February 13 / 18.30 Newcastle (AW)

18.30

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  • Prize money: £6594.84
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.50
  • Place: £1.90

Form: /783-1

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 73

Form & Verdict
Encouraging return from a break over C&D in December; marked step forward from that when powering home in a 7f handicap at Southwell three weeks ago; still feasibly weighted up 5lb but dropping back in trip isn't sure to be in his favour.
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3rd

6

(9)

4th Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:40 Haydock

Grant Wood

9st 5lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

Won twice on the AW (6f/7f) at the start of the year and made it 12th-time lucky on turf over C&D (good to firm) last month; 4lb rise manageable, but he probably wouldn't want too much rain.

13/2

1st

2

(4)

7th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:58 Haydock

Grant Wood

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Paul Midgley

raced centre, midfield

16/1

11th

4

(5)

25th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

17:05 York

Grant Wood

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Won 7f handicap at Southwell in January and a 6f handicap at Newcastle in February; below form since, including back on turf last twice; others stronger.

33/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 02-212 C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 13lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Three seconds and a win from her last four starts, the victory coming over 7f here last month; another who wouldn't be ideally suited if this weren't truly run.
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5th

2

(7)

26th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 195y

Class 4

17:15 Carlisle

Sibyl Charm

10st 1lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Iain Jardine

midfield on outer

10/1

5th

1

(5)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:25 Ayr

Sibyl Charm

10st 4lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Iain Jardine

Ex-Irish filly who won three Class 4 handicaps at Newcastle earlier in the year (6f and 7f twice); low-key return to turf at Ripon 17 days ago but this drop in class will help.

6/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 04338- D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Winless since May 2022 but he's slipped in the weights and there has been promise this winter; a strong pace would assist him and he holds each-way claims.
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11th

10

(9)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 2

15:25 Hamilton

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

towards rear

9/1

5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

5th

5

(4)

4th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

14:10 Thirsk

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Grant Tuer

in touch with leaders, headway over 1f out, switched left and keeping on when not clear run inside final furlong, no impression when short of room inside final 110yds

11/4

5/1

Form: 021-43 D BF

Last run: 4 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
His three wins have all come over 6f at Southwell but he's effective elsewhere; beaten off this mark twice since his December success but this track might prove more suitable than either Lingfield or Wolverhampton; one for the shortlist.
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9th

7

(3)

29th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

17:50 Doncaster

Tyke

9st 2lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

prominent

12/1

11th

6

(1)

5th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 18y

Class 4

15:27 Nottingham

Tyke

9st 6lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

First three wins were on AW but latest was a comfortable success at Doncaster (6f, good to firm) 18 days ago and that was only his fourth run on turf; 4lb rise for that win looks fair and he could have more to offer in this sphere; big player.

9/2

1st

9

(4)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

19:50 Doncaster

Tyke

8st 11lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, comfortably

8/1

Form: 3155-3 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Only 1lb higher than for 7f win at Kempton in November; solid efforts since but he will need a return to his peak to come out on top.
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7th

4

(9)

13th Jul 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:25 York

Dark Side Thunder

9st 7lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Jessica Macey

Likeable 5yo who came close to breaking his duck on turf (seven AW wins) when second in a big field over C&D (good to soft) four weeks ago; regularly gives his running and should again be in the money.

8/1

2nd

17

(1)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:20 York

Dark Side Thunder

9st 8lb

J: Harrison Shaw

T: Jessica Macey

Has a good record on the AW and although 0-8 on turf he wasn't far away in a big field back on grass at Ascot (6f, good) last month when second home in his group; tough to break turf duck in this race, though.

9/1

4th

12

(2)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:55 Ascot

Dark Side Thunder

9st 6lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Jessica Macey

7-15 on the AW and 0-7 on turf, albeit he has been beaten less than a length on three occasions; 3lb rise for latest narrow Southwell success puts him back on a career-high mark, so he will need to be at his very best to defy it.

12/1

14/1

Form: 183-95 C BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Closely matched with El Montejean on a couple of Pontefract runs last year; won a 7f handicap here in November and he was strong in the market prior to a slightly disappointing effort over that trip here 11 days ago; good mark but he's another who will need a strong pace back in trip.
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8th

2

(8)

3rd Jul 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

16:20 Thirsk

Sir Maxi

10st 2lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Placed in last two starts during his spell on AW; form has dipped sharply since returned to turf, albeit something looked amiss last time; effective in this sphere previously but needs to rebound.

14/1

10th

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Leicester

Sir Maxi

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Happiest challenging late off a strong pace and he won three times last year, including off a 1lb higher mark at Newcastle in November; likely this will be run to suit and he's one for the shortlist.

14/1

10th

4

(7)

11th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 5

18:55 Leicester

Sir Maxi

9st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Happiest challenging late off a strong pace and he won three times last year, including off a 1lb higher mark at Newcastle in November; likely this will be run to suit and he's one for the shortlist.

14/1

Form: 127-33 CD BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 8st 10lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
C&D winner off 3lb lower in November; near miss at Southwell the following month and he's hit the frame in 6f handicaps the last twice; should go well again.
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5th

8

(2)

2nd Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 4

15:45 Hamilton

Secret Road

9st 3lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Two wins on AW over the winter; didn't run badly at Thirsk in April but this is a step up in class and he has a 73-day absence to contend with.

12/1

5th

11

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Secret Road

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

carried badly left start, prominent towards near side

9/1

5th

11

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

18:05 Thirsk

Secret Road

9st 1lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

carried badly left start, prominent towards near side, led before halfway, headed over 1f out, outpaced inside final furlong, 1st of 4 in group

9/1

8th
11 (9)
Kats Bob

20/1

Form: 58-130 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest effort here and the return to 6f should suit too; stable also run Sibyl Charm; each-way shout.
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8th

11

(9)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

8st 11lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Wouldn't judge him too harshly on latest effort here and the return to 6f should suit too; stable also run Sibyl Charm; each-way shout.

20/1

10th

10

(10)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 3lb

J: Cam Hardie

T: Iain Jardine

Has won over this trip but his three wins since July have come over 6f; creeping back up the weights but set to run his race once again.

10/1

3rd

6

(8)

18th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Kats Bob

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Has won on Tapeta in two of his last six starts including under Archie Young in an apprentice handicap over C&D last week; escapes a penalty for that brave success and has strong claims if he can repeat the form.

15/8

Form: 31-2 CD BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Won a weak C&D novice in November; not sure how much depth there was in the Wolverhampton novice in which he finished second last month either (5f); represents a much-respected yard but doesn't leap off the page as being ahead of his mark.
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8th

7

(1)

28th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 2y

Class 5

13:35 Doncaster

Master Dandy

9st 8lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Fanshawe

Unable to threaten in his two handicaps but he pulled hard when fifth of seven at Yarmouth (7f, good to soft) last month and may appreciate the drop back in trip; won 6f AW novice last November; no surprise if this lightly raced 4yo plays a leading role.

7/1

5th

5

(1)

22nd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 3y

Class 5

16:30 Yarmouth

Master Dandy

9st 5lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

pulled hard, in touch with leaders, no impression from over 1f out, lost fourth inside final furlong

10/1

Form: 4289-7

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Two runs for his new yard this winter suggest he'll need a bit more help from the handicapper before he's of major interest.
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10th

4

(6)

5th Jul 2024

Good

0m 6f 2y

Class 6

17:35 Doncaster

Hallowed Time

10st 1lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

3-37 with all his wins coming in France in 2021/2022; has dropped a long way in the weights and was beaten less than a length into second of seven at Ffos Las (6f, good) nine days ago; races off the same mark (1lb well in) and one for the shortlist.

7/1

2nd

2

(7)

26th Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:20 Ffos Las

Hallowed Time

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mark Loughnane

Won three times in France for Eoghan O'Neill, including narrowly at Vichy (5f) in July 2022; consistent in better company in Ireland last summer, but has failed to shine since joining this trainer for 15,000gns; didn't have the breaks at Haydock last time; is noteworthy from an easing mark.

8/1

10/1

Form: 00421- D

Last run: 177 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Off the mark at the tenth attempt when gamely landing a 6f handicap at Pontefract in August; 5lb rise not excessive (still 5lb lower then when starting his handicap career) but he'll need to be cherry ripe to win this back from 177 days off.
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5th

2

(2)

6th Jul 2024

Good To Firm

0m 5f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Carlisle

El Montejean

9st 8lb

J: Brandon Wilkie

T: Mark Walford

prominent, outpaced from 2f out

6/1

7th

6

(3)

29th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 96y

Class 5

14:10 Beverley

El Montejean

9st 5lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Always prominent when winning a 6f handicap at Pontefract last August (good to firm); two low-key runs this season and the return to a longer trip isn't enough to tempt.

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 3127-8 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Three turf wins for Charles Hills and feasibly treated on last season's best; should come on for last month's stable debut here but he will need to leave that effort well behind.
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12th

1

(3)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Shobiz

9st 9lb

J: Jonny Peate

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Three turf wins for Charles Hills and feasibly treated on last season's best; should come on for last month's stable debut here but he will need to leave that effort well behind.

40/1

8th

3

(2)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Shobiz

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Roger Fell & Sean Murray

Promise on AW for Charles Hills but his three wins have come on turf; doubt he's handicapped out of things for new yard (sold for 6,000gns in October) but he'll need to be at his best back from 173 days off.

12/1

7th

4

(3)

27th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

18:00 Yarmouth

Shobiz

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charles Hills

Has missed two chunks of his career but returned from the latest one in good form, finding plenty to win going away at Newbury before just losing out there in June (both at 6f on good; has won on soft); solid chance under Kieran Shoemark, who is 2-3 on him.

3/1

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Payout
Exacta £24.20
Straight Forecast £18.74
Tricast £149.58
Trifecta £329.50

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Sibyl Charm

The Guardian:

Grant Wood

NEWMARKET:

Master Dandy

SPOTLIGHT:

Tyke

Telegraph:

Shobiz

D Express:

Illusionist

POSTDATA:

Sibyl Charm

The Times:

Sibyl Charm

Daily Mail:

Sibyl Charm

TOPSPEED:

Tyke

Daily Mirror:

Grant Wood

The Star:

Grant Wood

The Sun:

Master Dandy

Daily Record:

Master Dandy