18:20 Newcastle Thu 9 August 2018
Starting to drop back to a more competitive mark but out of form at present. Represents last year's winning trainer and jockey combination but may be worth waiting for a return to fibresand or soft ground.
Now 9lb higher than last winning mark and paying the price for some consistent placed form. Likely to be involved again but profile of just two career wins is a concern.
Ran well here on debut but has seemingly regressed since. Worth a try back at this track and is falling to an attractive mark, however stable are quiet at present.
Former Dermot Weld inmate has plummeted in the weights for current stable and really caught the eye in a stronger race at HQ last time. Was short of room on more than one occasion and was running on well late.
Didn't get the clearest of runs last time and has now dropped to 2lb lower than last winning mark. Looks well handicapped and can feature but may just prefer Wolverhampton.
Ran well on only previous visit here and broke through in a weak looking seller two starts back. Well held and disappointing back in handicap company since although possible soft ground was an excuse. Others look more convincing.
Only win came over a furlong shorter but is racing off a fair mark at present and was a decent second over this C&D last time. Likes this track and can be involved again.
Just two career wins and hasn't been successful since 2016. Seems better with give underfoot and although on a dangerous mark was disappointing he didn't fare better when getting an easy lead on return to the AW last time.
Was claimed out of Richard Fahey's stable when disappointing in a seller and was well held back in handicap company on stable debut last year. Best watched after just short of a year off.
Ran well enough when second over this C&D on seasonal reappearance but has been very disappointing in his latest three starts. Worth a try back here and the fitting of headgear but others preferred.
Hasn't won for over two years and was well beaten on seasonal and stable debut. Hard to make a case for.
Yet to feature in eight starts to date and again well held over this C&D on latest start. Plenty to find with Kroy on that and easy to overlook.
Last Year's Winner
|13||Angel's Acclaim||3||9-2||7/2||Full Result|
|T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott|
Rebel State (3/1), Kroy (6/1), Araqeel (7/1), Tagur (7/1), Ninepin Bowler (8/1), Tember (8/1), Tadaany (9/1), Grey Destiny (12/1), Viking Way (18/1), The Gingerbreadman (18/1), Whigwham (66/1), Fidelma Moon (100/1)
- Rebel State
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