 4

17:45 Chelmsford (AW)

New Hope Bullet

8st 10lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Alice Haynes

took keen hold, prominent on inner, switched right and challenging over 1f out, no extra final furlong

16/1

Form: 9-0190 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Was returning from four months off when successful over C&D in October, but twice held since including when behind a couple of these at Southwell (5f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; look elsewhere.

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5th

8

(1)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Captains Bar

8st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

towards rear

5/1

1st

12

(2)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 4

15:50 Southwell (AW)

Captains Bar

8st 12lb

J: David Allan

T: Scott Dixon

Doesn't score heavily on the consistency front but conditions are no problem and he saw his race out well when third behind Stone Of Destiny over C&D last week; 5lb better off today but it might not be enough to turn the tables.

12/1

3rd

7

(10)

15th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Captains Bar

9st 7lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Scott Dixon

Ready winner of a 5f handicap at Newcastle in October off a 3lb lower mark (no headgear); less good in headgear in three runs since but his latest effort at Newcastle can be marked up as he travelled nicely but perhaps on the unfavoured part of the track; each-way shout.

25/1

Form: 84-41 D

Last run: 217 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Some ability in his first three starts in April and improved to win a Musselburgh maiden (5f, good to soft) the following month; makes his handicap/AW debut after seven months off and the market may be revealing.

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2nd

8

(1)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Whisky McGonagall

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent up the centre, disputed lead over 1f out, kept on final 110yds

16/1

7th

8

(1)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Whisky McGonagall

9st 2lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tim Easterby

prominent towards far side

6/1

1st

6

(1)

5th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 1y

Class 5

13:40 Musselburgh

Whisky McGonagall

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Best run to date was when fourth at Thirsk last April (5f, good to firm), although bumped into a useful prospect when fourth at Catterick last time (5f, good to soft; first run so nearly a year); should go well, although low draw not ideal.

7/1

Form: 452635 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 69

Form & Verdict

Successful in just one of his last 17 starts and struggled to go the early pace when fifth of 11 at Southwell (5f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; this stiffer track should suit, but he is still 4lb above his last winning mark so may find a few too strong.

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8th

6

(2)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

So Grateful

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Successful in just one of his last 17 starts and struggled to go the early pace when fifth of 11 at Southwell (5f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; this stiffer track should suit, but he is still 4lb above his last winning mark so may find a few too strong.

12/1

5th

8

(12)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

19:45 Southwell (AW)

So Grateful

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Chalkley

T: Michael & David Easterby

Won three times here (5f/6f) in the summer of last year and exploited his lower turf mark at Pontefract (5f, good to firm) in July; ran well returned to the AW when third of ten at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago, but he may need a stiffer 5f than this now.

8/1

3rd

5

(10)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:20 Newcastle (AW)

So Grateful

10st 8lb

J: Miss Serena Brotherton

T: Michael & David Easterby

Campaigned on turf since April, with some success, but he's achieved more on AW and he returns to this sphere on a handy mark; both C&D runs have seen him go close; big player.

5/1

5/1

Form: 778451 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Having only his third go on he AW when beating Leodis Dream by a neck over C&D four weeks ago; only 2lb higher and may still have more to offer on this surface; respected.

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5th

2

(3)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Zuffolo

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

C&D winner in November off 1lb lower; less good twice since and although he's capable on his good days, they aren't the easiest to predict.

5/1

5th

4

(4)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Zuffolo

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

midfield on far side of group, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

7/1

9th

5

(5)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Zuffolo

9st 6lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

bumped start, prominent

5/1

10th
10 (9)
Wasdale

10/1

Form: -12867 CD

Last run: 97 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Out of the frame in four outings on turf, but her record on Tapeta reads 711512 including two wins over 5f/6f here; interesting on this first start on the AW since May.

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11th

8

(8)

28th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Wasdale

9st 6lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Won three of her first six starts (Tapeta, 5f and 6f; one over C&D); progress has stalled more recently and she comes here with something to prove.

16/1

10th

10

(9)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Wasdale

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Out of the frame in four outings on turf, but her record on Tapeta reads 711512 including two wins over 5f/6f here; interesting on this first start on the AW since May.

10/1

7th

7

(8)

2nd Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

15:15 Beverley

Wasdale

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Julie Camacho

Better on the AW, but was beaten only 2l when sixth to Hardy Angel (4lb worse off) over C&D last time (good to firm); well treated but not ideally drawn.

9/2

12/1

Form: 517526 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who is 1lb higher than when making all and just holding on at Beverley (5f, good) in September; closely matched with Zuffalo on their meeting over C&D last month, but has since been held at Southwell (5f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; needs to bounce back.

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11th

7

(12)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

prominent towards near side

12/1

6th

9

(2)

24th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 5

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Paul Midgley

Front-runner who made all and just held on at Beverley (5f, good) in September and was only just denied under another positive ride at Newcastle (5f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; has gone back up 2lb for that, but he should still give it another a good go from the front on his first visit here.

13/2

2nd

7

(7)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:20 Newcastle (AW)

Leodis Dream

9st 6lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Scored narrowly off this mark at Beverley in September but has proved inconsistent otherwise this year; although competitively treated, he's not a solid option on 2023 evidence.

14/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 300196 CD

Last run: 144 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner and just 1lb higher than when successful at Wetherby (5.5f, good) in May; may be better over further than this these days, though, and he hasn't been seen in five months.

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5th

2

(4)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ballyare

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Lucinda Russell

dwelt start, in rear

16/1

7th

8

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ballyare

8st 11lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Lucinda Russell

Six wins to his name, including at this track and over 6f on Tapeta at Wolverhampton; low-key return to action here (5f) last month and needs to leave that well behind him.

20/1

12th

2

(11)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ballyare

9st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Lucinda Russell

slowly away

14/1

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Straight Forecast £375.40
Tricast £1110.50
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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Zuffolo

The Guardian:

Pepsi Cat

POSTDATA:

So Grateful

SPOTLIGHT:

Night On Earth

RP RATINGS:

The Caltonian

THE NORTH:

Wasdale

NEWMARKET:

New Hope Bullet

The Star:

Ballyare

The Sun:

Treacherous

Daily Mirror:

Pepsi Cat

Telegraph:

Zuffolo

Daily Mail:

Zuffolo

Daily Record:

Zuffolo

D Express:

So Grateful

The Times:

Night On Earth