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  • Class 6
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 38401- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict

Off the mark at the ninth attempt when running out the well-backed winner of a C&D handicap last month; 3lb rise fair enough and there could be a bit more to come from him.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

5

(3)

4th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

King Of The Jungle

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Came good with C&D win in December, his ninth start, and held off Urban Dandy to follow up here last month; could quite plausibly have further improvement to come; major player.

11/4

1st

9

(8)

16th Jan 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

King Of The Jungle

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

in touch with leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, joined and ridden inside final furlong, ran on

3/1

1st

10

(6)

16th Dec 2023

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

King Of The Jungle

8st 12lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

3yo maiden; made the frame at Beverley (5f) in July and Wolverhampton (6f) in October but has struggled with consistency; perhaps set for minor honours at best.

16/1

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9/2

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 5443-3 CD

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

Two Tapeta wins last winter, including C&D; on a handy mark and he ran a sound race when third of 11 at Southwell ten days ago (6f); runs off the same mark and both the drop back in trip and change of headgear could be positive factors; shortlisted.

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4th

8

(8)

8th Feb 2024

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Class 6

19:35 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Still 1lb lower than when successful over C&D in March last year and was unlucky not to finish closer when sixth of 11 here on Sunday; should play a part if enjoying a smoother passage.

3/1

6th

3

(9)

4th Feb 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Pretty consistent 4yo who has made the frame on six of his last seven appearances and is now 1lb lower than when winning over C&D last March; goes without usual headgear today but is still likely to be on the premises.

8/1

4th

8

(5)

27th Jan 2024

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0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Coyle

C&D winner; good efforts on first two starts this month, second to a progressive rival over C&D 11 days ago; lacklustre run on Thursday, though, and now has something to prove again.

11/2

7/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 9265-9 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

His last four runs over this C&D have yielded two wins, a second and a fifth (when best of those held up); well beaten over 6f here last time but he's likely to prove a more potent force back at this trip; apprentice rider Ethan Jones has made a fine start to 2024; considered.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(9)

22nd Feb 2024

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20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 1lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Placed behind progressive rivals in his last two starts over C&D; came from well back to take fourth at Kempton on Sunday (6f); should be seen to better effect over this trip.

4/1

4th

9

(4)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Four-time C&D winner; chased home a flourishing sprinter at Newcastle two weeks ago (5f); no 6f win since November 2020 but he's on a winning mark and is one for the shortlist

7/1

2nd

7

(10)

4th Feb 2024

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20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 6lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Dual C&D winner in September, latterly off 1lb higher than today; bounced back from a disappointing 6f run when placed over C&D last month; must be considered.

8/1

Form: 7077-5 CD

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

Prolific over C&D down the years and he won three times in the first half of 2023; well handicapped again now after a quiet recent spell and there were more promising signs at Southwell last week.

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2nd

2

(8)

20th Feb 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Another Angel

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

taken down early, started quickly, led, faced challenge halfway, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds, no match for winner

15/2

9th

1

(7)

4th Feb 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Another Angel

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Multiple course winner (mainly over 5f); gave it a pretty good shot from the front when third in very similar races to this over C&D eight days ago and 5f here on Friday; each-way claims again.

10/1

Form: 11266- CD

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict

In good form in the autumn, winning twice over 5f on Tapeta (one of them here); not far behind King Of The Jungle last time; one of two runners for the stable.

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8th

11

(1)

10th Feb 2024

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Class 4

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Henery Hawk

8st 6lb

J: Ethan Jones

T: Linda Perratt

dwelt start, in rear

13/2

1st

1

(2)

4th Feb 2024

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Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Henery Hawk

10st 1lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Three 5f Tapeta wins this season; appeared to take form to whole new level when doing it very comfortably under Tommie Jakes here a fortnight ago; now needs to prove he can cope with a 9lb rise.

9/2

1st

6

(5)

22nd Jan 2024

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Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Henery Hawk

8st 6lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Won twice in October, following his C&D shock with a last-gasp win at Wolverhampton; not seen to best effect in C&D events the last twice and unwise to discount him lightly.

9/2

Form: /3495-

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden; not far off his best when fifth of 11 at Southwell last month but he'll need to raise his game if he's to break his duck in this field.

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6th

1

(5)

16th Jan 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Crusade

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Eight-race maiden; not far off his best when fifth of 11 at Southwell last month but he'll need to raise his game if he's to break his duck in this field.

7/1

5th

3

(10)

21st Dec 2023

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Class 6

16:45 Southwell (AW)

Dark Crusade

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

midfield

10/1

9th

3

(3)

28th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 6

14:10 Pontefract

Dark Crusade

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Paul Midgley

Lightly raced 3yo who has run creditably in both 5f handicaps this year, more recently 2l behind Opal Storm at Carlisle three weeks ago; needs more to win but that's not out of the question.

6/1

Form: 3605-7 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict

He didn't run badly behind King Of The Jungle over C&D on his penultimate start but he failed to build on it at Southwell 11 days ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

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7th

3

(3)

16th Jan 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

He didn't run badly behind King Of The Jungle over C&D on his penultimate start but he failed to build on it at Southwell 11 days ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

12/1

7th

3

(7)

5th Jan 2024

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0m 4f 214y

Class 6

14:22 Southwell (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Winless since summer 2022 and none too consistent last year, although he signed off with a respectable fifth at Newcastle in December; headgear back on now and he's leniently treated if on a going day.

13/2

5th

4

(12)

16th Dec 2023

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16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Three-time C&D winner but his losing run is mounting up (0-14 this year); off since September; removal of headgear isn't sure to help, having gained all wins in his usual blinkers.

10/1

Form: 24141- C

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

Progressive at a low level for Richard Fahey in late 2023, winning three times on Tapeta (7f and 6f twice); sold for 13,000gns since latest run; drops to 5f on his stable debut.

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5th

7

(8)

23rd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Four creditable efforts since joining Linda Perratt and he's now only 1lb higher than for his Wolverhampton win in December (final run for Richard Fahey); likely to be in the thick of the action.

4/1

4th

3

(5)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Won three of his final six starts on Tapeta (at 7f and 6f) for previous yard and has continued in form for this one; probably has his share of weight over 6f now but the return to 7f could open the door a crack.

5/2

3rd

5

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Progressive at a low level for Richard Fahey in late 2023, winning three times on Tapeta (7f and 6f twice); struggled over 5f on stable debut but back to form when second to Bonito Cavalo over C&D last week; 5lb turnaround in the weights may close the gap.

9/2

Form: 9607-0 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict

C&D winner in October 2022 when rated 8lb higher; struggled on the whole last year and he made an underwhelming stable debut here 12 days ago; others have stronger claims.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(7)

20th Feb 2024

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Golden Rainbow

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Rebecca Menzies

raced in second, pressed leader halfway, led from over 1f out, ridden out inside final furlong, reduced lead final 110yds, always doing enough

14/1

7th

10

(2)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

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Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Golden Rainbow

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Rebecca Menzies

Generally very disappointing for Paul Midgley last year and finished well down the field here on both starts for new stable last month (6f/5f); swaps cheekpieces for refitted visor.

25/1

9th

5

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

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Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Golden Rainbow

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

C&D winner in October 2022 when rated 8lb higher; struggled on the whole last year and he made an underwhelming stable debut here 12 days ago; others have stronger claims.

16/1

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Selections

Telegraph:

Bernie The Bear

SPOTLIGHT:

Urban Dandy

RP RATINGS:

Phoenix Star

The Times:

King Of The Jungle

D Express:

Henery Hawk

Daily Mirror:

Bernie The Bear

The Sun:

Bernie The Bear

Daily Record:

Bernie The Bear

The Guardian:

Urban Dandy

Daily Mail:

Urban Dandy

The Star:

Urban Dandy

POSTDATA:

Phoenix Star