16:35 Newcastle Fri 8 November 2019
Been very consistent in recent starts, most recently beaten 2L into third at Redcar (1m, heavy) five weeks ago. This represents a drop in grade for his AW debut but his dam was placed on Polytrack and is related to a Fibresand winner.
Back on the same mark as when winning over C&D back in February but after a fair year on turf, he disappointed at Kempton (1m, Polytrack) on his first start for nearly three months. Needs to bounce back to his best.
Improved 32lb after joining this yard in late 2017, winning five times including two over C&D. First run for 11 months in the Cambridgeshire (1m1f, good) saw him beat two home and now has something to prove off a career-high mark.
Well beaten on both starts here, including this event 12 months ago. Mixed bag this year but has been out of form on his last two starts and will need a career best to win here.
Has got a good record here, with six victories to his name. However, his last four starts have been disappointing, including over C&D four weeks ago when beaten 27L. Would have a chance on his peak form but hard to be confident.
Rated 106 after a fruitful campaign in 2017 but has drifted down the weights after being mostly out of form since. Did, however, bounce back with a ¾L defeat over C&D last time and is still very well handicapped if building on that.
Well beaten on his only start over 1m, his best form has been at 7f. Won at Thirsk off 3lb lower three starts ago but has been well beaten in both starts since then at Ayr (7f, good) and York (7f, soft). AW debut.
Starter his career late in life but has made rapid progress in his three Flat starts (also finished 5th in a bumper). Won at Wolverhampton (1m½f, Tapeta) when last seen in March, form that has been franked since. Interesting on handicap debut.
Now 13lb below his last winning mark in July 2018, he ran a fair race at Chelmsford (1m2f, Polytrack) eight days ago when finishing fifth, beaten 2¾L. Will need a strong gallop back in trip but has the ability if on a going day.
Improved on each of his first three outings, culminating with a win at Hamilton (1m1f, soft) two starts ago. May have found conditions too much at Doncaster (1m2f, heavy) last time and conditions here will be more suitable. Still has some potential.
Won off 5lb lower at Wetherby (7f, good) back in April and has been consistent in defeat since then, hence the handicapper being slow to relent. Placed on four of his six starts here and likely to give his running.
A solid AW performer over the years but seems to have been on the decline in recent months and his handicap mark has dropped 25lb since his last win in March 2017. Hard to envisage a return to form on last few runs.
Lightly raced gelding who has won two of his three starts on artificial surfaces. Posted a career best when winning by a neck 17 days ago over C&D. Up in grade as a result but could have more to come on this surface.
Rated 93 at his peak in 2017, he had been out of form for over two years until finishing second over C&D three weeks ago. That was his first Class 5 run but is in a more competitive contest here.
Last Year's Winner
|10||Alfred Richardson||4||9-8||2/1||Full Result|
|T: J J DaviesJ: Kevin Stott|
La Rav (4/1), Star Shield (11/2), Tangled (6/1), Modakhar (15/2), Little Jo (17/2), First Response (11/1), Saisons D'Or (11/1), Queen's Sargent (20/1), Cote d'Azur (22/1), My Target (25/1), Poet's Dawn (25/1), Rey Loopy (33/1), Willy Sewell (50/1), Call Out Loud (80/1)
- Willy Sewell
- First Response
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