September 11 / 17.30 Newcastle (AW)

17.30

Standard

TIG Accountants Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 1m 2f 42y
  • Class 6
  • 14 runners
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TIG Accountants Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

13/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.80
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 136284 CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Campaigned mostly on turf in Scotland for current stable, placed on two occasions; sole attempt at Newcastle resulted in June success (off 2lb lower) and she remains unexposed on Tapeta; respected back here.
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6th

2

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spirit Of Ash

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Got the better of Humble Spark over 1m4f here last month and she was a creditable third behind Yakhabar over that trip 18 days ago (not as well positioned as the winner); should give her running again.

4/1

6th

2

(4)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

Spirit Of Ash

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Got the better of Humble Spark over 1m4f here last month and she was a creditable third behind Yakhabar over that trip 18 days ago (not as well positioned as the winner); should give her running again.

4/1

3rd

4

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 6

13:50 Newcastle (AW)

Spirit Of Ash

9st 9lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

held up in rear, switched to near side over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, headway 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

7/2

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8/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 626894 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Inconsistent this year but has become favourably treated and looks interesting returned to this ideal scenario; both wins at Newcastle, the latest off this mark last September.
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3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Poor strike-rate but has always been happiest here and has been running well this year; 2lb rise leaves little margin for error but she holds fair claims of adding to her yard's victory in this last season.

5/1

3rd

4

(2)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Balqaa

9st 6lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

held up in rear, headway up the centre over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, went third final stride

5/1

2nd

2

(3)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Balqaa

9st 9lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Stella Barclay

Been offering more at Newcastle lately but she stays 1m2f well and this is only the second time she's run at shy of 1m; she can miss the break and is usually dropped in too, and it remains to be seen whether she has the toe for this.

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £3.80

Form: 368/88

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Nearly four years since sole success; missed the 2022 campaign and has achieved little in two runs since returning to action (attracted support latest); others preferred on recent form.
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0

1

(3)

3rd Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chinese Whisperer

9st 10lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

C&D winner for Alan King as a 2yo; off the mark for this yard with a narrow success over 9.5f here last week, getting to the front easily enough but having to work hard close home; 5lb penalty to contend with for that short-head success but he's still more likely to give his running than many.

5/2

1st

6

(2)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Chinese Whisperer

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Much better on his third run back from a near two-year absence a fortnight ago (supported ahead of his previous start) and is potentially well treated now he's shown something; is one to consider.

5/1

3rd

8

(4)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Chinese Whisperer

9st 0lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Harriet Bethell

Nearly four years since sole success; missed the 2022 campaign and has achieved little in two runs since returning to action (attracted support latest); others preferred on recent form.

14/1

Form: 763

Last run: 26 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Only seventh of eight here on debut and has trailed home last in small-field events on turf since; holds weak claims on form but may fare better now handicapping off a modest mark.
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4th

10

(7)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dome Of Stars

8st 13lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Only seventh of eight here on debut and has trailed home last in small-field events on turf since; holds weak claims on form but may fare better now handicapping off a modest mark.

12/1

3rd

1

(3)

16th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 23y

Class 5

14:25 Yarmouth

Dome Of Stars

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed over 3f out, lost second 2f out, weakened over 1f out

16/1

6th

6

(5)

19th Apr 2023

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 5

15:25 Beverley

Dome Of Stars

8st 11lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Charlie Johnston

Started at 8-1 when seventh of eight in a 1m maiden at Newcastle (AW) 19 days ago; probably capable of much better but needs to show it on this switch to turf.

14/1

12/1

Form: 707636

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Made no impression in Ayr maiden handicap last month, taking record to 0-10 and failing to build on his good third there ten days earlier; however, has possibilities if this switch to AW prompts improvement.
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11th

12

(2)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

led early, headed and raced in second after 2f

8/1

3rd

12

(9)

4th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:40 Newcastle (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 2lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

took keen hold, pressed leader

9/1

3rd

8

(1)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Two Rivers

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

in touch with leaders, outpaced 2f out, kept on from over 1f out

8/1

10/1

Form: 657366

Last run: 27 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
3yo maiden; ran respectably in two C&D events last month, finishing third of 12 and sixth of 14; still an unexposed sort on AW and has done enough to suggest he could be involved.
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6th

10

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 11lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

He's won just one of his 17 starts but that came here (1m) last month and he wasn't disgraced when fifth over an inadequate 7f here last time; he's effective over 1m2f and could be a contender now back up in trip.

12/1

6th

10

(1)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

14:20 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 11lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

He's won just one of his 17 starts but that came here (1m) last month and he wasn't disgraced when fifth over an inadequate 7f here last time; he's effective over 1m2f and could be a contender now back up in trip.

12/1

5th

10

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Ana Emaraaty

8st 12lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Jim Goldie

held up in rear

12/1

16/1

Form: 469947

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Well treated on her AW novice form last winter; has not transferred it to handicaps and remains a maiden but the return of Hollie Doyle is an interesting angle; recorded peak RPR on sole start under this rider; first win is not out of the question.
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3rd

6

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casa Luna

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Off the mark at the 25th attempt with an emphatic win here (1m6f) three weeks ago; only sixth of 11 under a penalty at Southwell but she didn't get the breaks in that race and is still unexposed as a stayer; now steps up to 2m and she has possibilities.

5/1

3rd

6

(6)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Casa Luna

9st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

Off the mark at the 25th attempt with an emphatic win here (1m6f) three weeks ago; only sixth of 11 under a penalty at Southwell but she didn't get the breaks in that race and is still unexposed as a stayer; now steps up to 2m and she has possibilities.

5/1

6th

8

(2)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Casa Luna

9st 4lb

J: David Probert

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

5/1

9/2

Form: 733145 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Front-runner in recent turf starts, including when off the mark at Nottingham (1m2f) in July; probably went faster than ideal on soft ground last time; chance would improve granted an easy lead and suitable fractions.
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7th

4

27th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 10lb

T: Alan Brown

Little room for manoeuvre off this mark but he's been in good form round Newcastle lately; well drawn for one who is happiest when racing prominently and it's hard to knock him out of the equation.

7/1

2nd

9

(6)

8th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 5lb

J: Paula Muir

T: Alan Brown

Both wins have come this year, the latest a head success over C&D in October; not beaten far when fifth of 12 here last time and no surprise if he makes his presence felt.

10/1

5th

8

(5)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Ice Shadow

9st 3lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

Resumed winning ways over C&D in October but he failed to back it up when only eighth there 20 days ago; others appeal more.

12/1

Form: 636490 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
1m2f AW winner for previous yard; 0-9 for current stable and suffered a heavy defeat (albeit something was possibly amiss) most recently; chance partly depends on whether reapplied hood (second attempt) works.
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1st

10

(8)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coconut Bay

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tristan Davidson

Only 1-34; comes here on the back of three seconds, latterly proving no match for the swooping Little Empire over C&D; each-way claims once more.

10/1

1st

10

(8)

13th May 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coconut Bay

8st 11lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Tristan Davidson

Only 1-34; comes here on the back of three seconds, latterly proving no match for the swooping Little Empire over C&D; each-way claims once more.

10/1

2nd

9

(3)

27th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Coconut Bay

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Tristan Davidson

Hard-pulling mare who's been ridden aggressively since dropped to this trip and may be again from a handy stall; should go well under an inexperienced jockey but the losing run is now up to 28.

8/1

10th
3 (1)
Irv

5/1

Form: -55246 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Best effort this year when going close at Nottingham in July; holds a fighting chance if back in similar form but rarely wins (just one success since 2019) and was below par here on last AW appearance.
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1st

5

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Irv

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Wins have come in the summer on turf and he's been on the downgrade in recent times; didn't see out a testing 1m4f latest and has gone well fresh before but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

1st

5

(7)

23rd Apr 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Irv

9st 3lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Micky Hammond

Wins have come in the summer on turf and he's been on the downgrade in recent times; didn't see out a testing 1m4f latest and has gone well fresh before but others have more pressing claims.

12/1

11th
12 (11)
Zakram

9/1

Form: 547057

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
Ordinary 3yo whose record is just 1-20; well treated on 2yo form but current mark reflects his lesser achievements in 2023; would have a good chance if raising his game.
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3rd

12

(11)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Zakram

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David O’Meara

Exposed 3yo whose record is only 1-26; however, he's currently in a consistent vein of form and went down by only a neck at Lingfield (1m, AW) eight days ago; has a fighting chance off same mark.

6/1

2nd

7

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

12:25 Lingfield (AW)

Zakram

9st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: David O’Meara

Sole win (25 races) was in July 2022 over 7f here; consistent in recent outings, runner-up to Neptune Legend over C&D last time, and has a cracking each-way chance once again.

11/4

Form: 484278 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Has gained two of his three wins at this course and looks nicely handicapped; form dipped the last twice but this combination of new headgear and a return to Newcastle may prompt a bounce-back; shortlisted.
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4th

7

(12)

6th May 2024

Soft

1m 0f 100y

Class 6

16:50 Beverley

Calcutta Dream

9st 4lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael & David Easterby

Consistent form on AW this year (8.5f-1m2f) includes two wins; thereabouts provided he continues in same vein, though doesn't look the likeliest winner with turf record 0-11.

5/1

13th
9 (6)
Tarnhelm

25/1

Form: -74779

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Ran respectably at this track on sole AW appearance this term; however, far from consistent otherwise in recent times and losing spell goes back over three years; unappealing.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

9

(6)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tarnhelm

9st 0lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Wilf Storey

Ran respectably at this track on sole AW appearance this term; however, far from consistent otherwise in recent times and losing spell goes back over three years; unappealing.

25/1

9th

12

(2)

30th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 6

16:30 Musselburgh

Tarnhelm

9st 0lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Wilf Storey

8yo who has been beaten on her last 44 starts going back to June 2020, and she hasn't been shaping as though a win is imminent.

50/1

7th

7

(4)

17th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 26y

Class 6

18:12 Ayr

Tarnhelm

9st 4lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Wilf Storey

dwelt start, held up in rear, good headway and disputing third 6f out

16/1

14th
14 (2)
Stelios

33/1

Form: 539808

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
3yo maiden; close third at Beverley in June; not in anything like the same form since and needs a big revival back on AW; 0-7 in this sphere and has the same score on turf.
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14th

14

(2)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Stelios

8st 8lb

J: Shane Gray

T: Phillip Makin

3yo maiden; close third at Beverley in June; not in anything like the same form since and needs a big revival back on AW; 0-7 in this sphere and has the same score on turf.

33/1

8th

10

(9)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 1f 207y

Class 6

17:10 Beverley

Stelios

8st 7lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Phillip Makin

13-race maiden; chance on his C&D third in June, but well beaten at 50-1 last time at Thirsk (1m4f, good); would be a surprise winner.

25/1

12th

15

(13)

18th Aug 2023

Good

1m 4f 8y

Class 6

19:45 Thirsk

Stelios

8st 5lb

J: Mia Nicholls

T: Phillip Makin

0-12 and trail has gone cold again since June's Beverley half-length third (1m2f, good to firm), slower ground not necessarily at fault (fair fifth on soft in April); 1lb out of the handicap.

50/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £53.00
Straight Forecast £39.91
Tricast £495.35
Trifecta £458.80

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Spirit Of Ash

Daily Mail:

Calcutta Dream

The Times:

Ana Emaraaty

Telegraph:

Ice Shadow

D Express:

Zakram

RP RATINGS:

Balqaa

The Guardian:

Irv

POSTDATA:

Spirit Of Ash

Daily Mirror:

Spirit Of Ash

Daily Record:

Spirit Of Ash

The Sun:

Calcutta Dream

The Star:

Calcutta Dream