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16:50 Newcastle

Woodford Group Plc Handicap (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 25.31s
  • Off Time: 16:50:16
  • 8 Ran
2nd
Silk -
11/2

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(6)
    Silk - Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap
    • Form 9-76711
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-8
    • Official Rating 69

    in touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out

    2(7)
    Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, hooped cap

    La Matanza

    12 D
    16/1
    • Form 169
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 74

    towards rear, pushed along halfway, kept on inside final furlong

    3(2)
    Silk - Yellow, Black braces and sleeves, Yellow and Black striped cap
    12/1
    • Form 3116-38
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-5
    • Official Rating 72

    towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace

    4(3)
    Silk - Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves

    Viva Volta

    24 D
    11/2
    • Form 00-1635
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 68

    led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on

    5(4)
    Silk - Pink, Maroon chevrons, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star
    7/2
    • Form 0257-02
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 63

    towards rear, pushed along halfway, no impression

    6(8)
    Silk - White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star
    4/1
    • Form 0754-52
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-9
    • Official Rating 62

    led for 1f, close up until weakened 2f out

    7(5)
    Silk - Black, White hoops, Dark Blue and White hooped sleeves
    12/1
    • Form 5-89420
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 57

    tracked leaders, effort 2f out, one pace under pressure

    8(1)
    Silk - White, White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Red cap
    66/1
    • Form 3280-70
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 57

    chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    Electric Warrior can land his hat-trick in the finale at the expense of Ours and Superior Star. The selection has been seen in winning action at Haydock and Ponefract this season and connections are keen to run with a penalty rather than wait for the horse to be reassessed by the handicapper. That in itself suggests he has a great chance of further success. Ours ran with promise on his latest start when finishing second of nine behind Queens¿s Composer at Redcar so any market support should be noted. Superior Star did the same when running a blinder at Newcastle last time out so once again he is repected. But for the winner we return to Electric Warrior.

    Formwatch

    Electric Warrior (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp (5) gf beating Mr Cellophane (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.

    La Matanza 11-1 (9-1) Raced stand's side, led that pair, headed over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Lyrical Sound (9-1) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf.

    The Terrier 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Imperial Sword (8-11) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May.

    Viva Volta 5-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, driven and outpaced 2f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 5l behind Silver Dip (9-6) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp (4) gf.

    Ours (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, headed, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Queen's Composer (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp (5) frm.

    Superior Star 14-1 (8-10) Held up, effort over 2f out, headway to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind European Dream (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp (5) gf in May.

    Quaker Boy 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden, not much room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 8l behind Boy Dancer (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp (6) gf.

    Roonah (FR) 33-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 12, 18l behind Penang Cinta (8-11) at W'hampton 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jan.