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16:55 Newcastle

Saffie Joseph & Sons Handicap (Class E)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 19y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 32.53s
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 4663-24
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0

held up towards rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Brown and Dark Green stripes, Brown cap

Minivet

58
16/1
  • Form 550/600
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-13

slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden in effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong

3(7)
Silk - Emerald Green, White star, Yellow sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green star
  • Form 053414
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-13

tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out

4(9)
Silk - Black, Yellow stars, armlets and stars on cap
33/1
  • Form 414220
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-11

missed break and behind, headway to mid-division halfway, weakened 4f out

5(10)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap
  • Form 400113
  • Age 10
  • Weight 8-11

soon led, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

6(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, GREY cross belts, GREY sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, BLACK cap
8/1
  • Form 005252
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-10

track leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden effort over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong

7(5)
Silk - Yellow, Black diamond and sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 060-511
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7

held up in touch, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, soon clear

8(2)
Silk - Red, Emerald Green epaulets, quartered cap
100/1
  • Form 10/060-0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-6

towards rear, headway on inside to challenge over 3f out, weakened 2f out

9(3)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, RED star, BLACK cap
20/1
  • Form 064023
  • Age 7
  • Weight 7-12

pulled hard towards rear, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong

10(4)
Silk - WHITE, LIGHT BLUE and YELLOW striped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 065060
  • Age 6
  • Weight 7-12

mid-division, dropped rear over 4f out, stayed same pace final 2f, never dangerous

11(11)
Silk - Light Blue, Royal Blue spots
200/1
  • Form 60-006
  • Age 4
  • Weight 7-12

in touch, pushed along and dropped rear over 5f out, soon behind

In depth

Verdict

Another open contest rounds off the card with many in form rivals in opposition including Dorothy's Friend, Katmandu and Mr Fortywinks and the confident vote goes to Dorothy's Friend. The three year old has shown improved form since being stepped up in trip and if he sees out this two mile trip he will be hard to beat. He gave the impression he would stay this far when defeating Anak Pekan at Kempton on Saturday and with conditions again in his favour he is taken to score. Katmandu rates the main danger despite top weight he was a fair fourth behind Jadeeron last time doing all his best work at the finish. He is another that is sure to be suited by the step up in trip and has definite place claims. Mr Fortywinks would also have a chance on his best form but he gave the impression the handicapper had caught up with him when fourth behind Faraway Lady so for that reason he is opposed on this occasion. Of the remainder Minivet is from a shrewd yard and is worth noting in the market but the confident vote goes to the bang in form Dorothy's Friend.