January 26 / 16.00 Newcastle (AW)

16.00

Standard To Slow

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 1m 4f 98y
  • Class 5
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3635-2

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
In good form since joining this yard, finishing first then second in novice hurdles before runner-up back on the Flat at Kempton (1m4f) a week ago; bold show likely from the same mark.
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7th

3

(4)

19th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:50 Haydock

Legendary Day

9st 7lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Barry Brennan

midfield

14/1

5th

1

(1)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:35 Newcastle (AW)

Legendary Day

9st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

Two-time course winner who finished fourth (off 2lb higher) in this contest 12 months ago; however, holds weak claims on 2024 Flat form and his recent chase win came off an ordinary mark (disappointing in same sphere four days later).

14/1

4th

5

8th Jun 2024

Good

2m 1f 77y

Class 4

15:25 Bangor-on-Dee

Legendary Day

11st 8lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Adrian Paul Keatley

didn't jump well, towards rear, mistake 3rd, pecked on landing 7th

3/1

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5/2

  • Place: £1.10

Form: /461-1 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Has improved for 1m4f and the fitting of a cheekpieces and tongue-tie combination, following up December's Wolverhampton success when proving too strong for Glittering Choice and Hildenley here 24 days ago; that pair haven't done much for that form since but he's still much respected in the hat-trick bid.
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10th

9

(19)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:20 York

Skye Breeze

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Good record in 1m4f handicaps on Tapeta but probably needs to find a bit extra, whereas his turf form (five runs, only one last term) is of a lower standard.

14/1

10th

9

(19)

15th May 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 188y

Class 4

17:20 York

Skye Breeze

9st 4lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Edward Bethell

Good record in 1m4f handicaps on Tapeta but probably needs to find a bit extra, whereas his turf form (five runs, only one last term) is of a lower standard.

14/1

3rd

4

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Skye Breeze

9st 7lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Edward Bethell

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, no extra from 1f out

3/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 8257-4 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Successful off a 2lb higher mark over 1m4f at Wolverhampton last March and he was a bit better than the result when fourth there (1m4f again) on Monday, hampered before staying on; thereabouts.
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13th

12

(12)

29th Jun 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Percy Willis

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Well beaten on heavy ground last time, taking turf record to 0-6; has done most of his racing on AW and he's a three-time C&D winner, most recently in March; returns to optimum conditions.

25/1

7th

7

(8)

15th Jun 2024

Good

1m 4f 63y

Class 5

17:04 Chester

Percy Willis

9st 0lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

Scored on Newcastle AW (1m4f) in March and posted another good effort when third of ten there (1m2f) last month; this reliable sort needs considering back on turf.

12/1

3rd

8

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:17 Newcastle (AW)

Percy Willis

9st 2lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Jedd O’Keeffe

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3f, switched to centre 3f out

9/1

Form: 476-24

Last run: 5 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Responded well to a first-time visor when chasing home Skye Breeze (Hildenley third) over C&D on penultimate start but she failed to back it up when 5l fourth of six at Southwell (1m3f) on Saturday.
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7th

7

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Glittering Choice

9st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, midfield

14/1

10th

10

(2)

1st Sep 2023

Good

1m 3f 39y

Class 5

16:30 Carlisle

Glittering Choice

9st 2lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Hugo Palmer

Rather inconsistent this year although was a fair second over C&D two runs back (good to soft); tailed off either side of that; not easy to predict.

12/1

9th

10

(10)

5th Aug 2023

Soft

1m 4f 8y

Class 5

17:10 Thirsk

Glittering Choice

9st 4lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Hugo Palmer

slowly into stride, pushed along soon after start, soon recovered and in touch with leaders on outer, prominent after 4f

8/1

10/1

Form: 36-366 C BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Keen-going sort who ran well for third behind Skye Breeze and Glittering Choice over C&D at the turn of the year but below that level back here twice since, running particularly disappointingly when joint-favourite last Friday.
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6th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Hildenley

9st 9lb

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Big question mark over current form, having finished last in both runs for new yard this year; best watched unless there's a market move.

10/1

11th

3

(4)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

16:20 Lingfield (AW)

Hildenley

9st 8lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Dual Flat winner for Tim Easterby including on Tapeta (1m2f) but having been off for a year he finished a well-beaten last of 12 on stable/Polytrack debut recently; this trip is more suitable but questions remain.

11/1

12th

10

(10)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Hildenley

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Turf (8.5f, soft) and Tapeta (1m2f) winner when with Tim Easterby; nicely treated based on his Newcastle third and fifth of 12 months ago (12.5f, Tapeta); hasn't raced since and now returns, having changed hands for 7,000gns last February; back down in trip; check the market for clues.

16/1

Form: /3644-

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Winner of 1m turf maiden as 2yo and ran well in three of four outings back from an absence towards the end of last year, proving herself on Tapeta when fourth at Southwell (1m3f) on latest start five weeks ago; still relatively unexposed after only six starts.
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2nd

5

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Suffrajet

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

led, faced challenges from under 2f out, kept on but headed final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

2nd

5

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 3f 198y

Class 4

17:45 Brighton

Suffrajet

9st 4lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Charlie Johnston

led, faced challenges from under 2f out, kept on but headed final 110yds, no match for winner

12/1

15th

13

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

13:30 Lingfield (AW)

Suffrajet

9st 5lb

J: William Pyle

T: Charlie Johnston

Won from off the pace at Kempton in December (1m3f) but usually races prominently; well boxed to get a good early position but she raced freely out in front back at Kempton last time and didn't get home (finished behind Eleanor Cross); not entirely sure what to expect but she's capable on her day.

16/1

10/1

Form: 504-68 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Dual turf winner at the end of the summer; recent AW performances no more than respectable, despite the yard going well, but even those efforts give him a squeak if Billy Loughnane's 5lb claim is taken into account.
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7th

1

(5)

25th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:15 Brighton

Eloso

10st 4lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jim & Suzi Best

sweating

10/1

4th

1

(6)

7th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 3f 198y

Class 6

16:00 Brighton

Eloso

9st 9lb

J: Jimmy Quinn

T: Jim & Suzi Best

Two turf wins for Gay Kelleway in August 2022 including one here (1m2f, good to firm); only shown his form once since then, though, and returns to the Flat after three poor efforts over hurdles for this yard; enough to prove.

12/1

Form: 322-46

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Plenty of good efforts at up to 1m6f towards the end of last year but his form has nosedived the last twice, taking his record in Britain to 0-26 when finishing last of six at Wolverhampton on Monday.
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7th

6

31st May 2023

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 5

18:50 Cartmel

Bugle Major

10st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Archie Watson

Fair on the Flat but yet to make an impact over hurdles; brushed aside fairly easily after leading on final circuit at Plumpton (2m, good; refitted blinkers) this month; will need to show more tenacity here.

10/1

8th

9

14th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

15:15 Plumpton

Bugle Major

10st 11lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

Three French Flat wins and he's 0-30 in Britain, though placed on many occasions; shaped quite well on hurdling debut but twice tailed off since; risky but opening mark of 83 would look lenient if showing his best.

8/1

11th

1

12th Apr 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 4

16:35 Southwell

Bugle Major

11st 6lb

J: Nick Scholfield

T: Archie Watson

led, headed but prominent before 4th, pushed along after 4 out

16/1

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Payout
Exacta £12.20
Straight Forecast £11.81
Tricast £33.29
Trifecta £36.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Legendary Day

Telegraph:

Skye Breeze

POSTDATA:

Glittering Choice

Daily Mail:

Hildenley

The Guardian:

Eloso

LAMBOURN:

Bugle Major

The Star:

Skye Breeze

Daily Record:

Skye Breeze

RP Ratings:

Legendary Day

TOPSPEED:

Legendary Day

The Times:

Legendary Day

D Express:

Legendary Day

Daily Mirror:

Legendary Day

The Sun:

Legendary Day