January 26 / 19.00 Newcastle (AW)

19.00

Standard To Slow

Top Odds Every Day With BetUK Handicap (Div II)

  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 10 runners
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Top Odds Every Day With BetUK Handicap (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.38
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2225-4 D

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
He has never been prolific but he has run several good races in defeat this winter and his latest close fourth at Wolverhampton was backed up by the Topspeed figure; unplaced in five course runs but two of them were fine efforts in much better races; one to consider.
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9th

9

(2)

19th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Redcar

Spanish Angel

9st 5lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Similar profile to Elzaal, having gained most wins on AW (only 2-33 on turf); placed several times on grass this term, however, and holds a fighting chance if back in similar form.

12/1

6th

7

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Spanish Angel

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Ruth Carr

Two of this season's three wins have come over C&D, latterly in a Class 6 in July off 2lb lower; should give his running but others look stronger this time.

8/1

6th

3

(4)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Beverley

Spanish Angel

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ruth Carr

Enjoying a very good season and he bagged a third 5f AW win at Wolverhampton in July; beat only one at Ripon (5f) last time but he's the sort to bounce back quickly.

8/1

2nd
1 (5)
Primo

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 5154-4 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Two 5f wins at Southwell since September and he has also run well in defeat at that venue on his last two starts; apprentice's claim helps today and he's not ruled out.
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5

(5)

21st Jun 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:40 Ripon

Primo

9st 6lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Three 5f handicap wins last season; back down to a handy mark again and more promising signs when keeping on for third at Southwell six weeks ago; could have a big run in him.

8/1

3rd

6

(1)

8th May 2023

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

14:05 Southwell (AW)

Primo

9st 4lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell

towards rear

6/1

7th

8

(6)

4th May 2023

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:30 Redcar

Primo

9st 1lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Fell

A three-time scorer in 2022 but he arrives below par, only eighth in 5f Thirsk handicap 30 days ago; he needs to take a step forward.

12/1

3rd
3 (6)
Elzaal

11/4

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 3241-1 CD

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
His C&D record reads 332211 and he impressed with how he went through the race when readily seeing off Enraged (runs in the 6.30) here 13 days ago; this race is competitive for the grade but he still looks ahead of his mark.
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4th

9

(9)

3rd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

9st 1lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

dwelt start, towards rear

4/1

2nd

7

(8)

13th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

9st 6lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

3/1

2nd

7

(7)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Elzaal

9st 3lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

In and out on turf of late, down the field at Redcar last time, but his strike-rate on the AW is far more impressive; landed a C&D hat-trick in February/March and no surprise if he returns to form now back at Newcastle.

11/2

Form: 007-66 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
All seven of his career wins have come over C&D but the most recent was way back in September 2020; still retains a bit of ability and he's tumbled down the weights but others have more appealing claims.
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7th

6

(1)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Another Angel

9st 6lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Three wins in the first half of the year, all on Tapeta over 5f and 6f (here); dropped away in two runs at Newcastle last month after a break; well drawn to attack but the yard has had a quiet summer (4-141 since May).

10/1

11th

7

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Another Angel

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

9yo who was a soundly beaten seventh over C&D 24 days ago but he may have needed that first outing since May and he's won three times this year; has eight Newcastle victories to his name and he could go well.

9/1

11th

7

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Another Angel

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

9yo who was a soundly beaten seventh over C&D 24 days ago but he may have needed that first outing since May and he's won three times this year; has eight Newcastle victories to his name and he could go well.

9/1

20/1

Form: 34979-

Last run: 209 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
She has finished down the field in her two handicap runs (big prices) and now returns from 209 days on the sidelines; hopes appear to rest on the drop back to 5f sparking something extra.
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4th

9

(2)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Red How

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Julie Camacho

dwelt start, in rear

10/1

5th

5

(1)

26th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Red How

9st 6lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Julie Camacho

towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden when edged left and no extra final 110yds

20/1

20/1

Form: 80-400 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Two wins at Southwell last February but he's been below par this winter, failing to build on the flicker of promise he showed 16 days ago in two subsequent runs; over 5l behind Nellie French at Southwell last week and others are stronger.
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10th

12

(1)

17th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:15 Southwell (AW)

Another Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Derek Shaw

Much better known as a sprinter; well below best form in recent months and was safely held after racing too freely over 7f here a week ago; difficult to enthuse over on first attempt at 1m since 2yo season.

33/1

7th

13

(5)

10th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:55 Southwell (AW)

Another Bertie

8st 4lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Derek Shaw

took keen hold, towards rear

33/1

9th

10

(1)

3rd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Another Bertie

9st 0lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Derek Shaw

Two wins at Southwell last February but he's been below par this winter and was a never-dangerous sixth here (5f) last week; now goes back up in trip but he needs to significantly raise his game.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 34-321 CD

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
C&D winner; she had been banging at the door prior to running out the decisive winner of a C&D classified event at Southwell last week (form franked since); has a penalty to shoulder but still more appealing than most.
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3rd

7

(7)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Nellie French

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

5f on Tapeta suits her well and she gave notice her turn was near when second over C&D 12 days ago, keeping on well close home; 1lb higher but likely to be in the thick of it.

4/1

2nd

9

(10)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Nellie French

9st 0lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

mounted in chute, midfield, headway over 1f out, challenging final furlong, ridden final furlong, ran on and went second towards finish, just failed

10/1

7th

8

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nellie French

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Katie Scott

mounted in chute and taken down early

10/1

Form: 27066- D

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
No win since 2018 and hard to catch right; he has run the odd good race at this track but he looks opposable on balance; new blinkers replace usual cheekpieces today.
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10

(12)

15th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Catterick

Billy Dylan

9st 3lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Suzzanne France

Useful in younger days but hasn't won since 2018 and well held for most of the last 12 months; down the pecking order back from a break.

33/1

8th

8

(4)

26th Jan 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Billy Dylan

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Suzzanne France

No win since 2018 and hard to catch right; he has run the odd good race at this track but he looks opposable on balance; new blinkers replace usual cheekpieces today.

20/1

6th

6

(3)

30th Dec 2022

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Billy Dylan

9st 3lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Suzzanne France

No win since 2018 and hard to catch right this year; those best efforts have come over C&D but minor money perhaps his best hope today.

12/1

Form: 5665-1 CD

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
In good form here last winter, notably a defeat of Elzaal last March, and he returned to winning ways with a narrow C&D win 24 days ago; a 2lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run.
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4th

10

(3)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 3lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Helen Cuthbert

held up in last, headway from over 2f out

12/1

7th

9

(7)

21st Jun 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:55 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Helen Cuthbert

Dual 5f winner here and got back on track with last month's fourth, staying on well after a very troubled start; remains to be seen what he's capable of at 6f now, having not tried this trip since November 2021.

10/1

4th

4

(6)

8th May 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:40 Newcastle (AW)

Joshua R

9st 6lb

J: Paul Hanagan

T: Helen Cuthbert

awkward start and hampered start, raced in last, detached after 1f

12/1

66/1

Form: 0688-0

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Poor form in ten starts from 5f to 1m; hard to fancy.
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12

(11)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fighting Chance

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

19-race maiden but he's run well under Molly Gunn over C&D on his last three starts and has each-way claims.

12/1

4th

11

(11)

31st Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Fighting Chance

9st 3lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

prominent, disputed lead over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

12/1

4th

9

(6)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fighting Chance

9st 0lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Simon West

No better than sixth on his first 16 runs before a close third at 66-1 over C&D a fortnight ago; not discounted, but it was a weak race last time and it remains to be seen if he'll back up that performance.

14/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £14.10
Straight Forecast £13.28
Tricast £28.91
Trifecta £58.70

Selections

RP Ratings:

Spanish Angel

SPOTLIGHT:

Elzaal

The Times:

Primo

The Star:

Joshua R

Telegraph:

Primo

Daily Mail:

Elzaal

Daily Record:

Elzaal

POSTDATA:

Spanish Angel

The Guardian:

Spanish Angel

D Express:

Spanish Angel

Daily Mirror:

Spanish Angel

The Sun:

Spanish Angel