16:05 Newcastle Wed 4 January 2017

  • Betway Sprint Handicap (Class 5)
  • 5f, Standard
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£3,234.002nd£962.003rd£481.004th£240.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:59.72sOff time:16:08:17
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1
(9)
49-10OR: 76
15/8

Looked like he didn't stay the 7f last time out and having showed plenty of zip on his first two starts this drop in trip should prove a positive. Still low mileage and should be thereabouts.

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2
(5)
99-7OR: 73
33/1

Has become tough to predict in his advancing years but may get an easy lead and has won on tapeta before.

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3
(6)
69-7OR: 73
10/1

Useful performer who is well-handicapped on his run at Redcar in May. Has had struggle breaking from the stalls in the past (including last time out) so not one to place a lot of faith in.

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4
(7)
59-6OR: 72
5/1

Arguably unlucky not to get his head in front in three of his last four runs here but may be a tough horse to win with. Experienced, talented rider booked after last six rides with claimers on board and may bounce back.

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5
(10)
49-5OR: 71
28/1

One win from 13 starts and has performed well in the past on the AW but hasn't been in any kind of form in his last two starts and needs to bounce back. Possible he will get easy lead though.

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6
(11)
49-5OR: 65
15/2

Won well at Wolverhampton last week and the third of that race has come out and won again since. Not in quite the same form at Southwell on Monday but may be better suited by this surface and certainly one who has a chance.

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7
(1)
59-4OR: 70
14/1

Out of form this winter but has won on tapeta before and not impossible he could bounce back. Needs plenty of pace on, judged on previous efforts.

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8
(2)
59-3OR: 69
6/1

C&D winner two starts back with an eye-catching jockey booking here but has a tendency to miss the break and he's another who will want plenty of pace on.

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9
(4)
59-2OR: 68
25/1

Last win was in a seller at Ripon in 2015 and looks in need of more relief from the handicapper.

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10
(14)
88-13OR: 65
33/1

Unplaced on three starts on the AW and out of form since the start of the summer when winning a weak event at Hamilton. Hard to fancy.

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11
(8)
58-12OR: 64
20/1

One win from 28 starts and unplaced on three AW starts. Best performances have come on galloping tracks but has an absence to overcome and others preferred.

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12
(3)
98-11OR: 63
40/1

Has failed to get his head in front since September 2014 but managed to run a good race here two starts back suggesting he may pop up in an event similar to this at some stage.

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13
(12)
78-9OR: 61
20/1

Both wins have come on turf but starting to become well-handicapped and should be thereabouts considering his recent placed efforts around here recently. Needs the drop to the minimum trip to bring out a touch of improvement.

14
(13)
58-7OR: 59
11/1

C&D winner who was caught on the wrong side of the track at this course last time and probably caught too far back. Not without a chance.

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Betting

Forecast

Tailwind (15/8), Dark Side Dream (5/1), Poppy In The Wind (6/1), Richter Scale (15/2), Fredricka (10/1), Lotara (11/1), Something Lucky (14/1), Spirit Of Wedza (20/1), Thorntoun Lady (20/1), Bahango (25/1), Entertaining Ben (28/1), Imperial Legend (33/1), Elusivity (33/1), Cruise Tothelimit (40/1)

Verdict

C&D winner Lotara has been running a little better than her finishing positions suggest and she may finish closer this time but a chance is taken with DARK SIDE DREAM. The five-year-old may have been unlucky not to win at least one of his last four races and the booking of David Probert suggests the yard mean business. Tailwind is still low mileage and the drop in trip could bring out improvement in him. 1. Dark Side Dream 2. Lotara 3. Tailwind

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