19:45 Newcastle

Thursday 9 March 2017

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Class 4  |   7f 14y  |   Standard  |   8 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 19:45  |   Winning time: 1m 25.51s
Weighed In
1st
3
(2)
11/10f
T: J TateJ: L Morris
In touch, headway to track leader over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, driven to lead towards finish, gamely tchd Evens
2nd
½
1
(6)
7/2
T: K DalgleishJ: Connor Beasley
In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed towards finish
3rd
nk
2
(9)
7/2
T: T D BarronJ: P Makin
Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on op 4/1
4th
7
8
(7)
12/1
T: K A RyanJ: T Eaves
Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
5th
5
4
(10)
14/1
T: Roger FellJ: D Tudhope
Prominent, lost place over 2f out op 16/1
6th
nk
10
(1)
20/1
T: A W CarrollJ: George Downing
Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 25/1
7th
hd
6
(8)
25/1
T: A W CarrollJ: A Mullen
Dwelt, always in rear
8th
18
7
(5)
33/1
T: B SmartJ: P Mulrennan
Pulled hard soon tracked leader, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, tailed off op 25/1

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
Bouclier7
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 7
T: M Appleby  J: Oisin Murphy
9
(4)
Gramercy20
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 10
T: P Morris  J: G Lee
Betting

Forecast

Via Via (11/10), War Department (7/2), Twin Appeal (7/2), Bouclier (8/1), Enjoy Life (12/1), Hail Clodius (14/1), Baltic Prince (20/1), Gramercy (20/1), Glorious Poet (25/1), Shootingsta (33/1)

Verdict
Probably only Via Via stands between this being a straight shoot-out between War Department and BOUCLIER. James Tate's Via Via should appreciate the switch to Tapeta having scored on fast ground at Newmarket in October 2016, and a 5lb rise is far from prohibitive. However, he's likely to find it tough to down the two rivals who clashed over C&D last week. The selection is 5lb better off with his conqueror, and fully entitled to improve for the switch to Mick Appleby, and he just gets the nod over a most solid dual C&D winner who hails from a stable in form in a race where the margins promise to be extremely fine.
  1. Bouclier
  2. War Department
  3. Via Via
Prize Money
1st: £4,690.002nd: £1,396.003rd: £697.004th: £349.00

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