15:10 Newcastle

Tuesday 22 October 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5017:20

Betway Optional Claiming Handicap

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

Weighed In

Off time: 15:11  |   Winning time: 1m 12.19s

1st
4
(6)
14/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out op 16/1
2nd
nk
6
(10)
14/1
T: R M H CowellJ: Alistair Rawlinson
Keen in touch, driven to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed closing stages, kept on op 16/1
3rd
1 ¼
1
(7)
11/1
T: T D BarronJ: B A Curtis
Behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on into 3rd towards finish op 12/1 tchd 10/1
4th
nk
7
(12)
58-13
11/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Angus Villiers (7)
Led, keen, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace op 8/1 tchd 7/1
5th
hd
11
(5)
58-7
28/1
T: P T MidgleyJ: L Morris
Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace tchd 25/1
6th
sh
3
(14)
9/2
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong
7th
sh
5
(1)
50/1
T: D M SimcockJ: J P Spencer
Behind, late headway, never nearer op 28/1
8th
nse
13
(3)
28/1
T: R A FaheyJ: J P Sullivan
Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong tchd 25/1
9th
sh
8
(8)
66/1
T: N TinklerJ: Rowan Scott (3)
Held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge
10th
¾
10
(9)
10/1
T: N TinklerJ: Faye McManoman (5)
In touch, shuffled back over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, never a threat
11th
nk
12
(13)
20/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S P Davis (3)
In touch, lost place over 1f out op 14/1
12th
1
14
(4)
25/1
T: J S GoldieJ: Jamie Gormley
Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 20/1 tchd 28/1
13th
¾
2
(2)
11/4f
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong op 9/2
14th
sh
9
(11)
15/2
T: T P TateJ: A Mullen
Held up early, pulled hard and soon tracking leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong op 13/2

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Betting

Forecast

Staxton (11/4), Intisaab (9/2), Equiano Springs (15/2), Athollblair Boy (10/1), Above The Rest (11/1), Muscika (11/1), Buridan (14/1), Warsaw Road (14/1), Paddy Power (20/1), Tommy G (25/1), Saluti (28/1), Lucky Lucky Man (28/1), Polybius (50/1), Firmdecisions (66/1)

Verdict
A devilishly difficult Optional Claiming Handicap. Warsaw Road was held close home in this race last year (Muscika third, Polybius an unlucky seventh) but has been absent since, having joined Robert Cowell for 85,000gns. Athollblair Boy and Equiano Spirit (have related form) are rock-solid Newcastle performers, with the former continuing on the upgrade and the latter sporting an impressive 50% course strike-rate (4-8). Meanwhile, Saluti is also very closely matched with Athollblair Boy on September Doncaster form. With no strong opinion (impossible) a few speculative shekels are aimed at the June C&D winner STAXTON for the bang-in-form Tim Easterby.
  1. Staxton
  2. Athollblair Boy
  3. Muscika

Previous Winners

2018
Glenamoy Lad
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: J Fanning
  |  
T: M Wigham
4/1
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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