Racecards

15:20 Newcastle

Betway Claiming Stakes (Class 6)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £4,500 added
  • Winner: £2,911
  • 2nd: £866
  • 3rd: £433
  • 4th: £216
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.94s
  • Off Time: 15:20:32
  • 7 Ran
2nd
Silk -
9/4

    1(2)
    Silk - Yellow, Red hollow box, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red star

    Manatee Bay

    22 v DCD
    11/4
    • Form 642319
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 80

    held up towards rear, never on terms

    2(3)
    Silk - White, Light Green seams, sleeves and cap
    200/1
    • Form 64
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-3

    chased leaders, lost place halfway, soon behind, eased final furlong

    3(6)
    Silk - Light blue, light blue and purple diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap, purple diamond

    Intibaah

    42 p D
    9/4
    • Form 092503
    • Age 6
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 89

    chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace

    4(4)
    Silk - Royal blue, beige chevron, dark blue cap
    66/1
    • Form 510
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 78

    prominent, pulled hard, led over 2f out, ran on well

    5(8)
    Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
    5/2
    • Form 210855
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 77

    led, had driven when headed over 2f out, faded final furlong

    6(5)
    Silk - Red, white triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, white diamond

    Among Angels

    205 b D
    7/1
    • Form 6-45200
    • Age 4
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 78

    mid-division, pushed along halfway, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never a threat

    7(1)
    Silk - Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap
    • Form 9-00106
    • Age 7
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 82

    dwelt badly, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer

    8(7)
    NR
    14/1
    • Form 700-796
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 72

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Intibaah boasts the highest handicap rating as he drops in class but is best in soft ground as when third in the French provinces last month. Fairway To Heaven also has decent claims on these terms having won at Windsor in August but has been off the track since September and MANATEE BAY is preferred. He won a handicap over track and trip last month and should go close again despite the unfavourable terms. Yeeoow and Among Angels are closely matched at the weights thought the former arrives in the better form.

    Formwatch

    Manatee Bay 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, never reached leaders, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Pearl Spectre (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov.

    Sandstream 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 19 1/2l behind Noble Star (9-5) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.

    Intibaah (8-13) 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Winshine (9-5) at Lyon-Parilly 5f stks sft in Nov.

    Doc Sportello (IRE) 6-1fav (10-2) Dwelt, soon switched left towards stands' side rail, in rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression halfway, 14th 1f out, kept on one pace, 13th of 16, 13 3/4l behind Sors (9-3) at Curragh 5f hcp sft in May.

    Yeeoow (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Oriental Relation (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (3) pol in Dec.

    Among Angels 33-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 11th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Exalted (8-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in May.

    Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, not pace to challenge, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Pettochside (8-11) at Salisbury 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep.

    Jubilee Brig 33-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, lost place 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Inaam (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Dec.