17:45 Newcastle Fri 8 February 2019
- sunracing.co.uk Handicap (Class 6)
- 1m 5y,
- 14 Runners
- Surface: Allweather
Still quite lightly raced but already become a quite consistent sort. Second at Kempton latest an excellent effort after a break and with fitness now boosted he can overcome a 4lb rise to again go close.
Slowly away (as has become the norm) on stable debut at Southwell (1m) in December; off for 52-days since so presumably more work has been undertaken with the stalls at home; well-treated if able to break on terms.
Won here last February but six starts for this yard with little distinction, unplaced in each. Best form would give him a chance but few signs of that recently.
Change of tactics (often front runs) almost bore fruit latest as she left recent efforts behind with an excellent second at Wolverhampton over 1m½f. Repeat of that effort would see her go close but could refer to forcing tactics.
C&D winner in September ran better than bare form suggests here the last twice and certainly now back at a competitive mark. Capable of a bold bid if bringing her A-game.
4lb higher than 1m1½f win at Wolverhampton when last seen way back in November 2017. Hard to know now what to expect after such an absence but likelihood is that he might just need the run.
Handicap debutant ran a solid race in her second of three starts when third over 7f here but lesser effort next up at Wolverhampton. Handicap mark here not impossible especially with step up to 1m likely to suit.
Won twice on Tapeta late in 2018 but looked like the handicapper has her measure since. There were excuses for her seventh here latest however so not impossible although others are more compelling.
Still a maiden but recent evidence suggest that can change soon. Latest second to in-form Porrima (runs 4:40) over 7f a strong showing and has genuine claims here on the back of that.
Ultra-consistent veteran beaten just ½L into third over C&D last time out and arrives here just 1lb higher than that and last winning mark. Sure to give a solid showing again and leading claims once more.
Tried over a wide range of trips from 1m to 2m with little success since latest win back in June (1m1f on turf). AW record uninspiring and recent showings suggest others better options.
Won a couple of times here last winter (7f-1m) but out of sorts afterwards. Lower mark now than either of aforementioned but question mark is his 201 day absence. Betting may guide.
Polytrack winner in Ireland for previous connections but that the only time she has finished in the first three in 14 starts. New yard and surface here so can't totally be dismissed.
Third here over 7f latest certainly one of this long standing maidens better efforts but even taking that into account she looks vulnerable to more proficient sorts.
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