16:50 Newcastle Wed 20 February 2019

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  • 0m 7f 14y, Standard / Slow
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£3,234.002nd£962.003rd£481.004th£240.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 27.83sOff time:16:50:14
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(2)
50-0OR: 72BF
12/1

Found a seam of form for current connections around the turn of the year with a couple of third placed C&D efforts, including when finishing behind today's rival Chosen World; a shade below-par since.

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(4)
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40-0OR: 67
33/1

Seven-race maiden for former handler James Tate; returns from a near four-month absence with a tongue-tie applied on debut for Iain Jardine (bought for £4,000 in December).

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(5)
40-0OR: 67CD
10/3

Has found her feet since returning to action in 2019 and seeks a C&D hat-trick; every chance that she's been let-off lightly with a 4lb rise for her latest win, with the runner-up winning since and the third Elixsoft running well here on Monday.

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4
(7)
50-0OR: 65CD
15/8

Exploited a falling mark when winning back-to-back C&D handicaps in late 2018 (Class 5 & 6); beaten just a head by Gentlemen off this revised mark over C&D latest, so should be there or thereabouts.

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(3)
40-0OR: 65BFD
10/1

Beaten 3L (third) by Brockey Rise in a 7f Class 6 handicap at Wolverhampton in September when last in competitive action; a career best effort is required on his return from a five-month absence; 0-1 at Newcastle previously.

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(6)
50-0OR: 64D
3/1

Modest strike-rate (1-17); back from a two-month break when finishing just under 5L third to Nisior Donn (on stable debut) over 7f at Dundalk latest; just a second ever runner for this trainer - mildly notable that it's in England.

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(1)
60-0OR: 59CD
9/1

4lb lower than when winning over C&D in November 2017 and feasible that he'll have his day again eventually. However, has plenty on with Chosen World on last-time out form and is probably surplus to requirements when seeking the winner.

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

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9Athollblair Boy9-4
T: N TinklerJ: Lewis Edmunds

Betting

Forecast

Chosen World (15/8), Annie Fior (3/1), Porrima (10/3), Insurplus (9/1), Christmas Night (10/1), Dirchill (12/1), Equidae (33/1), Mr Gent (N/A), Thunder Buddy (N/A), Thorntoun Lady (N/A), The King's Steed (N/A), Supreme Power (N/A), Tiercel (N/A)

Verdict

With only Chosen World as a viable threat, it's nigh impossible to look beyond the all too obvious claims of the Ben Haslam-trained PORRIMA. She has risen a combined total of 10lb in the weights for back-to-back C&D wins. However, she's probably been let-off lightly with just a 4lb rise for her latest 1½L success with the runner-up Playfull Spirit taking a novice stakes race at Southwell since and the third-placed Elixsoft running well in defeat (second) to the thriving Lion Hearted at this track on Monday Evening.
  1. Porrima
  2. Chosen World
  3. Dirchill

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