14:50 Newcastle

Monday 29 April 2019


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Class 5  |   5f  |   Standard  |   5 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 14:54  |   Winning time: 1m 0.96s

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S H James |  T: Phillip Makin

Society Rock gelding; half-brother to the 5f winners Almane and Frank The Barber; showed pace on debut at Thirsk (5f, good to firm) 16-days ago but was ultimately a well beaten ninth of ten to Xcelente.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey

40,000gns yearling; ninth foal; brother to the 5f-6f winner Dutch Masterpiece; rates as a likely type for the Fahey/Hanagan partnership.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Ben Robinson |  T: B Ellison

€6,000 yearling from a relatively modest dam (Reina De Luz); doing his best work late in the contest on debut at Beverley (5f, good to firm) 12-days ago; should be sharper with that experience banked.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S P Davis |  T: R M H Cowell

$80,000 yearling; first foal from a US winning dam (5f-1m); clearly ready to race with a plethora of other entries this week (Yarmouth, Ascot and Chelmsford); any signs of market confidence could be worth heeding.

Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Jason Hart |  T: J J Quinn

34,000gns yearling; fourth foal; half-sister to the Listed-placed 5f juvenile winner Looks A Million; dam a tough 5f-6f winner; trainer had a number of horses galloping at this track prior to racing a couple of weeks ago.

Rule 4

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Full Authority
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: D O'Meara  J: D Nolan
Good Night Mr Tom11
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 2
T: M Johnston  J: P J McDonald


Dutch Decoy (4/9), Full Authority (2/1), Good Night Mr Tom (6/1), Strive For Glory (15/2), Bezzas Lad (14/1), Keep Busy (18/1), Puerto Sol (25/1)

With a lack of previous form to dissect and with horses in the early stages of their development juvenile contests aren't the easiest to fathom. The market is always a good place to start and generally provides some relevant clues. However, without that help at this stage, we'll opt for a couple against the field. The US-bred Strive For Glory holds plenty of entries this week so is clearly ready to roll for Robert Cowell, but the tentative shout goes up for the sole filly in the line-up. On paper, KEEP BUSY rates as a speedy type who could well prove sharp enough to make a winning debut for John Quinn. Others worthy of note include Dutch Decoy and Full Authority.
  1. Keep Busy
  2. Strive For Glory
  3. Full Authority
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