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17:45 Newcastle

sunbets.co.uk Handicap (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 14y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,852
  • 2nd: £1,444
  • 3rd: £722
  • 4th: £361
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 28.76s
  • Off Time: 17:46:18
  • 6 Ran
2(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 0095-95
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 79

held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on and held towards finish

3(3)
Silk - Black, royal blue star, black sleeves, royal blue stars, black cap, royal blue star
12/1
  • Form 11268-8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

4(5)
Silk - Maroon, Mauve epaulets
11/8
  • Form 571U5-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 75

made all, ridden over 1f out, held on well

5(2)
Silk - Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
11/4
  • Form 45421-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 71

held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

6(7)
Silk - white, maroon chevron

Mime Dance

143 p D
33/1
  • Form 000290-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leader, one pace from over 1f out

7(1)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, red and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, red star
  • Form 2250-55
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 69

in rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened

1(6)
NR

Zaeem

26 pt D
8/1
  • Form 52674-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 81

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Safe Voyage is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentices’ race over track and trip last week but he is upped in class. Custard The Dragon went close here before landing a double at Southwell so a hat-trick is a distinct possibility but LEXINGTON TIMES could prove the one to side with. The latter was not beaten far in this grade at Lingfield recently having tumbled down the weights last year and Ruth Carr’s charge finally looks set to end a long losing run. So It's War and Zaeem still look a shade high in the handicap.

Formwatch

Lexington Times (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Hampered start towards rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Make Music (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Red Touch (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, well beaten after, hanging left over 1f out, 8th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Custard The Dragon (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Safe Voyage (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Jan beating Ticks The Boxes (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.

Custard The Dragon 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, edged right close home, won at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Jan beating War Department (9-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.

Mime Dance 7-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Nonno Giulio (9-11) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

So It's War (FR) 16-1 (8-10) Held up behind, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Eastern Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp (4) pol in Jan.

Zaeem 14-1 (8-12) In touch, lost place well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Holiday Magic (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp (3) pol in Jan.