14:00 Newcastle Wed 8 January 2020

  • Betway Handicap (Class 4)
  • 6f, Standard / Slow
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£6,728.002nd£2,002.003rd£1,000.004th£500.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Allweather
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Weighed In

Winning time:1m 13.86sOff time:14:00:41
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1
(1)
49-8OR: 86BFCD
7/2

C&D winner in the past and has proven to be a model of consistency since that victory. Not beaten far when fourth behind smart rival over C&D last time and off the same mark for this. Leading claims.

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2
(6)
49-7OR: 85CD
14/1

Previous C&D winner for George Scott but looking well-held as of present, including when ninth of 11 at Lingfield (7f) on stable debut. Others hold more obvious claims at the moment.

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3
(3)
69-6OR: 84
9/2

Slightly lost his way last season for his previous yard and was looking like he wasn't firing before head-defeat at Wolverhampton (6f) last month. Up 2lb for that but considered.

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4
(4)
99-5OR: 83D
28/1

Without a win since 2017 and was looking a regressive sort for this yard before 40/1 third at Wolverhampton (6f) on latest start. Only given 1lb rise for that and may be of interest if at a large price.

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5
(7)
79-0OR: 78D
6/1

Running well without winning on the AW this winter - including over C&D - and ran another solid race when third at Wolverhampton (7f) in December. 6f may suit better and entitled to place claims.

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6
(8)
Astro Jakkv1(ex 5)
49-5OR: 78D
15/2

Sole win came on debut at Southwell last March but well held on latest start at that venue when 12L eighth (6f). Has low mileage however so remains slightly unexposed. Ran at Southwell yesterday.

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8
(5)
48-13OR: 77CD
15/8

Looked to be struggling but bounced right back to form, winning his last two starts over this C&D in November and December. Up another 6lb but may be belatedly progressing. Respected.

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9
(9)
68-11OR: 75C
80/1

Won at this track before switching to Ireland and hasn't made an impact when snapped up by this yard. Latest 13L eighth at Chelmsford (6f) leaves a lot to be desired at present.

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Non-Runners

7
(2)
Six Strings7
68-13OR: 77
T: M ApplebyJ: Non Runner

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Nick Vedder59-511/2Full Result
T: M WighamJ: Cam Hardie

Betting

Forecast

Wasntexpectingthat (15/8), Heath Charnock (7/2), Storm Over (9/2), Reckless Endeavour (6/1), Astro Jakk (15/2), Concierge (14/1), Six Strings (14/1), Double Up (28/1), Omran (80/1)

Verdict

This race looks like it will be between the top two in the market and preference is for the top weight, HEATH CHARNOCK. The four-year-old has held his mark well since victory on debut over C&D and looks to be being given a chance by the handicapper of his current rating to run yet another bold race. Wasntexpectingthat is expected to be the main rival given his rapid progression over C&D but faces his sternest test to date, while the likes of Storm Over and Double Up look to be coming back into form for their new yards respectively but need to find more on ratings.
  1. Heath Charnock
  2. Wasntexpectingthat
  3. Double Up

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