December 09 / 18.45 Newcastle (AW)

18.45

Standard To Slow

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

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Light rain

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £17.00
  • Place: £4.70

Form: 000600 D

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Has gone 1-23 since a successful debut for Aidan O'Brien; lost his way after winning a Cork handicap in May and returns for a new yard with questions to answer.
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5th

8

(11)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 5

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 4lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Has held his form since winning off 3lb lower on stable debut here in December but he's 0-9 at 1m+; others might see this out better.

7/1

4th

7

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

16:15 Newcastle (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Ex-Irish gelding who made a winning debut for this yard over C&D last month, but out of the frame in both outings since; didn't appear to lack for stamina when fifth of eight at Wolverhampton (8.6f, Tapeta) a week ago, but still holds each-way claims back under these conditions.

6/1

4

(1)

12th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Admiral Nelson

9st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Peter Niven

Ex-Irish 5yo who made a perfect start for his new stable when rewarding some market support in a 7f handicap at Newcastle last month; failed to build on it at Southwell three weeks ago and record over 1m doesn't make for encouraging reading.

10/1

2nd
11 (9)
Plink

8/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 57450

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Left William Haggas for 2,000gns; quite a promising first run for this yard over C&D and suffered interference upped to 1m last time; not yet exposed.
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2nd

11

(9)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Plink

9st 5lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Katie Scott

dwelt start, in rear, plenty to do halfway, headway into midfield over 1f out, soon switched left, went third inside final furlong, kept on and went second final 110yds, nearest finish

8/1

12th

3

(6)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

15:45 Newcastle (AW)

Plink

9st 8lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Hinted at promise in three runs for William Haggas; subsequently changed hands for 2,000gns and took a step forward for his new yard when a running-on fifth of 11 in 7f handicap here nine days ago; this step up to 1m promises to suit so he needs considering.

7/1

6

(8)

10th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:20 Newcastle (AW)

Plink

9st 10lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Katie Scott

Just ordinary novice form for William Haggas but wasn't disgraced at Leicester (7f) most recently; sold for 2,000gns since; progress is possible at this level on handicap/stable debut.

14/1

OUR TIP

5/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 527545 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 65

Form & Verdict
Only had three runs since wind surgery and beaten in the region of 2l in his last two, having not enjoyed the clearest of runs last time at Chelmsford (6f); unraced over this far but it's worth a go.
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3rd

1

(12)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Maxzeno

9st 9lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

5/2

5th

9

(5)

16th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Maxzeno

9st 5lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride

9/4

4th

9

(5)

3rd Nov 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 0y

Class 5

12:15 Newmarket

Maxzeno

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

0-8; only fifth of the nine runners when returning from a break (and wind surgery) at Leicester; ran one of his better races at this shorter trip.

20/1

Form: 487050 D

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
Some sign of a revival on her penultimate run when tried in eyeshield/blinkers combination but those aids are now removed after an uncompetitive latest show; not that inspiring.
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8th

2

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

0-9 for current stable but has become well treated, having gained all wins off higher marks; shaped encouragingly at Newcastle (7f) most recently while leaving the impression this return to 1m will suit; not ruled out.

10/1

4th

7

(2)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Ian McInnes

dwelt start, switched sharply right soon after start, in rear

25/1

11th

3

(11)

19th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:38 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Britain

9st 9lb

J: Harry Burns

T: Ian McInnes

Triple winner at up to 1m, including on Tapeta; back on a handy mark and she showed signs of a revival last time, so not written off.

14/1

8/1

Form: 740974 C

Last run: 129 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Just 1-22 on turf but he's 3-16 on the AW so returning to this scene has to rate a positive; has struggled for this yard but has dropped to a dangerous mark.
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7th

1

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Amaysmont

9st 9lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

visibility reduced by fog, took keen hold, prominent, weakened inside final furlong

4/1

4th

7

(8)

25th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:20 Southwell (AW)

Amaysmont

9st 7lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

midfield

11/1

Form: 080896 D

Last run: 60 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Useful for Andrew Balding earlier this year but the wheels have come off big time; risky in first-time cheekpieces.
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4th

3

(7)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Fionn McSharry

Has improved for the fitting of blinkers and bids for a hat-trick after two recent wins over 7f here, taking his course record to 3-4; only just got up last time and is 4lb wrong under his penalty, but a bigger concern is the trip having failed to shine in any of his attempts at around 1m in the past.

3/1

1st

1

(9)

6th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 10lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Scored readily in second-time blinkers over C&D three days ago, taking AW score to 3-9 and giving trainer Fionn McSharry a first success; highly respected under 5lb penalty in the retained headgear; still well treated on peak form for previous yard.

7/4

1st

6

(1)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

19:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Berkshire Phantom

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Has come a long way down the weights since showing useful form for Andrew Balding (including a win here) and he showed more in the first-time blinkers four weeks ago at Southwell (7f); needs to back up that effort and fair shout if he can.

10/1

Form: 365075 CD

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
Only 1-20 but that sole success did at least come over C&D, albeit in March of 2022; hasn't been offering much and raced keenly in this headgear last time.
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6th

7

(3)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 4lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Made a successful stable debut at Newcastle (7f, Tapeta) in March 2022, but 0-16 since and recent efforts don't suggest a return to winning form is imminent.

16/1

7th

6

(8)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 7lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

took keen hold, disputed lead, prominent after 1f

14/1

5th

4

(2)

22nd Nov 2023

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fiftyshadesofred

9st 10lb

J: Ben Sanderson

T: Kevin Frost

Sole win came on Tapeta last year; two good thirds this term (Polytrack/turf); weak in the betting and failed to land a blow two runs back from a break recently, with 1m2f against him latest; may do better in reapplied headgear.

12/1

9/1

Form: 206558 CD

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 61

Form & Verdict
Has always looked at his best over 7f so latest effort at 6f can be excused; however, doesn't seem in the best of form judged on recent efforts.
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8th

10

(6)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 5lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Ben Haslam

carried right start, in touch with leaders

9/1

8th

4

(9)

2nd Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

16:35 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 7lb

J: Graham Lee

T: Ben Haslam

His three wins, and most of his 17 races, have come over 7f; no better than midfield in his last three starts and the drop back to 6f isn't enough to tempt.

10/1

5th

11

(2)

20th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Code Purple

9st 1lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Ben Haslam

C&D winner who has won twice on turf; below best since last win and he'll have to raise his game if he's to return to winning ways.

7/1

Form: 616120 C

Last run: 103 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 63

Form & Verdict
All three wins at 6f but stays 1m fine; in good form on Tapeta before struggling on good to soft at Chepstow, since when he's undergone a wind op; on a fair mark if sufficiently fit after a while off.
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4th

3

(6)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 8lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

A couple of lesser efforts on slow turf since returned to 6f in July but otherwise consistent at this trip and followed a Wolverhampton win with a C&D second to a reviver; no standout at the weights now back up 2lb but still likely to have a say.

7/1

2nd

7

(4)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 5lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

6yo who is not easy to predict but he made it 3-10 on AW when bouncing back with a win at Wolverhampton (6f, second run after wind surgery) three weeks ago; up 5lb but he did well to overcome trouble last time and remains well treated on his best form; respected.

7/2

1st

2

27th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Dandys Derriere

9st 11lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

in touch with leaders, pushed along 2f out, not clear run home turn, switched right and ridden over 1f out, ran on well and led inside final 110yds

8/1

Form: 071003 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 59

Form & Verdict
Perhaps committed a shade early over C&D last time and was mowed down by late arrivals; that form brings him into it.
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8th

8

(5)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 6

16:55 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 3lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Richard Fahey

led, headed over 2f out

12/1

3rd

8

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 5

16:05 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

10st 1lb

J: Mr Eireann Cagney

T: Richard Fahey

Well ridden from the front when winning off this mark at Hamilton (extended 1m) five months ago, but placed only once since; ran poorly here 11 days ago in a visor, which is quickly discarded; hard to predict but at least in Eireann Cagney he has one of the better amateurs in the saddle.

16/1

11th

11

(6)

22nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Absolute Dream

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Ran a sound race when fourth at Southwell (7f, Tapeta) last month but he was never involved over the same C&D last time; this step back up to 1m could help but he's not easy to predict and others are more persuasive; visor back on.

16/1

Form: 166848 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 64

Form & Verdict
Both wins came at Brighton this summer (6f/7f) when very at home on fast ground (soft an excuse last time); AW record of 0-5 is none too inspiring.
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11th

2

(4)

9th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bonkersinabundance

9st 8lb

J: Kyle Strydom

T: Roger Varian

midfield in centre of group

8/1

8th

4

(7)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:05 Brighton

Bonkersinabundance

9st 10lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

took keen hold, midfield, switched to centre 3f out, weakened from 2f out

6/1

4th

4

(5)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 5

14:05 Yarmouth

Bonkersinabundance

9st 8lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Dual fast ground winner (6f/7f) who is 2lb higher than the more recent of those at Brighton in July; handicapper has looked in control in three 7f starts since; more needed back down in trip.

8/1

12th
9 (3)
Jems Bond

6/1

Form: 313747 CD

Last run: 194 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 62

Form & Verdict
All six wins were on AW, the last five here; absent since May but usually gives his running here and handicap mark isn't a problem.
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6th

5

(4)

20th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 6lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Alan Brown

raced near side, held up in last

9/1

3rd

8

(8)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 4lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Alan Brown

Multiple course winner, including twice over this trip; edging down the weights but he'll need to up his game judged on recent efforts.

14/1

6

(4)

8th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

17:35 Newcastle (AW)

Jems Bond

9st 8lb

J: Rowan Scott

T: Alan Brown

Not at his best here last time, but has won five times at the track (6f/7f) and now 2lb lower than when last successful; could go well if bouncing back.

11/1

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Payout
Exacta £288.70
Straight Forecast £229.64
Tricast £804.51
Trifecta £2234.50

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Maxzeno

Telegraph:

Fiftyshadesofred

The Guardian:

Absolute Dream

The Times:

Plink

NEWMARKET:

Bonkersinabundance

Daily Record:

Dandys Derriere

RP RATINGS:

Amaysmont

POSTDATA:

Maxzeno

Daily Mail:

Maxzeno

The Sun:

Maxzeno

The Star:

Maxzeno

D Express:

Fiftyshadesofred

Daily Mirror:

Absolute Dream