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16:55 Newcastle

Betway Novice Stakes (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 98y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £6,800 added
  • Winner: £3,672
  • 2nd: £1,724
  • 3rd: £862
  • 4th: £431
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 47.25s
  • Off Time: 16:56:23
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
6/5

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(6)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap

    Desert Emperor

    16 t BF
    7/4
    • Form 238448
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 71

    mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, kept on well final furlong, always held by winner

    2(7)
    Silk - Light blue, pink star, pink and light blue hooped sleeves, light blue cap, pink star
    28/1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-8

    led, ridden and headed 2f out, plugged on one pace final furlong

    3(1)
    Silk - Royal blue, yellow epaulets, yellow and royal blue hooped sleeves, striped cap
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-8

    midfield, pushed along over 1f out, ridden 1f out, kept on final furlong

    4(3)
    Silk - Royal blue, white spots and sleeves, red cap
    7/1
    • Form 3/2268-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 72

    raced keenly, close up, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong

    5(5)
    Silk - Yellow, Light Blue epaulets, Light Green sleeves, White stars, Light Blue cap, White star
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    slowly away, ran in snatches towards rear, ridden along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out

    6(8)
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, Dark Green cap
    150/1
    • Form 80
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    held up, nudged along over 3f out, made no impression from over 2f out

    7(2)
    Silk - Dark green, white stars on sleeves

    Najeeba

    192
    6/5
    • Form 8-7
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    slowly away, soon chased leaders, headway to lead 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well

    8(9)
    Silk - Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap
    100/1
    • Form 0-8
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous

    9(4)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Dark Blue and Orange striped sleeves, Orange cap
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    NAJEEBA has been off the track since beaten a couple of lengths at Newbury in April but today’s longer trip will suit the half-sister to a 2m winner and this won’t take much winning. Desert Emperor has been competing in handicaps without success and Stockbridge Tap has undergone wind surgery and switched yards since last year. Perfect Country is a half-sister to a couple of winners and may get involved on her debut.

    Formwatch

    Desert Emperor 7-2fav (9-10) Led 1f, settled 3rd 8f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Athers (8-6) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Oct.

    Khilwafy 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders on inside, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 10 1/2l behind Hillfinch (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (5) gd in Sep.

    Leopolds Rock (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Towards rear, jumped right 2nd, ridden along before 4 out, tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Rapid Flight (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in May.

    Stockbridge Tap 40-1 (8-6) Midfield, pushed along 3f out, weakened, last of 8, 12 1/4l behind Prince Alex (8-8) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (3) gs in Sep.

    Jordan Solar (IRE) Gleneagles gelding out of Fastnet Mist.

    Happy Go Lottie 300-1 (8-11) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 10, dist behind Raise The Roof (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Jul.

    Najeeba 11-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Gloria Mundi (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Apr.

    One Punch Terri 125-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened rapidly 2f out, last of 8, dist behind Captain Cooper (9-5) at Newcastle 7f stks (5) pol in Jan.

    Perfect Country (IRE) Australia filly out of Scarlet Empire.