15:00 Newcastle Tue 5 March 2019
Capable performer on his day but has seen very little competitive action since early 2017; 2lb lower than for his comeback run at Ayr (2m, good to soft) in January; any further rainfall would suit.
Three-time Flat winner (1m-1m3f); kept on from the second last but no match for the winner Kajaki at Sedgefield (2m1f maiden) in October; outclassed at Cheltenham since and this looks far more realistic.
Has blossomed over timber since teaming up with 7lb claimer Jason Dixon. Seeks the four-timer following soft/heavy ground wins at Bangor and Uttoxeter (x2); 7lb above her last winning mark; stable flying.
German Flat winner; twice placed in four starts over hurdles for Donald McCain, including on handicap debut when a 7L runner-up to Canny Style at Sedgefield (2m1f, good to soft) in November; off since.
A 14-time career winner and a flag-bearer for Jonathan Haynes; rediscovered her spark when left unhindered on the front-end at Sedgefield (2m1f, good) 12-days ago; has a 9lb higher mark to contend with.
Half-brother to the 2m hurdle winner Silent Sun; offered something to work with for the future when upped in trip at Cartmel (2m6f maiden) in June 2018. However, absent since so might just need this run; handicap debut.
Prolific German Flat winner (up to 1m2f); has taken time to acclimatise on these shores (and over hurdles), but ran well here when third to a subsequent winner in January; carries no penalty for Friday's Doncaster (2m, good) success.
Very-lightly raced for his age, albeit a capable performer when fully fit; just touched off by Rhymers Stone at this track (2m4f+, soft) in January 2017; making his first competitive start for 663-days.
14-race ex-Irish maiden (formerly with Stephen Ryan); regularly placed over this trip on soft ground, so could potentially find a small race somewhere for his new handler; watching brief on first run since August 2018.
A three-time hurdles winner for previous connections (Sam Drinkwater and Nigel Twiston-Davies); picked up cheaply (£1,800) from Aytach Sadik in November 2018 and plenty to prove at present.
Bought for £8,000 after winning a good-ground Hexham seller in May 2018 (for Brian Ellison); has slipped down the weights to a very competitive looking handicap mark; worthy of a degree of respect assuming that recent wind surgery is productive.
Last Year's Winner
Tim Rocco (11/8), The Crazed Moon (3/1), Beyondtemptation (6/1), Snookered (8/1), Wild Sam (11/1), Lucky Lucarno (16/1), Promise Of Peace (22/1), Newstart (25/1), Deepsand (33/1), Northandsouth (50/1), Captain Clayton (66/1)
- The Crazed Moon
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