Racecards

15:10 Newcastle

Betway Optional Claiming Handicap (Class 2)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £18,675
  • 2nd: £5,592
  • 3rd: £2,796
  • 4th: £1,398
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.19s
  • Off Time: 15:11:07
  • 14 Ran
1(7)
11/1
  • Form: 705097
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: T D Barron
  • Jockey: B A Curtis

behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on into 3rd towards finish

2(2)

Staxton

10 p DCD
11/4
  • Form: 130500
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Jockey: D Allan

chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong

3(14)

Intisaab

10 p D
9/2
  • Form: 093039
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: D Tudhope

held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong

4(6)
14/1
  • Form: 574210
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Jockey: S M Levey

mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out

5(1)

Polybius

33 D
50/1
  • Form: 666556
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-1
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: D M Simcock
  • Jockey: J P Spencer

behind, late headway, never nearer

6(10)
14/1
  • Form: 471632-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 88
  • Trainer: R M H Cowell
  • Jockey: Alistair Rawlinson

keen in touch, driven to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed closing stages, kept on

7(12)

Muscika

24 p D
11/1
  • Form: 246085
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-13
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: D O'Meara
  • Jockey: Angus Villiers

led, keen, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace

8(8)
  • Form: 118726
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: N Tinkler
  • Jockey: Rowan Scott

held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never able to challenge

9(11)

Equiano Springs

31 CDCD
15/2
  • Form: 145401
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: T P Tate
  • Jockey: A Mullen

held up early, pulled hard and soon tracking leader, every chance over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong

10(9)
10/1
  • Form: 431422
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: N Tinkler
  • Jockey: Faye McManoman

in touch, shuffled back over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, never a threat

11(5)
28/1
  • Form: 652313
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 81
  • Trainer: P T Midgley
  • Jockey: L Morris

chased leaders, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace

12(13)
20/1
  • Form: 385036
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-5
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: S P Davis

in touch, lost place over 1f out

13(3)
28/1
  • Form: 683520
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-3
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: R A Fahey
  • Jockey: J P Sullivan

chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong

14(4)

Tommy G

21 D
25/1
  • Form: 738705
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-1
  • Official Rating: 75
  • Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Jockey: Jamie Gormley

chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Equiano Springs finished ahead of Firmdecisions when scoring at Newmarket last month and is 5lb higher while Saluti beat Athollblair Boy only a neck at Doncaster earlier and the latter has subsequently gone close again at Redcar. Staxton and Buridan struggled in tougher sprints than this last time and can figure but a chance is taken on ABOVE THE REST returning to form. He won a Listed race at Wolverhampton early in the year and 2lb lower than his latest success in a handicap, David Barron’s charge gets the nod back on the all-weather.

Formwatch

Above The Rest (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In rear, headway when short of room over 1f out, not clear approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 7th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Dubai Legacy (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Staxton 33-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 18th of 22, 18 1/4l behind Gulliver (9-5) at York 6f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Intisaab 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 22, 8 1/2l behind Gulliver (9-5) at York 6f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Buridan (FR) 40-1 (8-8) Raced near side of centre, mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 17th of 27, 8 1/4l behind Khaadem (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.

Polybius 7-1 (9-2) Last to break, held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, last of 6, 5 1/4l behind Tinto (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (3) gf in Sep.

Warsaw Road (IRE) 4-1jfav (8-10) Held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, went 2nd and ran on well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 14, shd behind Glenamoy Lad (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp (2) pol in Oct.

Muscika 6-1 (9-1) With leader, pushed along and every chance well over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Diamond Dougal (8-10) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.

Firmdecisions (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In touch towards rear, pushed along 2f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Equiano Springs (9-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Equiano Springs 7-1 (9-1) Raced wide tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, ridden and joined inside final furlong, all out, won at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gf in Sep beating Lady Dancealot (9-4) by nk, 9 ran.

Athollblair Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (9-9) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Oriental Lilly (8-9) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gf in Sep.

Saluti (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Highly Sprung (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.

Paddy Power (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Raced far side, held up behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 24, 2 1/4l behind Music Society (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Lucky Lucky Man (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Chased leaders stands side, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never a threat, 17th of 24, 6 1/4l behind Music Society (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Tommy G 10-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Get Knotted (9-9) at Ayr 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct.