20:15 Newcastle (A.W.) 9 Nov 2018

Sun Racing Handicap (Class 6) (3YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 14 run - Draw Advantage: High

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Data quality79%
Position
1 (12)
699073
iT
White and black stripes, black sleeves and cap (Max Europe Ltd & Thoroughbred Homes Lt)

Kingofmerrows (IRE)  2 

br g Kodiac - Tamara Gervasoni (Namid)

4 9-7
65
4 9-7
65

Remains a maiden after 19 Flat runs. Respectable third of 8 in handicap (14/1) at this course (6f) 2 days ago. Must improve.

Remains a maiden after 19 Flat runs. Respectable third of 8 in handicap (14/1) at this course (6f) 2 days ago. Must improve.

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Kingofmerrows Score: 329

2 (10)
0-57957
iT
Light blue and purple diabolo, light blue sleeves, purple armlets, quartered cap (Ingham Racing Syndicate)

Collingham Park (IRE)  25 

b g Dragon Pulse - Curraline (Bachelor Duke)

3 9-6
65
3 9-6
65

Seventh of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good, 20/1) 25 days ago. Makes tapeta debut and can make presence felt.

Seventh of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (7.2f, good, 20/1) 25 days ago. Makes tapeta debut and can make presence felt.

Collingham Park Score: 343

3 (14)
441-403
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Xlv)

Angel's Acclaim (IRE)  108 

gr f Dark Angel - Miss Otis (Danetime)

4 9-6
64
4 9-6
64

C&D winner. 12/1, respectable third of 14 in handicap at this course (8f). Off 108 days. Each-way claims.

C&D winner. 12/1, respectable third of 14 in handicap at this course (8f). Off 108 days. Each-way claims.

Angel's Acclaim Score: 474

1
4 (9)
457397
iT
Dark blue, white hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap (Mr Allan McLuckie)

Smugglers Creek (IRE)  6 

b g Medicean - Crystany (Green Desert)

4 9-6 p
64 1
4 9-6 p
64 1

Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, 5/1) 6 days ago, ridden too aggressively. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Bit below form seventh of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, 5/1) 6 days ago, ridden too aggressively. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

Smugglers Creek Score: 361

4
5 (4)
320190
iT
Grey, red star on body and cap, red sleeves, grey armlets (Mr Ambrose Turnbull & Partner)

Supaulette (IRE)  11 

b f Epaulette - Supreme Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-5 t b
64
3 9-5 t b
64

Course winner. Latest win here in October. Tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Redcar (6f, soft) 11 days ago. Strong chance if on-song.

Course winner. Latest win here in October. Tongue strap on for 1st time, eleventh of 13 in handicap (16/1) at Redcar (6f, soft) 11 days ago. Strong chance if on-song.

Supaulette Score: 336

6 (13)
972506
iT
Yellow and white (quartered), yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap (Ontoawinner & Ollie Pears)

Dandy Highwayman (IRE)  35 

ch g Dandy Man - Paradise Blue (Bluebird)

4 9-4 t
62 WS2
4 9-4 t
62 WS2

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap (5/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 35 days ago, never nearer. Tongue strap back on and he's worth considering.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form sixth of 11 in handicap (5/1) at Wolverhampton (6.1f) 35 days ago, never nearer. Tongue strap back on and he's worth considering.

Dandy Highwayman Score: 342

7 (7)
23-0753
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J N Blackburn)

Grinty (IRE)  21 

b g Elnadim - Fire Line (Firebreak)

4 9-4
62
4 9-4
62

11/2, creditable third of 13 in handicap at Redcar (7f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Makes tapeta debut and should be on the premises if taking to this surface.

11/2, creditable third of 13 in handicap at Redcar (7f, good to soft) 21 days ago. Makes tapeta debut and should be on the premises if taking to this surface.

Grinty Score: 375

2
8 (8)
262742
iT
Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red cap (Mr Jedd O'Keeffe)

Rebel State (IRE)  6 

b g Zoffany - Stately Princess (Robellino)

5 9-4 p
62
5 9-4 p
62

Creditable second of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, 8/1) 6 days ago. Likely to be in the mix once again.

Creditable second of 12 in handicap at this course (8f, 8/1) 6 days ago. Likely to be in the mix once again.

Rebel State Score: 346

9 (2)
233565
iT
Maroon and yellow check, maroon sleeves, yellow cap (Mr Antony Brittain)

Grey Destiny 6 

gr g Desideratum - Mother Corrigan (Paris House)

8 9-3 p
61 2
8 9-3 p
61 2

Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form fifth of 13 in handicap at this course (8f, 17/2) 6 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2017. Bit below form fifth of 13 in handicap at this course (8f, 17/2) 6 days ago. Vulnerable from a win point of view.

Grey Destiny Score: 359

10 (6)
090575
iT
White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap (Mr Evan M Sutherland)

Zorawar (FR)  7 

b g Shamardal - Zerkeriya (Soviet Star)

4 9-2 p
60 2
4 9-2 p
60 2

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 12/1) 7 days ago, but more needed if he's to open his account at the seventh time of asking for present connections.

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap at Kempton (6f, 12/1) 7 days ago, but more needed if he's to open his account at the seventh time of asking for present connections.

Zorawar Score: 319

11 (5)
445308
iT
Light green, royal blue hoops, light green sleeves (Culture Club)

Jessinamillion 6 

b g Mine - Miss Apricot (Indian Ridge)

4 9-0 b
58 3
4 9-0 b
58 3

Below form eighth of 13 in handicap (18/1) at this course (8f) 6 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

Below form eighth of 13 in handicap (18/1) at this course (8f) 6 days ago. Needs to bounce back.

Jessinamillion Score: 365

3
12 (11)
322117
iT
Yellow, dark blue epaulets and armlets, dark blue cap, white star (Nil Sine Labore Partnership)

Lucky Violet (IRE)  50 

b m Dandy Man - Rashida (King's Best)

6 9-0 h
58
6 9-0 h
58

Three wins from 17 runs this year. Latest win at Musselburgh in September. Below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Ayr (8f, heavy, 16/1) 50 days ago and others look stronger.

Three wins from 17 runs this year. Latest win at Musselburgh in September. Below form seventh of 14 in handicap at Ayr (8f, heavy, 16/1) 50 days ago and others look stronger.

Lucky Violet Score: 332

13 (3)
325381
iT
Black, grey spots, black sleeves (Mrs Sheila Elsey)

Kroy 21 

b g Sleeping Indian - Valley of The Moon (Monashee Mountain)

4 8-12
56
4 8-12
56

Won 13-runner handicap at this C&D (13/2) 21 days ago, but 3 lb rise may be enough to anchor him on this occasion.

Won 13-runner handicap at this C&D (13/2) 21 days ago, but 3 lb rise may be enough to anchor him on this occasion.

Kroy Score: 350

14 (1)
090705
iT
Brown, light green epaulets (John Greaves & Richard Willcock)

Makofitwhatyouwill 8 

b g Makfi - Frequent (Three Valleys)

3 8-6
51 9
3 8-6
51 9

33/1, fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (8f) 8 days ago. Uphill task from 6 lb out of the weights.

33/1, fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (8f) 8 days ago. Uphill task from 6 lb out of the weights.

Makofitwhatyouwill Score: 245

Verdict

KROY returned to winning form over C&D last month after several decent efforts on the all-weather earlier in the year and has been fairly treated with a 3lb rise by the handicapper. Connor Murtagh's 5lb claim should come in very handy and he can account for the likes of Lucky Violet, who found soft ground too tough at Ayr, and Rebel State, who has been running consistently well this year and will benefit from his rider's 7lb claim.

Verdict

SUPAULETTE has failed to make an impact on turf the last twice, but she did the job well on her latest visit here at the beginning of October and Tim Easterby's charge could be the answer to an open-looking contest. Stepping back up in trip should help Dandy Highwayman, who wasn't beaten far over 6f at Wolverhampton on his first outing following wind surgery. He is feared most ahead of Grinty.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Standard 9 Honey Badger 10 6 9 2 61 6R-2218 15 days M Herrington (57 miles) G Wood 4/1 1:27.30
2016 Standard 14 Rock Warbler 7 3 9 2 62 870214 9 days Oliver Greenall (170 miles) K Stott 4/1 1:26.56