16:25 Newcastle Fri 19 April 2019
- Ladbrokes Home Of The Odds Boost Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 4f 98y,
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Allweather
Consistent form on the AW since the turn of the year. Second to a progressive sort at Wolverhampton last month, but was slightly disappointing off 2lb higher at that track last time on his first attempt at this distance.
Off the mark at the fifth attempt when bolting up in a Southwell handicap earlier this month. Has been raised 14lb and has a different surface to cope with, but is open to further improvement.
Promise in four starts for Ralph Beckett and was making his debut for this stable when third of six, beaten quite a long way, at Leicester recently. Down 2lb, sports cheekpieces for the first time and in-form jockey takes the ride.
Placed twice in three starts in novice/maiden company. First time in a handicap and is not obviously well treated, but is respected nevertheless.
Still looking for his first win after five runs, but improving as he steps up in trip and latest close third over 1m2f at Nottingham represented another step forward. Every chance this longer trip will suit.
Last Year's Winner
Smarter (6/4), Bo Samraan (6/4), Gantier (3/1), Fox Fearless (8/1), Allocator (12/1)
- Bo Samraan
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