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16:55 Newcastle

Betway Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 98y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £9,662 added
  • Winner: £5,208
  • 2nd: £1,550
  • 3rd: £774
  • 4th: £400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 41.98s
  • Off Time: 16:55:30
  • 7 Ran
2nd
Silk -
7/1

    1(7)
    Silk - Black, beige epaulets, armlets and cap
    1/2
    • Form 2/33-12
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-10
    • Official Rating 85

    slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway into 3rd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well

    2(3)
    Silk - Pink, large white spots

    Groveman

    14 D
    7/1
    • Form 2335/52-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 82

    in touch main group, went 2nd and headway over 3f out, led briefly over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace

    3(4)
    Silk - White, emerald green braces, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap
    • Form 3422/87-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 77

    held up towards rear, headway under pressure on outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders

    4(5)
    Silk - yellow, royal blue hoops, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, red cap
    14/1
    • Form 2392-33
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 75

    led, clear to over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    5(1)
    Silk - Red, white triple diamond, white and red diabolo on sleeves, red and white quartered cap
    • Form 3254/
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 75

    tracked clear leader to over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off final 2f

    6(6)
    Silk - SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap
    9/2
    • Form 61364-3
    • Age 8
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 74

    held up behind, ridden to chase clear leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, never a threat

    7(2)
    Silk - Black, Red triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap
    • Form 33470-5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 68

    in touch main group, ridden to chase clear leaders over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Ice Pyramid won easily over course and distance last month but failed to land the odds in an amateurs' race at Lingfield last time despite the favourable terms and has to compete off a 5lb higher mark today. Groveman has been hurdling but was narrowly beaten at Carlisle when last on the Flat and can figure in this but LOPES DANCER gets another chance. Sent off favourite here on his first start since November, Brian Ellison’s charge could only manage third but will be sharper today and an apprentice’s 7lb allowance further helps his cause. Iconic Belle has been placed over longer trips at Wolverhampton recently but has yet to win on the all-weather.

    Formwatch

    Ice Pyramid (IRE) 4-11fav (11-5) Close up, chased leader 4f out, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Dutch Uncle (10-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Groveman 9-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway on outside after 4 out, outpaced before next, no danger after, 5th of 9, 17l behind Sebastopol (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (2) gs in Feb.

    Lady Camelot (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Awkwardly away, in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16 1/2l behind Ginistrelli (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep.

    Iconic Belle 20-1 (10-2) Raced wide close up, pushed along 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mouriyani (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Dieu Benisse (FR) 22-1 (11-8) In touch in mid-division, struggling bypassing omitted 3 out, tailed off, last of 16, dist behind Getaway Mag (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Feb.

    Lopes Dancer (IRE) 6-4fav (9-13) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind Sulafaat (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.

    Sioux Frontier (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10 3/4l behind Ice Pyramid (9-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jan.