20:20 Newcastle Fri 21 September 2018
- Flame The Heat Is On Nursery (Class 5)
- 9 Runners
- Surface: Allweather
Showed nice improvement first to second start and although not building on that on turf, still showed ability and probably wasn't suited by the soft ground. Should be involved on handicap debut.
Ran well at Nottingham on handicap debut but well below that at Carlisle last time. Proving inconsistent and others preferred.
Settled better when breaking through on his fifth start and second since being gelded. Worth another try at this extra furlong and there should be plenty more to come.
Showed promise when going close on first two starts at Beverley but would still need to improve to win on handicap debut and was disappointing over the C&D most recently.
Possible that the extra furlong didn't suit last time but isn't really progressing at this early stage. Needs to find extra for first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut.
Ran on well when showing improvement on her third start and she should have more to offer over this trip. Looks a leading contender on handicap debut.
Made a good impression when winning on debut but has gone backwards in three starts since and was well beaten at Catterick last time.
Disappointed on turf the last twice including on handicap debut but would be well handicapped if returning to the previous form of his two placings on this surface.
Stepped up considerably on previous form when a staying on third at Wolverhampton on handicap debut and with further progress can be involved again.
Last Year's Winner
|1||Armed Response||2||9-10||6/1||Full Result|
|T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: J Garritty|
Suppressor (7/2), Power Link (7/2), Dancing Rave (5/1), Mr Diamond (5/1), The Grey Zebedee (8/1), Under Curfew (8/1), Cognac Blue (8/1), Mister Dependable (8/1), Pearl Of Qatar (16/1)
- Dancing Rave
- The Grey Zebedee
- Mr Diamond
Nick Grant picks out the best bets for Thursday and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup Handicap on Friday with an unexposed sprinter from Newmarket taken to land the spoils.
Keith Hamer reckons Karl Burke's fine run of form can continue at Ayr on Friday - he has a tip for every race.