15:55 Newcastle

Monday 29 April 2019

All14:2014:5015:2015:5516:2517:0017:30

Border Minstrel Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 2f 42y  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 2m 10.64s

1st
7
(4)
4/1
T: Mrs L WadhamJ: G Lee
Raced keenly, pressed leader after 2f, led over 6f out, joined 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, held on well op 7/2 tchd 3/1
2nd
hd
4
(8)
11/4
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Led to over 6f out, tracked winner, challenged 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and every chance throughout final furlong, just held op 3/1 tchd 10/3
3rd
3 ½
2
(2)
16/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: Jason Hart
Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd and kept on inside final furlong, never getting to front pair op 20/1 tchd 22/1
4th
1 ½
3
(7)
8/1
T: Phillip MakinJ: S H James
Tracked leader 2f, in touch, driven over 2f out, ridden and no impression with front pair over 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong tchd 9/1
5th
2
8
(3)
16/1
T: Roger FellJ: Dane O'Neill
Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, no impression from over 1f out tchd 18/1
6th
nk
6
(1)
14/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Phil Dennis
Held up behind, shaken up and headway inside final 2f, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, never near leaders op 16/1
7th
3 ¼
5
(6)
16/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Rachel Richardson
Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders tchd 14/1
8th
7
9
(5)
48-11
9/4f
T: Mrs H MainJ: David Egan
Mid-division, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out op 5/2
9th
2
1
(9)
14/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: P J McDonald
Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, no danger after, outpaced over 2f out, soon behind

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Betting

Forecast

Merweb (9/4), Addis Ababa (11/4), Harbour Breeze (4/1), Alfa McGuire (8/1), Employer (14/1), Diodorus (14/1), Zabeel Star (16/1), Tamreer (16/1), Super Kid (16/1)

Verdict
An open race without a standout contender with the likes of Addis Ababa, Employer and Zabeel Star all closely matched on the evidence of a recent C&D clash, whilst the top-weight Diodorous looks difficult to assess. It's entirely possible that the progressive Merweb can continue to thrive for Heather Main and cope with both a step up in trip and grade, but at the forecast odds we'll take a real chance on the Tim Easterby-trained 7yo SUPER KID. He made his seasonal reappearance in a very competitive 1m4f handicap at Thirsk (wasn't disgraced at odds of 50/1) and could make the most of a downward-spiralling handicap mark imminently.
  1. Super Kid
  2. Merweb
  3. Addis Ababa
Prize Money
1st:
£5,531.00
2nd:
£1,646.00
3rd:
£823.00
4th:
£411.00
5th:
£300.00
6th:
£300.00
7th:
£300.00
8th:
£300.00

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