19:30 Newcastle Mon 7 October 2019
A six-time winner but has not prevailed since July 2017. Has been well beaten on his two starts since switching yards, including when he was fifth of 11 at Southwell (1m) on the AW on his latest appearance. Down 3lb but needs to improve.
Experienced operator who has had a lot of success on turf but is 0-11 on the AW. He was third of 11 last time at Redcar (1m). Remains off the same mark but he still has something to prove on this surface.
Has yet to prevail in eight runs. He was second of nine at Hamilton (1m1f) three starts ago but has been disappointing on his latest two outings. Is down 2lb, returns to the AW and a visor is on for the first time. One to consider from this mark.
Yet to be competitive on his three appearances on the Flat. He was 10th of 12 last time at Pontefeact (1m). Set for his handicap debut here. Needs to produce more than he has shown so far on the track.
Has gone close on a number of occasions this year but has yet to get his first win of 2019. He was eighth of 14 last time at Yarmouth (1m). His form has been better recently on the AW. Has each-way claims from this mark.
A four-time winner on the AW but her form recently has been well below her best. She was fifth of nine in her latest attempt at Dundalk (1m). Has been eased 4lb and is now down to a new career low mark. Can't be discounted.
Still a maiden, however, he has finished second three times this year, including when he was denied by just a nose at Redcar (6f) three runs ago. Was fourth of 11 last time at Musselburgh (7f). Up in trip which should help. Big player.
Broke his maiden at Thirsk (1m) where he was on the right side of a close finish in a 12 runner contest. He was fourth of 11 at Southwell (1m) on the AW on his last outing from this mark. Has an each-way chance here.
Lightly-raced gelding who finished second of four at Carlisle (1m) on his penultimate start, while last time he was fifth of 10 at Wolverhampton (1m½f) on the AW on his handicap debut. Open to improvement so is one to think about.
Lightly-raced gelding who is still a maiden after five runs. He has been a long way down the field on both of his two handicap starts, including latest at Thirsk (1m4f). Cheekpieces are on for the first time. Down in trip but is hard to fancy.
Does not have a great strike-rate. His last win was back in March 2018. His form this year has been largely poor, including when he was eighth of 13 here over 7f. Is down 3lb to a new low mark but he makes little appeal.
Dual-purpose gelding who won over this trip at Pontefract in August 2018. Has not come close to following up since then. He was 12th of 14 last time at Musselburgh (1m). Down 2lb but will need to improve on recent form.
Came close to success on his penultimate outing as he was second of 12 at Carlisle (1m), beaten by a head. Was disappointing on his latest appearance at Hamilton (1m½f) as he was sixth of nine runners. Worth consideration.
Last Year's Winner
Don't Be Surprised (5/1), Key Choice (11/2), Gunnison (13/2), Calevade (15/2), Perfect Swiss (8/1), Poetic Choice (8/1), Rebel State (10/1), Shouranour (12/1), Top Offer (12/1), Molten Lava (14/1), High Fort (20/1), Mr Cool Cash (28/1), Shamaheart (33/1), Pumaflor (80/1)
- Perfect Swiss
- Don't Be Surprised
- Key Choice
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