Newcastle Eagles 'Fab' Handicap 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 1.65s
- Off time: 20:20:51
|2nd||8 Cracking Choice||nk||5/1|
Boxing Shadows 66
|3||133 9-7||B Smart||T Eaves||75||6/1|
Bogsnog (IRE) 232
|3||133 9-7||Kristin Stubbs||G Lee||75||7/1|
Bapak Bangsawan 13
|3||128 9-2||K A Ryan||Kevin Stott (7)||70||14/1|
|3||126 9-0||R M Whitaker||Amy Ryan||68||9/4f|
Our Diane (IRE) 258
|3||125 8-13||D O'Meara||D Tudhope||67||4/1|
Lucky Lodge 166
|3||124 8-12||M Brittain||D Allan||66||8/1|
Cracking Choice (IRE) 10
|3||121 8-9 p||M Dods||P Mulrennan||63||5/1|
||3||91||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||69||NR|
Boxing Shadows is unexposed on Turf having won a couple of races at Wolverhampton, including his latest start, and his form looks superior to that of Bapak Bangsawan's at the same track. Bogsnog finally got off the mark at Bath in September and returns to action on the same mark while Tumblewind has a shout on his comeback second at Ripon. Cracking Choice also finished runner-up over track and trip last time but LEXINGTON PLACE is just preferred as he made all to score over 6f here earlier this month and today's shorter trip shouldn't be a problem.
Lexington Place 8-1 (9-0) Made all, hard ridden and strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gs beating Adam's Ale (9-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bogsnog (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, led final 150 yards, held on close home, won at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep beating Jubilant Queen (8-8) by shd, 10 ran.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, hampered over 1f out, held by winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Jofranka (8-13) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Tumblewind 16-1 (9-2) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led far side group inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 13, nk behind Right Touch (9-0) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Our Diane (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, switched right halfway, never on terms, 4th of 5, 11l behind Cosmic Chatter (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Aug.
Boxing Shadows 7-2fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Lager Time (9-1) by shd, 9 ran.
Bapak Bangsawan 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and every chance in 2nd place inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Hartwright (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol.
Lucky Lodge 33-1 (8-5) With leaders far side, faded final furlong, 10th of 16, 12l behind Muharrib (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.