17:35 Newcastle Fri 18 October 2019

  • CCF Ltd Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 5y, Standard
  • 14 Runners
  • Winner£2,782.002nd£828.003rd£414.004th£400.005th£400.006th£400.007th£400.008th£400.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Winning time:1m 41.5sOff time:17:38:53
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1
(6)
39-9OR: 54CD
11/8

Broke the maiden tag in some style when absolutely hacking up over C&D 11 days ago (Rebel State second, Gunnison fourth); 6lb 'well-in' under a 6lb penalty (is due a 12lb rise); simply can't be opposed.

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2
(3)
89-7OR: 55CD
66/1

No worthwhile form since finishing 6½L fourth to Alfred Richardson over C&D last October; is undeniably well-handicapped (9lb below his last winning mark); that said, couldn't be recommended with any degree of confidence.

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3
(11)
49-6OR: 54D
33/1

Winner of a 1m Gowran Park median auction maiden (1m, soft to heavy) for Joseph O'Brien in May 2018; generally regressive since joining the County Durham handler David Thompson (0-7).

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4
(1)
99-5OR: 53D
80/1

Likes Lingfield; beaten ½L when runner-up at Chelmsford (7f, Class 6 handicap) in April; off the track for 164 days since finishing in the midfield rank over an extended mile at Wolverhampton in May; Rossa Ryan is a noteworthy booking.

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5
(14)
39-3OR: 54D
16/1

Drawn on the right side of the track when clinging on for a narrow first success at Thirsk (1m, good) in August; shouldn't trouble the likely favourite Perfect Swiss or Rebel State on the strength of recent C&D evidence.

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6
(7)
79-3OR: 51D
14/1

Blinkers rekindled a spark when finishing third to Sophia Maria over 7f here in August (on debut for Karen Tutty); couldn't build on that next time at Wolverhampton and it's back to the drawing board with that headgear now removed.

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7
(5)
49-3OR: 51
3/1

4lb higher than when winning at Hamilton (1m1f, good to firm) in May 2018 - off the track for 14 months thereafter; back in reasonable shape here in recent weeks, including when beaten a neck by Menin Gate (1m2f).

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8
(4)
39-3OR: 54
33/1

Maiden (0-10); has taken time to find his feet for this doubly-represented trainer since arriving from Richard Hannon for 9,000gns; 2lb lower than when finishing a keeping on fourth of 13 to Billy Wedge over C&D 11 days ago.

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9
(13)
39-3OR: 54
8/1

Beaten just over 1L when placed at Pontefract (1m, good) in August; modest since (0-3), including when found lacking in the stamina department over 1m2f here as a weakening eighth of 14 to Menin Gate (Troop second).

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10
(2)
89-2OR: 50
125/1

More miss than hit since joining this trainer after winning a January Lingfield claimer (6f) for Michael Wigham; continues to tumble in the weights - down a staggering 23lb since late January; no signs of an imminent revival.

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11
(10)
39-2OR: 53
25/1

Still seeking his first career success (0-15), but there have been some near misses over this C&D - beaten a neck from a 6lb higher mark in February; more appealing than the vast majority, therefore rates as a fair each-way selection.

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12
(8)
59-1OR: 49CD
33/1

Dual course winner (7f-1m); struck around this time last year when taking a Class 7 handicap by a nose; much less effective during the course of 2019, with his second-placed finish at Redcar in July coming in a 1m2f seller (beaten by 6L).

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13
(9)
69-1OR: 49D
25/1

Formerly trained in Ireland by John Joseph Murphy; not overly encouraging in six starts (7f-1m2f) for the astute Cumbrian-based handler Tristan Davidson; now rated 10lb lower than when joining the yard; 0-4 on the AW.

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14
(12)
69-1OR: 49D
11/1

No match for the ready 5L winner Perfect Swiss over C&D latest and it's very difficult to envisage that form line being reversed despite the improved terms; realistically is thought to be playing for a place at best.

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Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Perfect Swiss (11/8), Troop (3/1), Charlie's Boy (8/1), Rebel State (11/1), With Approval (14/1), Gunnison (16/1), Klipperty Klopp (25/1), Rosin Box (25/1), Silk Mill Blue (33/1), Dixieland (33/1), Irish Minister (33/1), Amood (66/1), Clement (80/1), Deeds Not Words (125/1)

Verdict

PERFECT SWISS hacked up over C&D recently and under a 6lb penalty (is due a 12lb rise) rates as nigh impossible to oppose. It's very difficult indeed to envisage a scenario where either Rebel State (second) or Gunnison (fourth) is able to reverse those placings. In terms of seeking a better priced each-way alternative, the C&D proven three-year-old Klipperty Klopp makes more appeal than the vast majority despite remaining a 15-race maiden. Of the remainder, Ann Duffield's Troop has more than held his own at a lowly level since returning from a 14-month absence earlier this calendar year.
  1. Perfect Swiss
  2. Klipperty Klopp
  3. Troop

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