16:25 Newcastle Thu 17 January 2019

  • sunracing.co.uk Handicap (Class 7)
  • 1m 5y, Standard
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner£2,264.002nd£674.003rd£337.004th£168.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 42.2sOff time:16:29:00
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1
(8)
49-12OR: 50
40/1

Irish raider unplaced in nine career starts. Hurdles latest saw her tailed off and made little impression on the level earlier but at this paltry level she ought to fare better.

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2
(6)
99-12OR: 50CD
10/1

C&D winner three starts back registered lesser efforts twice since at Southwell but fibresand not as suitable as this tapeta surface so better effort fully expected here and only 1lb higher than aforementioned win.

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3
(11)
49-12OR: 50
12/1

Fourth of 11 on handicap debut at Lingfield over 1m offered promise of better to come but well beaten next and subsequent absence suggests something went amiss. Scope for improvement here so fitness will be key.

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4
(10)
59-12OR: 50
9/2

Maiden of 18 starts went oh so close to ending that streak here three starts back when beaten a nose over C&D. Close fourth again latest over 7f at Chelmsford offered more persuasion that a win is just round the corner.

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6
(9)
69-11OR: 49
18/1

Debut fourth in 2017 remains a career best effort. Recent effort at Southwell can be excused as it came after a break so fare better here if handling this new surface.

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7
(14)
49-10OR: 48
22/1

Not better than eight in five starts for this yard and recent evidence offers little hope of changing that. Tongue-tie and cheekpieces added but need to make drastic difference.

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8
(3)
79-9OR: 47
20/1

Four-time winner has raced five times over 1m in his career and looked a non-stayer in all of them. Never nearer sixth at Wolverhampton over 7f prompted another try but has to be considered a risky proposition.

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9
(7)
49-8OR: 46
16/1

Only placed twice in 12 2018 races and latest was a third beaten 12L at Southwell. Well beaten again since at same venue so again can easily be dismissed.

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10
(5)
49-8OR: 46
5/2

Built on promise of fourth over 1m1½f to score over 7f latest (both at Wolverhampton). This 1m trip likely to prove ideal and this lightly raced sort makes plenty of appeal in such a weak contest.

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11
(13)
99-7OR: 45D
5/1

Six-time Dundalk winner ran best race for some time latest when a close fourth at Southwell. Similar sort of claims here and certainly one of the more likely sorts overall.

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12
(2)
129-7OR: 45
20/1

Only two career wins came in 2012 and 2015. Never made the frame in 2018 and despite now tumbling handicap he's easily dismissed.

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13
(1)
49-7OR: 45
8/1

25-race maiden placed the last twice but record at this course less compelling with all six previous races unplaced. In better form than most however so place claims today.

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14
(4)
49-7OR: 45
100/1

Beaten in excess of 11L in all four flat races when trained by John Joseph Murphy and tailed off in two recent hurdle starts. Can only really be watched here.

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Non-Runners

5
(12)
Ruled By The Moon142
59-11OR: 49
T: I FurtadoJ: Joey Haynes

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Taceec (5/2), Miss Bates (9/2), Our Manekineko (5/1), Foxrush Take Time (8/1), Little Choosey (10/1), Irish Times (12/1), Ruled By The Moon (14/1), Song Of Summer (16/1), Cold Fire (18/1), Harbour Patrol (20/1), Moonbi Creek (20/1), Wide Acclaim (22/1), Effernock Fizz (40/1), Shandon (100/1)

Verdict

This looks an excellent chance for recent Wolverhampton winner TACEEC to follow up and this lightly-raced four-year-old is a confident selection. Miss Bates has been knocking at the door lately off this mark and looks the obvious danger while Our Manekineko is another expected to go well in handling Tapeta as well as he does other AW surfaces.
  1. Taceec
  2. Miss Bates
  3. Our Manekineko

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