20:00 Newcastle

Friday 23 October 2020

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Bombardier Handicap (Div 1)

Class 5  |   7f 14y  |   Standard / Slow  |   12 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 20:02  |   Winning time: 1m 28.7s
Weighed In
1
(10)
Age: 8|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: P T Midgley|  OR: 71|  C|  D
18/1

Course winner but he ran poorly when fourteenth of 16 in handicap (16/1) at Pontefract (6f, heavy) 18 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

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2
(8)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: B A Curtis |  T: Rae Guest|  OR: 71|  D
4/1

Completed quick hat-trick with win at Lingfield in September but only sixth of 10 in handicap at Leicester in the mud 17 days ago. Not written off by any means.

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3
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-11  |  J: J Fanning |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 71
13/2

Dual 6f Southwell winner in the winter who took step back in right direction when sixth of 11 in handicap back there 17 days ago. Enters calculations.

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4
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: P J McDonald |  T: J Butler|  OR: 68|  CD
11/2

C&D winner who posted good third of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 10 days ago. Can make his presence felt again off unchanged mark.

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5
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9  |  J: Harrison Shaw |  T: K R Burke|  OR: 69
11/2

Still a maiden, and back on song when third of 13 in 6f handicap here 16 days ago. Effective at 7f but not proving the easiest to catch right.

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6
(9)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: S H James |  T: Grant Tuer|  OR: 66|  CD
13/2

C&D winner but run of decent efforts ended when only eighth of 13 in 6f handicap here week ago. Sort to bounce back so not ruled out.

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7
(12)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Stefano Cherchi |  T: J S Goldie|  OR: 65|  C|  D
10/1

Latest win at Ayr in July and not disgraced when fourth of 11 in handicap over C&D 31 days ago. 5-time course winner so she's much respected.

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8
(7)
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Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: Ray Dawson |  T: R M H Cowell|  OR: 66
25/1

Fair maiden who (7/1) was ridden too aggressively when only eleventh of 14 on handicap bow at Chelmsford City (8f) 13 days ago. Cheekpieces on now and may still do better.

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9
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Harry Russell |  T: P D Niven|  OR: 64|  C
8/1

Landed 6f handicap here last month and unlucky not to follow up upped to 7f when third of 11 over C&D 16 days ago, finishing best after suffering poor run. Still unexposed at this trip so good claims.

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10
(4)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: P Hanagan |  T: R A Fahey|  OR: 63
16/1

Remains a maiden, but not disgraced when fourth of 10 in handicap at Leicester (7f, heavy) 17 days ago. Not dismissed if taking to tapeta.

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11
(11)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: D Tudhope |  T: J D Bethell|  OR: 58|  D
28/1

In good form in the winter but off track since poor debut run on fibesand in 7f handicap at Southwell 7 months ago. Needs to hit the ground running on her return.

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12
(2)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: A Mullen |  T: B Haslam|  OR: 56|  C
18/1

Course winner over 1m back in February but only twice raced since, respectable fifth of 13 in handicap at Thirsk (8f, good to firm) 109 days ago. Cheekpieces on now with bit to prove.

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Betting

Forecast

Mr Millarcky (4/1), Foreshore (11/2), Inaam (11/2), Lion Tower (13/2), Etikaal (13/2), Hurstwood (8/1), Oriental Lilly (10/1), Lexi The One (16/1), Buccaneers Vault (18/1), Aiden's Reward (18/1), Arju (25/1), Strawberryandcream (28/1)

Verdict

HURSTWOOD has been rejuvenated since joining Peter Niven so looks the way to go here after his unlucky third over C&D, form which is working out well. Inaam arrives in form and can boast a C&D win so is sure to be in the mix, while multiple course winner Oriental Lilly can never be discounted here too.

  1. HURSTWOOD
  2. INAAM (IRE)
  3. ORIENTAL LILLY
Prize Money
1st: £3,429.002nd: £1,020.003rd: £510.004th: £300.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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