May 12 / 19.00 Newcastle (AW)

19.00

Standard

Download The Racecourse App Raceday Ready Handicap

  • Prize money: £38655
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 14 runners
SKY
View Course
Download The Racecourse App Raceday Ready Handicap

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.00
  • Place: £1.50

Form: -74223 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Yet to win for his new stable but he's been banging at the door, second in a 7f Listed event at Wolverhampton before a fine run over C&D on Good Friday; returned to turf with another cracking effort in a hot Newmarket handicap last month; more appealing than many, even from stall 1.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(1)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

17:50 Epsom

Misty Grey

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: David O’Meara

He's just 1-24 on turf as opposed to 6-21 on AW, having won at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago; however, he was a highly creditable third of 15 at Newmarket (7f, good) in April and is also effective on slow ground; each-way possibilities.

15/2

1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group

11/2

1st

4

(1)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Misty Grey

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

prominent on far side of group, pressed leader from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds, won going away

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 06-110 CD BF

Last run: 44 days

W: 8st 12lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won his first two starts when dropped to 6f, the second of them an impressive C&D success; never in contention (raced too freely) at Lingfield on Good Friday; has front-run.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(7)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

16:05 Chester

Prince Of Zenda

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders, raced wide but headway over 2f out, led under 2f out

4/1

4th

4

(7)

25th May 2024

Soft

0m 7f 1y

Class 2

16:05 Chester

Prince Of Zenda

9st 1lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch with leaders, raced wide but headway over 2f out, led under 2f out, hung right and headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly final 110yds

4/1

2nd

11

(2)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Prince Of Zenda

8st 12lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hugo Palmer

led, faced challenge from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on final 110yds

16/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 609-92 D

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
He hasn't won since the 2022 Temple Stakes at Haydock (Group 2) but is operating off a reduced mark now and ran a promising race at Goodwood nine days ago (5f, heavy), outpaced 2f out but staying on well; untried on AW and a stiff 6f is the upper limit of his stamina reserves but Oisin Murphy replaces an apprentice and he's one for the shortlist.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(5)

2nd Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 5f 7y

Class 2

17:10 Hamilton

Kings Lynn

9st 12lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Placed off this mark at Goodwood (neck behind Desperate Hero) and Newcastle (6f, AW) last month; won the Temple Stakes (5f, good) two years ago and remains attractively treated on that smart form; shortlisted.

7/1

3rd

8

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders

5/1

3rd

8

(4)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Kings Lynn

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slightly awkward start, soon in touch with leaders, went third 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for first two

5/1

Form: 1-3230 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 1lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
C&D winner; began 2024 with three fine placed efforts on AW, including C&D, and his low-key run here on Good Friday is easy enough to strike a line through; gelded since; solid claims.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14th

8

(14)

8th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

16:45 Haydock

Batal Dubai

9st 5lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry Charlton

Running well on AW earlier this year and he's on a competitive mark on that form; fair fourth at Newcastle (6f, AW) four weeks ago on first run since being gelded but has to build on that today and also prove he can reproduce his best AW form on turf (has won C&D novice); cheekpieces go on.

9/1

4th

9

(3)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Batal Dubai

9st 1lb

J: Callum Rodriguez

T: Harry Charlton

midfield on far side of group

5/1

16/1

Form: 08337- D BF

Last run: 218 days

W: 8st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Smart sprinter on his day for James Ferguson but 2023 was quiet by his usual standards; starts out for Julie Camacho (same owners) off a reduced mark but this race might be too competitive after seven months off.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(11)

17th Jun 2024

Good To Firm

0m 6f 12y

Class 3

19:00 Windsor

First Folio

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

Has smart form off much higher marks; wasn't at his best in 2023 but shaped with sufficient encouragement after a layoff on debut for this yard at Newcastle (6f) to warrant a second look.

8/1

5th

10

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

First Folio

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent

16/1

5th

10

(5)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

First Folio

8st 13lb

J: Ryan Sexton

T: Julie Camacho

prominent

16/1

Form: 273-04 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Late headway into fourth at Southwell two weeks ago (6f); this mark should be in range but there's a suspicion he'll need a total pace collapse to come out on top.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

2

(1)

31st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 2y

Class 4

19:45 Doncaster

Tiger Crusade

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: David Simcock

in rear

7/1

6th

6

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Simcock

in rear

10/1

6th

6

(9)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tiger Crusade

9st 3lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: David Simcock

in rear

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: 43-289 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Smart handicapper (third in last year's Wokingham off 7lb lower) and also competitive at Listed/Group 3 level; ran a cracker over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected in a hot C&D handicap on Good Friday; dropped 2lb since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Juan Les Pins

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Smart handicapper, third in last year's Wokingham; ran well over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected from him in three runs since; chance on best form but others appeal more.

20/1

6th

3

(1)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Newbury

Juan Les Pins

9st 10lb

J: Frederick Larson

T: Michael Appleby

Smart handicapper, third in last year's Wokingham; ran well over an inadequate 5f at Southwell in February but better might have been expected from him in three runs since; chance on best form but others appeal more.

20/1

7th

1

(13)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Juan Les Pins

9st 12lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Michael Appleby

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, raced in last

16/1

8th
7 (8)
Bosh

8/1

Form: 215313 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
He's been in fine form since December, winning two 6f handicaps on Polytrack and recording a personal best when a close third at Newbury last month (6f, good to soft); that looks strong handicap form and a 1lb rise is justified; handles Tapeta and he's one to take seriously.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

7

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bosh

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

8/1

8th

7

(8)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Bosh

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

in touch with leaders

8/1

3rd

2

(11)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

14:12 Newbury

Bosh

9st 7lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

C&D winner as a 2yo; back in peak form on AW this winter, winning 6f handicaps at Chelmsford and Lingfield in 2024; 3lb rise for latest narrow win could find him out and he could probably do with the ground drying out.

12/1

20/1

Form: 111520 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Fine record on AW and she ran a good race for second in a 7f fillies' handicap here on Good Friday; not judged too harshly on latest Newmarket run but she hasn't much room for error off her mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Just A Spark

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rod Millman

carried left start, midfield in centre of group

20/1

9th

12

(6)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Just A Spark

8st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Rod Millman

carried left start, midfield in centre of group

20/1

13th

15

(18)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Just A Spark

8st 10lb

J: David Probert

T: Rod Millman

Progressive winner of three 6f AW handicaps at the start of the year; remains in good heart but will need to be versatile to translate that form back to turf off 11lb higher than her latest run on the surface.

20/1

Form: 16-597 CD

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Consistency is not his forte but he won a Listed event over C&D in November and was not far off that level in a hot C&D handicap on New Year's Day; has the ability to feature if this is a good day; stable also runs Bosh.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

10th

3

(14)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Tacarib Bay

9st 10lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

7th

2

(10)

27th Apr 2024

Heavy

0m 6f 212y

Class 2

14:45 Haydock

Tacarib Bay

9st 8lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

in rear

8/1

10/1

Form: /6721- CD

Last run: 295 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
3-9 on AW (two wins over C&D) and he was last seen beating his 19 rivals in a valuable handicap at the Curragh in July; even that career-best effort will need improving upon if he's to win this after his layoff.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

(7)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

17:50 Epsom

Strike Red

9st 2lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

Down the field at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago but may have needed that first run since last July; back then he won a hot handicap at the Curragh (6.2f, soft) and he can be in the mix if rediscovering that form; has also won on good/good to soft ground.

20/1

11th

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strike Red

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ducked left start, towards rear on far side of group

10/1

11th

5

(7)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Strike Red

9st 7lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

ducked left start, towards rear on far side of group

10/1

10/1

Form: 2183-1 D

Last run: 17 days

W: 8st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Pounced late in a good 6f handicap at Ripon last September before suffering a luckless run over C&D in November; returned from five months off with a win at Beverley (5f, soft), pulling clear with the runner-up, having travelled strongly; 4lb higher against better opposition but there's a strong suspicion there's a fair bit more in the tank.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

6

(4)

6th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 6y

Class 2

15:25 Hamilton

Dare To Hope

9st 7lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, midfield

7/1

12th

13

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dare To Hope

8st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

midfield in centre of group

10/1

12th

13

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Dare To Hope

8st 9lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

midfield in centre of group

10/1

Form: 6601-D3 D

Last run: 100 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Useful 5f form as a 2yo; drew a blank in Britain last year but he proved well suited by the step up to 6f when seeing off his 16 rivals in Bahrain in December; travelled powerfully through that race but he was well drawn; also ran well when third past the post in another Bahrain handicap in February (disqualified after his rider weighed in light); returns to Britain off a tough-looking mark.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

4

(15)

1st Jun 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 2

17:50 Epsom

Rocket Rodney

9st 5lb

J: Liam Wright

T: George Scott

Won big-field 6f handicap in Bahrain last December; however, well beaten at Newcastle (6f, AW) three weeks ago and he needs to bounce back with a career best in first-time cheekpieces.

25/1

13th

2

(11)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

dwelt start, towards rear in centre of group

20/1

13th

2

(11)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

Rocket Rodney

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

dwelt start, towards rear in centre of group

20/1

Form: 0067-2 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 8st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
A quiet end to 2023 saw his mark drop 10lb and he ran well for second at Doncaster on his reappearance two weeks ago (6f, soft); has races in him off this mark but perhaps less demanding ones.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

18th

7

(19)

15th Jun 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

17:20 York

It Just Takes Time

10st 0lb

J: Jack Garritty

T: Mark Walford

Gained 6f wins in 2023 on heavy and good to firm and although his form was rather mixed subsequently he wasn't beaten at all far in the Ayr Gold Cup when 8lb higher; creditable runner-up in his one turf run this year and has it in him to go well.

16/1

14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

14th

14

(12)

12th May 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

19:00 Newcastle (AW)

It Just Takes Time

8st 7lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Mark Walford

midfield

14/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £38.80
Straight Forecast £31.99
Tricast £121.18
Trifecta £314.10

Selections

POSTDATA:

Misty Grey

Telegraph:

Prince Of Zenda

SPOTLIGHT:

Dare To Hope

RP RATINGS:

King's Lynn

TOPSPEED:

Batal Dubai

NEWMARKET:

Rocket Rodney

D Express:

It Just Takes Time

Daily Mirror:

Prince Of Zenda

The Times:

Dare To Hope

The Sun:

Misty Grey

Daily Record:

Misty Grey

The Star:

King's Lynn