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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4th

3

(14)

21st Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 217y

Class 6

16:27 Redcar

Phoenix Star

9st 8lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Jessica Macey

A long time since he won over this trip and tends to stick to 5f these days; has been quieter of late, following a productive spell earlier in the year, and others make greater appeal.

12/1

8th

10

(3)

11th Jul 2024

Good

0m 5f 143y

Class 5

18:00 Doncaster

Phoenix Star

9st 7lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Jessica Macey

towards rear

10/1

12th

14

(7)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Phoenix Star

8st 9lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Jessica Macey

Nine wins on the AW have included five here, the latest from just 1lb lower in March; returns to the AW after some creditable efforts on turf and can't be dismissed entirely, even though this is a better race than he normally contests these days.

12/1

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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3rd

1

(8)

16th Jul 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

16:00 Beverley

Latin Five

9st 11lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Paul Midgley

in touch with leaders

10/1

10th

3

(7)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

15:30 Thirsk

Latin Five

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Paul Midgley

Back to winning ways at Newcastle (5f) in March and he's continued in good nick, fifth of ten at Nottingham (5f) 22 days ago; he ought to be in the shake-up off an easing mark.

20/1

5th

10

(11)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 8y

Class 6

15:25 Nottingham

Latin Five

9st 4lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Paul Midgley

Beat Phoenix Star at Newcastle in March and also ran well at Catterick in April; poorly drawn at Ripon last time and no surprise to see him bounce back with a big run.

12/1

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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1st

2

(1)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 6

17:50 Hamilton

Lady Celia

10st 0lb

J: Archie Young

T: Alan Brown

towards rear, headway on far side of group halfway, led and ridden inside final furlong, ran on

11/2

4th

13

(3)

28th Jun 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Lady Celia

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan Brown

Likes a stiff track and has won twice here, the latest over this trip last October; 33-1 when making a successful reappearance at Carlisle (5f, soft) last month and respected despite a 3lb rise.

6/1

1st

9

(2)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:55 Carlisle

Lady Celia

10st 9lb

J: Miss Amy Collier

T: Alan Brown

Should have no problem with the forecast conditions having gained two of her four turf wins on soft ground, but her record suggests she may be better for this first start in 193 days.

16/1

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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10th

9

(9)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Aconcagua Mountain

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, in rear, headway on near side of group and prominent over 3f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out

8/1

10th

9

(9)

2nd May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

14:22 Ayr

Aconcagua Mountain

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

dwelt start, in rear, headway on near side of group and prominent over 3f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out

8/1

9th

6

(1)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Aconcagua Mountain

10st 12lb

J: Mr Dominic Hislop

T: Iain Jardine

Won a 20-runner handicap off 5lb higher at Ayr (5f, good to soft) last September but he's not matched that since including on Tapeta in his last seven starts; has some questions to answer and all of his wins have been at 5f.

8/1

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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6th

9

(2)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

0m 7f 15y

Class 6

15:30 Musselburgh

Urban Dandy

9st 4lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Dual AW winner (5f-6f); runner-up three times this year, including when seemingly an unlucky loser at Southwell (7f) in February; has won when fresh and is competitively handicapped if ready to roll; reasonable chance of making it seventh-time lucky on turf.

13/2

2nd

7

(8)

21st Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Urban Dandy

9st 5lb

J: David Nolan

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Has proved to be difficult to win with since last March but he was unlucky over C&D 11 days ago, when short-headed having been denied a clear run on his first crack at 7f; major player off the same mark today.

3/1

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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14th

10

(13)

24th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:00 Thirsk

Glorious Rio

9st 9lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Stella Barclay

held up in rear

25/1

9th

7

(1)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Glorious Rio

9st 5lb

J: Alex Jary

T: Stella Barclay

Course winner (5f; August 2021); now rated 21lb lower than when last successful at Carlisle the following summer; it is difficult to be enthused though by his latest effort at Nottingham (5f, soft; ninth of 11, beaten 8l); others preferred.

14/1

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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7th

2

(2)

8th Jul 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

19:35 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fai Fai

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Daniel Steele

slowly away, in rear

8/1

4th

1

(3)

3rd Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

14:30 Brighton

Fai Fai

10st 0lb

J: Luke Catton

T: Daniel Steele

Ended a long losing run with his last-gasp win in a Lingfield handicap (6f, AW) last Tuesday; has more to do under penalty in this classified event but he was an eyecatcher here (6f, good) on his penultimate run and looks worth another try at this trip; not ruled out.

9/2

1st

11

(11)

28th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

19:10 Lingfield (AW)

Fai Fai

8st 4lb

J: George Rooke

T: Daniel Steele

Winless since 2021 but tongue tied and posted his best effort for his current yard when third of nine in 6f Brighton handicap 19 days ago; he can make his presence felt.

8/1

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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13th

10

(9)

25th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Doctor Mozart

9st 1lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

prominent, weakened quickly over 1f out

8/1

6th

8

(3)

11th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doctor Mozart

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, pressed leader, ridden when bumped and badly hampered inside final furlong, soon weakened

9/2

4th

7

(4)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Doctor Mozart

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Philip Kirby

Close fifth over C&D two weeks ago, bouncing back from a couple of poor efforts; successful off this mark here in December and has a major chance provided that form is repeated.

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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3rd

5

(5)

22nd Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

21:00 Lingfield

So Sleepy

9st 4lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Both wins have come on Polytrack but she's still lightly raced on turf and was a creditable third at Goodwood (6f, good) two weeks ago; that was behind a major improver and she has claims if this sets up for her closing style.

11/2

3rd

8

(5)

7th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:05 Goodwood

So Sleepy

9st 1lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Both wins and best form has been on the AW, though has only had four turf starts; shaped well after a break on reappearance (5f) before disappointing favourite backers at Lingfield, a track she runs well; all her improvement has come over 5f.

8/1

6th

1

(6)

23rd May 2024

Standard

0m 5f 6y

Class 6

14:50 Lingfield (AW)

So Sleepy

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

took keen hold, towards rear, in touch with leaders 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on final 110yds, never on terms

9/4

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