15:00 Newcastle

Tuesday 20 October 2020

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Betway Casino Handicap

Class 3  |   6f  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 1m 11.05s
Weighed In
1
(3)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: T Eaves |  T: C J Teague|  OR: 90|  CD
150/1

Smart sprinter back in 2017 for Hugo Palmer when also C&D winner. Had spell at stud before (150/1) last of 24 in Ayr Gold Cup on first run for three years. Best left alone.

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2
(1)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: D Nolan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 89|  CD
11/1

C&D winner who was in good form until only sixteenth of 24 in Ayr Silver Cup 31 days ago. Sort to bounce back so not dismissed dropped a handy 2 lb.

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3
(7)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Wigham|  OR: 89|  C|  D
80/1

Course winner but he has offered little since the restart, last of 10 in handicap at Kempton (6f) 11 days ago. Easily opposed.

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4
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: S H James |  T: Grant Tuer|  OR: 90
14/1

Cheekpieces on when creditable third of 20 in handicap at York (5f, soft, 9/1) 11 days ago, running on late. Hheadgear retained so merits consideration on tapeta debut.

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5
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: J R Fanshawe|  OR: 90|  D
2/1

Winner at Kempton in August and good second of 9 in handicap at Ascot (6f, good to soft) 18 days ago, finishing strongly. Makes tapeta debut and can make presence felt despite 4 lb rise.

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6
(11)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: R Kingscote |  T: Tom Dascombe|  OR: 88|  D
10/1

Career best upped to 7f when making all in 12-runner handicap (16/1) at Chester 23 days ago, just holding on. Up 4 lb and back in trip so needs another step forward.

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7
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Harry Russell |  T: A Brittain|  OR: 88
66/1

Arrives out of sorts, tried blinkered when last of 10 in handicap at Chester 61 days ago on final run for Declan Carroll. Easy to look elsewhere on tapeta debut.

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8
(10)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 87|  D
17/2

Latest win at Yarmouth in June and also posted good fourth of 17 in handicap at Newbury (7f, good) 31 days ago. One for the shortlist.

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9
(14)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Jason Hart |  T: Miss Tracy Waggott|  OR: 88|  CD
9/2

Gained third win of the year with career-best effort in 5f handicap at Redcar (heavy) 17 days ago. Up 3 lb but C&D winner so expected to be bang there again.

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10
(8)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: P T Midgley|  OR: 87|  D
125/1

Fair ex-Irish 6f winner. Yet to strike form in two runs for new yard in face of stiff tasks, fourth of 5 in 5f Musselburgh conditions event 8 days ago. Makes tapeta debut and needs to step forward.

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11
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: S bin Suroor|  OR: 87
13/2

Lightly-raced maiden. Not seen out since creditable eleventh of 20 in Doncaster novice (6.5f) 13 months ago. Cheekpieces on for handicap/tapeta bow now with his fitness to prove too.

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12
(13)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: G Lee |  T: J G Given|  OR: 86|  D
9/1

Dual 6f turf winner this year who wasn't disgraced when sixth of 9 in handicap at Ascot (6f, good to soft) 18 days ago. Below par only try on tapeta though so bit to prove.

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13
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 86
25/1

It's now twelve runs since last win in 2019, and below-form tenth of 20 in handicap at York (5f, soft) 11 days ago. Others make more appeal.

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14
(4)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: T D Barron|  OR: 84|  D
20/1

Useful sprinter at his best but on a long losing run, and only sixteenth of 22 in handicap at the Curragh (6f, good to soft) 37 days ago. Slipping in the weights but still needs to show more.

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Betting

Forecast

Fresh (2/1), Intrinsic Bond (9/2), Electrical Storm (13/2), Blackheath (17/2), Many A Star (9/1), Wild Edric (10/1), Brian The Snail (11/1), Illusionist (14/1), Gunmetal (20/1), Show Me Show Me (25/1), Spartan Fighter (66/1), Deputise (80/1), Latin Five (125/1), Koropick (150/1)

Verdict

INTRINSIC BOND is still on an upward curve and can boast a C&D win too so is fancied to notch win number 4 for the season and defy a 3 lb rise for his stylish Redcar success. Fresh has his first go on tapeta but arrives on the back of a good Ascot second so is greatly feared, while C&D scorer Brian The Snail is weighted to have a big say too.

  1. INTRINSIC BOND
  2. FRESH
  3. BRIAN THE SNAIL (IRE)
Prize Money
1st: £7,439.002nd: £2,214.003rd: £1,106.004th: £553.00

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