16:30 Newcastle Sat 12 January 2019
Southwell winner last month and narrowly failed to follow up off 3lb higher at Kempton a week ago. Up another 2lb, but cannot be ruled out in his current mood.
Well beaten in two starts for current trainer after leaving David Barron's stable. Best watched until showing more despite lower handicap rating.
Scored over C&D in September and hinted at a return to form at Wolverhampton last time. Down to last winning mark and is one to note given his positive jockey booking.
Successful over 7f at this track last month, having previously run two solid races to be placed over C&D. Remains feasibly treated and is much respected.
First run for current handler after leaving Tim Easterby's yard when sixth of 10 over 7f at Southwell. Still early days for her and trainer does well with similar types.
Promise on debut for David Loughnane, but two subsequent efforts were disappointing. Tries his luck in handicap company for a new stable, but others are more appealing.
Has looked short of stamina on last two starts over 1m4½f at this track. Previous third of 13 over 1m reads better and he competes off 1lb lower.
On a lengthy losing run despite a handicap mark which continues to fall. Handles this surface, however, and it will be interesting to see how she reacts to the fitting of blinkers.
Two solid runs at this venue before disappointing at Southwell last time. Still a maiden after 12 starts, however, so it is difficult to be too enthusiastic about her.
Has been running with plenty of credit at this venue, but the bottom line is her lack of a win in 17 starts. Could well be placed again.
Not disgraced in last three starts at Southwell, but is 0-8 on the AW and 0-16 in total. Continues to inch down the handicap.
Without a win after 17 starts, six of them on AW surfaces. Interesting to see how she fares upped in trip after running over sprint distances.
Stepped up to 1m4½f when fifth of nine at this venue last time. Reverts to 1m off 1lb lower, but his profile suggests others will have his measure.
Last Year's Winner
Molten Lava (7/2), Highwayman (5/1), Thecornishbarron (11/2), Totally Magic (11/2), Twiggy (8/1), I Am Dandy (17/2), Betty Grable (10/1), Golden Guide (10/1), Top Offer (16/1), Kavora (20/1), Cardaw Lily (40/1), Glorious Rocket (80/1), Benaras (100/1), Deolali (125/1)
- Top Offer
- I Am Dandy
- Molten Lava
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