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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2nd

11

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Pallas Lord

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

Very productive in Class 6 races at Newcastle (7f/1m, AW) this year, producing form figures of 212111421; perhaps out of his comfort zone off new mark in this higher grade back on turf.

6/1

2nd

11

(4)

21st Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 2y

Class 5

16:45 Musselburgh

Pallas Lord

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Donald Whillans

Very productive in Class 6 races at Newcastle (7f/1m, AW) this year, producing form figures of 212111421; perhaps out of his comfort zone off new mark in this higher grade back on turf.

6/1

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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6th

7

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Ayr

Maries Jewel

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

A maiden after nine starts but has twice finished second on Tapeta at Newcastle (6f/7f) in recent weeks and is now 1lb lower; has a fighting chance if this switch back to turf suits.

6/1

6th

7

(5)

29th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

14:45 Ayr

Maries Jewel

9st 1lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

led narrowly, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

6/1

5th

6

(7)

8th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 6

16:50 Newcastle (AW)

Maries Jewel

9st 7lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

midfield

9/2

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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7th

11

(10)

28th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Redcar

Martins Brig

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

2lb higher than when making all at Newcastle (1m, AW) in March and both defeats since have been at different trips; acts on any ground, but is just 1-22 on turf and others hold more compelling claims.

12/1

7th

11

(10)

28th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 219y

Class 6

14:00 Redcar

Martins Brig

9st 1lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: David Thompson

2lb higher than when making all at Newcastle (1m, AW) in March and both defeats since have been at different trips; acts on any ground, but is just 1-22 on turf and others hold more compelling claims.

12/1

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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13th

8

(2)

12th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

18:20 Hamilton

Bernie The Bear

10st 13lb

J: Miss Megan Davies

T: Linda Perratt

Remains on his last winning mark and is a consistent sort who ran well on his return to turf when third of 11 over C&D (good) last month; 0-10 on grass, though, so a few of the others make greater appeal.

15/2

3rd

3

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Bernie The Bear

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Three AW wins (6f-7f) for Richard Fahey; consistent since joining Linda Perratt - placed on four occasions (Newcastle and Wolverhampton); wears blinkers for second time seeking a breakthrough turf success; preferred to stablemates Kitbag and Onthebunny.

4/1

3rd

3

(5)

17th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 6

21:00 Hamilton

Bernie The Bear

9st 8lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: Linda Perratt

Three AW wins (6f-7f) for Richard Fahey; consistent since joining Linda Perratt - placed on four occasions (Newcastle and Wolverhampton); wears blinkers for second time seeking a breakthrough turf success; preferred to stablemates Kitbag and Onthebunny.

4/1

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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14th

4

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Possible Ambition

11st 1lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

prominent

16/1

14th

4

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Possible Ambition

11st 1lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

prominent

16/1

9th

8

(6)

12th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

16:38 Southwell (AW)

Possible Ambition

10st 9lb

J: Miss Jodie Wingrove

T: Damien Wingrove

Won for John and Sean Quinn at Newcastle (1m) last month and kept on well for second behind very progressive rival at Wolverhampton (9.4f) for new connections a fortnight ago; ought to make his presence felt again.

12/1

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

12

(12)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Kananga

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Maiden who has raced only on AW; first-time cheekpieces seemed to help when a close third at Wolverhampton (about 1m) in December but he hasn't done as well over 7f since and hard to predict how he will take to turf.

14/1

6th

12

(12)

9th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 218y

Class 6

17:15 Thirsk

Kananga

8st 9lb

J: William Pyle

T: Craig Lidster

Maiden who has raced only on AW; first-time cheekpieces seemed to help when a close third at Wolverhampton (about 1m) in December but he hasn't done as well over 7f since and hard to predict how he will take to turf.

14/1

6th

8

(8)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

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

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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3rd

5

(3)

15th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

20:30 Leicester

Kodebreaker

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Michael Herrington

Continues to run to a consistent level without winning; headed inside the final furlong when second at Yarmouth (1m, good to soft) last month; his turn will come but he hasn't won in his last 30 races.

11/2

2nd

10

(1)

27th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:30 Yarmouth

Kodebreaker

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Herrington

Numerous frame efforts this year, including when runner-up at Wolverhampton (7f) on penultimate run, but he's not easy to win with and was well held at Ripon (1m, good) last time; that took his turf record to 1-17 and others are more persuasive.

6/1

2nd

10

(1)

27th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 3y

Class 6

13:30 Yarmouth

Kodebreaker

9st 0lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Michael Herrington

Numerous frame efforts this year, including when runner-up at Wolverhampton (7f) on penultimate run, but he's not easy to win with and was well held at Ripon (1m, good) last time; that took his turf record to 1-17 and others are more persuasive.

6/1

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

Standard

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

Standard

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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9th

6

(9)

13th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 7f 15y

Class 6

20:15 Musselburgh

Fircombe Hall

8st 11lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Philip Kirby

Won at Newcastle last month and fair fourth at Ripon a fortnight ago; however, he's just 1-21 on turf as opposed to 6-34 on AW, and needs to better that latest effort if he's to post a second grass win tonight.

9/1

4th

3

(3)

30th May 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:25 Ripon

Fircombe Hall

9st 8lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: Philip Kirby

Two AW wins this spring, the latest at Newcastle (6f) on May 3; however, he's just 1-20 on turf and finished in mid-division when back on grass at Catterick (7f, good) last time; needs to better that latest effort.

9/1

9th

10

(15)

13th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 6y

Class 6

13:47 Catterick

Fircombe Hall

9st 1lb

J: Rhys Elliott

T: Philip Kirby

towards rear

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

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