January 25 / 16.00 Newcastle (AW)

16.00

Standard To Slow

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  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.00
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 079-

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Has hinted at ability in his three qualifying runs and handicaps provide him with a more realistic chance of success; worth a market check back from two months off.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3rd

1

(1)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 4

19:30 Carlisle

Northern Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Solid record (341223) in turf handicaps; not quite in top form on AW this year but looks interesting off a workable mark back on grass and wearing new headgear.

10/1

3rd

1

(1)

20th May 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 4

19:30 Carlisle

Northern Spirit

9st 9lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Solid record (341223) in turf handicaps; not quite in top form on AW this year but looks interesting off a workable mark back on grass and wearing new headgear.

10/1

9th

11

(11)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 3

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Northern Spirit

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Brian Ellison

midfield against near rail

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 096-5

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Could only manage fifth on his 5f Southwell handicap debut after a break but the fact he was backed down to 11-2 from much bigger odds suggests connections were hopeful of a better showing; back at 6f now; interesting to see if his supporters return.
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5th

2

(3)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Daley T

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Inconsistent 11-race maiden who has not finished closer than sixth in his four runs for Tony Carroll; mark continues to fall but he needs to turn things around back up in trip.

5/1

8th

5

(6)

21st Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Daley T

9st 6lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

in touch with leaders

20/1

7th

5

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Daley T

9st 8lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

dwelt start, in rear

33/1

16/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 53940-

Last run: 130 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Has had issues at the start and achieved only modest form in a handful of starts at 2; a wind operation since last seen in the autumn needs to have had a positive effect.
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5th

10

(3)

16th Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 3y

Class 5

17:05 Yarmouth

Goose Rock

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: John Ryan

Garnered his third success of 2023 in 1m2f Chelmsford selling handicap 11 days ago; up 4lb but he's not taken lightly in his current mood.

5/1

1st

9

(3)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Goose Rock

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: John Ryan

1m1f winner on soft ground in July; ran to a similar level when fifth of 13 over C&D on Saturday, his first attempt at this distance; Ben Curtis takes over from a 7lb claimer and he's not ruled out.

8/1

5th

8

(6)

30th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Goose Rock

9st 7lb

J: Adam Tracey

T: John Ryan

Fine with 1m1f in the summer but started life in sprints and has never been quite this far; will need to better Thursday's Southwell effort.

16/1

4th
4 (1)
Bode

11/2

Form: 7865-6

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Not beaten far when recording midfield finishes in handicaps at Wolverhampton (7f) and Kempton (6f) in recent weeks; won't need to up his game too much to play a prominent role.
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4th

4

(1)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bode

9st 7lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Marco Botti

Not beaten far when recording midfield finishes in handicaps at Wolverhampton (7f) and Kempton (6f) in recent weeks; won't need to up his game too much to play a prominent role.

11/2

6th

4

(9)

11th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:30 Kempton (AW)

Bode

9st 8lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Marco Botti

Not beaten far in the first-time blinkers (retained) at Wolverhampton on last month's nursery debut (7f); dropping back in trip could prompt improvement and he's not discounted.

10/1

5th

5

(4)

18th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

12:05 Wolverhampton (AW)

Bode

9st 5lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Marco Botti

took keen hold, prominent

11/1

13/2

Form: 443-5

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Bred to be sharp and showed plenty of speed when a close third in 6f Wolverhampton novice just after Christmas; failed to improve for a switch to handicap company at Chelmsford (5f) 11 days ago but it's still very early in her career.
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5th

6

(4)

25th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Samba Lady

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David Loughnane

Ran as well as she ever has when second of eight at Southwell last month, her first attempt at this trip; hit with a 2lb rise for that effort but there could be more to come.

7/2

2nd

1

(2)

21st Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Samba Lady

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: David Loughnane

Showed a useful level of form in a novice and maiden event in December; no progress in two sprint handicaps this year but dropped 4lb for her troubles; some encouragement for this new trip on breeding.

6/1

5th

2

(4)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Samba Lady

9st 9lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: David Loughnane

Bred to be sharp and showed plenty of speed when a close third in 6f Wolverhampton novice just after Christmas; failed to improve for a switch to handicap company at Chelmsford (5f) 11 days ago but it's still very early in her career.

13/2

4/1

Form: 46-83

Last run: 4 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Made a sound start to her handicap career when keeping on through the gloom for third over 7f at Wolverhampton under Billy Loughnane on Saturday evening; her quite useful pedigree provides hope that she can build on that; might be the answer.
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6th

9

(8)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Wiccan

8st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Hugo Palmer

Made a sound start to her handicap career when keeping on through the gloom for third over 7f at Wolverhampton under Billy Loughnane on Saturday evening; her quite useful pedigree provides hope that she can build on that; might be the answer.

4/1

3rd

6

(2)

21st Jan 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Wiccan

9st 6lb

J: William Carver

T: Hugo Palmer

Favourite for debut over 5f here last month but could manage only fourth of six and has been well held over 6f in both starts since; not bred to improve for the longer trip but she makes her handicap debut at a modest level and remains open to improvement; considered.

8/1

8th

11

(10)

6th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:45 Southwell (AW)

Wiccan

9st 2lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: Hugo Palmer

Hint of promise when fourth on debut at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) last month but well beaten at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) since; looks up against it.

33/1

OUR TIP

14/1

Form: 737-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Half-brother to some useful sorts; his third over 6f at Haydock was comfortably his best of three runs as a juvenile; off five months (gelded), faded to finish last of six on his C&D handicap debut three weeks ago; needs to have come on a good bit for the outing.
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5th

7

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:55 Catterick

Tantalus

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

13-race maiden who has been disappointing since finishing runner-up at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm) last June; bit to prove at present.

16/1

5th

7

(3)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:55 Catterick

Tantalus

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

13-race maiden who has been disappointing since finishing runner-up at Wetherby (5.5f, good to firm) last June; bit to prove at present.

16/1

12th

3

(13)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tantalus

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Ben Haslam

held up in rear, always behind

9/1

7/1

Form: 649-

Last run: 81 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Offered promise when sixth of 11 on her C&D debut in September and possible two poor runs on turf later in the autumn were due to her failing to handle heavy ground; one to keep a close eye on in the betting now returning to AW for her handicap debut after a short break.
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6

(1)

4th Mar 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Unrequited Love

9st 6lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Five-race maiden who has not progressed so far; ran respectably at a big price in a Chelmsford handicap (6f; blinkers added) three weeks ago but this is a deeper race and not sure this step up in trip will suit on pedigree; others look stronger.

12/1

3rd

4

(5)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:15 Chelmsford (AW)

Unrequited Love

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Shaped with some promise at Newcastle on her debut in September but she struggled in his next two runs and it was a similar story on her handicap debut at Newcastle (6f) last month; still early days but has quite a lot to prove and she needs blinkers to make a big difference.

14/1

8th

5

(2)

25th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Newcastle (AW)

Unrequited Love

9st 5lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Kevin Ryan

Offered promise when sixth of 11 on her C&D debut in September and possible two poor runs on turf later in the autumn were due to her failing to handle heavy ground; one to keep a close eye on in the betting now returning to AW for her handicap debut after a short break.

7/1

100/30

Form: 91584- CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Took a mighty step forward when winning on C&D handicap debut in September; pulled too hard on her next two starts but much more switched off with a hood added (retained) when keeping on from the rear for fourth at Southwell (6f) last month; considered.
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10th

12

(5)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kasino

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

took keen hold, pressed leader, lost position over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

10/1

2nd

12

(1)

17th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kasino

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Bryan Smart

C&D winner on her nursery debut last September; struggled in 2023, including when well beaten in a selling handicap at Thirsk four weeks ago, and new headgear not enough to tempt.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £98.40
Straight Forecast £104.08
Tricast £383.85
Trifecta £783.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Wiccan

Daily Mail:

Kasino

POSTDATA:

Samba Lady

The Times:

Northern Spirit

RP Ratings:

Wiccan

Telegraph:

Wiccan

The Guardian:

Wiccan

D Express:

Wiccan

The Sun:

Wiccan

The Star:

Wiccan

Daily Mirror:

Kasino

Daily Record:

Samba Lady