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19:45 Newcastle

sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 14y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £8,500 added
  • Winner: £5,499
  • 2nd: £1,636
  • 3rd: £818
  • 4th: £409
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.40s
  • Off Time: 19:45:37
  • 12 Ran
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2nd
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8/1

    1(8)
    Silk - Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap
    33/1
    • Form 164557-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 83

    slowly into stride, behind, some headway towards far side inside final 2f, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong

    2(13)
    Silk - White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star
    5/1
    • Form 9623-27
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 83

    mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, never reached leaders

    3(7)
    Silk - Maroon, Mauve epaulets
    • Form 71U5-11
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 83

    mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong

    5(1)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White spots, Emerald Green sleeves, White and Yellow quartered cap
    14/1
    • Form 3167-40
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 82

    raced keenly, held up mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression

    6(4)
    Silk - White, Black seams, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star

    Shypen

    30 D
    8/1
    • Form 17024-8
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 80

    tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression with front pair inside final 100 yards

    7(10)
    Silk - White, royal blue cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap
    4/1
    • Form 1131-14
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 80

    held up in rear, outpaced over 2f out, not clear run 1f out, switched right, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish

    8(6)
    Silk - Dark green, white sleeves, red armlets, black cap
    • Form 233-215
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 79

    mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression

    9(5)
    Silk - Green, Red hooped sleeves, Gold cap
    8/1
    • Form 51543-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 79

    tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression

    10(12)
    Silk - Black, Yellow star and armlets, Red cap

    Like No Other

    32 p CD
    20/1
    • Form 62702-8
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 79

    behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous

    11(11)
    Silk - Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap
    12/1
    • Form 053773-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 78

    tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, led narrowly near finish (hand timed)

    12(9)
    Silk - Dark blue, white disc, hooped sleeves, white cap
    • Form 9790-46
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 77

    behind, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms

    13(2)
    Silk - Light blue, red cross of lorraine, red cap

    Curzon Line

    14 BFD
    14/1
    • Form 66217-3
    • Age 8
    • Weight 8-12
    • Official Rating 74

    led, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed narrowly near finish

    4(3)
    NR
    16/1
    • Form 100660-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 82

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    War Department continues to frustrate despite retaining more than enough ability to be highly competitive here in what should prove a cracking heat. The likes of the reliable Testa Rossa and lightly-raced Revolutionary War should both take a hand, while it shouldn't be too long before the Fahey operation extracts a win out of Shypen. Course and distance winner Safe Voyage makes considerable appeal in his search for a Tyneside three-timer but is now 8lb higher than when scoring here last time. But Curzon Line isn't ruled out after finishing third behind the aforementioned last time as he's notably favoured by these weights. The choice, though, is BINT ARCANO. She's still open to improvement, has experience of the surface and looked better than ever when a smooth Wolverhampton scorer last time.

    Formwatch

    Shamaheart (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-13) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Nov.

    War Department (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 13, 3l behind Intransigent (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (3) pol in Jan.

    Safe Voyage (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Lexington Times (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

    Young John (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Intransigent (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (3) pol in Jan.

    Shypen 7-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Hakam (9-8) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

    Testa Rossa (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Eastern Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.

    Revolutionary War (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Disputed lead until went on after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, lost 4th post, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Gossiping (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.

    Bint Arcano (FR) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, 2nd going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed clear, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan beating Arize (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

    Like No Other 10-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Dutch Art Dealer (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

    Free Code (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Holiday Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

    Merdon Castle (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Captain Dion (9-7) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

    Curzon Line 7-2fav (9-7) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Safe Voyage (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Handsome Dude 20-1 (8-10) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Amazour (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp (3) pol in Dec.