14:00 Newcastle Tue 5 March 2019

  • Watch Sky Sports Racing Sky 415 Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 4f 133y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£3,119.002nd£916.003rd£458.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:5m 9.2sOff time:14:00:24
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
611-12OR: 100WS
12/1

Has found life tough since introduced to handicapping with his best run coming in novice company at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) in November 2017; back from a short break having undergone wind surgery; wears a tongue-tie.

Last RunWatch last race
2
611-11OR: 99
100/1

Well beaten on both starts for this trainer having joined the yard for a mere £800 in December 2018 (formerly with Charlie Longsdon); impossible to enthuse over.

Last RunWatch last race
3
611-11OR: 99
33/1

Maiden after 12 starts (eight of those runs came in PTP's); never better than midfield and ultimately weakened to finish 11th of 13 on handicap debut over 3m here (soft) last month; considerably more required.

Last RunWatch last race
4
611-11OR: 99
6/1

Disqualified after winning a 3m Belclare PTP (prohibitive substance in sample); out of his depth in three starts in novice company (all over 2m4f at Hexham); could fare better in handicaps, albeit an opening mark of 99 appears harsh.

Last RunWatch last race
5
611-11OR: 99WS
5/1

Demonstrated ability in bumpers, including when runner-up on Tapeta on her previous visit to Newcastle (Feb 2018); plugged on to finish a modest fourth at Fontwell (2m2f) in January; wind surgery/tongue-tied ahead of handicap debut.

Last RunWatch last race
6
611-10OR: 98
28/1

Now 0-8 over hurdles and has gradually regressed since finishing 13L third to Canny Style at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) in November; totally unproven over this trip; look elsewhere.

Last RunWatch last race
7
711-9OR: 97
12/1

A 30-race maiden (0-21 over hurdles); 2lb higher than when a nearest at the finish third to Flowery at Sedgefield (2m4f, soft) on Boxing Day; the recent rain will aid his cause; stablemate of Porto Du Sud.

Last RunWatch last race
8
611-7OR: 95D
11/4

Cost £28,000 out of the Irish PTP scene; his initial progress over hurdles was been slow, but he grasped the nettle with a solid staying effort at Ayr (2m5f+, soft) latest; holds every chance off a 5lb higher mark; wears cheekpieces.

Last RunWatch last race
9
711-6OR: 94
17/2

Has fallen 10lb in the weights since making his handicap debut at Catterick (3m1f+, good) in November; ran a fair race in defeat at this track (2m6f) in early January; couldn't be totally discounted if the hood helps him to settle better.

Last RunWatch last race
10
611-5OR: 93
20/1

Placed in an Irish PTP (3m) in May 2018 but hasn't shown much ability under rules (well beaten by a stablemate latest); the switch to handicapping, a step up in trip and the introduction of cheekpieces are all viewed as potential positives.

Last RunWatch last race
11
611-5OR: 93
12/1

12-race maiden; headed when falling three out in the race won by Arctic Road (at Ayr) on his penultimate start; cheekpieces are now applied; wouldn't rate as an obvious winner in waiting.

Last RunWatch last race
12
511-5OR: 93
40/1

23-race maiden (0-8 over hurdles); left Shark Hanlon for £2,500 in January and starts off a new life this side of the Irish Sea with a significant upturn in fortunes required in order to prove competitive.

Last RunWatch last race
13
711-3OR: 91
66/1

Has done the bulk of his racing in PTP's (0-14) and switches to handicapping for the first time having started at odds of 400/1 at Kelso on his penultimate start; holds very little chance.

Last RunWatch last race
14
710-13OR: 87
16/1

Twice a winner on the Flat from 31 starts; hasn't shown any aptitude for hurdling in a variety of spells over obstacles; unlikely to play a part in this contest.

Last RunWatch last race
15
410-13OR: 96
12/1

Became disappointing for Keith Dalgleish after winning on the Flat at Catterick (1m4f) in October 2018; sold for £5,500 in January, so possible that a change of scenery will freshen him up (is very much needed); risky.

Last RunWatch last race
16
710-11OR: 85
8/1

Well beaten on handicap debut over C&D in December (finished seventh of 11 to Gold Chain); still lightly-raced after making just four starts under rules, although appears to be equally light on ability; stablemate of Warendorf.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Arctic Road (11/4), Oriental Cross (5/1), Warendorf (6/1), Casimir Du Clos (8/1), Mah Mate Bob (17/2), Dulce Panem (12/1), St George's Oval (12/1), Porto Du Sud (12/1), Valkenburg (12/1), Wishing Well (16/1), Capmonfor (20/1), Wor Verge (28/1), Skyhill (33/1), Seapoint (40/1), Stornaway (66/1), Braddan Head (100/1)

Verdict

A low-grade contest which has attracted a sizeable turnout with 16-runners declared. However, finding a selection isn't the easiest of tasks with the vast majority in the line-up appearing to be very limited in terms of natural ability. Various bits and bobs of newly-applied equipment are fitted with connections hoping for an upturn in fortunes for their respective runners, but in reality the only progressive horse in the field is the Ayr winner ARCTIC ROAD. Furthermore, a total of 11mm of rain Sunday into Monday can only aid his cause over this slightly shorter trip. A reasonably solid each-way alternative is the George Bewley-trained Mah Mate Bob.
  1. Arctic Road
  2. Mah Mate Bob
  3. Capmonfor

Video Replay

Most Followed

Sam Spinner

F: 3/UU428-

T: Jedd O'Keeffe

Alrajaa

F: 452-211

T: J H M Gosden

Khuzaam

F: 21-52

T: R Varian

Glory And Fortune

F: 1-

T: Tom Lacey

Milkwood

F: 7/521-

T: N P Mulholland

Next Race Off

10:55 Marseille-borely
8
(8)
Calio Josselyn
J: Mme C Huguet
11
(11)
Chatain Clair
J: J J Bouquet
15
(15)
Doctor House
J: P Leclercq
14
(14)
Diego Barosso
J: Mme I Metzemaekers
13
(13)
Comtesse De France
J: Mlle K Fresneau
12
(12)
Chediba Morliere
J: L Ligot
10
(10)
Dothia
J: J Joffroy
9
(9)
Dali Bourgeois
J: B Bonet
16
(16)
Cyrius D'Uka
J: E Baldacchino
7
(7)
Brescia Turgot
J: J M Jolit
6
(6)
Caid Destin
J: Mlle S Blanchetiere
5
(5)
Cocktail Ludois
J: Mlle A Rogier Soulages
4
(4)
Calin Du Reynard
J: Mlle G Ambrogio
3
(3)
Bas Normand
J: Marc Tardy
2
(2)
Dalton
J: Mlle M Le Vexier
1
(1)
Dean Deluca
J: S Oyer

Racing Tips

Check out the latest daily racing preview

Thursday's racing preview

Keith Hamer previews all of Thursday's racing in the UK and Ireland with his best bet coming at Brighton.

Sporting Life's NAP of the day

Daily Nap: Don't get done get Dom

Ben Linfoot heads to Chelmsford's evening meeting on Thursday and he's siding with a horse to be ridden by the Champion Jockey elect.

Check out the latest daily tipping preview

Wednesday's racing preview

Grace And Danger can finally hit the mark in Listed company at Bath, according to Anita Chambers - she has a tip for every race.

Most Followed

Sam Spinner

F: 3/UU428-

T: Jedd O'Keeffe

Alrajaa

F: 452-211

T: J H M Gosden

Khuzaam

F: 21-52

T: R Varian

Glory And Fortune

F: 1-

T: Tom Lacey

Milkwood

F: 7/521-

T: N P Mulholland