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18:45 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 000600 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has gone 1-23 since a successful debut for Aidan O'Brien; lost his way after winning a Cork handicap in May and returns for a new yard with questions to answer.

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4th

16

(7)

28th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 5

15:30 Wetherby

Admiral Nelson

9st 0lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Peter Niven

Campaigned on AW for current yard, respectable second off this mark at Newcastle (1m) most recently; ideally needs a dry surface back on turf, having gained his Irish wins in good/good to firm.

10/1

2nd

5

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

7f win here on his stable debut in December; unable to build on it since and he checked out tamely over 7f here on Friday night.

8/1

2nd
11 (9)
Plink

8/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 57450

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Left William Haggas for 2,000gns; quite a promising first run for this yard over C&D and suffered interference upped to 1m last time; not yet exposed.

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6th

3

(1)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 50y

Class 6

14:52 Ayr

Plink

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

Eight-race maiden; finished well for second at Newcastle (7f, AW) in December and had excuse (bled from the nose) when below form there in March but his chance may depend on others setting a strong pace; tongue-tie fitted.

11/2

10th

5

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Plink

9st 6lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Katie Scott

A maiden after seven starts but went close over C&D in December and returned from three-month break with quite encouraging run here ten days ago; a possible if this race is run to suit his patient tactics.

10/1

6th

1

(5)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Plink

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Katie Scott

Six-race maiden who came closest to winning when beaten less than a length into second of 12 over C&D last time; still unexposed, but has a three-month absence and 2lb rise to overcome.

8/1

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5/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 527545 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Only had three runs since wind surgery and beaten in the region of 2l in his last two, having not enjoyed the clearest of runs last time at Chelmsford (6f); unraced over this far but it's worth a go.

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3rd

1

(12)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Maxzeno

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/2

5th

9

(5)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Maxzeno

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride

9/4

4th

9

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Newmarket

Maxzeno

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

0-8; only fifth of the nine runners when returning from a break (and wind surgery) at Leicester; ran one of his better races at this shorter trip.

20/1

Form: 487050 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Some sign of a revival on her penultimate run when tried in eyeshield/blinkers combination but those aids are now removed after an uncompetitive latest show; not that inspiring.

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8th

2

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

0-9 for current stable but has become well treated, having gained all wins off higher marks; shaped encouragingly at Newcastle (7f) most recently while leaving the impression this return to 1m will suit; not ruled out.

10/1

4th

7

(2)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

dwelt start, switched sharply right soon after start, in rear

25/1

11th

3

(11)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 9lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian McInnes

Triple winner at up to 1m, including on Tapeta; back on a handy mark and she showed signs of a revival last time, so not written off.

14/1

8/1

Form: 740974 C

Last run: 129 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Just 1-22 on turf but he's 3-16 on the AW so returning to this scene has to rate a positive; has struggled for this yard but has dropped to a dangerous mark.

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1st

6

(7)

9th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Amaysmont

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lauren Frost

T: Kevin Frost

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on

3/1

2nd

10

(13)

5th May 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 213y

Class 6

14:10 Salisbury

Amaysmont

10st 8lb

J: Miss Lauren Frost

T: Kevin Frost

Sliding down the weights and only found one too good in first-time blinkers (now removed) at Southwell (1m, AW) six days ago; just 1-22 on turf, but he seems to handle a soft surface well and no surprise if he plays a part.

6/1

Form: 080896 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Useful for Andrew Balding earlier this year but the wheels have come off big time; risky in first-time cheekpieces.

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8th

10

(9)

30th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 5lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

5/1

3rd

4

(7)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Ran well in similar event over C&D last week, taking form figures since wearing blinkers to 31142 and Southwell record to 132; holds very solid claims off same mark in the retained headgear.

3/1

2nd

5

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

6/1

Form: 365075 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

Only 1-20 but that sole success did at least come over C&D, albeit in March of 2022; hasn't been offering much and raced keenly in this headgear last time.

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6th

7

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Made a successful stable debut at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) in March 2022, but 0-16 since and recent efforts don't suggest a return to winning form is imminent.

16/1

7th

6

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 7lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent after 1f

14/1

5th

4

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Sole win came on Tapeta last year; two good thirds this term (Polytrack/turf); weak in the betting and failed to land a blow two runs back from a break recently, with 1m2f against him latest; may do better in reapplied headgear.

12/1

9/1

Form: 206558 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Has always looked at his best over 7f so latest effort at 6f can be excused; however, doesn't seem in the best of form judged on recent efforts.

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9th

11

(4)

24th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 5

16:50 Catterick

Code Purple

8st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

A dual 7f winner last spring but he beat only one on his reappearance in 7f Newcastle handicap 30 days ago; yard is going really well though so it would come as no surprise if he bounced back off a falling mark.

11/1

8th

7

(7)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

Sole AW win was in this race last year, when 4b higher; went into that race in better form than he does this time around but he's not one to write off.

10/1

8th

10

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

carried right start, in touch with leaders

9/1

Form: 616120 C

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict

All three wins at 6f but stays 1m fine; in good form on Tapeta before struggling on good to soft at Chepstow, since when he's undergone a wind op; on a fair mark if sufficiently fit after a while off.

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9th

9

(6)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

8st 13lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Successful off 6lb lower at Wolverhampton in December and has run to a similar level in defeat in his three runs since; rider's claim will help matters and he is unlikely to be far away.

9/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Had a wind op last summer and he's showing the benefits this winter, scoring over 6f at Wolverhampton in December and turning in two solid runs in defeat since; unlikely to be far away.

6/1

4th

3

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

A couple of lesser efforts on slow turf since returned to 6f in July but otherwise consistent at this trip and followed a Wolverhampton win with a C&D second to a reviver; no standout at the weights now back up 2lb but still likely to have a say.

7/1

Form: 071003 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Perhaps committed a shade early over C&D last time and was mowed down by late arrivals; that form brings him into it.

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9th

5

(3)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 9lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Held on well for narrow 7f win at Southwell in March and probably ran just as well when second over C&D later that month; not in same form here (7f) last month but still enters calculations.

12/1

5th

7

(9)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Ethan Tindall

T: Richard Fahey

Going well lately, winning narrowly at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) before finishing second of ten here (6f); races off the same mark as last time and no problem with the return to this trip; each-way claims.

7/1

8

(9)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Has a patchy record but he recorded his tenth win when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month and he was an eyecatching second over 6f there last time; didn't get the best of runs in that race and he's respected back up in trip.

4/1

Form: 166848 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Both wins came at Brighton this summer (6f/7f) when very at home on fast ground (soft an excuse last time); AW record of 0-5 is none too inspiring.

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8th

6

(6)

2nd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

14:35 Lingfield (AW)

Bonkersinabundance

9st 6lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

Two Brighton wins last season, the second of them (7f) coming off a 2lb higher mark; lacklustre effort when last seen in December but she's better than that.

10/1

11th

2

(4)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bonkersinabundance

9st 8lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: Roger Varian

midfield in centre of group

8/1

8th

4

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Bonkersinabundance

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

12th
9 (3)
Jems Bond

6/1

Form: 313747 CD

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

All six wins were on AW, the last five here; absent since May but usually gives his running here and handicap mark isn't a problem.

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5th

6

(2)

3rd May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 2lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but losing run up to 14 and he finished behind two of these when seventh of 11 over C&D last month; needs a turnaround.

12/1

7th

10

(6)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Alan Brown

Last five wins have come here (6f/7f), but despite dropping in the weights his losing run is up to 13; finished over 10l behind Brother Dave at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last time and others are preferred.

12/1

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Exacta £2887.00
Straight Forecast £2296.40
Tricast £8045.10
Trifecta £22345.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Maxzeno

Telegraph:

Fiftyshadesofred

The Guardian:

Absolute Dream

The Times:

Plink

NEWMARKET:

Bonkersinabundance

Daily Record:

Dandys Derriere

RP RATINGS:

Amaysmont

POSTDATA:

Maxzeno

Daily Mail:

Maxzeno

The Sun:

Maxzeno

The Star:

Maxzeno

D Express:

Fiftyshadesofred

Daily Mirror:

Absolute Dream