17:50 Newcastle

Saturday 29 June 2019

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

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

Weighed In

Off time: 17:52  |   Winning time: 2m 12.12s

1st
1
(1)
9/2
T: D O'MearaJ: S De Sousa
Tracked leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on strongly op 3/1
2nd
3 ¾
4
(5)
49-6
6/4f
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced keenly, tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with winner op 5/2
3rd
1 ¾
3
(3)
4/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Jason Watson
Held up in touch and keen, ridden over 1f out, plugged on into 3rd towards finish op 5/1
4th
nk
9
(7)
12/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Restless in stalls and slowly into stride, soon recovered to lead, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no chance with 1st 2, weakened into 4th towards finish op 10/1
5th
1 ¾
5
(9)
10/1
T: R M BeckettJ: B A Curtis
Held up in touch, headway on wide outside halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong tchd 12/1
6th
1 ¼
8
(4)
28/1
T: C R DoreJ: P J McDonald
Held up in last pair, ridden and no impression over 2f out op 25/1
7th
¾
6
(10)
16/1
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: Alistair Rawlinson
Held up last, behind final 2f, never a factor op 12/1
8th
5
7
(2)
16/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: L Morris
Raced keenly, held up and always towards rear op 12/1
9th
24
2
(6)
49-12
17/2
T: S & E CrisfordJ: K McEvoy
Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off op 9/1 tchd 8/1

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Non-Runners

10
(8)
Irish Minister3
Weight: 8-6|  Age: 4
T: D Thompson  J: A Elliott
Betting

Forecast

Howman (6/4), Lawmaking (4/1), Anythingtoday (9/2), Bobby K (17/2), Time Change (10/1), Windsor Cross (12/1), Thaayer (16/1), Rose Tinted Spirit (16/1), Eye of The Storm (28/1), Irish Minister (33/1)

Verdict
Thursday was a difficult day for the Varian/Atzeni combination but the pair will be hopeful of concluding the 2019 Northumberland Plate Festival with a winner courtesy of the unexposed Howman who has proved most productive when allowed to force the early pace. However, he mightn't have things all his own way with the likes of Time Change and Windsor Cross both racing from winning marks, and Lawmaking, Thaayer and Rose Tinted Spirit all being previous Newcastle scorers. However, we'll take a chance on the top-weight ANYTHINGTODAY who is probably a fraction better than a Class 4 handicapper, and has been running well in defeat at Ripon of late.
  1. Anythingtoday
  2. Howman
  3. Time Change

Previous Winners

2018
Light Of Joy
Weight: 9-8  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-8  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Fran Berry
  |  
T: D R Lanigan
3/1
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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