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20:30 Newcastle

Newcastle United Betting At 188Bet Handicap (Class 6)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,234
  • 2nd: £962
  • 3rd: £481
  • 4th: £240
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.52s
  • Off Time: 20:33:16
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(3)
Silk - Red, white chevron, checked sleeves, red cap, white star
  • Form 341-579
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 65

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, yellow sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap, yellow star
12/1
  • Form 8-92207
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 64

towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened

3(13)
Silk - Black, beige seams, black sleeves, beige stars, black cap, beige star

Epeius (IRE)

41 CD
9/2
  • Form 23-1593
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 64

dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

4(4)
Silk - Dark blue, large pink spots, armlets and cap
  • Form 846070-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

5(11)
Silk - Pink, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap, dark blue star
  • Form 203785
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leader, pushed along and weakened inside final furlong

6(12)
Silk - Red, White epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, hooped cap

Meandmyshadow

13 b DCD
15/2
  • Form 536707
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 63

led, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish

7(5)
Silk - Yellow, red epaulets, yellow sleeves, red stars, red cap

Compton Park

36 vt D
14/1
  • Form 738950
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 63

dwelt, held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous

8(1)
Silk - BLACK, RED stripe, BLACK sleeves, RED stars, BLACK cap, RED stars

Ad Vitam (IRE)

33 bt DCD
25/1
  • Form 661-206
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 63

held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous

9(14)
Silk - Dark green, mauve chevrons, purple sleeves, dark green cap
66/1
  • Form 0-08959
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 62

slowly into stride, always towards rear

10(6)
Silk - Red and White stripes, Grey sleeves, Grey cap, Red star
14/1
  • Form 900079
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 60

held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11(10)
Silk - Maroon and Yellow check, Maroon sleeves, Yellow cap

Lucky Lodge

2 v D
12/1
  • Form 434650
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 60

held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish

12(9)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 526-8
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 64

held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

13(7)
Silk - Maroon, purple stars, white sleeves, purple stars
10/3
  • Form 006062
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 60

held up in touch, ridden and no extra inside final furlong

14(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue and White check sleeves, Dark Blue cap

Bearag

62
10/1
  • Form 843-976
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 56

held up mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A Class 6 handicap, but a number of these horses appear dangerously handicapped. Slemy would be massively interesting if the cheek-pieces are the catalyst for an improved showing. He's 18lb below his last winning mark, and whilst largely dismal this year, he represents a trainer who never ceases to surprise and is largely unexposed on the AW. A reduced mark of 60 could well be a gift, and he must be supported each-way at decent odds. However, the more obvious winner is ETIENNE GERARD . His August career form figures read (5,1,2,7,2,1,2) so this is undeniably his time of year. He gave notice his turn was fast approaching with a fine effort at Redcar last week and appears primed to strike.

Formwatch

Caeser The Gaeser (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) In touch, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Danish Duke (9-12) at Thirsk 6f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Portland Street (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 7, 9 3/4l behind Manshood (9-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Epeius (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, kept on, went 3rd towards finish, unable to challenge, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Yarmouk (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Jun.

Sunnyside Bob (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 9 1/2l behind Medicean El Diablo (8-13) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.

Indian Pursuit (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 17 1/4l behind Glenrowan Rose (10-4) at Catterick 5f hcp (4) sft in Jul.

Meandmyshadow 33-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, edged right and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 6 3/4l behind Lexington Times (9-7) at York 6f hcp (4) gs in Jul.

Compton Park 12-1 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Mango Chutney (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Ad Vitam (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Keen raced wide held up, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Miss Osier (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul.

Jacob Black 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 14 1/4l behind Save The Bees (10-3) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Slemy (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Steadied and switched left start, took keen hold towards rear, headway on rails over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Cosy Club (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

Lucky Lodge 9-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Melaniemillie (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp (6) sft in Aug.

Dandy Bird (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led centre group until merged with rival racing along far side, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Ki Ki (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp fll (5) gs in Jul.

Etienne Gerard 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Yes You (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gs in Aug.

Bearag 13-2 (9-7) Towards rear, hanging left and well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7 1/2l behind Iron Lady (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.