December 23 / 14.50 Newcastle

14.50

Good To Soft

Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £4858.52
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • Class 4
  • 6 runners
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Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap Chase

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 622-42 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
The last of two chase wins was in February 2022; only 2l off the winner at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) on his first run since the spring but launched into a better race here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Six One Nine

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Progressive chaser who seems to handle most conditions; three wins since December, the latest when upped in trip at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; more required from a 4lb higher mark, but he adores this track and will have no issue dropping back in trip; key player.

5/2

4th

1

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Six One Nine

12st 0lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Progressive chaser who seems to handle most conditions; three wins since December, the latest when upped in trip at Newcastle (2m4f, heavy) last month; more required from a 4lb higher mark, but he adores this track and will have no issue dropping back in trip; key player.

5/2

1st

2

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 19y

Class 5

16:30 Newcastle

Six One Nine

11st 10lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

His stamina is a concern and he needs to bounce back from a below-par third at Sedgefield (2m1f, soft) last month; however, prior to that he won two in a row here (2m, good/heavy) and the return to this track could trigger a revival; may play a leading role if seeing it out.

2/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: F6-32P CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Seemed to lose his confidence after an early mistake last time at Kelso (first-time cheekpieces); dual winner at this sort of trip last season and his penultimate effort at Carlisle was right up there with that form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

With Stuart Coltherd when making all over 2m3f here (soft) in January; switched back to previous stable thereafter and posted a similar effort in defeat at Hexham (2m, heavy) 18 days ago; remains on a career-high mark and needs something extra; however, track/ground are fine and not ruled out.

9/2

6

10th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 28y

Class 4

18:55 Sedgefield

Gandhi Maker

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

With Stuart Coltherd when making all over 2m3f here (soft) in January; switched back to previous stable thereafter and posted a similar effort in defeat at Hexham (2m, heavy) 18 days ago; remains on a career-high mark and needs something extra; however, track/ground are fine and not ruled out.

9/2

2nd

2

22nd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Gandhi Maker

12st 1lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Philip Kirby

Made all in six-runner event at Sedgefield (2m3f, soft) on final run for Stuart Coltherd; possibly vulnerable off new mark in this bigger field; has rejoined Phil Kirby.

5/1

Form: 44-P

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Some initial Flat promise for his first yard but modest form on the Flat and over hurdles for Sylvester Kirk and left that yard for 5,000gns; cut out very quickly on stable debut at Market Rasen (first handicap; 3-1) and he's not bred for fences; others appeal more.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Tropical Talent

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-David Elsworth and then Sylvester Kirk; fared okay on chasing debut at Newcastle (third, beaten 12.5l by Six One Nine) in December, and also a creditable fourth at Warwick (2m, good; beaten 4.25l) a fortnight ago; still low mileage, so can't be discounted in this newly applied tongue-tie.

5/1

1st

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

17:48 Sedgefield

Tropical Talent

10st 10lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ex-David Elsworth and then Sylvester Kirk; fared okay on chasing debut at Newcastle (third, beaten 12.5l by Six One Nine) in December, and also a creditable fourth at Warwick (2m, good; beaten 4.25l) a fortnight ago; still low mileage, so can't be discounted in this newly applied tongue-tie.

5/1

4th

10

25th Apr 2024

Good

2m 0f 54y

Class 5

15:45 Warwick

Tropical Talent

10st 11lb

J: Toby Wynne

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

0-7 on Flat and 0-4 over jumps; however, posted a solid effort at Newcastle (2m, good; chase debut) four months ago, finishing third behind a pair of subsequent scorers; now effectively 5lb lower, back off proper mark; unexposed over fences and he could be dangerous.

11/2

Form: 1227-4 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Heavy-ground hurdle winner in France; early days with current yard and his free-going tendencies ultimately came at a cost when beaten 15l on his return in a Uttoxeter handicap hurdle; chasing could be the making of him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

4

26th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Jolly Nellerie

11st 9lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Won over hurdles (2m1f, heavy) in France; has failed to reproduce that form in four British starts, latest switched to fences, but this new trip and first-time headgear are possible sources of improvement; sole runner on the card for Venetia Williams; interesting off a reduced mark.

3/1

4th

3

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Jolly Nellerie

11st 12lb

J: Ned Fox

T: Venetia Williams

Heavy-ground hurdle winner in France; early days with current yard and his free-going tendencies ultimately came at a cost when beaten 15l on his return in a Uttoxeter handicap hurdle; chasing could be the making of him.

9/4

OUR TIP

Form: 21138- D

Last run: 294 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Gained back-to-back handicap wins last winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; absent since clearly not giving his running at Kelso in March; returns from a break with his yard having winners; respected.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:15 Lingfield

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 10lb

J: Ben Jones

T: Ben Pauling

led, headed 4th, disputed lead omitted 8th

7/1

0

1

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Unit Sixtyfour

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Gained back-to-back handicap wins last winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; absent since clearly not giving his running at Kelso in March; returns from a break with his yard having winners; respected.

5/2

8th

2

4th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 4

16:45 Kelso

Unit Sixtyfour

11st 13lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Ben Pauling

Won two in a row this winter (2m/2m2f, soft/good to soft) and a number of the fences were omitted when he was third at Fontwell (2m3f, good to soft) latest, which wouldn't have played to his strengths; solid claims.

4/1

Form: 8465-6

Last run: 214 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced since winning an Irish point in 2020; has bled from the nose and, even should the wheels stay on, it's not ideal being 9lb out of the weights (Dylan Johnston's claim helps).
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 14y

Class 3

14:10 Kelso

Zihuatanejo

10st 5lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Sandy Forster

Points scorer but this maiden hurdler/chaser faces a very stiff task from 41lb out of the handicap.

100/1

0

6

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 75y

Class 4

14:50 Newcastle

Zihuatanejo

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sandy Forster

Lightly raced since winning an Irish point in 2020; has bled from the nose and, even should the wheels stay on, it's not ideal being 9lb out of the weights (Dylan Johnston's claim helps).

25/1

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Payout
Exacta £10.90
Straight Forecast £10.75
Trifecta £44.30

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Six One Nine

RP RATINGS:

Gandhi Maker

SPOTLIGHT:

Jolly Nellerie

Telegraph:

Unit Sixtyfour

D Express:

Jolly Nellerie

POSTDATA:

Gandhi Maker

The Star:

Gandhi Maker

The Times:

Six One Nine

The Guardian:

Six One Nine

Daily Mail:

Six One Nine

Daily Mirror:

Six One Nine

The Sun:

Six One Nine

Daily Record:

Six One Nine