15:10 Newcastle

Tuesday 23 October 2018

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:1017:45

Betway Optional Claiming Handicap

Class 2  |   6f  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 15:14  |   Winning time: 1m 14.3s

1st
5
(12)
4/1j
T: M WighamJ: J Fanning
Held up in rear, headway stands side going well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out op 3/1
2nd
sh
13
(10)
4/1j
T: L M CumaniJ: T Hamilton
Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went 2nd and ran on well inside final furlong, just held op 6/1 tchd 7/1
3rd
1 ¼
8
(14)
12/1
T: D O'MearaJ: C J McGovern (3)
Tracked leaders, raced freely, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish op 14/1
4th
½
2
(11)
69-6
25/1
T: M ApplebyJ: L Morris
In touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong op 28/1 tchd 33/1
5th
nk
12
(6)
9/2
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: G Lee
Held up towards rear, not clear run over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, never nearer op 13/2
6th
sh
9
(13)
20/1
T: M W EasterbyJ: Nathan Evans
Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, close up entering final furlong, stayed on same pace final 100 yards op 14/1 tchd 22/1
7th
1
4
(8)
8/1
T: D M SimcockJ: Oisin Murphy
Held up towards rear, headway when not much room over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, well held after op 7/1 tchd 13/2
8th
nse
6
(9)
40/1
T: J J QuinnJ: Jason Hart
Tracked leaders, going well 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 25/1
9th
1
3
(1)
33/1
T: T D BarronJ: C Lee (3)
Towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never threatened op 20/1
10th
1 ¼
14
(5)
33/1
T: Roger FellJ: Paula Muir (5)
Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong tchd 28/1 and tchd 40/1
11th
1 ¼
7
(2)
66/1
T: Rebecca BastimanJ: D Allan
Mid-division, headway over 2f out, carried left over 1f out, no impression when not much room entering final furlong op 40/1
12th
1 ¼
10
(4)
14/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: P J McDonald
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out op 18/1 tchd 20/1
13th
1 ½
11
(7)
10/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 1f out op 7/1
14th
10
1
(3)
25/1
T: H PalmerJ: Andrea Atzeni
Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened op 20/1

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Betting

Forecast

Glenamoy Lad (4/1), Warsaw Road (4/1), Breanski (9/2), Polybius (8/1), Eastern Impact (10/1), Muscika (12/1), Hart Stopper (14/1), Rapid Applause (20/1), Hakam (25/1), Gulliver (25/1), Reckless Endeavour (33/1), Tadaawol (33/1), Reputation (40/1), Royal Brave (66/1)

Verdict
Stuart Williams and owner Tom Morley have placed their horses well in these Optional Claiming Handicaps, and Hart Stopper beat today's rival Rapid Applause when winning at Haydock (6f) in early September. However, that winner is 0-3 on the AW and this looks to be ultra competitive. A number of those in the line up have run well at this track in 2018 over differing trips, including Eastern Impact (5f Gosforth Park Cup fourth) and Breanski (7f Beeswing winner), whilst the top-weight and well travelled Gulliver has regularly competed in Conditions races. However, a tentative selection is the dropped in trip WARSAW ROAD, who is nothing if not consistent.
  1. Warsaw Road
  2. Hart Stopper
  3. Glenamoy Lad
Prize Money
1st:
£18,675.00
2nd:
£5,592.00
3rd:
£2,796.00
4th:
£1,398.00
5th:
£699.00
6th:
£351.00

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