The introduction of the all weather track at Newcastle has been a massive plus for the North.
It has the same contours as the old turf track so still retains its stiff nature and I’m not sure the jockeys have caught on to it just yet. It favours horses that are produced fast and late and that’s worth bearing in mind if you’re trying to pick a winner there later.
Speaking of which …
Did us a favour already at Wolves last week and despite the ratings rise, she’s going to be tough to stop in this kind of form, Slightly upped in trip on the new all-weather track at Newcastle should be perfect.
The Eve Johnson Houghton team are in-red hot form right now, and this one ran well at Sandown on debut when nibbled in the market. Made no mistake at Chepstow over the long sprint of 7f and the form of that contest has worked out well with the 3rd & 5th winning since.
Pretty big and scopey so can only improve and looks to have been found another really good opportunity to go in again.
Bolted up at Windsor in a race that didn’t take much winning but she’s a half sister to trainer John Gosden’s Arlington Million winner Debussy so this trip is fine for now. Her rating could very much underestimate her.
She will look beaten three furlongs out but will stay on strongly. Her stamina could win the day in a race full of early pace.
Despite carrying top weight he’s the class act of the line-up by some way. A 14-time winner on different going so softish ground is not a worry. He’s won at Epsom so Hamilton’s tricky track should hold no fears as he travels round in mid-div before striking in this valuable contest.
Although he’s joint top weight, his chance is enhanced with the drop in company to class 5 and he was a winner when he last ran at this level. Brian Ellison’s charge looks like getting the race run to suit him as Let’s Twist is a blaster on the front.
Our lad needs to pass a few before taking an interest, so it should be set up for a big effort in a weak contest.