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16:07 Newcastle

Betway Handicap (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 42y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £9,250 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £387
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 10.93s
  • Off Time: 16:07:35
  • 10 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Red, White sash, striped sleeves

Toro Dorado

18 CD
5/1
  • Form 336351
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 79

midfield, pushed 3f out, progress to chase leader entering final furlong, stayed on

2(7)
Silk - LIGHT GREEN
  • Form 2-45925
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 78

prominent, ridden after 3f out, led after 2f out, always doing enough

3(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, White cross belts, sleeves and cap

Skerryvore

74 t CD
11/1
  • Form 3143-77
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 77

close-up, pushed after 3f out and could not quicken, ridden after 2f out, kept on one pace

4(1)
Silk - BLACK, YELLOW yoke, RED disc, WHITE and red halved sleeves, GREEN & BLACK quartered cap
18/1
  • Form 667171
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 76

soon led, pushed after 3f out, headed after 2f out when ridden, soon weakened

5(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
14/1
  • Form 480532
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 75

blew start, keen in midfield, pushed 3f out, progress before ridden entering final furlong, weakened late on

6(10)
Silk - Pink, grey braid, grey cap, grey tassel

London Arch

47 v C
10/3
  • Form 2-1205
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 78

mid-division, pushed 4f out, ridden after 3f out, soon beaten

7(4)
Silk - Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap
15/2
  • Form 854993
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 74

slowly away, towards rear, pushed before 3f out, some late headway but never threatened

8(2)
Silk - Orange, White chevron
11/2
  • Form 004202
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 73

held up towards rear, nudged after 3f out and made some progress, ridden entering final furlong, stayed on well

9(8)
Silk - Pink, large white spots

St Just

11
18/1
  • Form 332040
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 73

keen towards rear, pushed after 2f out, ridden inside final furlong and stayed on well, never nearer

10(9)
Silk - Orange, red seams, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap
66/1
  • Form 962915
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 64

midfield, pushed after 3f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, weakened late on

In depth

Verdict

TORO DORADO has an impressive strike-rate on the all-weather and beat Mr Coco Bean a shade cosily over track and trip last time. Raised only 2lb, he recorded a hat-trick early in the year and looks set for another winning run. Delph Crescent is upped 6lb for winning at Musselburgh but finished runner-up here on his only previous visit while Howzer Black went close at Ayr but has yet to win on the all-weather. London Arch remains unexposed and could figure given he won a novice event at the track earlier.

Formwatch

Toro Dorado 7-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final 150 yards, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Oct beating Mr Coco Bean (9-6) by 1/2l, 13 ran.

High Commissioner (IRE) 4-1fav (9-12) Raced keenly, chased leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened just inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 5 1/2l behind Water's Edge (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) hvy in Oct.

Skerryvore 12-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Bavardages (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.

Delph Crescent (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp (5) sft in Oct beating Finally Mine (9-2) by nk, 13 ran.

Howzer Black (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on well, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Firewater (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp (5) hvy in Oct.

London Arch 9-1 (8-11) Chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, soon not much room, no extra, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Crystal Pegasus (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Sep.

Alfred Richardson 11-1 (9-8) Started slowly, behind, headway on outside over 1f out, went modest 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 6 1/4l behind Caen Na Coille (9-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

Mr Coco Bean (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched right and headway out wide over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Toro Dorado (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Oct.

St Just 7-1 (9-8) Raced wide close up, tracked leader over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 13, dist behind First Charge (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Oct.

Betty Grable (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Smeaton (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) sft in Jun.