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19:30 Newcastle

Casino At bet365 Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 93y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 43.36s
  • Off Time: 19:30:16
  • 8 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Light Green, Yellow cross belts, quartered cap
18/1
  • Form 1551/5-7
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 72

led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong

3(2)
Silk - Maroon, beige chevron, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap
4/1
  • Form 76984-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out

5(4)
Silk - White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap

Naburn

13 CD
6/5
  • Form 8339-31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 64

keen in touch, headway to track leader 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

6(10)
Silk - Light Green and White (quartered), Light Green sleeves
9/1
  • Form 556617
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 64

towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong

7(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Light Blue check sleeves and cap
  • Form 355-658
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 62

led 2f, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong

8(8)
Silk - Emerald Green, large Black spots and sleeves
  • Form 21386-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 62

tracked leaders, effort on inner approaching 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders

9(7)
Silk - Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap
20/1
  • Form 15170-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 60

towards rear, headway halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on

10(1)
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), BLACK sleeves, WHITE armlets, BLACK cap

Falcun

274 v
20/1
  • Form 32/2207-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 57

very slowly away in rear, ridden 4f out, never on terms

2(6)
NR

Mohawk Ridge

32 CD
  • Form 59698-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 72

Nonrunner

4(5)
NR

Mr Snoozy

13 p D
  • Form 12620-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 65

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Mohawk Ridge won over course and distance last month and is only 5lb higher but today's quicker ground is a major worry. Bright Applause won at Catterick on his reappearance and Mr Snoozy was second over 1m2f here on his return to action and stays the extra. But we're going to stick with NABURN, who appears to have improved over the winter judged on his victory over this track and trip a little under two weeks ago. Silver Tigress is starting to edge towards a decent mark but Looks Like Rain is a stayer who'll be seen to better effect when sent back over 2m.

Formwatch

Patavium (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 11, 9l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.

Bright Applause 7-2 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Eijaaz (8-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Naburn 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out, led entering final furlong, kept, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Al Furat (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

Yeomanoftheguard 10-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 9l behind Honest Deal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.

Light The City (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.

Looks Like Rain 11-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Good Speech (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Apr.

Silver Tigress 33-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Bright Applause (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.

Falcun 9-2 (9-8) Very slowly away, in rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 7, 38l behind Geanie Mac (8-2) at Catterick 2m sell stks (6) gf in Aug.

Mohawk Ridge 25-1 (8-13) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr beating Roc De Prince (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.

Mr Snoozy 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.