15:10 Newcastle Wed 20 February 2019

  • sunracing.co.uk Handicap (Class 2)
  • 0m 7f 14y, Standard / Slow
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£28,012.002nd£8,388.003rd£4,194.004th£2,097.005th£1,048.006th£526.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 27.32sOff time:15:12:05
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(5)
50-0OR: 101D
13/8

Taken well to the AW (3-4) and arrives seeking a hat-trick following a couple of 7f Lingfield victories; 5lb higher than when beating Areen Heart by 1L almost six-weeks ago; Newcastle debut.

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2
(8)
40-0OR: 99BFD
15/2

50% strike-rate on the AW (4-8); beat Salateen by a nose over this trip at Lingfield on his penultimate start but could prove vulnerable over this stiff 7f having done the vast majority of his racing over a shorter trip.

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(4)
50-0OR: 95CD
3/1

Fast-improving; made light of the step up in grade when keeping on strongly to justify favouritism over C&D last month (beat Straight Right by 1½L); 5lb higher but every chance he can notch the four-timer with his previous form appearing rock-solid.

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40-0OR: BFD
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4
(7)
60-0OR: 94
11/1

Left William Knight for 21,000gns in July 2018 and his current handler has adopted a patient approach; twice placed on the AW in 1m Class 3 handicaps of late; interesting to see what he's capable of over 7f (has always run over 1m+ previously).

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50-0OR: D
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(9)
60-0OR: 92CD
10/1

£26,000 purchase who made a winning AW debut over C&D in December (beat Boy In The Bar by a head); not suited by dropping back in trip at Wolverhampton since when finishing a close-up third to a stablemate of Pinnata; chance.

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(6)
60-0OR: 90D
12/1

Struggling from halfway when finishing a well beaten seventh of eight to Pinnata over C&D four weeks ago; possible that run will have done him the world of good (off since mid-October) but difficult to see him reversing those placings nevertheless.

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(1)
50-0OR: 90D
33/1

Stablemate of Gallipoli; a three-time winner on turf (7f-7½f) and versatile in terms of underfoot conditions; started 28/1 when finishing fifth of eight (beaten 3L) to Pinnata on AW debut over C&D latest.

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(3)
80-0OR: 90D
33/1

Pleasing AW strike-rate (6-23) - boosted by a pair of emphatic wins at Kempton (6f-7f) in the final months of 2018; runner-up (Sanaadh third) off this mark at Wolverhampton (6f) latest and is likely to make his usual frantic bid for the glory.

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(2)
60-0OR: 84CD
25/1

Fibresand specialist; turned his hand to Tapeta when winning a Class 4 handicap over C&D late last month (beat Portledge by ½L); 3lb higher in a much more competitive race and could struggle accordingly.

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40-0OR: CD
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50-0OR: D
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60-0OR: BF
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40-0OR: D
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50-0OR: D
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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
3Straight Right9-10
T: A M BaldingJ: M Dwyer

Betting

Forecast

Keyser Soze (13/8), Pinnata (3/1), Breathless Times (15/2), Sanaadh (10/1), Ballard Down (11/1), Gallipoli (12/1), Custard The Dragon (25/1), Starlight Romance (33/1), Exchequer (33/1), Battered (N/A), Maksab (N/A), Crossing The Line (N/A), Confrontational (N/A), Clon Coulis (N/A), Burguillos (N/A), Tough Remedy (N/A), Areen Heart (N/A)

Verdict

December C&D winner Sanaadh should make his presence felt now returned to a more suitable trip having finished a staying on third to Shamson at Wolverhampton (6f) last month and is strongly fancied to reverse placings with the trail-blazing Exchequer. However, such is the overall progressive nature (and depth to his form) of the Stuart Williams-trained PINNATA, the selection somewhat picks itself. 5lb higher than when making light of the step up in grade over C&D latest, the prospect of a four-timer looks to be very much on the cards.
  1. Pinnata
  2. Sanaadh
  3. Ballard Down

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