13:00 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

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

Winner £4,140 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

1m 5y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (3)
62-
iT
Emerald green, black chevrons on sleeves (H R H Princess Haya of Jordan)

Court House (IRE)  27 

b c Dawn Approach - Crossanza (Cape Cross)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

Promising individual. Second of 9 in minor event at Chelmsford City (7f, 2/5) 27 days ago, slowly away. That probably wasn't a bad race and he can do better.

Promising individual. Second of 9 in minor event at Chelmsford City (7f, 2/5) 27 days ago, slowly away. That probably wasn't a bad race and he can do better.

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2 (4)
2-
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Kaser (IRE)  26 

b c Invincible Spirit - Lethal Quality (Elusive Quality)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

€500,000 yearling from good family. Second of 9 in minor event (evens) at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 26 days ago, keeping on. Likely to improve and leading claims.

€500,000 yearling from good family. Second of 9 in minor event (evens) at Wolverhampton (8.6f) on debut 26 days ago, keeping on. Likely to improve and leading claims.

3 (1)
332086-
iT
Black and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves (Panther Racing Ltd)

Phoenix Lightning (IRE)  13 

b c Lawman - Royal Fizz (Royal Academy)

3 9-2 t1
71
3 9-2 t1
71

Fair colt. First run since leaving Richard Fahey when sixth of 9 in nursery at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 8/1) 13 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time. Not improving and work to do here.

Fair colt. First run since leaving Richard Fahey when sixth of 9 in nursery at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 8/1) 13 days ago. Tongue strap on 1st time. Not improving and work to do here.

4 (2)
62-
iT
White, red stars on sleeves, emerald green cap (Mr Mitaab Abdullah)

Lady Noorah 30 

ch f Nathaniel - Vital Statistics (Indian Ridge)

3 8-11
-
3 8-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. Improved second of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 40/1) 30 days ago. Should progress again.

Twice-raced maiden. Improved second of 11 in minor event at Wolverhampton (7.2f, 40/1) 30 days ago. Should progress again.

Verdict

Just four runners go to post for this opener and it looks a good opportunity for KASER to get off the mark. A 500,000-euro yearling, he only found a fellow Godolphin representative too good on his debut over the extended mile at Wolverhampton last month, form which has been boosted by the fourth winning well since, and he is entitled to take a step forward from that run. Saeed bin Suroor's charge may have most to fear from Lady Noorah, who missed out by just a neck over 7f at Wolverhampton second time out, although Chelmsford runner-up Court House is not out of it.

Verdict

KASER made a promising debut at Wolverhampton last month and can improve and open his account for his red-hot trainer. The obvious danger is John Gosden's Court House.

13:30 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Betway Casino Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 12 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 56y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (9)
5353/00-
iT
Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap (Caveat Emptor Partnership)

Lungarno Palace (USA)  22 

b g Henrythenavigator - Good Time Sally (Forestry)

7 9-10 v1
66
7 9-10 v1
66

Quirky sort. Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap at Lingfield (12f, AW, 33/1) 22 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Visored for 1st time. Work to do.

Quirky sort. Sixteen runs since last win in 2015. Thirteenth of 15 in handicap at Lingfield (12f, AW, 33/1) 22 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Visored for 1st time. Work to do.

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2 (8)
612212-
iT
Black, white spots, check cap (Ab Racing Limited)

Strictly Art (IRE)  19 

b g Excellent Art - Sadinga (Sadler's Wells)

5 9-7
63
5 9-7
63

Three wins from 14 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in December. 6/1, creditable ½-length second of 14 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 19 days ago. Consistent and respected again.

Three wins from 14 runs last year. Latest win at Lingfield in December. 6/1, creditable ½-length second of 14 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 19 days ago. Consistent and respected again.

3 (5)
2P2214-
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White, red star, grey sleeves, grey cap, red star (Ben Greenslade & David McCrone)

Rubenesque (IRE)  124 

b m Getaway - Shouette (Sadler's Wells)

6 9-4 t
60
6 9-4 t
60

Winner at Tramore in August. Off 124 days. Makes tapeta debut. First run for yard after leaving John Joseph Murphy. Others more persuasive.

Winner at Tramore in August. Off 124 days. Makes tapeta debut. First run for yard after leaving John Joseph Murphy. Others more persuasive.

4 (12)
759471-
iT
Beige, red seams, armlets and cap (Mr J Blackburn Racing)

Apalis (FR)  19 

gr m Mastercraftsman - Parcimonie (Nombre Premier)

6 9-4 t
60
6 9-4 t
60

25/1, won 14-runner handicap at this C&D 19 days ago by ½ length from Strictly Art. Big shout again.

25/1, won 14-runner handicap at this C&D 19 days ago by ½ length from Strictly Art. Big shout again.

5 (6)
4848/27-
iT
Royal blue, white spots and sleeves, red cap (Mr Robert Gibbons)

Thankyou Very Much 58 (28J) 

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

8 8-13 t b
55
8 8-13 t b
55

Hooded for 1st time, seventh of 8 in handicap chase at Leicester (15.9f, good to soft, 5/1) 28 days ago. Modest on the Flat, bit below form on last Flat outing.

Hooded for 1st time, seventh of 8 in handicap chase at Leicester (15.9f, good to soft, 5/1) 28 days ago. Modest on the Flat, bit below form on last Flat outing.

6 (10)
090333-
iT
White, red hoops, royal blue and white chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star (Tykes And Terriers Racing Club)

Dream Serenade 13 

b m Dream Eater - Lady Santana (Doyoun)

5 8-9 p
51
5 8-9 p
51

One win from 25 Flat runs. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Creditable third of 13 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 5/1) 13 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Can make presence felt again.

One win from 25 Flat runs. Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Creditable third of 13 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 5/1) 13 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Can make presence felt again.

7 (3)
440775-
iT
White, dark blue chevrons, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, dark blue star (Aedos, Sexton & Tompkins)

Indian Red 58 

ch g Sir Percy - Missouri (Charnwood Forest)

4 8-8
55
4 8-8
55

Maiden. Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Kempton (16f) 58 days ago.

Maiden. Creditable fifth of 14 in handicap (12/1) at Kempton (16f) 58 days ago.

8 (11)
555-
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Johnnie Delta Racing)

Hugoigo 179 

b g Sulamani - Gargoyle Girl (Be My Chief)

4 8-8
55
4 8-8
55

Thrice-raced maiden. Off 179 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Improvement needed.

Thrice-raced maiden. Off 179 days. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut. Improvement needed.

9 (2)
4600/56-
iT
White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap (Epds Racing & Partner)

Pantomime (IRE)  13 

gr m Mastercraftsman - Dama'a (Green Desert)

6 8-7 p1
49
6 8-7 p1
49

Bit below form sixth of 13 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 12/1) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Work to do to gain first success here.

Bit below form sixth of 13 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 12/1) 13 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Work to do to gain first success here.

10 (1)
724675-
iT
Red and white stripes, white sleeves, hooped cap (H S Hutchinson & W Storey)

Jan Smuts (IRE)  65 

b g Johannesburg - Choice House (Chester House)

10 8-7 t p
49 2
10 8-7 t p
49 2

C&D winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. Below form fifth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (15.9f, soft, 33/1) 65 days ago.

C&D winner. Nineteen runs since last win in 2017. Below form fifth of 12 in handicap at Catterick (15.9f, soft, 33/1) 65 days ago.

11 (4)
372070-
iT
Emerald green, royal blue star and sleeves, royal blue cap, emerald green star (Miss S A Booth & Mr I J Jardine)

La Bacouetteuse (FR)  19 

b g Miesque's Son - Toryka (Vettori)

13 8-7 p
49 5
13 8-7 p
49 5

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, 16½ lengths eleventh of 14 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 19 days ago, slowly away.

Twelve runs since last win in 2016. 50/1, 16½ lengths eleventh of 14 to Apalis in handicap at this C&D 19 days ago, slowly away.

12 (7)
658837-
iT
Yellow, black triple diamond, black and yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap, black diamond (Belstane Racing Partnership)

Archibelle 19 

b f Archipenko - Cloud Hill (Danehill)

4 8-6
53
4 8-6
53

Temperamental sort. 33/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at this course (12.4f) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Temperamental sort. 33/1, seventh of 11 in handicap at this course (12.4f) 19 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

Verdict

Only half a length separated Apalis and STRICTLY ART when first and second respectively in a similar C&D event 19 days ago and they could fight out the finish again. The latter is 1lb better off and less exposed over this sort of marathon trip, so could be worth siding with to gain revenge. Rubenesque makes his debut for Gemma Anderson having shown plenty of form in Ireland good enough to put him in the picture here, while Dream Serenade is interesting stepping up in trip after some solid displays in defeat over shorter.

Verdict

APALIS and Strictly Art should come to the fore again and Mick Easterby's charge can confirm that form with another success under her improving apprentice. Dream Serenade doesn't have the best of strike rates but keeps giving her running and can make the frame once more.

14:05 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Betway Handicap (Class 4) (4YO plus)

Winner £6,081 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 56y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (2)
541165-
iT
Dark blue, pink hooped sleeves and cap (Top Of The Hill Racing Club)

Vercingetorix (IRE)  6 

b g Dylan Thomas - Great Artist (Desert Prince)

7 9-10 p
75
7 9-10 p
75

Latest win at Thirsk in July. 4/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Southwell (16.5f) 6 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Has work to do.

Latest win at Thirsk in July. 4/1, fifth of 8 in handicap at Southwell (16.5f) 6 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Has work to do.

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2 (1)
31/8617-
iT
Red, light blue disc, sleeves and cap (The Pennies Dropped Partnership)

Wishing Well 29 

b m Bahri - Amourallis (Dushyantor)

6 9-7
72
6 9-7
72

Off 6 months, seventh of 9 in handicap at this course (12.4f, 33/1) 29 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Shortlist material with that run behind her and rider among the winners.

Off 6 months, seventh of 9 in handicap at this course (12.4f, 33/1) 29 days ago. Significantly back up in trip. Shortlist material with that run behind her and rider among the winners.

3 (4)
193112-
iT
White, red star, striped sleeves and cap (Greenbank, Fairhurst & Fletcher)

Good Time Ahead (IRE)  14 

b g Iffraaj - Good Time Sue (Commander Collins)

4 9-7
77
4 9-7
77

Course winner. Four wins from 19 runs last year. Respectable second of 9 in handicap at Southwell (12.1f, 5/2) 14 days ago, no match for winner. Significantly up in trip. Others more persuasive.

Course winner. Four wins from 19 runs last year. Respectable second of 9 in handicap at Southwell (12.1f, 5/2) 14 days ago, no match for winner. Significantly up in trip. Others more persuasive.

4 (3)
342234-
iT
Red, black stars, armlets and cap (Andy Bell Anna Noble Arnie Flower 1)

Sugarloaf Mountain (IRE)  19 

b g Fastnet Rock - Cherry Hinton (Green Desert)

5 9-6 t
71
5 9-6 t
71

12/1, fourth of 6 in maiden at this course (12.4f) 19 days ago, having run of race. Significantly up in trip.

12/1, fourth of 6 in maiden at this course (12.4f) 19 days ago, having run of race. Significantly up in trip.

5 (6)
664754-
iT
Yellow, dark blue epaulets, hooped sleeves (06 Zoo Ltd)

Senatus (FR)  19 

b g Early March - Winter Brook (Al Nasr)

6 8-12 h
63
6 8-12 h
63

Good fourth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at this C&D 19 days ago, keeping on. Bumper winner and could figure again.

Good fourth of 14 in handicap (4/1) at this C&D 19 days ago, keeping on. Bumper winner and could figure again.

6 (5)
254560-
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, black armlets, black cap, yellow stars (Johnnie Delta Racing)

Braes Of Lochalsh 19 (13J) 

b g Tiger Hill - Gargoyle Girl (Be My Chief)

7 8-10 v
61
7 8-10 v
61

Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, respectable seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Ayr (19f, heavy, 16/1) 13 days ago. Visor back on. Fair on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

Cheekpieces on for 1st time in this code, respectable seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle at Ayr (19f, heavy, 16/1) 13 days ago. Visor back on. Fair on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

Verdict

A 1m6f winner at Southwell, GOOD TIME AHEAD shaped like a step up to this trip may be needed when plugging on for second over 1m4f when bidding for a Fibresand hat-trick there last month and gets the nod to go one better here, with winning form at this venue to his name. Vercingetorix is a proven scorer over this distance and could be the one to capitalise if the selection fails to get home, while Sugarloaf Mountain has slipped to a feasible mark and is respected.

Verdict

WISHING WELL has posted good efforts on her previous starts on the AW and could be the way to go with her first run in 6 months here behind her. Senatus and Braes of Lochalsh are respected also.

14:40 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

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

Winner £4,140 - 4 run - Draw Advantage: High

4

1m 4f 98y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (4)
8323-
iT
Orange and purple (quartered), emerald green sleeves and cap (Mr T W Morley)

Dichato (USA)  168 

b g Scat Daddy - Dolce Lemone (Lemon Drop Kid)

3 9-2 t1
83
3 9-2 t1
83

Lightly-raced maiden. Off 168 days. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving John Gosden and has been gelded. Tongue strap on 1st time. New trainer a dab hand at improving horses.

Lightly-raced maiden. Off 168 days. Significantly up in trip. First run for yard after leaving John Gosden and has been gelded. Tongue strap on 1st time. New trainer a dab hand at improving horses.

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2 (1)
8-
iT
Pink, emerald green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap (Mr Khalifa Dasmal)

Stirling Value 17 

b c Pour Moi - Celebre Vadala (Peintre Celebre)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

€80,000 half-brother to several winners, including high-class 1m-1½m winner Vadamos. 50/1, eighth of 12 in minor event at Wolverhampton (9.5f) on debut 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

€80,000 half-brother to several winners, including high-class 1m-1½m winner Vadamos. 50/1, eighth of 12 in minor event at Wolverhampton (9.5f) on debut 17 days ago. Significantly up in trip.

3 (3)
773842-
iT
White, maroon and purple striped sleeves (Mr John Dance)

Urban Soul (IRE)  20 

b g Worthadd - Capsaicin (Invincible Spirit)

3 9-2 b1
71
3 9-2 b1
71

Fair gelding. Good second of 7 in nursery (4/1) at Chelmsford City (10f) 20 days ago. Up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time.

Fair gelding. Good second of 7 in nursery (4/1) at Chelmsford City (10f) 20 days ago. Up in trip. Blinkers on 1st time.

4 (2)
73-
iT
Royal blue (Godolphin)

Winds Of Fire (USA)  14 

b c Kitten's Joy - Laureldean Gale (Grand Slam)

3 9-2
-
3 9-2
-

Twice-raced maiden. Improved when third of 9 in maiden at Chelmsford City (8f, 3/1) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Leading claims.

Twice-raced maiden. Improved when third of 9 in maiden at Chelmsford City (8f, 3/1) 14 days ago. Significantly up in trip. Leading claims.

Verdict

WINDS OF FIRE took a promising step forward when third at Chelmsford on his second start and the son of Kitten's Joy looks to have the most scope for improvement in the field. Dichato looks the standard-setter on a couple of placed efforts in Newmarket novice contests and has a tongue-tie on to eke out improvement, while Urban Soul could benefit from the application of first-time blinkers.

Verdict

WINDS OF FIRE shaped like a potential stayer at Chelmsford a fortnight ago and could open his account upped in distance here. Dichato is very interesting also upped markedly in trip starting out for Stuart Williams.

15:10 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Betway Classified Stakes (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

5

1m 2f 42y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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1 (4)
31436/6-
iT
Black, mauve seams, black sleeves, mauve stars, mauve cap (The Reign It In Partnership)

Brotherly Company (IRE)  13 

b g Fast Company - Good Lady (Barathea)

6 9-2
77
6 9-2
77

Fairly useful hurdler for Harry Fry in recent years but no promise in Doncaster hurdle and Southwell Flat handicap for new yard. Easy to look elsewhere.

Fairly useful hurdler for Harry Fry in recent years but no promise in Doncaster hurdle and Southwell Flat handicap for new yard. Easy to look elsewhere.

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2 (7)
22229-
iT
Red and light green diamonds, red sleeves, light green armlets and diamond on cap (Highbeck Racing)

Desert Ruler 59 (27J) 

b g Kheleyf - Desert Royalty (Alhaarth)

5 9-2
76
5 9-2
76

Fairly useful gelding. Largely in good form last year, finishing runner-up 5 times. Makes Tapeta debut. Has good chance on form.

Fairly useful gelding. Largely in good form last year, finishing runner-up 5 times. Makes Tapeta debut. Has good chance on form.

3 (3)
503000/
iT
Pink, purple disc, striped sleeves and cap (Ms Sara Hattersley)

Freewheel (IRE)  391 (12J) 

br g Galileo - La Chunga (More Than Ready)

8 9-2
71
8 9-2
71

Little show over hurdles in recent times ahead of this return to the Flat.

Little show over hurdles in recent times ahead of this return to the Flat.

4 (2)
312163-
iT
Royal blue, yellow braces, check cap (Wilf Storey And Ray Glendinning)

Mr Sundowner (USA)  65 

b g Scat Daddy - Bold Answer (Dynaformer)

6 9-2 t
73
6 9-2 t
73

Fairly useful gelding. Creditable third of 11 in handicap (9/1) at Catterick (12.1f, soft) 65 days ago.

Fairly useful gelding. Creditable third of 11 in handicap (9/1) at Catterick (12.1f, soft) 65 days ago.

5 (6)
717642-
iT
Orange, white striped sleeves (The Self Preservation Society)

Zabeel Star (IRE)  29 

ch g Arcano - Deep Winter (Pivotal)

6 9-2
75
6 9-2
75

Fairly useful gelding. 11/1, good second of 9 in handicap at this course (12.4f) 29 days ago. Likely to figure again.

Fairly useful gelding. 11/1, good second of 9 in handicap at this course (12.4f) 29 days ago. Likely to figure again.

6 (5)
258111-
iT
White, black seams, white sleeves, black stars, white cap, black star (Nick Bradley Racing 2 & Mrs E Burke)

Champagne Pink (FR)  13 

b f Teofilo - Carruba (Marju)

4 9-1 h
74
4 9-1 h
74

Fairly useful filly. Three wins from 9 runs last year. 5/2, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 13 days ago, overcoming positional bias. Should go well again.

Fairly useful filly. Three wins from 9 runs last year. 5/2, career best when winning 12-runner handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 13 days ago, overcoming positional bias. Should go well again.

7 (1)
606249-
iT
Black, orange star (Mr Craig Buckingham)

Shamrokh (IRE)  24 

b g Invincible Spirit - Alshakr (Bahri)

4 9-1 t
72
4 9-1 t
72

Fairly useful gelding. Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Ninth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 7/2) 24 days ago. Back up in trip. Tongue strap back on.

Fairly useful gelding. Course winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Ninth of 12 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 7/2) 24 days ago. Back up in trip. Tongue strap back on.

8 (8)
0/35725-
iT
Royal blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white stars (Chessy Millers Partnership)

Vigee Le Brun (IRE)  13 

gr f Dark Angel - Wonderful Town (Bernstein)

4 9-1 p
70
4 9-1 p
70

Fair filly. First run since leaving Brian Meehan when fifth of 6 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 12/1) 13 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces back on.

Fair filly. First run since leaving Brian Meehan when fifth of 6 in handicap at Southwell (11.1f, 12/1) 13 days ago. Makes tapeta debut. Cheekpieces back on.

Verdict

CHAMPAGNE PINK arrives in excellent form having won her last three outings at Wolverhampton in handicap company and she looks more than capable of stepping up against higher rated opposition. Desert Ruler ran well enough on his hurdling debut at Sedgefield but has obvious claims returning to the Flat, while Zabeel Star's recent second here over 1m4f gives him every chance of going close once again.

Verdict

CHAMPAGNE PINK has got on a real roll on this surface at Wolverhampton lately and might be up to completing a 4-timer for the Karl Burke team. Desert Ruler posted several good runs on the Flat last year and is a possible big threat, while Zabeel Star also merits respect on the back of a second here last month.

15:45 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

1m 5y

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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Weighed In
No.
(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1 (6)
702683-
iT
Black, white chevrons, white and black hooped sleeves, white cap (Mr W M Scott)

Rockley Point 27 

b g Canford Cliffs - Statua (Statoblest)

5 9-7 p
65 1
5 9-7 p
65 1

Creditable third of 13 in handicap at Chelmsford (7f, 7/1) 27 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. First run for yard after leaving Paul D'Arcy. Cheekpieces back on.

Creditable third of 13 in handicap at Chelmsford (7f, 7/1) 27 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. First run for yard after leaving Paul D'Arcy. Cheekpieces back on.

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517187-
iT
Orange, maroon epaulets, black sleeves, maroon cap (Murtagh, O'rourke & Trinders)

Symbolic Star (IRE)  147 

b g New Approach - Epitome (Nashwan)

6 9-5 p
63
6 9-5 p
63

C&D winner. Three wins from 8 runs last year. Latest win here in June. Bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap (9/1) at this course (7.1f), slowly away. Off 147 days.

C&D winner. Three wins from 8 runs last year. Latest win here in June. Bit below form seventh of 14 in handicap (9/1) at this course (7.1f), slowly away. Off 147 days.

3 (7)
301700-
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Pink, black stars, emerald green and black check sleeves (Mr D Mawer)

Kicking The Can (IRE)  76 

gr g Aussie Rules - Silk Meadow (Barathea)

7 9-2
60
7 9-2
60

Course winner. Latest win at Redcar in June. 33/1, last of 13 in handicap at this course (10.2f) 76 days ago. Back down in trip.

Course winner. Latest win at Redcar in June. 33/1, last of 13 in handicap at this course (10.2f) 76 days ago. Back down in trip.

4 (8)
640036-
iT
White, maroon epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap (Mr David Tate)

Supreme Power (IRE)  35 

b g Power - Supreme Spirit (Invincible Spirit)

4 9-1 p
59
4 9-1 p
59

Sixth of 7 in maiden (8/1) over C&D 35 days ago, but had finished third in a handicap here prior to that.

Sixth of 7 in maiden (8/1) over C&D 35 days ago, but had finished third in a handicap here prior to that.

5 (5)
799349-
iT
Light blue, dark blue seams, dark blue cap, light blue spots (Mr Robert Sommerville)

Twiggy 14 

b f Sixties Icon - Queen's Pudding (Royal Applause)

4 8-13
57
4 8-13
57

7/1, last of 9 in handicap at Chelmsford (7f) 14 days ago, slowly away. Bounce back called for.

7/1, last of 9 in handicap at Chelmsford (7f) 14 days ago, slowly away. Bounce back called for.

6 (9)
337567-
iT
Dark blue, white epaulets, diabolo on sleeves (Mrs Barbara Hothersall)

Inshaa 34 

b g Dansili - Hidden Brief (Barathea)

6 8-11 b1
55
6 8-11 b1
55

Remains a maiden after 23 Flat runs. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 25/1) 34 days ago. Blinkered first time.

Remains a maiden after 23 Flat runs. Seventh of 8 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f, 25/1) 34 days ago. Blinkered first time.

7 (3)
475660-
iT
Royal blue, white epaulets, red sleeves, white cap (Mr W A Robinson)

Leonard Thomas 19 

b g Singspiel - Monawara (Namaqualand)

8 8-9 (ow1) p
53
8 8-9 (ow1) p
53

Never a threat on first outing for this yard 19 days ago but was a C&D winner off a higher mark last winter and possible he'll fare better with cheekpieces refitted.

Never a threat on first outing for this yard 19 days ago but was a C&D winner off a higher mark last winter and possible he'll fare better with cheekpieces refitted.

8 (1)
0/34469-
iT
Black, red disc (Mr F Watson)

Joyful Star 146 

b g Teofilo - Extreme Beauty (Rahy)

8 8-7
51 2
8 8-7
51 2

One win from 21 Flat runs. 12/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (8f, good to firm). Off 146 days. Makes tapeta debut.

One win from 21 Flat runs. 12/1, ninth of 10 in handicap at Musselburgh (8f, good to firm). Off 146 days. Makes tapeta debut.

9 (2)
934545-
iT
Orange, purple sash, striped cap (Mrs Helen Greggan)

Hellavashock 22 

gr g Hellvelyn - Surprise Statement (Proclamation)

5 8-7 b
51 6
5 8-7 b
51 6

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. 4/1 and visored for 1st time, bit below form fifth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 22 days ago, met some trouble. Blinkers back on. 6 lb out of handicap.

Remains a maiden after 17 Flat runs. 4/1 and visored for 1st time, bit below form fifth of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 22 days ago, met some trouble. Blinkers back on. 6 lb out of handicap.

10 (4)
706705-
iT
Emerald green, red chevrons, white sleeves, emerald green cap (The Durham Company & W Storey)

Nelson's Bay 55 

b g Needwood Blade - In Good Faith (Dynaformer)

Non Runner

Non Runner

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable fifth of 10 in handicap (33/1) over this C&D 55 days ago. 6 lb out of handicap.

C&D winner. Eleven runs since last win in 2017. Respectable fifth of 10 in handicap (33/1) over this C&D 55 days ago. 6 lb out of handicap.

Verdict

ROCKLEY POINT may have won just one of his 27 starts but the son of Canford Cliffs went well on a couple of occasions late last year. That includes a narrow defeat at Wolverhampton in November and a third-placed finish last time out. Symbolic Star can be a bit unpredictable but all of his wins have come on Tapeta, three of which were at this venue. Those looking for an each-way alternative should consider Supreme Power.

Verdict

ROCKLEY POINT doesn't have the best of strike-rates but he ended his time with Paul D'Arcy with a good second and might be up to going one better now if turning up in similar form. Leonard Thomas is starting to look well treated and it would be no surprise to see him return to form on his second outing for Rebecca Menzies. Supreme Power will also figure if reproducing his penultimate C&D third.

16:20 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Div 2) (Class 6) (4YO plus)

Winner £3,493 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

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)
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1 (4)
64/3854-
iT
Yellow, black sash and sleeves (Havelock Racing 2 & Partner)

Pudding Chare (IRE)  22 

b g Arcano - Rosy Dudley (Grand Lodge)

4 9-7
64
4 9-7
64

18/1, respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 22 days ago, finishing with running left. Unexposed and longer trip could suit. Leading claims.

18/1, respectable fourth of 11 in handicap at Wolverhampton (7.2f) 22 days ago, finishing with running left. Unexposed and longer trip could suit. Leading claims.

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2 (1)
596473-
iT
White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap (Epds Racing Partnership 11)

Celtic Artisan (IRE)  90 

ch g Dylan Thomas - Perfectly Clear (Woodman)

7 9-5 t
62
7 9-5 t
62

Three wins from 14 runs last year. 6/1, respectable third of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 90 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. Has good chance on form.

Three wins from 14 runs last year. 6/1, respectable third of 10 in handicap at Chelmsford (1m) 90 days ago, making effort earlier than ideal. Has good chance on form.

3 (6)
7334-
iT
Royal blue, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap (Mr S Phelan)

Limoncino (IRE)  16 

b f Arcano - Come April (Singspiel)

4 9-3 h
60
4 9-3 h
60

Presumably failed to take to fibresand last time and had shaped with promise when third here prior to that. Potential improver now handicapping.

Presumably failed to take to fibresand last time and had shaped with promise when third here prior to that. Potential improver now handicapping.

4 (2)
032535-
iT
Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, red cap (Mr Dave Scott)

Ingleby Angel (IRE)  9 

br g Dark Angel - Mistress Twister (Pivotal)

9 9-1
58
9 9-1
58

5/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 9 days ago, running on late. Likely to be in the shake-up again.

5/1, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap at Wolverhampton (9.5f) 9 days ago, running on late. Likely to be in the shake-up again.

5 (7)
782905-
iT
Salmon pink, white check cap (Mr W A Bethell)

Steel Helmet (IRE)  66 (50J) 

ch g Helmet - Marine City (Carnegie)

4 8-13 p
56
4 8-13 p
56

First run since leaving Brian Ellison when pulled up in juvenile hurdle at Bangor (16.7f, soft) 50 days ago. Fair on the Flat, below form on last Flat run.

First run since leaving Brian Ellison when pulled up in juvenile hurdle at Bangor (16.7f, soft) 50 days ago. Fair on the Flat, below form on last Flat run.

6 (8)
67/0-
iT
Black, orange hoop and armlets, quartered cap (Foulrice Park Racing Limited)

Musico (IRE)  249 

b g Lilbourne Lad - Viola da Gamba (Alhaarth)

4 8-12
55
4 8-12
55

Thrice-raced maiden. 200/1, thirteenth of 14 in maiden at Thirsk (8f, good). Off 8 months. Makes handicap debut.

Thrice-raced maiden. 200/1, thirteenth of 14 in maiden at Thirsk (8f, good). Off 8 months. Makes handicap debut.

7 (9)
268637-
iT
Yellow, maroon hoop and armlets, black cap (Trendy Ladies)

Lozah 30 

b m Lawman - Princess Luna (Grand Lodge)

5 8-10
53
5 8-10
53

C&D winner. One win from 32 Flat runs. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 10/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 30 days ago, never nearer.

C&D winner. One win from 32 Flat runs. Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. 10/1, below form seventh of 12 in handicap at Wolverhampton (8.6f) 30 days ago, never nearer.

8 (5)
9/93080-
iT
Light green, white stripe and armlets (Green, Chapman, Corbett)

Ferngrove (USA)  76 (8J) 

gr g Rockport Harbor - Lucky Pipit (Key Of Luck)

7 8-7 t
50 5
7 8-7 t
50 5

250/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Wetherby (16f, soft) 8 days ago. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

250/1, pulled up in novice hurdle at Wetherby (16f, soft) 8 days ago. Modest on the Flat, poor on last Flat outing.

9 (3)
7949/00-
iT
Graham tartan, white cap (Miss K Milligan & Mr P Fowlie)

Madakheel (USA)  14 

b m Mr. Greeley - Manaal (Bahri)

7 8-7
50 10
7 8-7
50 10

100/1 and cheekpieces on first time, last of 11 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f) 14 days ago, eased down.

100/1 and cheekpieces on first time, last of 11 in handicap at Southwell (8.1f) 14 days ago, eased down.

Verdict

CELTIC ARTISAN was far from disgraced when finishing third at Chelmsford on his final start of 2017 and the seven-year-old arrives here on what should be a workable mark. Limoncino is a half-sister to Limato and connections will be desperate to get a win into this lightly raced four-year-old. She has already proven that she can handle these conditions but the trip is a slight concern. Ingleby Angel has not won in over two years but he has an each-way chance in a race of this nature.

Verdict

CELTIC ARTISAN signed off 2017 with a good third at Chelmsford in October and starts 2018 on a good mark based on the form he showed on this surface at Wolverhampton at the beginning of last year. Unexposed duo Pudding Chare and Limoncino have the potential for better still and could be the pair to give the selection most to think about.

16:55 Newcastle (A.W.) 4 Jan 2018

Betway Sprint Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)

Winner £4,140 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: High

8

5f

Standard (AW - Tapeta)

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(Draw)
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
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1 (4)
250618-
iT
Black, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap (Clarendon Thoroughbred Racing)

Fruit Salad 55 

ch m Monsieur Bond - Miss Apricot (Indian Ridge)

5 9-9 p
77
5 9-9 p
77

C&D winner in October but poor effort back here since.

C&D winner in October but poor effort back here since.

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2 (6)
303348-
iT
White, maroon and purple striped sleeves (Mr John Dance)

Twizzell 86 

b f Equiano - Greensand (Green Desert)

4 9-9
77
4 9-9
77

Plenty of decent efforts on turf last summer. Respectable eighth of 14 in C&D handicap when last seen in October.

Plenty of decent efforts on turf last summer. Respectable eighth of 14 in C&D handicap when last seen in October.

3 (7)
174923-
iT
Yellow, black cross belts, yellow and black halved sleeves, black cap (Mr Ron Hull)

Liquid (IRE)  72 

ch g Zoffany - Playful Promises (Elnadim)

4 9-7
75
4 9-7
75

Winner at Thirsk in July. Creditable neck third of 10 to Fruit Salad in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 72 days ago, travelling strongly but not finding as much as he promised off bridle.

Winner at Thirsk in July. Creditable neck third of 10 to Fruit Salad in handicap (7/2) at this C&D 72 days ago, travelling strongly but not finding as much as he promised off bridle.

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