12:45 Newcastle Thu 9 January 2020
Won twice in novice company for Mark Johnston and improved from his comeback run/debut for this yard when fifth of 14 at Chelmsford last time, possibly failing to see out the step up to 1m2f; on a workable mark back at a more suitable trip.
Won a 5f Navan maiden on debut but has failed to hit the frame in six starts for this yard. Step up in trip to 1m should suit but might be of more interest when on a more workable handicap mark.
Sole win came when a surprise 33/1 winner at Southwell. Performed largely with credit on turf in the summer and while he was well beaten on his return from an absence here last month, he may have needed that run; step up in trip will suit.
Still a maiden after 17 starts but some of his better efforts have come at this venue including his last two starts, staying on in eye-catching fashion each time. Dropped another 1lb and should be thereabouts, despite his poor strike-rate.
Her only win came on turf in a Catterick maiden in July. Yet to show her best form on AW but wasn't disgraced here last time out when fourth of 14, albeit helped by being held up off a strong pace. Dropped 1lb and steps up in trip.
C&D winner who got his head back in front at Catterick in July. Has been creeping up the handicap since and 4lb above his highest winning mark as a result; entitled to need this on return from a lengthy absence.
Shock 40/1 winner on just her second start when winning on Tapeta at Wolverhampton for Marco Botti. Hasn't built on that since and showed very little on yard debut last time out here.
Three of his four wins have come at this venue including one at this trip and he was impressive when winning here (7f) back in September. Well beaten next time and yet to win from a mark this high though.
Won back-to-back races at Catterick in the summer and while she's yet to win in 14 AW starts, she's run some fair races here. However, probably wants to drop back to 6f or 7f to be seen at her best.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss L C SiddallJ: Callum Rodriguez|
Double Martini (9/4), Curfewed (3/1), Bay Of Naples (11/2), Destroyer (8/1), Tarnhelm (9/1), Lukoutoldmakezebak (10/1), Strawberryandcream (12/1), Equidae (12/1), Macs Blessings (12/1), Kodiac Lass (50/1), Lady Carduros (N/A)
- Bay Of Naples
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