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19:00 Newcastle (AW)

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  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 82112- CD BF

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict

Finished last year in cracking form, winning at Redcar (7f, heavy) and then over C&D, before being just held after rearing at the start back over C&D when last seen in November; up another 4lb for this reappearance but makes the shortlist given how well he acts here.

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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(6)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 7lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

Finished last year in cracking form, winning at Redcar (7f, heavy) and then over C&D, before being just held after rearing at the start back over C&D when last seen in November; up another 4lb for this reappearance but makes the shortlist given how well he acts here.

7/2

2nd

12

(2)

14th Nov 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

reared start and slowly away, towards rear

15/8

1st

3

(10)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ratafia

9st 6lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Herrington

slowly away, in rear

3/1

OUR TIP

5/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 461-23 C

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Has returned from a short break in good form, bettering last December's Southwell win (5f, Tapeta) when 1l second at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) this month; another good effort when third here (6f) on Friday; still a bit to prove over this far but should be involved.

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2nd

1

(2)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 9lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Has returned from a short break in good form, bettering last December's Southwell win (5f, Tapeta) when 1l second at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) this month; another good effort when third here (6f) on Friday; still a bit to prove over this far but should be involved.

5/1

3rd

3

(7)

22nd Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 8lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Broke losing run at Southwell in December and matched that effort after a near three-month break at Wolverhampton a week ago; should go well.

3/1

2nd

4

(6)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:20 Wolverhampton (AW)

Water Of Leith

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Jim Goldie

took keen hold, in rear

2/1

14/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 4-3076 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

7f Tapeta winner; a repeat of his first two starts after a break, both at Southwell during the winter, would give him claims but he needs to improve on what we've seen since.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:30 Southwell (AW)

Mr Squires

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Won a novice over C&D on his second start as a 2yo, but 0-12 since; placed a couple of times this year as when third of nine at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) last time and a repeat of that would give him each-way claims again.

3/1

3rd

4

(5)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Squires

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

7f Tapeta winner; a repeat of his first two starts after a break, both at Southwell during the winter, would give him claims but he needs to improve on what we've seen since.

14/1

6th

6

(6)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Mr Squires

9st 5lb

J: J F Egan

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Returned from break with two good efforts at Southwell this winter (7f/6f) but two lesser efforts have followed (raced too freely last time), and he remains without a win since 2yo season; others have more pressing claims.

14/1

Form: 6-2351 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict

3-25 on AW, having won over 7f and here over 1m (both Tapeta) last time; up another 2lb for that but he's an each-way player again.

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8th

8

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 5lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

Wins have come over 7f-1m and he's finished well beaten in two tries over this far; arrives in decent nick but the handicapper knows where he is and stamina is an obvious worry.

8/1

4th

9

(8)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

3-25 on AW, having won over 7f and here over 1m (both Tapeta) last time; up another 2lb for that but he's an each-way player again.

4/1

1st

3

(4)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 9lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

took keen hold, led at slow pace

6/1

Form: 00-391 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict

Loves it here, having won six times over 6f and also over C&D; has plummeted in the handicap since the spring of 2022 but finally took advantage when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month; a 4lb rise might make it tough to follow up.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(3)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Loves it here, having won six times over 6f and also over C&D; has plummeted in the handicap since the spring of 2022 but finally took advantage when scoring at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month; a 4lb rise might make it tough to follow up.

4/1

1st

4

(8)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 6lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Last six wins at Newcastle; placed in C&D contest two starts ago but isn't sure to repeat that effort, having been far from consistent otherwise of late.

14/1

10

(9)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Fighter

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Antony Brittain

Six-time course winner (6f/7f) whose losing run is up to 20, but he ran his best race for a while when third of ten at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) a fortnight ago; races off the same mark (24lb lower than for his last win) and each-way claims at least if building on that.

8/1

Form: 5085-0

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 61

Form & Verdict

Best effort came in a 7f turf maiden when trained by Charles O'Brien; 13-2 on his first start for this trainer over C&D recently, when he raced freely and finished last of 12; tongue-tie now accompanies hood; bit to prove.

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11th

13

(4)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Thirsk

Lope De Rueda

9st 3lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Bought for 18,000 euros out of Charles O'Brien's yard last October; mainly ordinary form (tends to pull hard) but fair effort in first time hood (retained) at Newcastle on second start for this yard last month (7f); down another 2lb so is on a good mark at present; interesting.

16/1

6th

3

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lope De Rueda

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Rebecca Menzies

Best effort came in a 7f turf maiden when trained by Charles O'Brien; 13-2 on his first start for this trainer over C&D recently, when he raced freely and finished last of 12; tongue-tie now accompanies hood; bit to prove.

10/1

12th

12

(8)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Lope De Rueda

8st 12lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Rebecca Menzies

Didn't progress in Ireland last year prior to being sold for 18,000euros; new yard has been among the winners under both codes and he's well worth a market check.

6/1

9/1

Form: 85351- D

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict

Triple turf winner at up to 1m1f; unexposed on AW but has been well below his best turf form in just two previous attempts; more needed.

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9th

3

(11)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Bulls Aye

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Iain Jardine

Down the field here (7f) a fortnight ago but may have needed that first run since last October; he won twice over 1m1f on turf last year (in a visor then blinkers) and is not discounted now back up in distance and back in headgear (albeit cheekpieces haven't had a positive effect previously).

10/1

7th

2

(4)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bulls Aye

9st 9lb

J: David Nolan

T: Iain Jardine

Triple turf winner at up to 1m1f; unexposed on AW but has been well below his best turf form in just two previous attempts; more needed.

9/1

1st

4

(1)

16th Oct 2023

Good

1m 0f 208y

Class 5

14:05 Musselburgh

Bulls Aye

10st 8lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Not easy to win with (2-33) but he would have found the ground too soft last time here and was bang there the run before at Catterick (1m, good); unlikely to be far away.

8/1

10/1

Form: 65588- CD

Last run: 107 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 58

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

8th

4

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

His three wins, and most of his 17 races, have come over 7f; no better than midfield in his last three starts and the drop back to 6f isn't enough to tempt.

10/1

14/1

Form: 33427-

Last run: 132 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 57

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has been placed in 5-13 starts; best effort came on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (8.5f) last October; left Roger Varian after that; well below that level on first start for this trainer; others preferred.

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9th

8

(9)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Pacos Pride

9st 4lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

Maiden who has been placed in 5-13 starts; best effort came on Tapeta at Wolverhampton (8.5f) last October; left Roger Varian after that; well below that level on first start for this trainer; others preferred.

14/1

7th

7

(3)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Pacos Pride

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Daragh Bourke

in rear

11/2

2nd

7

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

16:12 Wolverhampton (AW)

Pacos Pride

9st 5lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

Consistent 3yo maiden who made the frame at Bath (1m) most recently; went close off 3lb higher there in July; possibilities if proving as effective back on AW.

4/1

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Selections

The Guardian:

Water Of Leith

SPOTLIGHT:

Ratafia

RP RATINGS:

Code Purple

Daily Mirror:

Spartan Fighter

The Times:

Ratafia

Daily Mail:

Water Of Leith

D Express:

Water Of Leith

The Star:

Water Of Leith