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16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Standard To Slow

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  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 6
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 44045-

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

0-13; has run with credit in his last two starts here (1m4f), but it remains to be seen how he copes with the return to this trip for the first time since May 2022.

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6th

4

(5)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Marcello Si

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

blindfold off late and slowly away, soon recovered and midfield in centre of group

7/2

1st

6

(3)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Marcello Si

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Opened his account over 1m here before backing it up with a solid fourth of 12 in 1m classified event back here nine days ago; he's firmly in the picture at these weights.

2/1

4th

6

(12)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Marcello Si

9st 2lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

Dictated a steady pace when breaking his duck over C&D (Class 6; 3-1 favourite; was dropping markedly in trip) this month; that isn't strong form, but this is an equally weak contest; should be thereabouts.

9/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 62531-

Last run: 179 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict

Improved for the fitting of cheekpieces and twice ran well over 1m2f here last summer before making it 12th-time lucky at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft); now 4lb higher and both the drop in trip and six-month absence pose a question.

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2nd

8

(8)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Braes Of Doune

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Improved for the fitting of cheekpieces and twice ran well over 1m2f here last summer before making it 12th-time lucky at Ayr (1m2f, good to soft); now 4lb higher and both the drop in trip and six-month absence pose a question.

4/1

1st

10

(5)

9th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ayr

Braes Of Doune

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

0-11 but in good form in these cheekpieces last month, going very close here (1m, good to firm) and solid third at Newcastle (1m2f, AW) most recently; unproven on slow ground; there's every chance he'll be in the mix.

13/2

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 22486- CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Triple C&D winner who probably needed bis return from 186 days off here last month; twice placed off higher marks at this venue last May so one for the shortlist with a run now under his belt.

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Verdict Starting price

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

9/2

Form: 06286- D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Dundalk winner as a 3yo and only beaten a neck into second of 14 in a 0-65 handicap there (1m, Polyrack) in November; not the most consistent, but this is a drop in class so not a big surprise were he to figure.

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1st

3

(12)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Big Dream

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Anthony McCann

raced in second, going easily over 2f out, soon led, shaken up and quickened clear over 1f out, ridden briefly inside final furlong, eased final 110yds, readily

7/2

6

(1)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Big Dream

9st 8lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Anthony McCann

Dundalk winner as a 3yo and touched off in C&D handicap off this mark in November; respectable run at Newcastle latest under positive ride but more needed.

13/2

Form: 34239- CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

C&D winner who may have needed her return from 132 days off here last month; not the most prolific (3-38), but is back off her last winning mark so a case can be made; can miss the break.

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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

Form: 67600- D

Last run: 65 days

W: 9st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict

Seven-time winner and course regular who was placed here as recently as last February, but poor subsequently and losing run up to 32; look elsewhere.

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5th

7

(1)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Coco Bean

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Helen Cuthbert

in rear, headway up the centre over 1f out, no extra final 110yds

16/1

7th

9

(6)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Coco Bean

9st 4lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Helen Cuthbert

held up in rear

10/1

20/1

Form: 57687-

Last run: 46 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 46

Form & Verdict

0-15 under rules; may have finished closer with a clear run when seventh of 12 over C&D last time, but others are still more convincing.

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7th

9

(3)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Mekbat

9st 0lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Susan Corbett

0-15 under rules; may have finished closer with a clear run when seventh of 12 over C&D last time, but others are still more convincing.

20/1

7th

10

(7)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Mekbat

8st 9lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Susan Corbett

Modest maiden who was pulled up in 2m Musselburgh novice hurdle 11 days ago; he's hard to make a case for.

33/1

0

8

8th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 124y

Class 4

13:40 Musselburgh

Mekbat

11st 0lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Susan Corbett

Modest Flat maiden and was 200-1 when nowhere behind Slugger at Kelso.

200/1

OUR TIP

Form: 52549-

Last run: 145 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Nine-race maiden who lost her way last season after showing early promise, including when fourth of eight on her debut over C&D; returns from five months off with enough to prove.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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8th

2

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Ubettabequick

9st 9lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

Nine-race maiden who lost her way last season after showing early promise, including when fourth of eight on her debut over C&D; returns from five months off with enough to prove.

20/1

9th

1

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

17:02 Redcar

Ubettabequick

9st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Nigel Tinkler

towards rear of midfield

9/1

4th

5

(6)

25th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 6

17:20 Musselburgh

Ubettabequick

9st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Nigel Tinkler

steadied start, raced in fourth, cajoled along after 2f

13/2

Form: 63677- BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

Drops to this grade for the first time and is now 5lb lower than when third of 13 in a 0-60 over C&D in September, but not matched that form in the meantime and 0-20 since winning his second start as a 2yo; can take a keen hold.

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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(2)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Ibiza Rocks

9st 9lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Drops to this grade for the first time and is now 5lb lower than when third of 13 in a 0-60 over C&D in September, but not matched that form in the meantime and 0-20 since winning his second start as a 2yo; can take a keen hold.

7/1

7th

7

(3)

5th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ibiza Rocks

9st 7lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Comes here on a long losing run but he was set a lot to do when creditable seventh of 11 over C&D 17 days ago; in the mix off an easing mark.

5/1

7th

2

(3)

18th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ibiza Rocks

11st 2lb

J: Mr Harry Myddelton

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Encouraging start for this yard when third of seven over 7f here on reappearance but he's been treading water since, despite dropping in the weights; needs more with refitted cheekpieces replacing blinkers.

5/1

10th
4 (11)
Reflex

20/1

Form: 23680-

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

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).

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Verdict Starting price

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

6/1

Form: 78804-

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Chelmsford winner for William Haggas as a 2yo who showed little after returning from a mammoth absence last July, but much better when beaten just over a length into fourth of 12 at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) four weeks ago; major player if building on that from the same mark.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

9

(8)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Maraakiz

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Won at Chelmsford (7f, AW) on his debut in November 2020 but he's 0-11 since and has finished tailed off in six of his last seven starts; has dropped a long way in the weights and he ran well on his penultimate run but he was beaten 38l at Newcastle last time; opposable.

16/1

11th

5

(1)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:10 Newcastle (AW)

Maraakiz

9st 7lb

J: David Nolan

T: Ewan Whillans

Chelmsford winner for William Haggas as a 2yo who showed little after returning from a mammoth absence last July, but much better when beaten just over a length into fourth of 12 at Southwell (1m, Tapeta) four weeks ago; major player if building on that from the same mark.

6/1

4th

12

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

12:12 Southwell (AW)

Maraakiz

9st 7lb

T: Ewan Whillans

held up in rear, switched left 2f out, kept on well and went fourth final 110yds

50/1

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Payout
Exacta £237.00
Straight Forecast £194.20
Tricast £947.10
Trifecta £1229.00

Selections

The Guardian:

Braes Of Doune

RP RATINGS:

Big Dream

SPOTLIGHT:

Maraakiz

The Times:

Reclaim Victory

Daily Mail:

Ibiza Rocks

The Sun:

Braes Of Doune

Daily Record:

Braes Of Doune

POSTDATA:

Big Dream

Daily Mirror:

Big Dream

Telegraph:

Maraakiz

D Express:

Maraakiz

The Star:

Reclaim Victory