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13:20 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 1m 4f 99y
  • Class 3
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-921 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Well held on turf in April but this lightly raced 3yo from a top yard has a progressive profile on AW, leading near the finish on his C&D handicap debut 31 days ago, with the reopposing Franberri back in fourth; a 2lb nudge seems unlikely to prevent another prominent showing.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

(1)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Quantum Cat

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Well held on turf in April but this lightly raced 3yo from a top yard has a progressive profile on AW, leading near the finish on his C&D handicap debut 31 days ago, with the reopposing Franberri back in fourth; a 2lb nudge seems unlikely to prevent another prominent showing.

5/2

1st

8

(1)

15th Nov 2023

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1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Quantum Cat

9st 8lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Made a winning debut at Wolverhampton last October and he got back on track after seven months off when second of four in 9.5f novice there 13 days ago; he may do better back up in trip for his handicap debut so needs considering.

6/1

2nd

1

2nd Nov 2023

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

12:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Quantum Cat

9st 11lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

Well beaten on sole run this season, in a hot novice at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in April; however, he won here (8.6f) last October on his only 2yo start and retains potential for his top yard now back from a break.

Evs

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 433556 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Attracted late market support, back on AW for just the second time in his career, at Wolverhampton (1m6f) last month but never seriously threatened in sixth; being eased another 2lb can only help but his last win was the 2021 Mallard.

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3rd

6

(9)

24th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Stuart Williams

12lb lower than when winning the 2021 Mallard Handicap and 2lb lower than when going close at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) in December, but finished well behind Valsad there last time; losing run up to 16 and he needs to bounce back.

11/1

6

(9)

8th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 7lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Stuart Williams

Beaten less than a length into second of 12 off this mark over C&D in December, but didn't build on it at Southwell (1m4f, Tapeta) last month; losing run up to 15 and others are more solid.

15/2

6th

3

(5)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Rhythmic Intent

9st 10lb

J: Marco Ghiani

T: Stuart Williams

mounted in chute

9/2

9/4

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 2314 CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Frankel filly who displayed a good attitude when getting off the mark in 11-runner C&D maiden in November; caught the eye when fourth of 12 to the reopposing Quantum Cat on C&D handicap debut since, running on from too far back; definitely better to come and looks sure to have a big say.

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3rd

12

(2)

16th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Franberri

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Frankel filly who displayed a good attitude when getting off the mark in 11-runner C&D maiden in November; caught the eye when fourth of 12 to the reopposing Quantum Cat on C&D handicap debut since, running on from too far back; definitely better to come and looks sure to have a big say.

9/4

4th

12

(9)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

15:37 Newcastle (AW)

Franberri

9st 4lb

J: Cameron Noble

T: Roger Varian

Frankel filly who displayed a good attitude when getting off the mark in 11-runner C&D maiden 13 days ago; strong at the finish last time so merits serious consideration on her first go in handicap company.

9/4

1st

10

(3)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

14:50 Newcastle (AW)

Franberri

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Pleasing debut in August; started a short price at Ripon next time, when it's possible the rain-softened ground wasn't ideal, and she holds leading claims in this weak maiden.

6/4

25/1

Form: 033507 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Has 11 wins on his CV but his last AW success was three years ago and he's been well held here in recent weeks.

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11

(8)

8th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Furzig

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Not getting any younger and losing run up to 13, but having fallen in the weights he performed much better when second of 11 behind Queen Of Ipanema at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) three weeks ago with three of these behind; 1lb higher, but holds each-way claims if able to back that up.

16/1

2nd

10

(10)

18th Jan 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Furzig

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

11-time winner but his last success was in October 2022 and he's been well held on Tapeta in his last four starts; three of those runs were in Class 2 events but he needs to revive on this drop back in grade.

25/1

9th

10

(5)

29th Dec 2023

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1m 4f 14y

Class 2

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Furzig

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

steadied start, towards rear

20/1

Form: 381-87 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Ended 2022 with a 2m win here but not seen again until well held in two outings on turf this autumn; it remains to be seen whether return to AW makes the difference.

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11th

8

(6)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Haveyoumissedme

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, took keen hold, soon midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4f out

13/2

8

(2)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Haveyoumissedme

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Dual course winner (1m4f/2m) who has finished out of the frame in all four starts since returning from 404 days off in October, including when behind four of these at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) three weeks ago; enough to prove and this trip is probably still insufficient for him.

12/1

6th

7

(5)

18th Jan 2024

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1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Haveyoumissedme

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Ended 2022 with a Newcastle win (2m, Tapeta) but he's struggled since returning from a lengthy absence in October, including when back at Newcastle (1m4f) last month; dropped another 2lb but he plenty to prove back down in trip.

12/1

11/1

Form: 914019 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 13lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Durable veteran who won this race in 2021; showed he's still pretty useful when resuming winning ways over 2m at Kempton last month but down the field there since; usually held up.

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13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

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2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

11th

11

(4)

1st Jan 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Jim Goldie

steadied start, always behind

20/1

6th

2

(6)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Jim Goldie

Durable veteran who won this race in 2021; showed he's still pretty useful when resuming winning ways over 2m at Kempton last month but down the field there since; usually held up.

11/1

Form: 7-1689

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Made a successful start to his handicap career at Kempton (1m3f) in August back from 11 months off; sixth is the best he's managed in his three outings since but he wasn't beaten that far in a messy race at Kempton (visored first time; retained) last time and is only 1lb above his winning mark; no surprise were he to go well.

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4th

9

(1)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

16:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tenerife Sunshine

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Charlie Johnston

Returned from 11 months off to make a successful handicap debut at Kempton (1m3f) last August and back to form the last twice, including when third of 11 behind two of these at Southwell (1m3f, Tapeta) three weeks ago; the extra furlong should suit and he remains relatively unexposed; one for the shortlist.

7/1

3rd

9

(11)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Tenerife Sunshine

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

Has a patchy record but his last win was off 1lb higher at Kempton (1m3f) last August and he was beaten less than 2l from a tough draw there two weeks ago; now switches back to Tapeta but he's a big player if he can build on that last run.

4/1

4th

5

(11)

3rd Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Tenerife Sunshine

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Charlie Johnston

C&D scorer off 1lb higher on handicap debut; no further progress since but ran respectably in major AW handicap here on penultimate start; return to Kempton looks a plus.

8/1

20/1

Form: 007336 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

This former course scorer (1m) did just about enough to prove his stamina for an extended 1m4f when third in a seller at Musselburgh in October but he faded into sixth over 1m2f here back in handicap company since; not an obvious one on recent form.

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8th

3

(4)

12th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Skilled Warrior

9st 9lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

led, faced challenges over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon short of room, weakened inside final furlong

16/1

8th

11

(2)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Skilled Warrior

8st 13lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

midfield

10/1

4th

8

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

17:00 Newcastle (AW)

Skilled Warrior

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

C&D win last April came off a 6lb higher mark; ended 2023 with a couple of disappointing efforts but he's the type to bounce back at some point; betting to guide.

14/1

33/1

Form: -00720 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for Charlie Johnston but yet to match that form for his current yard, finishing well behind Quantum Cat and Franberri over C&D last time.

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5th

9

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

13:12 Southwell (AW)

Achnamara

9st 1lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Philip Kirby

Formerly useful but holds weak claims on recent form; best effort for current stable came in a seller on turf; down the field in AW handicaps otherwise of late.

50/1

9th

9

(7)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Achnamara

9st 7lb

J: J F Egan

T: Philip Kirby

A fairly useful 1m6f winner for Charlie Johnston but yet to match that form for his current yard, finishing well behind Quantum Cat and Franberri over C&D last time.

33/1

Form: -09700 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won off 6lb higher over C&D in September 2022 (final start for Archie Watson) but well held in his five runs for new yard since a year off; could only be considered if strong in the market.

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7th

9

(5)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 3

18:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

10lb lower than for his 1m4f Newcastle win in September 2022 (trained by Archie Watson); struggling for new yard after a year off and not easily recommended despite a plummeting mark and the additon of cheekpieces.

33/1

10th

12

(9)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 2

15:10 Newcastle (AW)

Southern Voyage

8st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Horribly out of sorts for this yard in 2023; this looks a hot race in which to try and bounce back to form.

50/1

10th

8

(9)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Southern Voyage

9st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Richard Fahey

Won off 6lb higher over C&D in September 2022 (final start for Archie Watson) but well held in his five runs for new yard since a year off; could only be considered if strong in the market.

33/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: -05306

Last run: 123 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Proving hard to win with but he was third over 1m2f at Chelmsford off 2lb higher in July; respectable sixth back there in August when last seen; only his second attempt at 1m4f.

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4th

5

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

A fair effort when fifth of 11 here (1m3f) last month (just behind Valsad), but losing run up to 17 and another 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

10/1

5th

6

(6)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 3

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Michael Appleby

Won a 1m nursery in Ireland in August 2021 but he's 0-16 since and was tailed off at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta; 16-1) on his return last month; mark continues to fall but others are more convincing; stablemate of Sonnerie Power.

11/2

11th

1

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Howth

10st 0lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Michael Appleby

Proving hard to win with but he was third over 1m2f at Chelmsford off 2lb higher in July; respectable sixth back there in August when last seen; only his second attempt at 1m4f.

10/1

14/1

Form: 6-8470 C

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Didn't reappear until August and yet to really get going this year, although the pick of those four efforts did come over C&D; eased another 3lb since Kempton latest but it's not enough to tempt.

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12th

6

(12)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 99y

Class 3

13:20 Newcastle (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 9lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

Didn't reappear until August and yet to really get going this year, although the pick of those four efforts did come over C&D; eased another 3lb since Kempton latest but it's not enough to tempt.

14/1

12th

11

(8)

15th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

steadied start, held up in rear

7/1

7th

2

(3)

25th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Royal Scandal

9st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

travelled strongly, raced in third

11/2

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Exacta £257.00
Straight Forecast £213.90
Tricast £527.50
Trifecta £765.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Franberri

Telegraph:

Quantum Cat

RP RATINGS:

Royal Scandal

The Guardian:

Howth

D Express:

Tenerife Sunshine

POSTDATA:

Franberri

The Times:

Franberri

Daily Mail:

Franberri

The Sun:

Franberri

The Star:

Franberri

Daily Record:

Quantum Cat

TOPSPEED:

Royal Scandal

Daily Mirror:

Howth