14:50 Newcastle

Tuesday 3 March 2020

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Class 5  |   2m 4f 62y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:51  |   Winning time: 5m 22.7s

1st
2
15/2
T: C GrantJ: Sean Quinlan
Led after 2nd, mistake 4th, not fluent 6th, stayed on, driven out flat op 7/1
2nd
2 ¼
4
20/1
T: W ColtherdJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Chased leaders, mistake 1st, went 2nd before omitted 2 out, no impression on winner, stayed on tchd 16/1
3rd
2 ½
10
10/1
T: A CrookJ: J Kington
Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 4th, close up 6th, outpaced before omitted last, kept on to take 3rd flat op 9/1
4th
2 ¼
6
7/1
T: I JardineJ: C O'Farrell
Chased leaders, close up 6th, beaten from omitted 2 out, lost 3rd flat op 8/1 tchd 6/1
5th
9 ½
1
9/2
T: F O'BrienJ: Max Kendrick (3)
Held up in mid-division on outside, slow 4th, closed after next, slow 6th, hanging left and beaten after, plugged on op 5/1 tchd 6/1
6th
2
3
14/1
T: H HogarthJ: Jamie Hamilton
Mistake 1st, towards rear, headway after 5th, weakened after next op 12/1
7th
7 ½
11
10/1
T: Mrs R DobbinJ: Lucy Alexander
Towards rear, ridden before 3rd, never dangerous, well beaten from 6th op 8/1
8th
5 ½
9
5/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson
Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, ridden and weakened after next op 13/2
9th
9 ½
8
20/1
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: Bruce Lynn (7)
Prominent, lost place 3rd, behind 5th
10th
24
12
40/1
T: J C HaynesJ: Danny McMenamin (3)
Always towards rear, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
5
4/1f
T: Miss J E FosterJ: Miss Becky Smith (3)
Towards rear, struggling 4th, tailed off 6th, pulled up after op 9/2
PU
7
15/2
T: P A KirbyJ: William Shanahan (7)
Soon led, headed after 2nd, lost place before 5th, behind next, pulled up after op 8/1

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Betting

Forecast

Seapoint (4/1), See Forever (9/2), My Strong Man (5/1), Whispering Waters (7/1), Darius Des Sources (15/2), Epsom Des Mottes (15/2), Donald Dux (10/1), Permission Granted (10/1), The Black Squirrel (14/1), Casimir Du Clos (20/1), On We Go (20/1), Dorothy's Flame (40/1)

Verdict
Jo Foster's Seapoint has acquitted herself well on all four previous visits to Newcastle (4221) breaking her duck at the 33rd attempt on her most recent start. Undoubtedly she has plenty in her favour here under similarly testing conditions (drops back slightly in trip) with the booking of the experienced 3lb claimer Becky Smith surely beneficial to her chances. However, the preferred option is the Phil Kirby-trained EPSOM DES MOTTES. He hacked up at Ayr in January, and was only undone by a lack of stamina when bidding for a swift double at Lingfield (2m7f) the following week. On his favoured heavy ground, a subsequent 12lb weights rise isn't viewed as a major concern.
  1. Epsom Des Mottes
  2. Seapoint
  3. See Forever

Previous Winners

2019
Oriental Cross
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Alan Johns
  |  
T: Tim Vaughan
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£2,794.00
2nd:
£820.00
3rd:
£410.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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