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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap

  • Prize money: £5443.36
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 4
  • 8 runners
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BetMGM: It’s Showtime Handicap

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

7/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 6402-2 BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage ex-Irish maiden who signalled she is ready to strike for her current yard when a strong-finishing second of 11 in 6f Wolverhampton handicap 13 days ago; big shout nudged up 1lb with this return to 7f also a likely plus.

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2nd

10

(12)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sibyl Charm

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Three seconds and a win from her last four starts, the victory coming over 7f here last month; another who wouldn't be ideally suited if this weren't truly run.

4/1

2nd

1

(5)

5th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sibyl Charm

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Chased home a useful one over 6f at Newcastle before only just failing to overhaul an in-form rival at Wolverhampton; perhaps found life easier when successfully returned to 7f at Newcastle since but up just 2lb today and 6f on this galloping track shouldn't be a big deal; every chance.

5/2

1st

9

(10)

25th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sibyl Charm

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Low-mileage ex-Irish maiden who signalled she is ready to strike for her current yard when a strong-finishing second of 11 in 6f Wolverhampton handicap 13 days ago; big shout nudged up 1lb with this return to 7f also a likely plus.

7/4

100/30

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 5431-4 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in 1m Southwell novice in December and backed it up with a good fourth in 1m handicap there two weeks ago; he can go well again eased 1lb with cheekpieces added.

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2nd

4

(8)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Leap Day

9st 7lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Won a weak 1m novice at Southwell in December; stronger form when second in a C&D handicap 19 days ago (cheekpieces first time, retained); won't be far away with a repeat.

7/1

2nd

7

(6)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Leap Day

9st 3lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Got off the mark in 1m Southwell novice in December and backed it up with a good fourth in 1m handicap there two weeks ago; he can go well again eased 1lb with cheekpieces added.

100/30

4th

5

(5)

11th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

14:05 Southwell (AW)

Leap Day

9st 4lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Justified favouritism in C&D novice event two weeks ago, proving suited by the new trip (raced at shorter previously) and opening his account at the eighth attempt; could well build on that success; respected back up just 1lb and returned to handicap level.

7/2

12/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 30079- D

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Scored twice over 7f on turf in June but his recent form is not so encouraging, only ninth in 7f Kempton handicap last month; more is required on his first go on Tapeta.

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3rd

3

(7)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Matty Too

9st 8lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Ed Dunlop

Scored twice over 7f on turf in June but his recent form is not so encouraging, only ninth in 7f Kempton handicap last month; more is required on his first go on Tapeta.

12/1

9th

4

(4)

13th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Matty Too

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Ed Dunlop

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

14/1

7th

4

(6)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 4

14:22 Lingfield (AW)

Matty Too

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Ed Dunlop

Three wins over 7f on turf this year, but despite having gone off the boil the last twice he remains 4lb higher than for his latest success and was well beaten over C&D in his only AW start; has worn headgear for some time, but today's blinkers are a first.

12/1

13/2

Form: 7510-5 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark for his current yard over C&D in December and posted a solid fifth of 12 in 7f Wolverhampton handicap 18 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up off an unchanged mark.

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4th

4

(5)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kalganov

9st 0lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

16/1

4th

1

(3)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kalganov

9st 9lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

Got off the mark for his current yard over C&D in December and posted a solid fifth of 12 in 7f Wolverhampton handicap 18 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up off an unchanged mark.

13/2

5th

8

(5)

7th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 4

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kalganov

9st 5lb

J: Phil Dennis

T: Michael Dods

took keen hold, prominent

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 24/47-

Last run: 215 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Low-mileage 4yo who wasn't seen out for Freddie and Martyn Meade after beating only one in 7f Newmarket handicap in June; market can guide on his yard/Tapeta debut after a seven-month absence.

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0

2

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Vecchio

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Low-mileage 4yo who wasn't seen out for Freddie and Martyn Meade after beating only one in 7f Newmarket handicap in June; market can guide on his yard/Tapeta debut after a seven-month absence.

14/1

7th

4

(1)

24th Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

15:52 Newmarket (July)

Vecchio

9st 6lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

Went close in a Nottingham novice (6f, soft) last October but he's been held in fourth in two handicaps since, most recently at Goodwood (1m) on his return last month; still lightly raced and mark is sliding but he needs to find more back in trip.

5/1

4th

7

(7)

5th May 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:20 Goodwood

Vecchio

9st 7lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Freddie & Martyn Meade

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, bit short of room after 2f

8/1

Form: 3448-8 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Course winner who looked rusty after six months off when eighth of 11 in 5f handicap here 17 days ago; he can build on it now.

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3rd

4

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Westmorian

9st 8lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

prominent

7/1

0

5

(8)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Westmorian

9st 3lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

Course winner who looked rusty after six months off when eighth of 11 in 5f handicap here 17 days ago; he can build on it now.

8/1

8th

3

(5)

8th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Westmorian

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, edged left and weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

Form: 37/0-6 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Multiple course scorer but he's yet to fire in two 1m handicaps here since returning from a 17-month absence; falling in the weights now though so he's no forlorn hope.

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7th

8

(3)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dragons Will Rise

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Hasn't shone here this winter, following a long absence; however, he wasn't beaten far when seventh of eight over 7f last time and his last two wins (in 2022) came over 1m2f here; not discounted now back up in trip.

14/1

0

6

(9)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Dragons Will Rise

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Multiple course scorer but he's yet to fire in two 1m handicaps here since returning from a 17-month absence; falling in the weights now though so he's no forlorn hope.

33/1

6th

2

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:10 Newcastle (AW)

Dragons Will Rise

9st 8lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Four-time winner here (1m/1m2f) and 3lb lower than for the most recent, but finished well behind a couple of these on his return from 512 days off over C&D last month; best watched for now.

40/1

Form: 2513-0 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 64

Form & Verdict

Course scorer who shaped as if in need of the run after four months off when last of ten in 6f Southwell handicap 16 days ago; he should take a step forward now.

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11th

8

(5)

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Sparkle In His Eye

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Dual C&D winner early in 2022; not at his best since returned to the AW last month, but is back off the same mark as when successful at Musselburgh (7f, good) last August; case can be made.

25/1

9th

3

(9)

10th Feb 2024

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

15:35 Newcastle (AW)

Sparkle In His Eye

9st 7lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Knows how to win, being 5-19 on the AW and 7-35 overall; usually seen over shorter these days, but did win over 9.5f on the AW in France as a 3yo when trained by William Haggas; one for the shortlist.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £103.00
Straight Forecast £89.60
Tricast £263.10
Trifecta £390.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Sibyl Charm

Telegraph:

Gobi Sunset

The Sun:

Leap Day

RP RATINGS:

Sibyl Charm

TOPSPEED:

Sibyl Charm

POSTDATA:

Sibyl Charm

THE NORTH:

Sibyl Charm

The Times:

Sibyl Charm

Daily Mail:

Sibyl Charm

Daily Mirror:

Sibyl Charm

The Star:

Sibyl Charm

Daily Record:

Sibyl Charm

The Guardian:

Gobi Sunset

D Express:

Gobi Sunset