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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1st

7

(4)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Grant Wood

9st 2lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Paul Midgley

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.

7/1

1st

3

(2)

23rd Jan 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:00 Southwell (AW)

Grant Wood

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Pick of his three runs for this stable in 2023 came last month when he finished third of 12, beaten over 5l, in a 6f handicap at Newcastle; becoming more realistically treated now but he's found himself in a deep race.

20/1

3rd

1

(7)

28th Dec 2023

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0m 6f 0y

Class 5

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Grant Wood

9st 8lb

J: David Nolan

T: Paul Midgley

Nine-race maiden who showed ability on a couple of occasions last year; didn't threaten in two runs for this yard in midsummer; down another 3lb but he returns from a break in a warm race.

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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1st

9

(6)

3rd Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sibyl Charm

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

prominent, led against near rail 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, always doing enough

5/1

2nd

10

(12)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sibyl Charm

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

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.

4/1

2nd

1

(5)

5th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:00 Southwell (AW)

Sibyl Charm

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

Chased home a useful one over 6f at Newcastle before only just failing to overhaul an in-form rival at Wolverhampton; perhaps found life easier when successfully returned to 7f at Newcastle since but up just 2lb today and 6f on this galloping track shouldn't be a big deal; every chance.

5/2

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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6th

3

(3)

3rd Mar 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Illusionist

9st 7lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

prominent, lost position over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

9/1

3rd

4

(5)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Illusionist

9st 5lb

J: Sam James

T: Grant Tuer

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.

12/1

4

(2)

28th Dec 2023

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0m 7f 14y

Class 4

17:30 Newcastle (AW)

Illusionist

9st 2lb

J: P J McDonald

T: Grant Tuer

Campaigned mostly at sprint trips and he's 0-6 on AW but ran respectably when third over C&D most recently; ties in with The Turpinator on that effort; place possibilities off same mark.

7/1

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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8

15th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 4

15:47 Southwell (AW)

Tyke

9st 7lb

T: Michael Appleby

4th

2

(8)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Tyke

9st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

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.

5/1

3rd

2

(2)

9th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 20y

Class 4

15:02 Wolverhampton (AW)

Tyke

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Michael Appleby

took keen hold, prominent, outpaced 2f out, kept on against far rail inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

4/1

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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5th

5

(11)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 4lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

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.

8/1

3rd

3

(3)

23rd Jan 2024

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0m 6f 16y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 7lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

Has a good strike-rate on the AW (6-12) and is 3-5 over C&D, but twice held (including back here) since winning at Kempton (7f, Polytrack) in November; down 1lb and needs to bounce back, though that is entirely possible at this venue.

3/1

5th

1

(4)

29th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Dark Side Thunder

9st 11lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: Jessica Macey

midfield

6/1

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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3rd

4

(1)

1st Mar 2024

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0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Maxi

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

C&D win last November came off this mark and he'll be happier back up from 6f; has always had two ways of running but there are reasons for optimism.

6/1

6th

9

(1)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Maxi

9st 1lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

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.

14/1

5th

3

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 5

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Maxi

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Came from off the pace to win over C&D in November; mixed record since but returning to a Class 5 should suit; claims would be enhanced by a strong early pace.

12/1

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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7th

12

(2)

13th Feb 2024

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0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

8st 10lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tristan Davidson

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.

8/1

3rd

4

(1)

5th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 5

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Secret Road

9st 6lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all at Newcastle in November and then went close over C&D; ran another solid race back at Newcastle three weeks ago; hard to leave out of calculations.

9/1

3rd

9

(4)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Secret Road

8st 7lb

J: James Sullivan

T: Tristan Davidson

Made all to win a C&D handicap in November and then went desperately close at Southwell last month; disappointed behind The Caltonian here 19 days ago though and needs to leave that behind him.

8/1

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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9th

3

(7)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Master Dandy

9st 6lb

J: Tommie Jakes

T: James Fanshawe

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.

7/2

2nd

1

(3)

15th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Master Dandy

9st 11lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

Well-held third on his Southwell debut (11-1) last May but he left that form well behind when justifying favouritism under a prominent ride at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) in November; has a penalty after another break but he pulled 6l clear with the runner-up last time and is open to more progress on this drop in trip; major player.

4/6

1st

4

(2)

15th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Master Dandy

9st 7lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: James Fanshawe

prominent, switched right 2f out, ridden and pressed leader over 1f out, led and kept on inside final 110yds, just did enough

9/2

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

6

(10)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hallowed Time

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Mark Loughnane

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.

20/1

7th

4

(1)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

19:00 Southwell (AW)

Hallowed Time

9st 7lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Mark Loughnane

All three wins on soft turf at about 5f in France in 2021/22; runner-up a couple of times in Ireland last year and only beaten just over 3l when ninth of 12 on stable debut at Wolverhampton (6f, Tapeta) last month, but still more needed despite a 2lb drop.

5/1

9th

5

(3)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Hallowed Time

9st 7lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Mark Loughnane

All three wins at about 5f on turf in France where he seemed to handle Polytrack, although he hasn't run on the surface since early 2021; sold 15,000gns in October; has more to prove than some on Tapeta debut for new yard with regular headgear left off.

9/1

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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11th

8

(6)

13th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Newcastle (AW)

El Montejean

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Mark Walford

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.

10/1

1st

13

(6)

20th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:00 Pontefract

El Montejean

9st 1lb

J: Harry Russell

T: Mark Walford

disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well final furlong

13/2

2nd

11

(3)

21st Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

21:00 Pontefract

El Montejean

9st 3lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Mark Walford

Looked to start handicap life on an unrealistic mark and struggled; offered more from the front last time and has a handy draw but is having a first crack at sprinting (all runs over 7f-1m).

6/1

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