15:20 Newcastle Tue 15 January 2019

  • Equine Products UK Handicap Chase (Class 4)
  • 2m 75y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • 5 Runners
  • Winner£4,614.002nd£1,355.003rd£677.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 13.8sOff time:15:20:41
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1
1011-12OR: 111CD
9/4

Well beaten here on his penultimate start with the 2m4f trip most likely responsible, but has a pleasing overall record over fences (7-25); narrowly beaten by Midnight Chilli at Catterick (2m, soft) latest; now 2lb higher; strong claims.

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2
1311-9OR: 108CD
5/1

Useful front-runner in his prime but is just about eligible for his pension now at the age of 13; well beaten by Jet Master in a veterans race here (2m4f) in November and again by the progressive Manwell at Catterick (2m3f) on New Years Day.

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3
1111-6OR: 105CD
5/2

Gifted the race when Las Tunas (a winner since) crashed out at the second last at Ayr in early January; the handicapper has used the common sense approach with no weights rise; has C&D winning form, but ideally might require softer ground.

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4
610-10OR: 95
5/2

Still a maiden after 17 attempts, although in all fairness remains relatively unexposed over fences (0-2); 2lb lower than when beaten 13L by Djarkevi at Catterick (2m3f, good to soft) latest; others much preferred.

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5
910-9OR: 94CD
9/1

4lb higher than when making all in virtually unraceable ground over C&D in April; has left Rebecca Menzies since (£6,000) with the suspicion that form doesn't really stack up as being strong; soon beaten (last) on recent stable bow at Hexham.

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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Halcyon Days (9/4), Mumgos Debut (5/2), Budarri (5/2), Brave Spartacus (5/1), Black Kettle (9/1)

Verdict

HALCYON DAYS sits at the top of the handicap for a reason, he's essentially a better and more reliable horse (7-25 over fences) than his four remaining rivals. He had excuses when beaten here on his penultimate start - tackled a 2m4f trip against an upwardly mobile winner - but went close back to the minimum trip at Catterick latest. A subsequent 2lb rise in the weights is neither here nor there pitted against these rivals with only Mumgos Debut considered as a realistic threat.
  1. Halcyon Days
  2. Mumgos Debut
  3. Brave Spartacus

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Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

Most Followed

Cyrname

F: 1214-37

T: P F Nicholls

Hazel Hill

F: 11112-1

T: Philip Rowley

Ballymoy

F: 111-141

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Camelia De Cotte

F: 4-11411

T: W P Mullins

Yellow Dockets

F: 23-41

T: N J Henderson

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