17:10 Newcastle Tue 9 October 2018

  • 188Bet Mobile Bet10 Get20 Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 4f 98y, Standard
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£3,105.002nd£924.003rd£462.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Weighed In

Winning time:2m 39.24sOff time:17:16:47
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1
(10)
59-9OR: 64CD
4/1

Hasn't won since July 2017 (1m4f, Catterick), but has kept solid form of late and was regularly competitive at this track (over 1m) once upon a time; handicapped to have a say.

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2
(4)
99-9OR: 64D
14/1

A winner off this mark at Wolverhampton (1m6f) in October 2017 and placed off a 2lb higher perch over C&D in March; yet to win here on the AW (turf scorer in 2014), but shouldn't be hastily dismissed.

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4
(9)
89-5OR: 60C
12/1

Just 4lb higher than when finishing with a fair old rattle to reel in Majestic Stone by a nose over 1m2f here in August, and a runner-up to a shock winner latest; excuses for C&D effort in-between (blindfold removed late).

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5
(7)
49-4OR: 59BFD
10/1

Took time to break the maiden tag, but was denied a 1m4f+ Musselburgh hat-trick by Archipeligo in August; slowly away when producing a dismal effort at Catterick (1m4f) a month ago; 0-6 on the AW (handles Tapeta).

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6
(8)
39-4OR: 65D
22/1

Has failed to beat a single rival in two previous AW starts (1m-1m1f), and has appeared to train off a fraction as the turf season has progressed (peak form in May/June over 1m4f-1m6f); plenty of others with far fewer doubts.

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7
(11)
39-2OR: 63
10/1

Former Simon Crisford inmate (sold for 9,000gns in July); has failed to progress since introduced to handicaps, dropping 9lb in the weights since racing over 1m6f at Redcar in late August; AW switch looks to be the only positive (dam 7f AW winner).

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8
(6)
79-2OR: 57CD
33/1

Progressive in late 2017, making a mockery of his mark of 52 when bolting up by 7L over C&D in an apprentices handicap; fairly lightly raced in 2018, and could feasibly come on for a Wolverhampton spin (1m+) last month.

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9
(1)
25/1

Seven-race maiden; finished 3½L fourth to Valkenburg at Catterick (1m4f, good to firm) last week, but no obvious reason to expect a reversal of those placings on similar terms.

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10
(3)
49-0OR: 55
100/1

Sold cheaply out of the Keith Dalgleish yard in July (2,500gns); handicap mark plummeting after finishing last of 14 on stable debut (slowly away) at Catterick last month; 0-2 on the AW.

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11
(14)
Valkenburgp8(ex 6)
39-0OR: 55D
7/1

Made all of the running, staying on strongly when springing a 28/1 surprise at Catterick (1m4f, good to firm) last week; 6lb penalty is offset by an earlier scheduled 7lb drop by the assessor; rock-solid chance if handling the AW (debut).

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12
(13)
78-13OR: 54
5/2

Ten-race maiden; remarkably has been placed on all four starts since returning from a near three-year career hiatus in July; 1L runner-up to the progressive Island Song over C&D (Class 5) last month; 3lb higher tonight.

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13
(12)
68-10OR: 51CD
8/1

C&D winner in February 2017, but that's the sole victory on his CV in 33 starts; has raced over hurdles at Sedgefield since finishing 6L second to Pammi at Hamilton (1m4f) in August; exposed, but is wearing first-time blinkers.

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14
(2)
38-7OR: 54
33/1

Cut little ice when sent off 9/4f on handicap debut at Brighton (1m2f) early last month, and fared no better over further on Polytrack at Chelmsford a week later; dropped 3lb, and still one to keep on side; dam Critical Acclaim a 1m4f AW winner.

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Non-Runners

3
(5)
Careyanne11
49-6OR: 61
T: David LoughnaneJ: Hayley Turner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
11Good Time Ahead39-19/1Full Result
T: P A KirbyJ: Kevin Stott

Betting

Forecast

Coral Queen (5/2), Swansway (4/1), Valkenburg (7/1), Life Knowledge (8/1), Trautmann (10/1), Point Of Honour (10/1), Exclusive Waters (12/1), Hussar Ballad (14/1), Careyanne (14/1), Poetic Steps (22/1), Last Chance Paddy (25/1), Champagne Rules (33/1), Connoisseur (33/1), Cliff Bay (100/1)

Verdict

Plenty in with reasonable chances including course regulars Exclusive Waters and Swansway, whilst the unexposed 3yo filly Connoisseur is worthy of respect given her connections, and despite her decidedly low-key start to life in handicap company. However, this race revolves around whether or not the Keith Dalgleish-trained VALKENBURG handles an artificial surface or not. He was a totally different proposition when making all of the running to score emphatically at odds of 28/1 at Catterick last week (Last Chance Paddy fourth), and despite incurring a 6lb penalty, actually races off 1lb lower owing to an earlier scheduled 7lb drop by the assessor.
  1. Valkenburg
  2. Swansway
  3. Coral Queen

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