October 06 / 19.45 Newcastle (AW)

19.45

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quinnbet.com Handicap

  • Prize money: £3140.4
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Showers

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 959619 C

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Opened account at 17th attempt with 1m course win last month, but his latest run was disappointing (albeit with some mitigating circumstances) and he's not sure to be suited by this drop back to 7f.
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7th

5

(6)

12th Apr 2024

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1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Explorers Way

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Four-time Newcastle AW winner for Brian Ellison at up to 1m2f, including twice this winter; bought for 7,500gns at Tattersalls last month and interesting contender.

7/1

7th

5

(6)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:45 Dundalk (AW)

Explorers Way

10st 0lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

midfield, headway on far side of group over 2f out, prominent but no extra over 1f out, weakened final 110yds

7/1

3rd

12

(12)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Explorers Way

8st 11lb

J: Ben Robinson

T: Brian Ellison

Four course wins in the last six months and is chasing a C&D hat-trick, having come away with one other off a 4lb lower mark three weeks ago; this is tougher but enters calculations.

6/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: 751830 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Battled well to cause 80-1 surprise in 7f Wolverhampton handicap in August and has since been placed in Catterick classified over this trip; subsequent defeat in soft-ground Class 5 handicap is not viewed harshly and he's more appealing than some of these.
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24

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

12:12 Southwell (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 1lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

9th

5

(3)

24th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Lewis Edmunds has good recent record on him, their form figures together since the start of 2022 reading 2132; the win came at 80-1 over C&D in August and the most recent second was achieved when bouncing back last time; place claims.

13/2

2nd

7

(10)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Stoney Lane

9st 5lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Simon Whitaker

Battled well to cause 80-1 surprise in 7f Wolverhampton handicap in August and has since been placed in Catterick classified over this trip; subsequent defeat in soft-ground Class 5 handicap is not viewed harshly and he's more appealing than some of these.

10/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 764388 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Suggested his turn might be near again when making the frame on consecutive turf starts in in the spring but twice disappointed at Beverley (a course he likes) in August and his AW record is not compelling.
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10th

11

(10)

19th Nov 2023

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Clotherholme

8st 8lb

J: David Egan

T: Ann Duffield

On a long losing run but he is proving a reliable type, posting a good second of 12 in 7f handicap here 12 days ago; in the mix off an unchanged mark.

8/1

2nd

8

(1)

7th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Clotherholme

9st 2lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Ann Duffield

midfield

12/1

6th

5

(9)

27th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Clotherholme

8st 13lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Ann Duffield

Gets away with this trip but has done most racing in recent times over 7f and can pull hard, so will need to settle early from stall 9; otherwise he arrives in form and on a competitive mark.

5/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: 369508 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Won four times over 6f on Tapeta last autumn/winter and is very well handicapped on some of those heroics but hasn't been firing on all cylinders lately and is yet fully to convince over 7f.
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1st

7

(2)

25th Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tathmeen

10st 9lb

J: Mr Kevin Skelton

T: Antony Brittain

His last win was 13 months ago but he's a Tapeta specialist who has run several good races this year including a near miss over C&D four runs back; should get a decent tow into this race and has possibilities if he gets the breaks.

15/2

Form: 000939

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Placed over C&D as a 2yo and proved he retains a modicum of ability when third in Catterick classified (7f, good) in August, his fourth run since a long layoff; subsequent soft-ground defeat is excusable; not ruled out.
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9

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Daay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

held up in rear

15/2

8th

9

(3)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Daay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

held up in rear, outpaced 2f out

15/2

3rd

10

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

20:15 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Daay

9st 2lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

Capable of being thereabouts, having been placed at this course (6f) in four of his last six outings; has form at 7f; now goes in new headgear; record of 0-19 is the negative.

7/1

7/1

Form: 760-30

Last run: 161 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden; not seen since struggling on soft turf in April but returned from break with good third over C&D in March and has claims if ready to roll after his latest break.
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2nd

5

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

led

4/1

2nd

5

(7)

12th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

9st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

led

4/1

1st

11

(8)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

20:15 Southwell (AW)

Van Zant

9st 9lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Ruth Carr

Sole win from 27 starts came at Wolverhampton (7f Class 6; 3-1) on Boxing Day; hard to knock for consistency since, and was only just headed in the closing stages over C&D (Class 6) latest; on the shortlist in a weaker race.

11/2

20/1

Form: 467596

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 46

Form & Verdict
Regressive filly who has been safely held in some recent classified races on turf and is now 0-24; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces; visor given a whirl tonight.
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11th

3

(10)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Butterfly Island

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Liam Bailey

Exposed maiden; this belated return to 6f isn't enough to tempt today.

33/1

7th

10

(11)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Butterfly Island

9st 3lb

J: Joanna Mason

T: Liam Bailey

Regressive filly who has been safely held in some recent classified races on turf and is now 0-24; has often worn blinkers or cheekpieces; visor given a whirl tonight.

20/1

8th
2 (7)
Toptime

16/1

Form: 8-7000

Last run: 80 days

W: 9st 8lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Missed most of last season and has been out of form during light campaign this year; blinkers removed after one use; revival needed on first venture beyond 6f.
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5th

5

(5)

20th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Toptime

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Roy Bowring

Has form figures of 3212, all at Southwell, since December; close second over 6f most recently and remains favourably treated on historical data (has won off higher marks); shortlisted.

4/1

2nd

12

(11)

27th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Toptime

9st 3lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Roy Bowring

C&D winner; had some poor results since back from a long layoff but the tide started to turn after Christmas and he took advantage of a favourable mark over 5f here last month; back up 4lb but still well treated and no problem with the return to 6f; major player.

11/2

1st

8

(1)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 6

11:55 Southwell (AW)

Toptime

9st 3lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Roy Bowring

All his wins have come at 6f but he has run well over C&D in the past; good efforts in two 6f events here this winter; more appealing than many.

3/1

8/1

Form: 869379

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Ten-race maiden; stayed on for third at Chelmsford (7f) in August and is now 5lb below that mark but two lesser efforts have followed and her tendency to race too freely remains a concern.
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9th

8

(12)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Cloud Queen

9st 5lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Ed Dunlop

Ten-race maiden; stayed on for third at Chelmsford (7f) in August and is now 5lb below that mark but two lesser efforts have followed and her tendency to race too freely remains a concern.

8/1

9th

13

(1)

14th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Cloud Queen

9st 0lb

J: Rose Dawes

T: Ed Dunlop

Two best RPRs have been recorded over 7f on Polytrack, finishing under 1l behind Monaadhil over C&D two starts back; bit below par behind Fayasel since, albeit in a debuted hood that's already been dispensed with.

16/1

7th

10

(7)

1st Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Cloud Queen

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

0-8 but ran one of her better races when third of nine at Chelmsford (7f, Polytrack) last month; hood joins the returning cheekpieces; could yet fare better.

7/1

10th
6 (4)
Qaabil

3/1

Form: 248023

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Has very modest 1-33 strike-rate and is better known as a miler now but signed off for Peter Fahey in Ireland with two placed runs last month (1m1f/1m) and is evidently in good heart.
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10th

7

(9)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Qaabil

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle & Kaine Wood

Ex-Irish; strike-rate of 1-38 is offputting (0-19 on the AW) but he was a close fourth at Newcastle last time (7f); could run into a place.

12/1

4th

8

(4)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:15 Newcastle (AW)

Qaabil

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle

Arrives on a long losing sequence but he fared better than of late when sixth of 12 in 1m classified event here nine days ago; shortlisted.

9/1

0

8

(1)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Qaabil

9st 2lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Coyle

1-36; with Peter Fahey when notching that sole win in a 1m apprentice handicap at Gowran Park in the summer of 2022; a bit better on third start for Tony Coyle at Southwell (1m, classified; sixth of 11; 18-1) last week.

14/1

Form: 355-22

Last run: 269 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Posted string of consistent performances at up to 1m4f on Tapata last autumn/winter but he may find 7f too sharp on his first start for 269 days.
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8th

9

(4)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 6

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Raffles Rebel

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: Philip Kirby

midfield

66/1

10th

12

(11)

18th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Raffles Rebel

9st 0lb

J: Andrew Breslin

T: Philip Kirby

Runner-up twice over 1m4f in January, then had a layoff; form has dipped markedly since returning to action, taking record to 0-21.

25/1

17

7th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 21y

Class 6

15:07 Southwell (AW)

Raffles Rebel

8st 12lb

T: Philip Kirby

50/1

Form: 93060-

Last run: 389 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 49

Form & Verdict
Unexposed after only five runs but absent since finishing last in 14-runner selling handicap on turf 13 months ago; big leap of faith required to support him.
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12th

4

(8)

6th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Little Finn

9st 6lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

Unexposed after only five runs but absent since finishing last in 14-runner selling handicap on turf 13 months ago; big leap of faith required to support him.

50/1

14th

4

(9)

12th Sep 2022

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

15:20 Thirsk

Little Finn

9st 7lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

slowly away, pushed along and struggling after 1f, tailed off from 3f out, never going well

25/1

6th

5

(4)

14th Aug 2022

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 6

16:28 Southwell (AW)

Little Finn

9st 4lb

J: Dale Swift

T: Seb Spencer

towards rear, pushed along home turn, ridden over 2f out, soon lost touch, tailed off (jockey said gelding was never travelling)

14/1

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Payout
Exacta £66.40
Straight Forecast £58.95
Tricast £523.57
Trifecta £516.40

Selections

The Times:

Van Zant

RP RATINGS:

Explorers Way

SPOTLIGHT:

Qaabil

Daily Mirror:

Raffles Rebel

NEWMARKET:

Cloud Queen

POSTDATA:

Explorers Way

Telegraph:

Explorers Way

D Express:

Van Zant

The Sun:

Van Zant

The Star:

Van Zant

Daily Record:

Raffles Rebel

The Guardian:

Qaabil

Daily Mail:

Qaabil