18:30 Newcastle Thu 16 January 2020

  • Betway Casino Handicap (Class 6)
  • 6f, Standard
  • 12 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 12.36sOff time:18:33:16
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1
(9)
Grayboyp1308
49-9OR: 62
40/1

From fair sprinting family, he showed a little promise on his final juvenile start at Redcar (6f) in June 2018. Only one run since then (stable debut), ten months ago at Southwell (7f) when well beaten. Keep an eye on the betting for handicap debut.

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2
(1)
59-7OR: 60CD
50/1

Off the mark third time out (C&D) in September 2018. Ran well on handicap debut the following month before joining this yard in May 2018 for £1,200. Hasn't beaten a rival in both runs since and others preferred for now.

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3
(10)
59-6OR: 59D
12/1

Listed winner as a juvenile and rating peaked at 101. Moved yard three times and makes another stable debut. Form has been regressive since his juvenile days and hard to recommend that for all he is thrown-in if rediscovering any of his old form.

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5
(5)
79-3OR: 56CD
4/1

Racing off a career-low mark after a quiet spell in recent months. Shaped a little better on his last three runs, including here the last twice. Visor back on (worn on last three wins) & doesn't need much more to get involved.

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(12)
99-3OR: 56D
10/1

Has been placed twice over C&D but all four AW wins, and his best form, has come on the Fibresand at Southwell. Improved with each of his three runs after a seven-month break and likely to go well; has place claims.

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7
(4)
59-1OR: 54
6/1

30-race maiden who has been placed once in five starts at this course; her best AW form has come at Wolverhampton. Has been running well of late in defeat but still requires a career-best to gain that elusive first win.

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8
(3)
68-13OR: 52
9/2

Placed off a 15lb higher mark over C&D last April, his third start for this yard. Form took a nosedive after that, but did return to some form when ¾L third at Chelmsford (7f) last time. Too well handicapped to entirely dismiss.

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9
(2)
58-8OR: 47C
6/1

Three-time course winner (all 5f) who has been consistent in his last three starts here. Too keen when weakening late on over C&D last time and his record over 6f now reads 0-11. Is 25lb below his last winning mark but this trip is a concern.

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10
(13)
88-7OR: 46CD
22/1

Six-time winner (including C&D) who was beaten just ¾L into second over 5f here two runs ago. Couldn't match that form last time when only ninth and his inconsistency makes him hard to trust.

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11
(11)
78-7OR: 46D
14/1

Won at Catterick (6f) off 6lb higher in August but has been in the doldrums mostly since then, including at this course on her last two runs (7f/5f). Record on the AW is 0-14 and is easily passed over. Also declared 3:00 Wolverhampton Wednesday.

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12
(6)
108-7OR: 45D
8/1

Veteran 10-time winner who has been placed on two of his last three starts at Chelmsford and Southwell (both 6f). Hasn't won since July 2017 and his form has been on the downgrade as age catches up with him; younger legs likely to be too good.

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13
(7)
48-7OR: 45D
22/1

Landed a seller as a juvenile for Karl Burke in 2018 but hasn't been able to match that form since that run. Drops to this trip for only the second time since that victory but losing run is mounting up and hard to be enthusiastic on recent exploits.

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Non-Runners

4
(14)
Loretta28
49-5OR: 58
T: Miss J A CamachoJ: Callum Rodriguez
14
(8)
Mitchum38
118-7OR: 45
T: R E BarrJ: Miss Sophie Smith

Last Year's Winner

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9Dandy Highwayman59-911/1
T: Ollie PearsJ: Harry Russell

Betting

Forecast

Avenue Of Stars (4/1), Gunmaker (9/2), Puchita (6/1), Lord Of The Glen (6/1), Loretta (6/1), Meshardal (8/1), Kommander Kirkup (10/1), De Bruyne Horse (12/1), Someone Exciting (14/1), Star Cracker (22/1), Darwina (22/1), Grayboy (40/1), Crash Helmet (50/1), Mitchum (66/1)

Verdict

Another tricky handicap with little recent form of note. Despite only showing a glimmer of ability in her four starts, LORETTA, is far more unexposed than most of these and with cheekpieces added on her handicap debut, she is capable of better. Gunmaker is well handicapped on his early-2019 form and shaped better at Chelmsford last time whilst Avenue Of Stars can make the frame with visor back on. Keep an eye on the betting for Grayboy on his handicap debut also.
  1. Loretta
  2. Gunmaker
  3. Avenue Of Stars

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