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17:45 Newcastle

32Red.com Handicap (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 5y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £8,500 added
  • Winner: £5,356
  • 2nd: £1,603
  • 3rd: £802
  • 4th: £401
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 43.47s
  • Off Time: 17:46:29
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - Royal blue
10/11
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leaders, driven when pace quickened over 2f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish

2(2)
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves
3/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 77

tracked leader, challenged when pace quickened over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish

3(4)
Silk - Royal blue, orange hoop, orange cap
  • Form 36575-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 72

led, quickened over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlrong, kept on same pace

4(3)
Silk - Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap
9/1
  • Form 08811-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 67

slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden when pace quickened over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Ronnie The Rooster has already shown a liking for this synthetic surface by registering two course victories when also benefiting from a significant step up in trip. He's been absent since early November but is respected against two promising Newmarket raiders, both of whom arrive with a debut win to their name. Indian Dandy just got home in a median auction at Lingfield but MYSTIQUE MOON (NAP) looked a gelding of some ability when scoring at Wolverhampton, despite running green. He proved too good for his stable companion Fast Landing on that occasion and the form has been boosted by the runner-up since scoring smoothly. He should improve again and is taken to give the weight away to his rivals.

Formwatch

Mystique Moon 2-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, edged left and carried right over 1f out, ridden to lead and hung left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Fast Landing (8-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Indian Dandy (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slow into stride in touch, headway on inner entering final furlong, ridden to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (6) pol in Jan beating Pattie (9-0) by shd, 10 ran.

Portledge (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on closing stages, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dr Julius No (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f (4) pol in Dec.

Ronnie The Rooster 11-8fav (9-5) In touch, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Newcastle 1m (6) pol in Nov beating Fancy Day (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.