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13:00 Newcastle

Betway Handicap (Class 6)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 56y
  • Going: Standard / Slow
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £7,140 added
  • Winner: £3,493
  • 2nd: £1,040
  • 3rd: £519
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 40.92s
  • Off Time: 13:01:16
  • 8 Ran
1(8)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue diamond, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap
5/1
  • Form 466423-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 67

in touch, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, kept on one pace

3(6)
Silk - Pink and grey check, grey sleeves
5/1
  • Form 69612/1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 61

in touch in rear, headway on outer to track leaders 6f out, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on one pace

4(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue braces, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star

Grey Mist

22 h CD
5/6
  • Form 97777/1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 58

slowly away, headway to track leader after 1f, led 3f out, soon headed, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, ran on

5(2)
Silk - Yellow, purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, white cap

Isharah (USA)

18 pt CCD
18/1
  • Form 690008-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 57

in touch in rear, ridden and outpaced 5f out

6(1)
Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap

Seasearch

15 p
20/1
  • Form 611220-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 61

tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

7(9)
Silk - White, Black star and star on cap

Highway Robber

22 ht C
12/1
  • Form 216276-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 49

taken to post early, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and kept same pace final furlong

8(3)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue sleeves, black cap
80/1
  • Form 006053/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 45

led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out

9(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White star, Red sleeves and cap

Dizoard

60
22/1
  • Form 9/33684-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 45

in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to press for 4th close home

2(4)
NR
5/1
  • Form 613253-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 66

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

Galileo's Spear has returned a losing favourite on the last three occasions and is worth opposing once again. Shine Baby Shine has been hurdling and both previous wins on the all-weather came at Southwell while Rubenesque also returns to the Flat but both of her wins so far came on Turf. Grey Mist scored over track and trip recently and can go well again but a chance is taken on dual 1m4f winner SEASEARCH improving for the longer distance given half-brother and former stablemate Chesil Beach won over 2m and Andrew Balding’s charge gets the nod in the opener.

Formwatch

Galileo's Spear (FR) 5-2fav (9-7) Raced wide in touch, pushed along 7f out, headway to join leader 4f out, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Scrafton (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Shine Baby Shine 9-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, at Newcastle 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Dec.

Grey Mist 11-1 (9-3) Always well placed, chased leader 5f out, ridden to lead 2f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec beating Trautmann (10-1) by shd, 12 ran.

Isharah (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression early straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 18 3/4l behind Jake Peter (9-5) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Dec.

Seasearch 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt always towards rear, 11th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Taurean Dancer (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Highway Robber 17-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 13 1/4l behind Grey Mist (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.

Sigurd (GER) 50-1 (11-11) Close up, pushed along and lost place 5th, ridden 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, dist behind Benny In Milan (12-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Dizoard 4-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m 6f hcp (5) gf in Nov beating Son Of Feyan (10-4) by 12l, 8 ran.

Rubenesque (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Miss Spent (11-5) at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) gd in Dec.