16:45 Newcastle

Wednesday 18 December 2019

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Class 6  |   6f  |   Standard  |   9 Runners  |   Allweather

Weighed In

Off time: 16:46  |   Winning time: 1m 11.12s

1st
1
(2)
15/8f
T: K R BurkeJ: B A Curtis
Tracked leaders far side of group, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, easily tchd 7/4 and tchd 2/1
2nd
2 ½
2
(1)
11/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace op 18/1
3rd
hd
3
(3)
3/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S P Davis (3)
Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 9/2
3rd
dh
8
(9)
12/1
T: Archie WatsonJ: Adam J McNamara
Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 11/1 tchd 9/1
5th
2
9
(6)
40/1
T: B HaslamJ: P Mulrennan
Slowly away, held up and behind, pushed long and some late headway op 50/1
6th
¾
6
(8)
33/1
T: K A RyanJ: S A Gray
Steadied start, held up in mid-division and keen, headway near side of group halfway, outpaced over 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong op 40/1 tchd 28/1
7th
¾
5
(5)
10/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Went right start, raced keenly in last pair, pushed along and no impression final 2f op 12/1 tchd 9/1 and tchd 16/1
8th
½
4
(7)
150/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Connor Murtagh (3)
Bumped start, chased leaders, weakened 2f out op 100/1 tchd 80/1 and tchd 200/1
9th
1 ½
7
(4)
3/1
T: M ApplebyJ: Alistair Rawlinson
Mid-division, headway far side of group chasing leaders before halfway, weakened over 2f out op 15/8 tchd 4/1

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Betting

Forecast

Splendidly (15/8), Bendy Spirit (3/1), Xian Express (3/1), Kilconquhar (10/1), Baileys Blues (11/1), Buy Me Back (12/1), Ventura Rascal (33/1), Cock A Hoop (40/1), Katelli (150/1)

Verdict
An intriguing contest with winning-form on the table. Preference is for BENDY SPIRIT, who has taken a while to come to hand but is looking stronger all of the time. His recent narrow defeats on courses which may not suit him sets the form standard and could have found a good opportunity to get off the mark. Xian Express also falls into this bracket, and must be respected with his second place finish at Navan and could be anything for his new trainer, while the likes of Baileys Blues and Splendidly have solid form, but the latter may be held back by his 7lb penalty.
  1. Bendy Spirit
  2. Xian Express
  3. Splendidly

Previous Winners

2018
Dutch Pursuit
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: Callum Rodriguez
  |  
T: M Dods
11/8
Prize Money
1st:
£2,782.00
2nd:
£828.00
3rd:
£414.00
4th:
£207.00

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