19:45 Newcastle Wed 5 December 2018
Decent efforts in three starts since wind surgery including when fourth over C&D last time out. Races off a 1lb lower mark in this contest.
Returned to winning ways with a C&D victory last week. Penalised for that victory and looks likely to run well once more.
Struggled in two starts since joining this yard most recently over this trip at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago. Others make more appeal.
Dual turf winner but yet to win in 13 AW starts. Beaten 7L over C&D last time and probably best watched at present.
Beaten just ½L when finishing fifth over C&D a week ago. Repeat of that should see him play a hand in the finish.
15 race maiden and failed to trouble the judge when finishing 11th of 12 over C&D a week ago. Others hold stronger claims.
Maiden after ten starts recorded a career best effort when finishing 1¼L fourth in a 7f handicap at Dundalk last time out. Has run well over this distance in the past.
27 race maiden placed over C&D two months ago. Struggled in two subsequent starts however and likely to find a few too good in this event.
Sole success in 70 starts came over 7f at Wolverhampton in December 2014. Struggled on turf this year and probably best watched at present.
Won just one of his 55 starts and finished 3¾L sixth over 5f here a month ago. Return to this distance should suit.
Last Year's Winner
|11||Star Cracker||5||9-9||12/1||Full Result|
|T: J S GoldieJ: P J McDonald|
Dandy Highwayman (5/2), Breathoffreshair (5/2), Tadaany (7/2), Rock In Society (9/2), French (12/1), Ideal Spirit (40/1), Henrietta's Dream (40/1), Prince of Time (50/1), Red Forever (50/1), Spoken Words (100/1)
- Dandy Highwayman
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