13:55 Newcastle

Thursday 27 February 2020

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:45

Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap

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

Weighed In

Off time: 13:55  |   Winning time: 2m 41.56s

1st
1
(3)
9/4
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: J Garritty
Made all, driven clear well over 1f out, stayed on strongly
2nd
2 ½
3
(4)
2/1
T: E De GilesJ: P Mulrennan
Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace
3rd
7 ½
4
(1)
7/4f
T: A W CarrollJ: B A Curtis
Chased leaders, outpaced over 5f out, rallied over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
4th
4
2
(2)
8/1
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: T Eaves
Held up in last place, outpaced over 4f out, hung left over 2f out, soon weakened

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Betting

Forecast

Ilhabela Fact (7/4), Sexy Beast (2/1), Groveman (9/4), Sweet Dime (8/1)

Verdict
A small field, but potentially a tricky opener. Ilhabela Fact has been campaigned almost exclusively on the Polytrack at Kempton (5-15) since joining Tony Carroll in late 2017. He makes his Tapeta debut on the back of a battling victory there just over three weeks ago. Meanwhile, Jedd O'Keeffe holds a strong hand with his two runners, Groveman and SWEET DIME. For small stakes, a chance is taken that the Dundalk winner can land the hat-trick on her first start for the stable (a 72,000gns purchase from Jessica Harrington in December). Sexy Beast can't be definitively dismissed but is probably best watched on his return from a 581-day absence.
  1. Sweet Dime
  2. Ilhabela Fact
  3. Groveman

Previous Winners

2019
Cry Wolf
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Thore Hammer Hansen
  |  
T: Alexandra Dunn
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
£5,072.00
2nd:
£1,518.00
3rd:
£759.00
4th:
£380.00
5th:
£300.00
6th:
£300.00
7th:
£300.00
8th:
£300.00

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