September 11 / 20.30 Newcastle (AW)

20.30

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WL Distillery Handicap

  • Prize money: £3245.08
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 6
  • 13 runners
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WL Distillery Handicap

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £24.50
  • Place: £5.20

Form: 875470 CD

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
His form has gone the wrong way this year but he could improve for his recent outing at Southwell, which was his first since April, and he's 12lb lower than when second in this last season; not written off.
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1st

8

(9)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 1lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Placed behind progressive rivals in his last two starts over C&D; came from well back to take fourth at Kempton on Sunday (6f); should be seen to better effect over this trip.

4/1

4th

9

(4)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:00 Kempton (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 4lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Four-time C&D winner; chased home a flourishing sprinter at Newcastle two weeks ago (5f); no 6f win since November 2020 but he's on a winning mark and is one for the shortlist

7/1

2nd

7

(10)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Star

9st 6lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

Dual C&D winner in September, latterly off 1lb higher than today; bounced back from a disappointing 6f run when placed over C&D last month; must be considered.

8/1

5/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 232214 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Yet to finish in the first three in seven goes on AW but he ran reasonably well over C&D in February and he's a major player if transferring his good recent turf form back to Tapeta.
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5th

6

(6)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Newcastle (AW)

Latin Five

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Proved consistent in the second-half of last year and came within a neck of breaking his AW duck over course and distance in September; not seen in five months, though, and his record fresh raises serious doubts; stable also runs Birkenhead.

13/2

2nd

8

(1)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Latin Five

9st 4lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Paul Midgley

Yet to finish in the first three in seven goes on AW but he ran reasonably well over C&D in February and he's a major player if transferring his good recent turf form back to Tapeta.

5/1

4th

7

(10)

27th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:50 Beverley

Latin Five

9st 4lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Consistent sort who resumed winning ways in 5f Ripon handicap 19 days ago; runner-up has gone in since so this C&D scorer is firmly in the picture off 2lb higher mark.

11/2

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 6-4146 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Course winner who was a solid fifth of 14 in this race last year and has been in good form in the main since joining this yard; a possible.
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9th

5

(3)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Celia

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

C&D winner who scored here over 5f last month when 4lb lower; couldn't add to that when squeezed for room here last time and she looks an each-way player again.

11/2

6th

2

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Celia

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Has done very well since joining this yard, winning on turf in July and over this C&D last time; stable continues in tremendous form; key player.

11/4

6th

2

(3)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Celia

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Has done very well since joining this yard, winning on turf in July and over this C&D last time; stable continues in tremendous form; key player.

11/4

Form: 845337 D BF

Last run: 13 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 56

Form & Verdict
Unplaced favourite at Musselburgh a fortnight ago but went there on the back of two close thirds and he's a two-time Tapeta winner (at Wolverhampton); could be involved if bouncing back from last time.
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4th

9

(6)

22nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Aconcagua Mountain

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Thrown in on the form he showed when tearing apart a big-field handicap at Ayr's Western meeting; a series of lesser efforts have followed though and others have more pressing claims.

7/1

6/1

Form: -17150 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 58

Form & Verdict
Down the field at Beverley a fortnight ago when back from a break but Tapeta seems to be his thing and he won twice on the surface earlier this year (including C&D); this 3yo is one to consider.
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4th

8

(8)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:35 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

9st 3lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Still 1lb lower than when successful over C&D in March last year and was unlucky not to finish closer when sixth of 11 here on Sunday; should play a part if enjoying a smoother passage.

3/1

6th

3

(9)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Pretty consistent 4yo who has made the frame on six of his last seven appearances and is now 1lb lower than when winning over C&D last March; goes without usual headgear today but is still likely to be on the premises.

8/1

4th

8

(5)

27th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Urban Dandy

8st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Tony Coyle

C&D winner; good efforts on first two starts this month, second to a progressive rival over C&D 11 days ago; lacklustre run on Thursday, though, and now has something to prove again.

11/2

Form: 368D423 CD BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Three-time C&D winner (including a division of this two years ago) and he was running well in defeat last month; his turn may be getting near.
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7th

3

(3)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

He didn't run badly behind King Of The Jungle over C&D on his penultimate start but he failed to build on it at Southwell 11 days ago; others appeal more for win purposes.

12/1

7th

3

(7)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

14:22 Southwell (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Winless since summer 2022 and none too consistent last year, although he signed off with a respectable fifth at Newcastle in December; headgear back on now and he's leniently treated if on a going day.

13/2

5th

4

(12)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Glorious Rio

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Stella Barclay

Three-time C&D winner but his losing run is mounting up (0-14 this year); off since September; removal of headgear isn't sure to help, having gained all wins in his usual blinkers.

10/1

7/1

Form: 545394 BF

Last run: 10 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
This is just his third start for Mick Appleby, who does well with recruits from other yards, however, he made it 0-17 when fourth of seven at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) ten days ago and needs to raise his game.
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8th

6

(8)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:05 Thirsk

Howyadoin

9st 4lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

0-3 for current stable and 0-18 overall; however, looks attractively treated on some of his form, including creditable third off 3lb higher over C&D in July; first win is not out of the question.

4/1

7th

13

(9)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Howyadoin

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Michael Appleby

This is just his third start for Mick Appleby, who does well with recruits from other yards, however, he made it 0-17 when fourth of seven at Wolverhampton (5f, Tapeta) ten days ago and needs to raise his game.

7/1

4th

5

(1)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Howyadoin

8st 11lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Michael Appleby

0-16; the pick of his form would entitle him to consideration but his inconsistency is a concern; supported when beaten 7l on debut for this trainer at Thirsk (6f, good) latest; visor goes on (has worn blinkers and cheekpieces); more needed.

13/2

25/1

Form: -65396

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Mark continues to fall but she failed to progress for Michael Bell and has been soundly beaten on both starts for this yard.
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5th

2

(6)

24th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

14:50 Hamilton

Annie Maher

9st 7lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

11-race maiden who failed to progress for Michael Bell; yet to shine in three runs for current stable and opposable despite a reduced mark and new accessories.

16/1

8th

5

(11)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Annie Maher

9st 8lb

J: William Pyle

T: Katie Scott

Mark continues to fall but she failed to progress for Michael Bell and has been soundly beaten on both starts for this yard.

25/1

6th

7

(8)

15th Aug 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Newcastle (AW)

Annie Maher

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

towards rear, outpaced halfway, headway inside final furlong, never dangerous

25/1

33/1

Form: 087780

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Fair run over C&D in May and he's now 10lb lower, but he has a regressive profile and has been well beaten the last twice (here latest).
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8th

7

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fai Fai

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

0-18 since winning on debut in 2021 and has struggled for the vast majority of this year; however, having dropped down the weights he was a fair fourth over C&D a fortnight ago and is not ruled out now another 2lb lower.

10/1

8th

7

(2)

30th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Fai Fai

9st 1lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

0-18 since winning on debut in 2021 and has struggled for the vast majority of this year; however, having dropped down the weights he was a fair fourth over C&D a fortnight ago and is not ruled out now another 2lb lower.

10/1

11/1

Form: 656

Last run: 82 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Well beaten at big odds on all three starts in May/June (7f/6f) but he showed some ability and his dam was a 5f winner; makes handicap debut off lowly mark and he's one to watch in the betting.
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9th

11

(8)

14th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

17:05 Newcastle (AW)

Jailhouse Rock

9st 4lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Peter Niven

Big prices and no improvement for the switch to handicaps the last twice; dropping down the weights and still has low mileage but others look much safer.

33/1

10th

6

23rd Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

15:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Jailhouse Rock

9st 9lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Modest form in his four starts, failing to improve for the drop to 5f/switch to handicaps at Newcastle six weeks ago; others more persuasive.

33/1

10th

10

(4)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jailhouse Rock

9st 3lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Peter Niven

Well beaten at big odds on all three starts in May/June (7f/6f) but he showed some ability and his dam was a 5f winner; makes handicap debut off lowly mark and he's one to watch in the betting.

11/1

Form: 142540 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 9lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Two-time Tapeta winner (elsewhere) who was in fair form on his final few runs for David Evans; not written off but he needs to bounce back from a disappointing stable debut at Southwell.
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5th

11

(1)

19th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doctor Mozart

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Philip Kirby

Won under a prominent ride over C&D in December but his form has slumped at Chelmsford and Newcastle in last two starts; has something to prove again and he needs a major revival; blinkers back on.

10/1

12th

5

(4)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Doctor Mozart

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Philip Kirby

Flopped when favourite at Chelmsford a fortnight ago and comes here with a point to prove but has largely been in good form since this autumn; suited by Tapeta and current mark is workable; no surprise if he features.

7/1

Form: 09-798 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 60

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced 3yo who won on debut at Lingfield (5f, Polytrack) in August 2022 but has achieved very little since.
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6

(4)

21st Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

So Sleepy

9st 2lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Won an uncompetitive C&D handicap last month but had no excuses behind Mick's Spirit and Josies Kid here two weeks later; another creditable effort at Lingfield last time but more will be needed to defy this mark.

13/2

2nd

4

(3)

5th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

15:20 Lingfield (AW)

So Sleepy

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

towards rear, headway up the centre inside final furlong, went second final stride, no match for winner

11/4

4th

2

(3)

28th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

So Sleepy

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

dwelt start, in rear, headway and in touch with leaders from 3f out, disputing second inside final furlong, weakened final 110yds

15/8

20/1

Form: /993-0

Last run: 14 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Made it 0-12 when well beaten at Southwell a fortnight ago following an absence, and needs to prove he retains ability; however, he may have needed that latest run and is on a handy mark on his best C&D form; not discounted.
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6

(11)

13th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dalglish

9st 5lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

0-13; promise on AW but he hasn't sparkled in two runs back from a 475-day break; drawn wide and not easily recommended.

14/1

10th

8

(8)

29th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dalglish

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Exposed maiden with a mixed record; well beaten at Southwell on his return from a long absence last month; handicapper relenting but there are risks involved.

25/1

12

(10)

11th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dalglish

8st 13lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Antony Brittain

Made it 0-12 when well beaten at Southwell a fortnight ago following an absence, and needs to prove he retains ability; however, he may have needed that latest run and is on a handy mark on his best C&D form; not discounted.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £243.50
Straight Forecast £174.24
Tricast £846.54
Trifecta £1938.00

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Glorious Rio

The Times:

Howyadoin

SPOTLIGHT:

Urban Dandy

D Express:

Aconcagua Mountain

POSTDATA:

Lady Celia

The Star:

Latin Five

The Sun:

Howyadoin

Telegraph:

Glorious Rio

The Guardian:

Glorious Rio

Daily Mail:

Glorious Rio

Daily Mirror:

Glorious Rio

Daily Record:

Glorious Rio