Betway Best Odds Guaranteed Plus Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £6,301 2nd £1,886 3rd £943 4th £472 5th £235
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 11.35s
  • Off time: 17:27:28
Full result
Result 17:25 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Handsome Dude 9/2
2nd 7 Bahamian Dollar 2 15/2
3rd 10 Dark Side Dream 2 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 000300-
Red, large royal blue spots Newstead Abbey 115
  • T:M Herrington
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 000300-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 M Herrington T Eaves 82 14/1
2 (9) 100660-
Purple, mauve stars, purple sleeves Handsome Dude 49
  • T:T D Barron
  • J:P Makin
  • Form: 100660-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 b T D Barron P Makin 82 9/2
3 (7) 50/0029-
Yellow, black chevron, yellow sleeves, black stars, black cap Extrasolar 180
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:S H James
  • Form: 50/0029-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 G A Harker S H James 81 125/1
4 (4) 17572-5
Orange, emerald green spots, emerald green sleeves, orange spots, emerald green cap Buccaneers Vault (IRE) 23
  • T:P T Midgley
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 17572-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 p P T Midgley P Hanagan 80 8/1
5 (1) 110/3-47
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gramercy (IRE) 14
  • T:P Morris
  • J:J Garritty
  • Form: 110/3-47
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
10 131 9-5 P Morris J Garritty 80 25/1
6 (6) 1064-42
Red and dark blue (quartered), striped sleeves, dark blue and red quartered cap Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 14
  • T:M Wigham
  • J:Connor Beasley
  • Form: 1064-42
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 M Wigham Connor Beasley 79 7/2f
7 (8) 41430-0
Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Bahamian Dollar 31
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:Clifford Lee
  • Form: 41430-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 P D Evans Clifford Lee (5) 78 15/2
8 (10) 6-91126
Pink and royal blue stripes, pink sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Fujin 7
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Charlie Bennett
  • Form: 6-91126
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 v S A Harris Charlie Bennett (5) 77 12/1
9 (5) 790-468
Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Merdon Castle (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:J P Sullivan
  • Form: 790-468
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0e
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 e Mrs R Carr J P Sullivan 75 8/1
10 (2) 2225-32
Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Dark Side Dream 23
  • T:C A Dwyer
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 2225-32
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 73
  • Naps: 1
5 124 8-12 C A Dwyer J Fanning 73 4/1

Betting

Forecast

Fairway To Heaven (7/2), Dark Side Dream (4/1), Handsome Dude (9/2), Bahamian Dollar (15/2), Buccaneers Vault (8/1), Merdon Castle (8/1), Fujin (12/1), Newstead Abbey (14/1), Gramercy (25/1), Extrasolar (125/1)

In depth

Verdict

Dark Side Dream is usually thereabouts without being quite good enough and has just the one win in 26 starts. Fairway To Heaven is also a rare winner nowadays but ran well at Kempton last time but Fujin is 10lb higher than when landing a double last month. GRAMERCY missed most of last year and has changed trainers since his latest start at Lingfield. But the handicapper has taken a chance dropping him 7lb and he gets a speculative vote ahead of Buccaneers Vault, a runner-up here on his penultimate start.

Formwatch

Handsome Dude 20-1 (8-10) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Amazour (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Dec.

Bahamian Dollar 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 9l behind Intransigent (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (3) pol in Jan.

Dark Side Dream 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd just over 1f out, no impression on winner, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Captain Dion (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Merdon Castle (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 12, 3l behind Free Code (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Fujin 8-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Custard The Dragon (9-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Buccaneers Vault (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased winner until just over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Captain Dion (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dutch Golden Age (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Feb.

Newstead Abbey 9-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 7 1/4l behind Shouranour (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp (4) sft in Oct.

Gramercy (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 3 3/4l behind Flowers On Venus (9-10) at Lingfield 7f stks (6) pol in Feb.

Extrasolar 5-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and hanging left 4th andwhen not much room on rail over 1f out, eased when nno chance final furlong, last of 9, 19 3/4l behind King Crimson (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp (4) gf in Aug.