17:30 Newcastle

Monday 24 September 2018

All17:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:3021:00

Granny Elizabeth Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 4f 98y  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Allweather
Off time: 17:30  |   Winning time: 2m 42.53s
Weighed In
1st
9
(7)
3/1c
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Steadied start, held up in rear, good headway between horses led inside final furlong, soon clear, easily op 11/4
2nd
4
4
(2)
8/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led until 5f out, chased leaders, rallied into 2nd and every chance briefly just inside final furlong, soon outpaced and no chance with winner op 7/1 tchd 13/2
3rd
nk
8
(6)
3/1c
T: J TateJ: A Mullen
Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead inside final 2f, headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong, soon one pace in 3rd op 4/1
4th
hd
7
(8)
66/1
T: Roger FellJ: T Hamilton
Mid-division on inside, dropped towards rear over 5f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish
5th
hd
1
(4)
20/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: L Morris
Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on outside chasing leaders over 4f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong op 25/1
6th
3 ¼
6
(1)
100/1
T: Harriet BethellJ: T Eaves
Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced 2f out, kept on op 66/1
7th
2 ¼
3
(3)
9/1
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: J Garritty
Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong op 14/1 tchd 8/1
8th
6
2
(5)
10/1
T: I JardineJ: Jamie Gormley (3)
Pulled hard in mid-division, pulled way up to lead 5f out, headed just inside final 2f, soon weakened tchd 9/1
9th
7
5
(9)
3/1c
T: H PalmerJ: B A Curtis
Pulled hard towards rear, headway on wide outside chasing leaders over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 11/4

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Betting

Forecast

Cross My Mind (3/1), Grecian Spirit (3/1), Formula One (3/1), King's Proctor (8/1), Desert Ruler (9/1), Atkinson Grimshaw (10/1), Zabeel Star (20/1), Ad Libitum (66/1), Lopes Dancer (100/1)

Verdict
The unexposed 3-y-o runners are expected to have the edge, with CROSS MY MIND preferred having won over C&D on her penultimate start, and she found things developing too quickly at Windsor last time. Formula One was a bit below his best here last time, but saw plenty of daylight, and remains capable of better at this trip, while Grecian Spirit is proven on the surface and promised to be suited by the trip, so is shortlisted after a wind operation.
  1. Cross My Mind
  2. Formula One
  3. Grecian Spirit

Previous Winners

2017
Lopes Dancer
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: J Fanning
  |  
T: Sally Haynes
13/2
Prize Money
1st: £5,531.002nd: £1,646.003rd: £823.004th: £411.005th: £300.006th: £300.007th: £300.008th: £300.00

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