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20:15 Newcastle

Betway Fillies' Handicap (Class 5)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.66s
  • Off Time: 20:16:04
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap
3/1
  • Form 94-3142
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75

tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no extra in 3rd final 75 yards

3(5)
Silk - Brown, pink cross of lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap
5/2
  • Form 4415-21
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

held up in touch, driven 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held

4(2)
Silk - Emerald green, brown hoops and armlets

Veena (FR)

26 D
5/2
  • Form 1/7998-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 71

tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on when hard pressed inside final furlong, just held on

5(1)
Silk - Emerald Green, Black braces, quartered cap

Sugar Town

8 DCD
9/2
  • Form 11323-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 60

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon lost place, no extra

6(3)
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue chevrons and armlets
  • Form 6333-75
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 58

held up in touch, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, behind inside final furlong

2(6)
NR
7/1
  • Form 2723-6D
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 73

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Englishwoman has been in excellent form during a busy start to 2017 and the up-and-coming Lewis Edmunds takes a valuable 5lb off her back but this is her first experience of this track, all her starts this year having come on Southwell's Fibresand. She's clearly in good heart but POPPY IN THE WIND makes greater appeal. A dual winner on this surface, she landed a higher-class contest here under this rider last time and is taken to follow up even though the additional furlong is a possible concern. Veena is still pretty hard to assess but respected all the same and Sugar Town can not be ruled out and could emerge as the main danger as she runs the track well and has developed into a reliably consistent sprinter at this level.

Formwatch

Englishwoman 15-2 (9-7) Rear division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Archimedes (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

Poppy In The Wind 11-4fav (8-7) Behind, switched left when not much room 3f out, headway halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Fredricka (8-7) by hd, 8 ran.

Veena (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, 4th over 2f out, ridden on outside well over 1f out, carried head high and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Bint Arcano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jan.

Sugar Town 13-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Windforpower (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Thorntoun Lady (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Always behind, 5th of 13, 5 1/4l behind First Excel (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

Semana Santa 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Burtonwood (8-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Feb.