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14:45 Newcastle

'VertemAM' Twitter Handicap (Class 3)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £14,000 added
  • Winner: £8,821
  • 2nd: £2,640
  • 3rd: £1,320
  • 4th: £661
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 14.77s
  • Off Time: 14:47:14
  • 16 Ran
3rd
20/1

      4th
      1(3)
      • Form: 34310-6
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 95
      • Trainer: G R Oldroyd
      • Jockey: Barry McHugh

      slowly into stride, midfield, headway approaching final furlong, kept on well, never able to challenge

      2(12)

      Fast Shot

      169 DCD
      20/1
      • Form: 400599-
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-6
      • Official Rating: 94
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: Rachel Richardson

      midfield, driven and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace closing stages

      3(10)
      • Form: 47014-0
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-5
      • Official Rating: 93
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: Sammy Jo Bell

      midfield, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well

      4(4)

      Barkston Ash

      13 p DCD
      20/1
      • Form: 03008-0
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-3
      • Official Rating: 91
      • Trainer: E J Alston
      • Jockey: Jason Hart

      steadied start, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened

      5(5)
      66/1
      • Form: 110/90-0
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 9-0
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: K Dalgleish
      • Jockey: G Lee

      slowly into stride, hampered soon after start, always behind

      6(14)
      11/2
      • Form: 40306-2
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 9-0
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: J Garritty

      held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace towards finish

      7(6)
      7/2
      • Form: 814732-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 9-0
      • Official Rating: 88
      • Trainer: M Dods
      • Jockey: P Mulrennan

      prominent, driven to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, gradually weakened

      8(7)

      Apricot Sky

      196 D
      33/1
      • Form: 978310-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-13
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: D Nicholls
      • Jockey: P Makin

      chased leaders, weakened quickly 2f out

      9(16)
      • Form: 26318-5
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 8-13
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: P Hanagan

      behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, hung left under pressure close home, never reached winner

      10(1)

      Inxile (IRE)

      175 p D
      66/1
      • Form: 186609-
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 8-13
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: D Nicholls
      • Jockey: Adrian Nicholls

      led until over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong

      11(9)

      Duke Cosimo

      238 b D
      6/1
      • Form: 5/41531-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-12
      • Official Rating: 86
      • Trainer: T D Barron
      • Jockey: Graham Gibbons

      hampered soon after start, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong

      12(2)
      • Form: 251307-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-10
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: A C Whillans
      • Jockey: Connor Beasley

      outpaced in rear, never a factor

      13(11)
      18/1
      • Form: 116-223
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-10
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: M Appleby
      • Jockey: A Mullen

      swerved badly left soon after start, prominent until weakened over 2f out

      14(13)

      Polski Max

      165 p D
      20/1
      • Form: 675461-
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-9
      • Official Rating: 83
      • Trainer: B Ellison
      • Jockey: D Swift

      chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong

      15(8)
      40/1
      • Form: 38990-0
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 8-9
      • Official Rating: 83
      • Trainer: Mrs R Carr
      • Jockey: J P Sullivan

      hampered soon after start, held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer

      16(15)
      20/1
      • Form: 442475-
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 8-8
      • Official Rating: 82
      • Trainer: T D Easterby
      • Jockey: D Allan

      held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened

      In depth

      Verdict

      FARLOW ran well on his return to action at Doncaster in this grade. Beaten less than a length, he can confirm running with stablemate Withernsea, Jamican Bolt, Barkston Ash and Cosmic Chatter and has the beating of Grissom on collateral form. Arctic Feeling is another Fahey runner but 6lb higher than his win at York in October while Catterick winner Polski Max is upped in class off a higher mark on his reappearance and Duke Cosimo is preferred on his win at Ripon in August. My Name Is Rio ended last year with a second at Haydock and will appreciate any cut in the ground.

      Formwatch

      Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 21, 2 3/4l behind Tatlisu (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.

      Fast Shot 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, one pace from over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 18, 5l behind Jamaican Bolt (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Oct.

      Arctic Feeling (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 11l behind Royal Bajan (8-8) at Chelmsford City 5f hcap (2) pol in Mar.

      Barkston Ash 33-1 (9-5) Led, headed inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 15th of 21, 10l behind Tatlisu (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.

      Lover Man (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 20l behind Royal Bajan (8-8) at Chelmsford City 5f hcap (2) pol in Mar.

      Farlow (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner final 110 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind Tatlisu (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.

      My Name Is Rio (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Barracuda Boy (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.

      Apricot Sky 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 13l behind Barracuda Boy (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.

      Withernsea (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 21, 2l behind Tatlisu (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.

      Inxile (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Prominent stands side, driven 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 11l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.

      Duke Cosimo 13-2 (9-2) Raced far side, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, led that group and overall leader inside final furlong, soon hard pressed, just held on, won at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Red Refraction (9-6) by shd, 20 ran.

      Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 11l behind Fruit Pastille (8-11) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.

      It Must Be Faith 5-2 (9-6) Pressed winner, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Oriental Relation (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.

      Polski Max 5-1 (9-7) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge leader when hampered and carried right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct beating Ambitious Icarus (8-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

      Cosmic Chatter 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, weakened 1f out, beaten when not much room and edged left inside final furlong, 17th of 21, 11l behind Tatlisu (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.

      Grissom (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Tatlisu (8-11) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.