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NEWCASTLE (AW) – RACING LEAGUE TIPS, LIVE ON ITV4 – 25/08/2022
5:45pm – Racing League – R15
Consistent filly Wynter Wildes gets the allowances but she has had chances to win in recent runs and has failed. Last time out she was keen early on and will need to settle better if she is to be victorious, but she is likely to be there or thereabouts once again.
Solar Joe is an interesting runner stepping up in trip. He has been performing well of late and if he’s able to transfer his good turf form onto the all-weather he is certainly a contender. Trainer Richard Fahey often does well with runners at the track and appears to have a good chance with this four-year-old gelding.
Lightly-raced Seven Pockets failed to stay in his last outing over 1m6f at Haydock and drops back in trip. This is likely to suit and he has recorded two wins on the all-weather this year.
Course and distance winner Trinity Girl isn’t without a chance off a mark of 80 if able to get into a decent position early on from a wide draw.
At a bigger price Annandale could be capable of making the frame for Jim Goldie. His pedigree suggests 1m4f suits and he is back down in class following a poor run at York last week. He runs off a mark of 78 here and may be worth keeping an eye on in future handicap appearances.
5:45pm Newcastle – Solar Joe 1pt win @ 5/1 (various firms)
6:15pm – Racing League – R16
Postmark performed well on debut for Milton Harris’ yard at Lingfield earlier this month. He is 7lbs higher this time out bidding for a hat-trick of wins, with Frankie Dettori once again taking the ride.
Clive Cox’s Tregony is 6lbs higher than when she won over course and distance in last year’s Racing League. Saffie Osborne claimed 5lbs on that occasion and is reunited with the filly here, this time claiming 3lbs.
Declan Carroll is currently performing at a 25% strike rate and saddles Natchez Trace in this contest. The five-year-old gelding has performed well on the all-weather this year and recorded a win at Southwell when last seen. He is 6lbs higher here, stepping up in class.
Highwaygrey has been performing well on turf but will need to prove he is able to perform on the all-weather having previously failed to fire on the surface.
Three-year-old colt Swatch is unexposed making only his fourth racecourse appearance. He won his maiden last time out at Lingfield staying on well over the trip and is open to further progression.
Both Postmark and Swatch are talented three-year-olds who could be worth keeping an eye on and are interesting in this contest from a betting perspective. However, as the former runs on the all-weather for the first time and the latter makes his handicap debut, they could both be vulnerable to more experienced rivals.
6:45pm – Racing League – R17
Market leader Galiac remains on a mark of 88 following his second-placed finish in the opening race of the Racing League earlier this month. That was his first attempt at a mile and, although he did find one rival better on the day, he saw out the trip well and should be competitive once again.
Baltimore Boy makes his fourth career start following three good runs on all-weather surfaces. The three-year-old gelding won over 7f here in June, beating a number of horses who have since gone on to record wins. He represents a yard struggling for winners of late and perhaps due a change in fortune.
Charles Hills’ Menai Bridge has proven himself to be a useful all-weather performer and is 3lbs higher than when last victorious six months ago. He is one to consider dropping back down in trip.
Consistent Double Dealing is three from six on the all-weather and placed over course and distance last time out, finishing narrowly ahead of Give It Some Teddy, and certainly has each-way claims.
Dingle is one for the shortlist on his Lingfield run behind Totally Charming and On A Session.
He hasn’t been quite on song of late, but didn’t break well when last seen on the all-weather and had plenty to do coming from the rear of the field. He should fare better this time out, ridden by Daniel Muscutt who has been performing at a 36% strike rate at the track this year.
Young Fire races off a handy mark of 88 on the all-weather but has struggled to perform on the surface in the past which is a concern.
6:45 Newcastle – Dingle 1pt E/W @ 5/1 (best price – 4 places, 17/2 various firms)
7:15pm – Racing League – R18
Charlie Fellowes’ runners have been performing well recently and the trainer saddles three-year-old filly Fresh Hope in this 7f contest. She has only run once on the all-weather, on debut here finishing fourth, and has been performing well on turf this season. There could be further improvement to come from her and she certainly has a fair chance in this field.
Course and distance winner Honky Tonk Man performed well from off the pace to finish third at Lingfield most recently. He was two from two on the all-weather prior to that run and could go close off a mark of 88 here.
Alrehb, for in-form trainer Kevin Philippart De Foy, carries top-weight in this contest, 1lbs higher for his second-placed finish behind Yaaser at Doncaster last month. The trip should suit and the gelding is three from six on this surface.
David O’Meara’s new recruit Riot ran on to finish a promising third on stable debut at Ayr earlier this month. He has previously shown snippets of good form, including when finishing third in the Buckingham Palace Stakes last year when rated 93. If able to show improvement on his second start for new yard, he may be well-handicapped off a mark of 84.
Zip is a talented performer on his day and has run well on an all-weather surface before, however he has appeared to be most effective on turf, especially on softer ground.
7:15pm Newcastle – Riot 1pt E/W @ 9/1 (4 places)
7:45pm – Racing League – R19
A tough two-year-old contest over 6f comes next on the card at Newcastle.
Minnesota Lad has been in the tracker since his impressive third on debut at Beverley. He then finished third of four at York, in a race won by the talented Walbank. Last time out he won his maiden well and is making his all-weather debut here, stepping up to 6f.
Zaman Jemil is Dettori’s mount for the in-form team of Harry & Roger Charlton. He has been progressing with each run and only narrowly missed out on his maiden win last time out at Pontefract.
Michael Dods’ Prairie Falcon won a competitive nursery handicap off a mark of 74 when last seen. He is 2lbs higher here and is likely to be dangerous.
Sanks A Million shouldn’t be ruled out as he has experience on the all-weather and has been performing consistently well in his career to date. He is perhaps unexposed in this company and will need to show improvement, which is possible.
Hugo Palmer’s filly American In Paris sports first-time blinkers whilst stablemate Machito, who has previously been keen in his races, wears a hood, as does Conrad Allen’s Hiatus.
8:15pm – Racing League – R20
Current market leader True Mason is bidding for a hat-trick of wins, currently rated 84, 15lbs higher than when beginning his winning run at Doncaster. He won at Wolverhampton last time out and has previously run well at this track. Both trainer and jockey are currently performing at a decent strike-rate and there is plenty to like about this six-year-old gelding who has plenty of speed in his pedigree.
Another in-form trainer is Grant Tuer, whose horses often run well at this track. He saddles Vince Lombardi who is 7lbs higher for his win at Carlisle last week. The three-year-old has run once at the track, finishing a distant third behind winner Canny Fettle. He’ll need to improve on that run, back down to 6f, and jockey Oisin McSweeney claims 5lbs.
Loves Me Likearock may find it tough off a mark of 87 back against the colts and geldings, following a below par run at Goodwood. However, she is two from two on the all-weather as a novice and could rediscover some form back on the tapeta surface.
Natural Path stayed on well to finish third over 7f at Lingfield recently, and remains on a mark of 86. He is one to consider dropping back down in trip, and, despite being winless in three appearances on the all-weather, he has run well on the surface in the past, including when third behind talented filly State Occasion at Chelmsford.
Marshal Dan had been running consistently well this season, prior to a disappointing showing at Doncaster when last seen. He drops back in trip to 6f for the first time for trainer Heather Main who has saddled two winners from six runners in the past two weeks. The gelding is 1lbs lower than when second to the progressive Montassib on slower ground in May, and has form ahead of decent, consistent performers including Dutch Decoy.
Aberama Gold is another worth mentioning in the field, the mount of 5lbs claimer Ryan Sexton. He has been doing well on turf this season, but his form on an all-weather surface is a negative and he has previously performed poorly at the track.
8:15pm Newcastle – Marshal Dan 0.5pt E/W @ 14/1
8:45pm – Racing League – R21
Cuban Breeze performed well off a career-high mark of 89 at York when last seen. She has in-form Frankie Dettori onboard here and appears the one to beat in the field despite carrying top-weight with outsider Zargun.
Show Me Show Me is 6lbs lower than when seen for the first time this season. A drop back to 5f has appeared to suit in less competitive contests, but improvement is required.
Be Proud has been disappointing in his last two runs following a good run of form. It would be no surprise to see the former course and distance winner go close under 5lbs claimer Sexton, back at a track he is familiar with and has enjoyed success at previously.
Another who has been victorious at the track is four-year-old gelding Faustus. He is two from five on the all-weather and is only 1lbs higher than when winning here in March.
8:45pm Newcastle – Cuban Breeze 2pts win @ 5-1 (most firms)