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20:45 Newcastle

Betway Handicap (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.25s
  • Off Time: 20:49:45
  • 10 Ran
2nd
Silk -
6/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    12/1

      1(4)
      Silk - Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves

      Commanche

      16 b DCD
      6/1
      • Form 11441-4
      • Age 8
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 65

      always prominent, challenged over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

      2(7)
      Silk - Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap
      • Form 6366-62
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 64

      led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong

      3(9)
      Silk - Black, Red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap
      • Form 32021-7
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 63

      chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out

      4(1)
      Silk - Emerald green, white hoops, orange sleeves, white armlets, orange cap
      16/1
      • Form 2/5593-3
      • Age 8
      • Weight 9-4
      • Official Rating 62

      held up towards rear, headway 3f out, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression

      5(5)
      Silk - Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, dark blue star
      • Form 04565-2
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 61

      pressed leader, led narrowly inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, held on well

      6(8)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow hoops, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap

      Ki Ki

      95 D
      6/1
      • Form 7/57733-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 60

      chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, always held

      7(10)
      Silk - Yellow, royal blue epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap
      • Form 08142-0
      • Age 9
      • Weight 8-11
      • Official Rating 55

      behind, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat

      8(2)
      Silk - Black, red seams, black and maroon striped sleeves, red cap
      16/1
      • Form 31607/6
      • Age 8
      • Weight 8-9
      • Official Rating 53

      in touch, ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened

      9(6)
      Silk - White, maroon epaulets, hooped sleeves, quartered cap

      Hadley

      16
      12/1
      • Form 355-273
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 50

      tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, not reach front pair

      10(3)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap
      25/1
      • Form 48740-3
      • Age 5
      • Weight 8-2
      • Official Rating 46

      held up towards rear, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never on terms

      In depth

      Verdict

      Nothing makes strong appeal in a modest finale and KI KI is only a tentative selection having been absent since the first day of November. The mare is, however, one of the very few in the line-up open to progression after just seven career starts and her last two runs suggest she's more than capable of picking up a low-grade handicap. Commanche wins in his turn but concedes weight all round and Napoleon Solo continues to suggest that he's not the most enthusiastic of performers, although it will be interesting to see how he handles this drop to sprint trips. Tango Sky and Spirit Of Wedza both make greater appeal on the back of recent useful efforts.

      Formwatch

      Commanche 6-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3/4l behind Colourbearer (9-9) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Spirit Of Wedza (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Colourbearer (9-9) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Napoleon Solo 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 9l behind Fire Diamond (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Tango Sky (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong until final 50 yards, went 3rd again last strides, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Compton Prince (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Spirit Of Zebedee (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1l behind First Excel (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Ki Ki 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on towards finish, 3rd of 18, 2 3/4l behind Questo (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gs in Nov.

      Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) In rear and outpaced, last of 12, 12 3/4l behind Windforpower (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Beau Amadeus (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5 1/4l behind First Excel (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Jan.

      Hadley 8-1 (9-10) Raced wide towards rear, headway stand side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Wimboldsley (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan.

      Sea Of Green 18-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Windforpower (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (6) pol in Jan.