November 03 / 15.40 Newcastle (AW)

15.40

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  • Prize money: £3873.16
  • 1m 0f 5y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Runners: 11 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.40
  • Place: £6.40

Form: 660120 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Well suited by easy, turning courses and was in good form at Ayr in early autumn; not as good at Redcar since and it's late in the day to be making his AW debut, meaning others hold stronger claims this time.
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7th

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hortzadar

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David O’Meara

Three-time C&D winner, including on soft; won a Newcastle handicap in November off 1lb higher; beaten 12l in the Spring Mile on last month's return to turf but he ran into some dead ends and was keeping on at the finish; this is weaker and he's one to consider with a good apprentice booked.

7/1

7th

3

(1)

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

13:57 Ripon

Hortzadar

9st 9lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: David O’Meara

Three-time C&D winner, including on soft; won a Newcastle handicap in November off 1lb higher; beaten 12l in the Spring Mile on last month's return to turf but he ran into some dead ends and was keeping on at the finish; this is weaker and he's one to consider with a good apprentice booked.

7/1

8th

12

(10)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Doncaster

Hortzadar

9st 5lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Good third in the 2021 Lincoln but no longer retains that level of ability; last two wins (turf/AW) came in Class 5, and recent efforts also don't suggest he's about to land a Spring Mile; opposed.

25/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 154086 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Dual C&D winner who'll always be reliant on a strong pace given his run style; didn't find things panning out his way behind Irish Flame over C&D last time and is one to consider down 2lb (career-low mark).
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4th

8

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Star Shield

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Record of 10-75 and surprisingly has never raced here; running well in 1m AW handicaps before having no excuses when only fifth back at Newcastle 20 days ago; has won on soft but tends to steer clear of it these days.

6/1

4th

8

(4)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Star Shield

9st 6lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

midfield, bit short of room over 2f out, headway when in the clear over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on

6/1

5th

5

(1)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Star Shield

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

towards rear

6/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: 906103 CD

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Three wins this year, including over C&D, and ran well here last time too; he's erratic, though, and there's little room for manoeuvre off this mark although having experienced William Pyle claiming 5lb won't hurt.
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9th

9

(5)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Showmedemoney

8st 8lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Finished behind stablemate Havana Party over C&D three weeks ago; that was a step back in the right direction though and he's handicapped to go well.

10/1

3rd

10

(6)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Showmedemoney

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

C&D winner who is 8lb lower than when winning at Carlisle last September, but he's struggled to get competitive on the AW of late.

12/1

8

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

14:02 Southwell (AW)

Showmedemoney

9st 5lb

T: Iain Jardine

Form: 586253 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Happiest round here and another solid effort over C&D off this mark last time; there's no obvious reason he won't go well once more.
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5th

7

(4)

13th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Irish Flame

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Dods

Beaten 11 times since his wide-margin C&D win in December 2022, including when a warm favourite behind Havana Party here three weeks ago; change of headgear may not be enough to turn the tables.

6/1

4th

2

(5)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Irish Flame

9st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Michael Dods

C&D novice winner who is 0-9 in handicaps but has gone close here a few times, most recently third off this mark over C&D; likely player.

9/2

3rd

8

(3)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Irish Flame

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Dods

Easily landed a C&D novice in December 2022; returned to Tapeta with four good efforts in a row here (1m-1m2f) in the autumn and he had an excuse when dropped back to 7f last month; record now stands at 1-11 but he has possibilities if he can bounce back near best.

8/1

5th
2 (11)
Bicep

7/1

Form: 800201 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Former sprinter who's fine with 7f now, as when winning here a fortnight ago, but has stamina to prove over this far (well held in one previous try); a 5lb rise takes him back up to a career-high mark too.
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12th

5

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bicep

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

C&D winner last October and ran his best race since when beaten half a length on his Southwell return (6f, Tapeta) last month (sixth horse has won since); return to this trip should suit and high on the list.

6/1

12th

5

(8)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bicep

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

C&D winner last October and ran his best race since when beaten half a length on his Southwell return (6f, Tapeta) last month (sixth horse has won since); return to this trip should suit and high on the list.

6/1

2nd

4

(3)

28th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Bicep

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Grant Tuer

in rear

8/1

9/1

Form: 550254 CD

Last run: 86 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 66

Form & Verdict
Serial slow-starter who can pull hard and comes with risks attached; returns to AW on a handy mark and is quite capable of adding to three C&D wins if things pan out but all victories came after a recent outing.
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11th

11

(12)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Perfect Swiss

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

Can race freely but has responded well to blinkers, winning two of his three starts in this headgear (all on AW); up 7lb for the latest but that was quite decisive from off the pace and this could also be run to suit; 1m with cut underfoot is fine.

10/1

11th

11

(12)

2nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 0f 6y

Class 5

16:45 Pontefract

Perfect Swiss

9st 1lb

J: David Allan

T: Tim Easterby

took keen hold, in rear

10/1

1st

8

(10)

18th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Perfect Swiss

9st 4lb

J: Duran Fentiman

T: Tim Easterby

Tends to race too freely but seemed to respond well to first-time blinkers when winning off reduced mark at Southwell (7f) last month; ought to have been suited by the return to 1m when very disappointing joint-favourite here two weeks ago but no surprise if he bounces back quickly.

6/1

Form: 102208

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Front-runner who enjoyed a consistent summer on turf before losing his way latterly; a testing 1m is at the upper end stamina-wise and he's high in the weights now (5lb above July's winning mark).
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2nd

2

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:30 Yarmouth

Dion Baker

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Wigham

Late in the day to be sprinting for the first time but he's been inclined to pull hard recently and his sole win did come here; latest run from a wide stall (AW) is probably best ignored but whether he'll have the toe for this remains to be seen.

10/1

2nd

2

(9)

13th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 3y

Class 6

19:30 Yarmouth

Dion Baker

9st 8lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Michael Wigham

Late in the day to be sprinting for the first time but he's been inclined to pull hard recently and his sole win did come here; latest run from a wide stall (AW) is probably best ignored but whether he'll have the toe for this remains to be seen.

10/1

15th

8

(14)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Dion Baker

9st 6lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Wigham

Has been running well lately and was only beaten a head and a nose into third of eight here (1m) last time; however, a record of 1-30 and his high draw suggest that others are more likely.

16/1

Form: 452112 D

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Consistent filly who's found a burst of improvement on turf lately; is proven on Tapeta (returns to the AW 11lb higher than when last seen on it) and goes on the shortlist.
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8th

4

(2)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Victoria Falls

9st 11lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hugo Palmer

Consistent filly who's found a burst of improvement on turf lately; is proven on Tapeta (returns to the AW 11lb higher than when last seen on it) and goes on the shortlist.

7/2

2nd

8

(10)

28th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

17:18 Newmarket

Victoria Falls

9st 7lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Hugo Palmer

Better than ever the last twice, comfortably winning on Newmarket July Course (1m, good) last month and following up at Thirsk (1m, soft); clear with the in-form runner-up last time and respected under 5lb penalty.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 527008 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Just a single win to go with plenty of short-priced defeats for Kevin Philippart De Foy; was said to have hung right for his new yard over C&D three weeks ago (has gone that way before) and needs to improve a deal on that with tongue-tie refitted.
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7th

5

(8)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 7lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just a single win to go with plenty of short-priced defeats for his first two yards; with new trainer for last two outings, without making an impact but at least he wasn't beaten far behind Hortzadar in a moderately run race here last time and has another career-low mark.

20/1

9th

3

(4)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Rebecca Menzies

Just a single win to go with plenty of short-priced defeats for Kevin Philippart De Foy; was said to have hung right for his new yard over C&D three weeks ago (has gone that way before) and needs to improve a deal on that with tongue-tie refitted.

12/1

8th

8

(6)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Million Thanks

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Rebecca Menzies

Poor strike-rate; contender on the pick of this year's form for Kevin Phillipart De Foy but he was short of his best when last seen; sold for 14,000gns last month; no accessories for stable debut.

10/1

10th
10 (12)
Create

10/1

Form: 125 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Came away with a subsequent winner at Southwell two months ago, back from a break, and the return to Tapeta looks in her favour; is lightly raced and open to improvement, so needs considering.
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14th

7

(13)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Create

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Made a successful debut over C&D in February last year and beaten a neck on her return here (7f) in September; out of the frame in all three handicaps and returns from another ten weeks off, but is another 3lb lower and could bounce back at some point; stable also runs Sycamore.

20/1

14th

7

(13)

9th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Create

9st 8lb

J: Elisha Whittington

T: Scott Dixon

Made a successful debut over C&D in February last year and beaten a neck on her return here (7f) in September; out of the frame in all three handicaps and returns from another ten weeks off, but is another 3lb lower and could bounce back at some point; stable also runs Sycamore.

20/1

8th

1

(3)

30th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 5

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Create

9st 9lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Scott Dixon

First and second on her two previous visits here; well held in two handicaps elsewhere but should be on a fair mark and she's respected back here; has been off since early November.

10/1

Form: 03R941 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Has refused to race a couple of times this year and has had other moments at the stalls, but she was in a good mood when winning over C&D on Tuesday; holds leading claims under penalty if in the same frame of mind.
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0

11

(6)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 4

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 5lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Sam England

Has refused to race three times this year, twice at this track including behind several of these rivals on latest appearance (favourite); she was in a good mood when winning over C&D three days before that but there's no guarantee she'll be in the same frame of mind.

7/1

0

5

(8)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

15:40 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 9lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Has refused to race a couple of times this year and has had other moments at the stalls, but she was in a good mood when winning over C&D on Tuesday; holds leading claims under penalty if in the same frame of mind.

5/1

1st

4

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Vindobala

9st 10lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Sam England

Four-time course winner including in this race last year for another trainer; has refused to race on a couple of occasions, but 2lb below her last winning mark and ran even better than it may have looked when fourth of 11 back here (7f) last month; comes with risks attached, but capable if things fall right.

6/1

Non-runners

Sycamore

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £191.50
Straight Forecast £192.24
Tricast £2633.00
Trifecta £4050.00

Selections

Daily Mail:

Bicep

The Times:

Irish Flame

RP RATINGS:

Star Shield

The Star:

Create

Telegraph:

Million Thanks

SPOTLIGHT:

Victoria Falls

Daily Record:

Vindobala

The Guardian:

Perfect Swiss

D Express:

Hortzadar

Daily Mirror:

Bicep

The Sun:

Irish Flame

POSTDATA:

Star Shield