March 17 / 17.05 Newcastle (AW)

17.05

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  • Prize money: £4187.2
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.20
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 98/5-2

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Both wins have come over hurdles, including on his latest outing 17 days ago, but he showed he could be competitive in this sphere when second of 13 (clear of the third) at Southwell (16.5f, Tapeta) the time before; just 1lb higher and remains unexposed on the AW after just two attempts; much respected.
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4th

8

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Back on a handy mark but his three Flat wins last spring came over 2m and he hasn't run over this sort of trip since his days in maidens; the usual visor is missing too.

12/1

4th

8

(7)

16th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:57 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 5lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Back on a handy mark but his three Flat wins last spring came over 2m and he hasn't run over this sort of trip since his days in maidens; the usual visor is missing too.

12/1

4th

3

(5)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

16:52 Newcastle (AW)

Kiss My Face

9st 6lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Struggled in a heavy-ground hurdle last time and he's had mixed results on AW in recent months; capable of threatening off this mark if he could raise his game.

5/1

25/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 5500-5

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Not finished within 14l of the winner in six starts and, having undergone wind surgery, he achieved little when fifth of ten in first-time cheekpieces (now removed) on AW debut here (1m4f) last month; down another 4lb but plenty to prove, not least stamina.
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1st

6

(11)

21st Mar 2024

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2m 0f 102y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

Consistent in staying races on Tapeta this winter; hardly anything between him and Ney on their 2m run at Newcastle 18 days ago and had answered the slight question mark about this track when a close second over C&D the time before; looks good for another solid run.

4/1

2nd

5

(1)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Zephlyn

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

disputed lead, led overall after 2f, increased tempo after halfway, going easily 3f out, pushed along against near rail 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

2nd

6

(8)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

19:30 Southwell (AW)

Zephlyn

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Ewan Whillans

pressed leader, led after 1f, clear after 4f, reduced lead from over 6f out

7/2

Evs

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 9-8211 D

Last run: 4 days

W: 10st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 57

Form & Verdict
Has improved plenty since stepped up in distance lately, winning at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) and under a penalty at Wolverhampton (16.5f, Tapeta) within the past nine days; had less than a length to spare last time and has another 5lb penalty on top, but is clearly thriving just now so the hat-trick must be a possibility.
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7

(8)

22nd Nov 2023

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1m 4f 51y

Class 5

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rock Chant

9st 11lb

J: Kieran O’Neill

T: Ian Williams

Won three 2m handicaps on AW in the spring, the third of them off today's mark; absent since a heavy defeat at Lingfield four months ago; may need more of a test.

10/1

Form: 55-432

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
0-11 but in the frame in six of her last eight starts including when second of seven here (1m4f) eight days ago; steps up to this trip for the first time, but she ran well when fourth of 12 on stable debut at Southwell (1m6f, Tapeta) last month so each-way claims again if she stays.
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1st

5

(2)

15th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 217y

Class 6

16:00 Musselburgh

Forgetmenotblue

9st 2lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

midfield, switched left and headway over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, reduced lead towards finish, just did enough

6/4

3rd

5

(4)

3rd May 2023

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2m 0f 120y

Class 6

13:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Forgetmenotblue

10st 10lb

J: Mr Jack Lander

T: K R Burke

Ex-Irish maiden who's been expensive to follow this spring, again getting turned over as favourite last week; has been found another weak race but this trip looked to stretch him at Newcastle in March.

4/1

7th

9

(11)

26th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

15:25 Catterick

Forgetmenotblue

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Remains without a win but she's proving a reliable type who posted another solid effort when third of 13 in 1m4f Thirsk handicap 22 days ago; she ought to be in the shake-up.

9/2

Form: 750247 CD

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner (1m4f/2m) in 2019, but has endured some lengthy absences since; still capable of putting in a good effort as when second of eight here (1m4f) last month, but others hold stronger claims.
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7th

3

(5)

5th Jan 2024

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1m 5f 219y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Harriet Bethell

Two wins and as many seconds from 11 visits here but was well behind in The Craftymaster's race here 20 days ago.

10/1

7th

3

(2)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 6lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: Harriet Bethell

Won two of his three most recent course starts, over 1m6f in May and June, and went very close off this mark at Newcastle (2m) in July; can come on for his recent return to action at Southwell; major role likely.

6/1

5th

14

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Steel Helmet

9st 4lb

T: Harriet Bethell

Seen mostly on Tapeta and has more to prove on Polytrack, as shown by latest start; 1m6f wins at Wolverhampton this May and June, with a close call at Newcastle on penultimate start, but there's a bit more for him to prove with the 105-day absence.

9/1

Form: 53-067

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Hinted at ability in three outings on turf/Tapeta in late 2022, but little to shout about in three Flat starts and a hurdle so far this year (visored last time); hopes pinned on the step up to 2m unlocking some improvement.
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6th

5

(2)

17th Mar 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Master Oliver

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Hinted at ability in three outings on turf/Tapeta in late 2022, but little to shout about in three Flat starts and a hurdle so far this year (visored last time); hopes pinned on the step up to 2m unlocking some improvement.

20/1

7th

7

(12)

28th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Master Oliver

9st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, towards rear, shaken up over 3f out

20/1

6th

6

(3)

18th Feb 2023

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Master Oliver

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

led at slow pace, headed and pushed along over 3f out, ridden but dropped to rear 2f out, lost ground inside final furlong

12/1

Form: 9030-9

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden who appeared to run well when third of 13 over 1m2f at this track last May (50-1), but her two efforts since (including on return from 233 days off here in January) suggest that was a flash in the pan; steps up 6f in trip with lots to prove.
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4th

13

(13)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Sugarpiehoneybunch

8st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Simon West

Won this 12 months ago but that was on the back of a win and yet she hasn't achieved a great deal since then; 1lb out of the weights.

8/1

4th

13

(13)

3rd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 13y

Class 6

14:55 Catterick

Sugarpiehoneybunch

8st 4lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Simon West

Won this 12 months ago but that was on the back of a win and yet she hasn't achieved a great deal since then; 1lb out of the weights.

8/1

6th

6

(5)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:55 Southwell (AW)

Sugarpiehoneybunch

8st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Simon West

Won twice over 1m4f on soft ground last April and now 3lb lower than for the latest, but unplaced all eight starts since and recent efforts don't suggests she's ready to take advantage.

40/1

Form: 450/4

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Made it 14th-time lucky under rules when successful over hurdles last month; 1lb lower than when a close fourth of ten on return from six months off at Wolverhampton (16.5f, Tapeta) the time before and one to consider.
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0

4

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 189y

Class 5

14:50 Kelso

Boundsy Boy

11st 5lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

25/1

9th

10

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 51y

Class 4

15:14 Kelso

Boundsy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Ross Chapman

T: Philip Kirby

First run since leaving Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero when fifth of 12 in handicap at Sedgefield (2m1f,) 17 days ago; while that doesn't necessarily mark him down as a winner in waiting but he has dropped back to the mark he defied at Huntingdon in February.

14/1

5th

3

11th Oct 2023

Good

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

16:40 Sedgefield

Boundsy Boy

11st 9lb

J: Joe Williamson

T: Philip Kirby

prominent

9/1

16/1

Form: 59075-

Last run: 192 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
22-1 when making a successful stable debut at Catterick (1m6f, good to soft) last April, but nowhere near that form on turf/Tapeta subsequently; returns from six months off having undergone wind surgery in the meantime and has plenty to prove.
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8th

1

12th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

14:30 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 12lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Won low-grade 2m Flat handicap last spring and bettered inauspicious hurdling debut when running well for a long way in 2m1f maiden here (soft) last month; well beaten since but still not ruled out on handicap hurdle debut.

20/1

10th

3

27th Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 156y

Class 4

15:50 Catterick

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

Two staying wins on the Flat at a lowly level; second run over hurdles was better than the first but still has a good bit to find.

100/1

6th

6

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 4

13:40 Sedgefield

Gold Ring

11st 7lb

J: Sam Coltherd

T: Neil Mechie

took keen hold, briefly led, soon pressed leader, led narrowly 3 out (usual 4 out), headed before 2 out

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £73.50
Straight Forecast £67.68
Tricast £124.72
Trifecta £184.70

Selections

RP Ratings:

Rock Chant

Daily Mail:

Forgetmenotblue

SPOTLIGHT:

Kiss My Face

POSTDATA:

Boundsy Boy

The Sun:

Forgetmenotblue

Daily Record:

Forgetmenotblue

The Times:

Rock Chant

Telegraph:

Rock Chant

The Guardian:

Rock Chant

D Express:

Rock Chant

Daily Mirror:

Rock Chant

The Star:

Rock Chant