Another decent evening Newcastle card to feast on and below are the cards best chances.
4.10 1m Class 6 Handicap – Paparazzi 7/4
It’s took a long time for Tracey Waggott to find the key on this ex Joseph O’Brien horse, she took the now gelding in March 2018 when rated 71, now while consistent in defeat and not running too bad for the most part, he’s been hard to win with and his mark dropped to a handy 63, connections obviously knew the horse was well treated to double declare the horse, he won his first leg in emphatic style beating a well-treated bang inform Zodiakos and the course specialist Newmarket Warrior, the 4 plus length winning distance was performed from just hands and heels and just a couple of flashes of the whip meaning there should be plenty more to come, the 6lb penalty should be far from enough to stop the gelding, especially in a drop in class, should be odds on IMO.
4.45 7f Class 3 Handicap – Mardle 6/4
A very weak race that’s centred around Ontoawinner’s Mardle, the young gelding beat a highly thought of John Gosden colt named Fightwithme who has since gone on to win a good class 3 giving away plenty of weight, Fightwithme is now rated 87 and the form of his victory has bee franked since. Mardle comes into this rated just 80, now going off fightforme’s rating, then Mardle could be 11lbs well in, which in a weak race, he should be very hard to beat and another that’s surprisingly never opened odds on.
5.15 5f Class 3 Handicap – Outrage 7/2
Unlike the last race, this is competitive and a good race to possibly enjoy, especially if course and distance specialist Outrage wins again, he’s won his last 3 over this C&D and the last was in a good-looking class 3 race and the form has worked out well with the 3rd and 4th winning since. Outrage was risen just 4lbs for the win and was unlucky not to follow up at Kempton after running into problems. The return to a straight Newcastle is a big plus and the yard book Kieran O’Neill who was on his last winning run and the jockey unusually travels north and for just 1 run is significant.
6.15 5f Class 6 Handicap – Cherry Oak 4/1
Another Ontoawinner owned horse, this time for Ben Haslam who has a good +31.75 level stakes profit at his usual stomping ground. The filly’s only win was over this C&D which was recorded in March off a lb lower, she’s since ran big races over this C&D, most notably in September when a close 3rd behind a very well handicapped Another Angel who has since franked the form. Her next run in a stronger race wasn’t as good, but the race wasn’t to suit, a return class 6 company against a weak looking field will be more ideal.