16:10 Newcastle

Saturday 29 June 2019

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:1517:50

Betfair Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 4f 98y  |   Standard / Slow  |   10 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 16:10  |   Winning time: 2m 44.22s

1st
7
(3)
5/1
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Pulled hard, soon chasing leaders on outside, close 2nd 10f out, challenged 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on strongly tchd 11/2
2nd
¾
10
(6)
10/1
T: A KingJ: Jason Watson
Led 1f, soon steadied into mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner op 9/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
nk
3
(7)
9/2
T: M BottiJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced keenly, tracked leader over 2f, handy 3rd on inside, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home op 6/1
4th
1
8
(9)
13/2
T: B EllisonJ: K McEvoy
Led after 1f, joined 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards op 7/1
5th
6
5
(8)
4/1f
T: H PalmerJ: B A Curtis
Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out
6th
hd
1
(10)
20/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: L Morris
Started slowly, last pair, headway on inside and plugged on final 2f op 25/1
7th
½
4
(5)
10/1
T: Phillip MakinJ: P Hanagan
Steadied start, held up behind and keen, hung left and struggling over 2f out, never on terms op 9/1
8th
1 ¼
2
(1)
5/1
T: B EllisonJ: Ben Robinson (3)
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms tchd 9/2 and tchd 11/2
9th
14
9
(2)
98-10
12/1
T: B EllisonJ: Kieran Schofield (7)
Held up towards rear, pushed along over 8f out, never a factor op 8/1
10th
47
6
(4)
59-2
25/1
T: Seb SpencerJ: P J McDonald
Raced keenly in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, soon behind, tailed off op 33/1

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Betting

Forecast

Rashdan (4/1), Houlton (9/2), Francophilia (5/1), Top Notch Tonto (5/1), Snookered (13/2), The Blues Master (10/1), Alfa McGuire (10/1), Archive (12/1), Zabeel Star (20/1), Orsino (25/1)

Verdict
Not many of these come here at the top of their game and a creative approach may be needed but it won’t be a surprise if Bran Ellison takes this with all his three representatives having a chance. Top Notch Tonto features on a handy mark having hinted at a return to form earlier in the week with Snookered and C&D winner Archive both meriting respect. Houlton returns to his chosen surface (booking of Andrea Atzeni a plus) if he gets the test of stamina that he needs at this trip. Both Orsino and THE BLUES MASTER return from significant breaks, the former has gone well fresh before but it’s the well weighted (on his hurdles form) latter who gets the vote especially if there is market support.
  1. The Blues Master
  2. Snookered
  3. Orsino

Previous Winners

2018
Belisa
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Jim Crowley
  |  
T: I Furtado
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£5,531.00
2nd:
£1,646.00
3rd:
£823.00
4th:
£411.00
5th:
£400.00
6th:
£400.00
7th:
£400.00
8th:
£400.00

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