16:00 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

Betway Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,752 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m 56y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (4)
8/96549-
iT
Royal blue, yellow stars, white sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star (Mr Colin Stirling)

Buyer Beware (IRE)  163 (16J) 

br g Big Bad Bob - Adoring (One Cool Cat)

6 9-12
65
6 9-12
65

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. 7/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (19.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Fair on the Flat, poor on last Flat run.

Eleven runs since last win in 2015. 7/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (19.4f, good to soft) 16 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Fair on the Flat, poor on last Flat run.

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2 (5)
651324-
iT
Purple, red stars on sleeves, black cap (Nsu Leisure & Mrs Carolyn Seymour)

Hallstatt (IRE)  39 

ch g Halling - Last Resort (Lahib)

12 9-11 t
64
12 9-11 t
64

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. Respectable fourth of 13 in handicap (7/1) at Wolverhampton (16.6f) 39 days ago.

C&D winner. Latest win here in September. Respectable fourth of 13 in handicap (7/1) at Wolverhampton (16.6f) 39 days ago.

3 (9)
59471-1
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J Blackburn Racing)

Apalis (FR)  13 

gr m Mastercraftsman - Parcimonie (Nombre Premier)

6 9-11 t
64
6 9-11 t
64

7/2, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this C&D 13 days ago by 2¼ lengths from Thankyou Very Much, well on top finish. Has good chance on form.

7/2, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at this C&D 13 days ago by 2¼ lengths from Thankyou Very Much, well on top finish. Has good chance on form.

4 (8)
P2214-4
iT
White, red star, grey sleeves, grey cap, red star (Ben Greenslade & David McCrone)

Rubenesque (IRE)  13 

b m Getaway - Shouette (Sadler's Wells)

6 9-6 t
59
6 9-6 t
59

Winner at Tramore in August. First run since leaving John Joseph Murphy when creditable 3¼ lengths fourth of 12 to Apalis in handicap (9/1) at this C&D 13 days ago.

Winner at Tramore in August. First run since leaving John Joseph Murphy when creditable 3¼ lengths fourth of 12 to Apalis in handicap (9/1) at this C&D 13 days ago.

5 (1)
95-5
iT
Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap (T T Racing)

Leodis (IRE)  14 

ch g Shirocco - Leonica (Lion Cavern)

6 9-3
56
6 9-3
56

Thrice-raced maiden on Flat. Fifth of 11 in maiden (22/1) at Southwell (12.1f) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden on Flat. Fifth of 11 in maiden (22/1) at Southwell (12.1f) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut.

6 (6)
848/27-2
iT
Royal blue, white spots and sleeves, red cap (Mr Robert Gibbons)

Thankyou Very Much 13 

b m Lucky Story - Maid Of Perth (Mark of Esteem)

8 9-2 t b
55
8 9-2 t b
55

Fourteen runs since last win in 2014. Good 2¼ lengths second of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D (11/1) 13 days ago. Can give a good account.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2014. Good 2¼ lengths second of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D (11/1) 13 days ago. Can give a good account.

7 (3)
58837-6
iT
Yellow, black triple diamond, black and yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap, black diamond (Belstane Racing Partnership)

Archibelle 13 

b f Archipenko - Cloud Hill (Danehill)

4 8-7
51
4 8-7
51

Temperamental sort. Creditable 4¾ lengths sixth of 12 to Apalis in handicap (50/1) at this C&D 13 days ago.

Temperamental sort. Creditable 4¾ lengths sixth of 12 to Apalis in handicap (50/1) at this C&D 13 days ago.

8 (2)
555-0
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Johnnie Delta Racing)

Hugoigo 13 

b g Sulamani - Gargoyle Girl (Be My Chief)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, 21 lengths eleventh of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 13 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

Lightly-raced maiden. 33/1, 21 lengths eleventh of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 13 days ago. Very hard to make a case for.

9 (7)
24675-9
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, check cap (Mr W Storey)

Jan Smuts (IRE)  13 

b g Johannesburg - Choice House (Chester House)

10 8-7 t p
46
10 8-7 t p
46

C&D winner. Twenty runs since last win in 2017. 22/1, 16¼ lengths ninth of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 13 days ago. Merits consideration.

C&D winner. Twenty runs since last win in 2017. 22/1, 16¼ lengths ninth of 12 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 13 days ago. Merits consideration.

Verdict

Mick Easterby and Harrison Shaw have had APALIS in fine form the last twice as she has racked up a course and distance double and she looks to land the hat-trick here with plenty in her favour off just a 4lb higher mark. Thankyou Very Much has just over two lengths to find with the selection on these revised terms and is considered, while Hallstatt has scored over track and trip in the past and is respected.

Verdict

APALIS has looked better than ever when winning her last 2 starts, both over this C&D under this rider, and had enough in hand last time to suggest she can defy another rise. Hallstatt and Rubenesque can place again.

16:30 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

sunbets.co.uk Apprentice Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,105 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

1m 5y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (10)
5669-
iT
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay)

Wardy (IRE)  62 

b c Dandy Man - Why Now (Dansili)

4 10-0
62
4 10-0
62

Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 14 in handicap (16/1) at Southwell (8.1f) 62 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. Ninth of 14 in handicap (16/1) at Southwell (8.1f) 62 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

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2 (3)
35552-4
iT
Dark blue, yellow seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (M Watkinson & Mr P Steadman)

King Oswald (USA)  9 

b g Street Cry - Northern Melody (Singspiel)

5 10-0 p
62 1
5 10-0 p
62 1

Runner-up at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in December and not disgraced when fourth over 9.5f back there since. Likely to figure again.

Runner-up at Wolverhampton (8.6f) in December and not disgraced when fourth over 9.5f back there since. Likely to figure again.

3 (6)
444230-
iT
Dark blue, light blue chevrons, white sleeves, yellow cap (Northgate Racing)

Lewinsky (IRE)  26 

b f Famous Name - Happy Flight (Titus Livius)

4 9-10
58
4 9-10
58

40/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 26 days ago, badly hampered.

40/1, eleventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 26 days ago, badly hampered.

4 (11)
32535-3
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, red cap (Mr Dave Scott)

Ingleby Angel (IRE)  13 

br g Dark Angel - Mistress Twister (Pivotal)

9 9-10
58
9 9-10
58

Thirty runs since last win in 2015. Creditable third of 9 in handicap at this C&D (7/4) 13 days ago, left with too much to do. Has to be taken seriously.

Thirty runs since last win in 2015. Creditable third of 9 in handicap at this C&D (7/4) 13 days ago, left with too much to do. Has to be taken seriously.

5 (5)
84151-9
iT
Light blue, brown spots and sleeves, brown cap, light blue spots (Mrs Ailsa Stirling)

Cookie Ring (IRE)  11 

b g Moss Vale - Talah (Danehill)

7 9-4 t p
52
7 9-4 t p
52

Latest win at Chelmsford in December. 15/2, ninth of 13 in handicap at Kempton (8f) 11 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

Latest win at Chelmsford in December. 15/2, ninth of 13 in handicap at Kempton (8f) 11 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

6 (2)
68637-5
iT
Yellow, maroon hoop and armlets, black cap (Trendy Ladies)

Lozah 13 

b m Lawman - Princess Luna (Grand Lodge)

5 9-3
51
5 9-3
51

C&D winner. One win from 33 Flat runs. Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 13 days ago, slowly away.

C&D winner. One win from 33 Flat runs. Eighteen runs since last win in 2016. Respectable fifth of 9 in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 13 days ago, slowly away.

7 (12)
30683-9
iT
Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap (Foulrice Park Racing Limited)

Captain Peaky 7 

b g Captain Gerrard - Multi-Sofft (Northern State)

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

10/1, ninth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 7 days ago.

10/1, ninth of 14 in handicap at Kempton (7f) 7 days ago.

8 (4)
335463-
iT
White, black star and star on cap (Gremlin Racing)

Highway Robber 85 

b g Dick Turpin - Lawyers Choice (Namid)

5 9-1
49
5 9-1
49

Respectable third of 14 in handicap at this course (12.5f) 85 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Enters calculations.

Respectable third of 14 in handicap at this course (12.5f) 85 days ago. Significantly back down in trip. Enters calculations.

9 (7)
978933-
iT
Orange and black diamonds, black and orange halved sleeves, orange cap (Mr P J McMahon)

Lukoutoldmakezebak 48 

b g Arabian Gleam - Angelofthenorth (Tomba)

5 8-11 p
45
5 8-11 p
45

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. Creditable third of 10 in handicap (8/1) at this course (7.1f) 48 days ago.

Remains a maiden after 16 Flat runs. Creditable third of 10 in handicap (8/1) at this course (7.1f) 48 days ago.

10 (8)
060300-
iT
Royal blue, light blue star, light blue sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap (Mr Graham Kerr)

Irvine Lady (IRE)  97 

ch m Footstepsinthesand - Ascot Lady (Spinning World)

5 8-11 h
45 5
5 8-11 h
45 5

Runner-up on stable debut at Ayr in July but has struggled since.

Runner-up on stable debut at Ayr in July but has struggled since.

11 (1)
665977
iT
Saxe blue, yellow armlets, blue and red quartered cap (Mr J S Goldie)

Nuova Scuola 158 (30J) 

b m Mount Nelson - La Vecchia Scuola (Mull Of Kintyre)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Poor form on the Flat and has fared no better over hurdles more recently.

Poor form on the Flat and has fared no better over hurdles more recently.

12 (9)
80/090-
iT
Yellow, black seams, black and yellow diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap (Mr John R Saville)

Sai Kung Star 208 

ch f Harbour Watch - Warden Rose (Compton Place)

4 8-11
45 10
4 8-11
45 10

No form in 5 starts.

No form in 5 starts.

Verdict

INGLEBY ANGEL let down favourite backers over track and trip last time but is fancied to make amends here off the same mark as he has dropped significantly in the ratings of late and is more than capable at this level. Local handler David Thompson saddles the consistent Lukoutoldmakezebak who appears one of the likely leading lights, while both Wardy and King Oswald hold solid claims running from the top of the handicap.

Verdict

INGLEBY ANGEL hasn't won for a long time but he's been knocking on the door since rejoining David O'Meara and perhaps this could be the day when it all comes together for him again. Cookie Ring wasn't seen to best effect last time and had been in good form prior to that, while King Oswald arrives on the back of a pair of in-frame efforts on this surface at Wolverhampton in recent weeks.

17:00 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

32Red.com Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £3,752 - 3 run - Draw Advantage: High

3

7f 14y

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
002375-
iT
Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap (Mrs Fitri Hay)

New Empire 58 

b g Kodiac - Quantum (Alhaarth)

3 9-7 b
74
3 9-7 b
74

Unreliable type. Last of 5 in nursery at Wolverhampton (7f, 10/1) 58 days ago. Blinkers back on.

Unreliable type. Last of 5 in nursery at Wolverhampton (7f, 10/1) 58 days ago. Blinkers back on.

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2 (1)
11485-5
iT
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets, ORANGE cap (Middleham Park Racing Lxxxii)

Kikini Bamalaam (IRE)  6 

b f Society Rock - Crimson Sunrise (Holy Roman Emperor)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Won twice at Musselburgh (7f) in August, but hasn't offered much on AW this winter.

Won twice at Musselburgh (7f) in August, but hasn't offered much on AW this winter.

3 (2)
6983-74
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J N Blackburn & Stittenham Racing)

Bad Dog 9 

ch g Pastoral Pursuits - Movie Star (Barathea)

3 8-5 v
58
3 8-5 v
58

Temperamental sort. 12/1, good 2 lengths fourth of 10 to reopposing Elixsoft in handicap at Wolverhampton (7f) 9 days ago.

Temperamental sort. 12/1, good 2 lengths fourth of 10 to reopposing Elixsoft in handicap at Wolverhampton (7f) 9 days ago.

4 (3)
00790-1
iT
Light blue, orange epaulets (Middleham Park Racing CXIII & Partner)

Elixsoft (IRE) (ex6)  9 

b f Elzaam - Grandegrandegrande (High Chaparral)

3 8-5
58 1
3 8-5
58 1

25/1, career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 9 days ago, driven out.

25/1, career best when winning 10-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 9 days ago, driven out.

Verdict

A trappy affair which could be fought out by the two Middleham Park runners, with ELIXSOFT the preference under a 6lb penalty following her win at Wolverhampton last time. Kikini Bamalaam provides the owners with a more than handy second string and her heavily reduced mark could see her dangerous, while Bad Dog appears to be going in the right direction and hasn't got too much to make up with the selection on the form of their clash last time. New Empire is the top-rated horse in the field and cannot be overlooked.

Verdict

ELIXSOFT had Bad Dog in behind when getting off the mark at Wolverhampton last week and might be up to defying a penalty in this small-field affair.

17:30 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

32Red.com Novice Stakes (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £3,752 - 3 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

1m 5y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (4)
9
iT
Dark blue, grey chevron, white sleeves, yellow armlets (Bgc Racing Viii)

Allleedsaren'twe 12 

b g Havana Gold - Minnola (Royal Applause)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

Once-raced maiden. 12/1, ninth of 10 in maiden at Southwell (8.1f) on debut 12 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 12/1, ninth of 10 in maiden at Southwell (8.1f) on debut 12 days ago.

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2 (3)
4
iT
Beige, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap (Hambleton Racing Ltd Iii & E Burke)

Assimile (IRE)  15 

b c Dabirsim - Ascot Memory (Iffraaj)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

12/1, fourth of 10 in novice event at this course (7f) on debut 15 days ago, faring best of those held up. Likely to improve.

12/1, fourth of 10 in novice event at this course (7f) on debut 15 days ago, faring best of those held up. Likely to improve.

3 (1)
iT
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)

Good Boy Alfie 

b g Showcasing - Costa Brava (Sadler's Wells)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Showcasing half-brother to several winners, including 1¼m winner Mr Chance and 8.5f winner Soho Theatre. In good hands and betting should guide.

Showcasing half-brother to several winners, including 1¼m winner Mr Chance and 8.5f winner Soho Theatre. In good hands and betting should guide.

4 (2)
2262-
iT
Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan)

Ode To Autumn 20 

br g Showcasing - Turning Leaf (Last Tycoon)

3 9-2 b1
78
3 9-2 b1
78

Lightly-raced maiden. Good second of 10 in novice event (11/8) at Lingfield (7f) 20 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Blinkers on first time. Hard to oppose.

Lightly-raced maiden. Good second of 10 in novice event (11/8) at Lingfield (7f) 20 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Blinkers on first time. Hard to oppose.

Verdict

It is a concern that ODE TO AUTUMN has finished second on three of his four starts to date but the son of Showcasing should have too much class for his rivals today. Assimile was far from disgraced when finishing fourth on his debut a couple of weeks ago and he is fully entitled to improve for that experience. Allleedsaren'twe is hard to recommend but any market support for Good Boy Alfie on his debut would have to be noted.

Verdict

A repeat of the form ODE TO AUTUMN has shown when runner-up on 3 of his 4 starts to date will likely be enough to see him get off the mark. Assimile showed promise on his course debut and is the obvious one to follow him home unless the market speaks in favour of newcomer Good Boy Alfie.

18:00 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

Sunbets Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £5,387 - 7 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

1m 5y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (6)
513111-
iT
Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap (Bgc Racing, C Hodgson & Giggle Factor)

Malaspina (ITY)  47 

b m Pounced - Modern Goddess (Gulch)

6 9-9 p
87
6 9-9 p
87

Made a flying start for this yard with wins here and at Southwell in recent weeks. 4 lb rise may not prevent the hat-trick.

Made a flying start for this yard with wins here and at Southwell in recent weeks. 4 lb rise may not prevent the hat-trick.

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2 (1)
06816-6
iT
Dark blue, yellow hoop (Thoroughbred British Racing)

Mujassam 16 

ch g Kyllachy - Naizak (Medicean)

6 9-7
85
6 9-7
85

Unreliable sort. Latest win at Southwell in December. 8/1, sixth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 16 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

Unreliable sort. Latest win at Southwell in December. 8/1, sixth of 9 in handicap at Southwell (7.1f) 16 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.

3 (3)
31476-3
iT
White, dark blue spots on sleeves, white cap, dark blue star (Colne Valley Racing & Partner)

Florencio 16 

b g Equiano - Mary Pekan (Sri Pekan)

5 9-6 p
84
5 9-6 p
84

Latest win at Southwell in October. Good third of 9 in handicap (9/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 16 days ago. Enters calculations.

Latest win at Southwell in October. Good third of 9 in handicap (9/1) at Southwell (7.1f) 16 days ago. Enters calculations.

4 (5)
862635-
iT
White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap (Mr & Mrs Gordon Grant)

Testa Rossa (IRE)  55 

b g Oratorio - Red Rita (Kefaah)

8 8-13 b
77
8 8-13 b
77

Hold-up performer who is a 4-time C&D winner. Creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (10f) 55 days ago. Back down in trip. Can figure if things drop right.

Hold-up performer who is a 4-time C&D winner. Creditable fifth of 12 in handicap at this course (10f) 55 days ago. Back down in trip. Can figure if things drop right.

5 (8)
0332-54
iT
Royal blue, orange epaulets, royal blue sleeves, orange stars, royal blue cap, orange star (Oakfield Racing)

Lagenda 4 

b g Dick Turpin - Whirly Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

5 8-12 b
76
5 8-12 b
76

One win from 26 Flat runs. Twenty three runs since last win in 2015. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 16/1) 4 days ago.

One win from 26 Flat runs. Twenty three runs since last win in 2015. Creditable fourth of 9 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f, 16/1) 4 days ago.

6 (7)
318033-
iT
Dark green, white stripe, sleeves and diamond on cap (Mr David Spratt & Mr Michael Wigham)

Nick Vedder 17 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Devotion (Dylan Thomas)

4 8-9
73
4 8-9
73

C&D winner. First run since leaving Karl Burke when good third of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (1m) 17 days ago, never nearer.

C&D winner. First run since leaving Karl Burke when good third of 10 in handicap at Lingfield (1m) 17 days ago, never nearer.

7 (2)
228P08-
iT
Black, red star, red sleeves, black armlets, red cap (Resdev)

Pumaflor (IRE)  109 (16J) 

b g Aussie Rules - Krasotka (Soviet Star)

6 8-8 p
72
6 8-8 p
72

Runner-up first 2 starts for David O'Meara last summer, but disappointed since, including over hurdles on recent starts. Something to prove.

Runner-up first 2 starts for David O'Meara last summer, but disappointed since, including over hurdles on recent starts. Something to prove.

8 (4)
221/855-
iT
Maroon, white spots, armlets and spots on cap (Mr Richard Allan)

Lucky Violet (IRE)  85 

b m Dandy Man - Rashida (King's Best)

Non Runner

Non Runner

14/1, fifth of 8 in minor event over this C&D 85 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Iain Jardine.

14/1, fifth of 8 in minor event over this C&D 85 days ago. First run for yard after leaving Iain Jardine.

Verdict

Malaspina is an obvious candidate given that she has won both of her starts since she arrived from France. That said, a 4lb rise for her latest Southwell success will make life tougher for the mare and she steps up to Class 4 company as well. NICK VEDDER was not beaten far at Lingfield on New Year's Eve and he has yet to finish worse than third in four starts at this track, winning once. Florencio and Lagenda both have each-way claims.

Verdict

MALASPINA looks a shrewd purchase by new connections and can make light of top weight and complete a hat-trick. Florencio has been in decent heart this winter and is likely to give another good account, while Testa Rossa needs things to drop right the way he's ridden but his last 4 efforts have all been creditable.

18:30 Newcastle (A.W.) 17 Jan 2018

32RedSport.com Handicap (Class 5) (3YO only)

Winner £3,752 - 3 run - Draw Advantage: High

6

5f

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1 (1)
06212-1
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Johnnie Delta Racing)

Lord Of The Glen 15 

b g Orientor - Glenlini (Bertolini)

3 9-7 v
73
3 9-7 v
73

8/11, career best when winning 4-runner handicap over C&D 15 days ago, quickening clear. Likely to give another good account.

8/11, career best when winning 4-runner handicap over C&D 15 days ago, quickening clear. Likely to give another good account.

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2 (3)
58764-1
iT
Red, pink star and sleeves, orange cap (Mr J W Parry & Partner)

Wiff Waff (ex6)  5 

b g Poet's Voice - Eraadaat (Intikhab)

3 9-1 t
67 6
3 9-1 t
67 6

Returned from a break (gelded) and got off the mark in good style over C&D last week. Had plenty in hand and penalty doesn't look enough to stop him.

Returned from a break (gelded) and got off the mark in good style over C&D last week. Had plenty in hand and penalty doesn't look enough to stop him.

3 (2)
5369-93
iT
Dark blue, grey chevron (Bgc Racing)

Sienna Says 5 

b f Bated Breath - Broughtons Charm (Invincible Spirit)

3 8-8 p1
60
3 8-8 p1
60

Good 2½ lengths third of 7 to Wiff Waff in handicap (10/1) at this C&D 5 days ago. Cheekpieces on first time.

Good 2½ lengths third of 7 to Wiff Waff in handicap (10/1) at this C&D 5 days ago. Cheekpieces on first time.

Verdict

This race looks set to be dominated by the last-time-out winners LORD OF THE GLEN and Wiff Waff. The former gets the nod because his form is marginally stronger and he does appear to be at his very best over this C&D. Sienna Says (third) finished behind Wiff Waff when the latter won over track and trip recently but she may struggle to reverse that form with Stuart Williams' charge expected to run another big race.

Verdict

WIFF WAFF returned from a short break to win nicely over C&D and can follow up under a penalty, although the excellent recent course record of Lord of The Glen suggests Stuart Williams' charge may not have things all his own way.