February 13 / 16.58 Newcastle (AW)

16.58

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  • Prize money: £5234
  • 0m 7f 14y
  • Class 6
  • 9 runners
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Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/4 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2-2121 CD

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Two wins from last three starts over 1m here, the latest on Saturday; lesser efforts when last seen over 7f in the autumn but was out of sorts at the time and C&D form last January suggests he can be competitive despite the penalty.
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1st

3

(3)

20th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 7lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

raced near side, raced in second

9/4

1st

2

(6)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 13lb

J: Archie Young

T: Donald Whillans

Two wins from last three starts over 1m here, the latest on Saturday; lesser efforts when last seen over 7f in the autumn but was out of sorts at the time and C&D form last January suggests he can be competitive despite the penalty.

9/4

1st

5

(1)

10th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:15 Newcastle (AW)

Pallas Lord

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

Reliable sort who landed C&D handicap before backing it up with a good C&D second 16 days ago; big shout off an unchanged mark.

7/4

33/1

  • Place: £4.80

Form: 05/8-6

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Has yet to finish near the winner in five starts, the last twice in handicaps after lengthy layoffs; however he didn't look a lost cause over C&D last month and there may be more from him today.
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2nd

5

(9)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Maries Jewel

9st 7lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Has yet to finish near the winner in five starts, the last twice in handicaps after lengthy layoffs; however he didn't look a lost cause over C&D last month and there may be more from him today.

33/1

6th

10

(8)

8th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

15:55 Newcastle (AW)

Maries Jewel

9st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Well held in his three 2yo runs and same story when eighth of 12 on his handicap debut at Doncaster (6f, soft) in April; returns after another lengthy absence and he needs a transformation back up in trip.

25/1

8th

12

(2)

29th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

20:15 Doncaster

Maries Jewel

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Roger Fell

ducked left start

20/1

6/1

  • Place: £2.30

Form: 3246-2 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
All three wins over 7f in 2022, twice on Southwell Tapeta; rarely runs over the trip now and his two close calls over 1m here this winter suggest it's not certain he'll appreciate the return to shorter.
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5th

11

(2)

22nd Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 5

19:30 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

8st 6lb

J: Alex Jary

T: David Thompson

Beaten on last 17 starts but plenty of good runs in that time, including when second in this last year and when going close here on his last two outings (1m/7f); a win may well be imminent.

7/1

3rd

6

(2)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: David Thompson

All three wins over 7f in 2022, twice on Southwell Tapeta; rarely runs over the trip now and his two close calls over 1m here this winter suggest it's not certain he'll appreciate the return to shorter.

6/1

2nd

2

(7)

27th Jan 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Martins Brig

9st 9lb

J: David Allan

T: David Thompson

prominent

13/2

OUR TIP

Form: 41-823 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Won three of his final six starts on Tapeta (at 7f and 6f) for previous yard and has continued in form for this one; probably has his share of weight over 6f now but the return to 7f could open the door a crack.
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5th

8

23rd Feb 2024

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0m 7f 1y

Class 6

16:50 Lingfield (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 0lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Four creditable efforts since joining Linda Perratt and he's now only 1lb higher than for his Wolverhampton win in December (final run for Richard Fahey); likely to be in the thick of the action.

4/1

4th

3

(5)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Won three of his final six starts on Tapeta (at 7f and 6f) for previous yard and has continued in form for this one; probably has his share of weight over 6f now but the return to 7f could open the door a crack.

5/2

3rd

5

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 6

18:45 Newcastle (AW)

Bernie The Bear

9st 5lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Progressive at a low level for Richard Fahey in late 2023, winning three times on Tapeta (7f and 6f twice); struggled over 5f on stable debut but back to form when second to Bonito Cavalo over C&D last week; 5lb turnaround in the weights may close the gap.

9/2

Form: 398-31 C

Last run: 3 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 55

Form & Verdict
Ended losing run when the race went his way over 1m here on Saturday, making most; no good thing to repeat it on rare 7f run, having been well held over C&D in the autumn in his only AW handicap at the trip.
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2nd

6

(7)

26th Feb 2024

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1m 1f 104y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 6lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

Ended a long losing run when scoring at Newcastle (1m, Tapeta) this month and he wasn't beaten far over 7f there three days later; this step back up in trip looks a positive (has won at 1m2f in the past) and he's respected on his stable debut; headgear removed.

6/1

5th

1

(4)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 0lb

J: Gianluca Sanna

T: John & Sean Quinn

Ended losing run when the race went his way over 1m here on Saturday, making most; no good thing to repeat it on rare 7f run, having been well held over C&D in the autumn in his only AW handicap at the trip.

5/2

1st

3

(6)

10th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Possible Ambition

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: John & Sean Quinn

visibility reduced by fog, set slow pace, made virtually all, ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably

6/1

20/1

Form: 903-85

Last run: 8 days

W: 9st 4lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Best handicap run when close up over the extended 1m at Wolverhampton in December (first-time cheekpieces); hasn't repeated the form since, though, and has yet to shine over C&D.
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6th

8

(8)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Kananga

9st 4lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Best handicap run when close up over the extended 1m at Wolverhampton in December (first-time cheekpieces); hasn't repeated the form since, though, and has yet to shine over C&D.

20/1

5th

6

(1)

5th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Kananga

9st 2lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Maiden; best effort came in first-time cheekpieces (retained) when third over 8.5f at Wolverhampton in December; well below form last time; bit to prove.

5/1

8th

4

(4)

22nd Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Kananga

9st 6lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

0-6 but he ran his best race so far when third of ten in a Wolverhampton handicap (8.6f; cheekpieces added) last month; took a strong hold in that race and he's open to more progress on this drop back in trip; in the mix.

5/1

Form: 33-357 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
Several good runs in defeat over 1m and 7f on Tapeta elsewhere this winter but below best on last two starts (in refitted cheekpieces latest, discarded today) and has yet to reach the frame in four runs here.
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4th

6

(2)

27th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 1lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Dual course winner who ties in with Daafy on C&D form in early January; hasn't matched that effort since but returns to Southwell off an attractive mark; shortlisted.

6/1

7th

7

(1)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 6lb

J: Andrea Pinna

T: Michael Herrington

Several good runs in defeat over 1m and 7f on Tapeta elsewhere this winter but below best on last two starts (in refitted cheekpieces latest, discarded today) and has yet to reach the frame in four runs here.

20/1

7th

4

(2)

29th Jan 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

17:25 Wolverhampton (AW)

Kodebreaker

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Michael Herrington

Form dipped over 8.5f here ten days ago but is generally consistent and could well bounce back; attractively weighted having gained all wins off higher marks; not ruled out.

8/1

8th
9 (3)
Cammy

50/1

Form: 673/98

Last run: 3 days

W: 9st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Maiden; one of his better efforts when finishing third over 1m on this track in late 2021 but he missed all of 2022 and 2023 and hasn't done enough in two runs this year to fancy now back at 7f.
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8th

9

(3)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Cammy

9st 0lb

J: Aiden Brookes

T: Jason Ward

Maiden; one of his better efforts when finishing third over 1m on this track in late 2021 but he missed all of 2022 and 2023 and hasn't done enough in two runs this year to fancy now back at 7f.

50/1

8th

8

(2)

10th Feb 2024

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1m 0f 5y

Class 6

19:45 Newcastle (AW)

Cammy

8st 11lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Jason Ward

visibility reduced by fog, dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear throughout

33/1

0

2

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 5y

Class 6

16:25 Newcastle (AW)

Cammy

9st 2lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Jason Ward

Ten-race maiden; absent since finishing third over C&D (Class 6, 80-1) in October 2021; difficult to know what to expect on first start for Jason Ward.

40/1

Form: 2126-0 C

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Three 6f wins here but not as effective over the extra furlong on this track, even though his latest success came over 7f at Wolverhampton; ran flat over the trip at Southwell last time and others more likely.
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2nd

2

(10)

2nd Mar 2024

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0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Fircombe Hall

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Philip Kirby

Won over C&D in December; form has dipped this year but holds a good chance on these terms granted a rebound; classified debut.

9/2

9th

4

(7)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:58 Newcastle (AW)

Fircombe Hall

9st 7lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Philip Kirby

Three 6f wins here but not as effective over the extra furlong on this track, even though his latest success came over 7f at Wolverhampton; ran flat over the trip at Southwell last time and others more likely.

33/1

10th

4

(10)

5th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

11:02 Southwell (AW)

Fircombe Hall

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Philip Kirby

took keen hold, raced wide, midfield

13/2

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Payout
Exacta £56.50
Straight Forecast £50.21
Tricast £467.59
Trifecta £548.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Bernie The Bear

SPOTLIGHT:

Pallas Lord

RP RATINGS:

Kodebreaker

The Times:

Bernie The Bear

The Guardian:

Bernie The Bear

D Express:

Bernie The Bear

The Sun:

Bernie The Bear

The Star:

Bernie The Bear

Telegraph:

Pallas Lord

Daily Mail:

Pallas Lord

Daily Mirror:

Pallas Lord

Daily Record:

Pallas Lord