14:55 Newcastle

Sunday 2 August 2020

All12:1512:5013:2513:5514:2514:5515:2516:00

    Final Furlong Podcast Handicap

  • 3YO only  |   Class 4  |   1m 4f 98y  |   Standard  |   5 Runners  |   Allweather
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:58  |   Winning time: 2m 42.84s
1st
Horse silk
1
(2)
8/15f
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: Jim Crowley
Tracked leader, ridden for effort and led 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead final 100yds op 4/9 tchd 4/7
2nd
Horse silk
nk
4
(4)
11/2
T: D M SimcockJ: Callum Shepherd
Held up in touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, headed final 100yds op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ½
2
(1)
22/1
T: J D BethellJ: P J McDonald
Led, nudged along 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on until no extra final 100yds tchd 28/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
5
(3)
11/2
T: K R BurkeJ: B A Curtis
Chased leaders, dropped to last and ridden for effort 2f out, kept on one pace op 5/1
5th
Horse silk
11
3
(5)
12/1
T: S & E CrisfordJ: G Lee
Chased leaders, moved up to take closer order 6f out, ridden along over 2f out, soon weakened tchd 14/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.40Pl:£1.10, £2.20EX:£3.60Trifecta:£15.60SF:£3.68

Forecasts

Galata Bridge (8/15), Caledonian Crusade (11/2), Socially Shady (11/2), Sacre Bleu (12/1), Rich Belief (22/1)

Verdict

A competitive contest despite the small field, with Sacre Bleu not fully discounted with the step up to 1m4f and switch to handicaps offering the promise of an improved showing. Socially Shady is on a roll as he chases a hat-trick and a 4lb rise may be lenient for his latest success. He has been unlucky to contest a couple of competitive affairs since entering handicaps but Caledonian Crusade should be up to winning in this grade sooner rather than later. He will do well to beat GALATA BRIDGE though who could potentially make a mockery of his opening mark. He is improving all the time and should continue to do so given his beautiful Chevelely Park pedigree.
  1. Galata Bridge
  2. Socially Shady
  3. Caledonian Crusade

Prize Money

1st: £4,690.002nd: £1,396.003rd: £697.004th: £349.00

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