A competitive six-race card at Newcastle this evening and our best bet runs in the third race (5.55pm), with recent course winner Viva Voce.

He often flattered to deceive last term, but has won two of his last three starts, including over course and distance last month.  That form has been franked since, with the second and fourth both scoring next time.

He didn’t look as well-suited to the surface at Southwell last time, but comes back to Newcastle on a very workable mark and Connor Beasley returns for the ride.

This should be run to suit and David Barron has his team in excellent form, so Viva Voce looks set to run a big race this evening.

RECOMMENDED BET: 5.55pm Newcastle – Viva Voce ew @ 13/2 (most firms)