Horse Racing tips: 8 super selections for today’s action at Newcastle

The Racing Post's tipster likes the look of Tefnut in the 17:20.

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15:15 Master Sergeant

Polyphonic looks the clear pick among those who have raced but the newcomers could include something to scupper him. MASTER SERGEANT and Tattered Flag have pedigrees from the other side of the Atlantic and although the latter has a hefty purchase price to help flesh out his appeal, it looks as if Master Sergeant is the stable first string on jockey bookings, so he is given the vote. West Wind Blows for the Crisfords also needs a close look.

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15:50 Copper Mountain

The return to this trip could result in Dajarus bouncing back to form, but preference is for COPPER MOUNTAIN (nap). The filly got off the mark when beating Storm Asset at Chelmsford last time and although the runner-up is 5lb better off, the selection appeared to win with a bit in hand and seems to be improving with racing. Sandie’s Dream is worth keeping an eye on switched to the AW on her return from a break.

16:20 Velazquez

The combination of a gelding operation and drop to shallower waters may enable VELAZQUEZ to open his account at the fifth attempt. He has a huge chance on his Sandown effort in July. His main form rival is dual silver medallist Quick Change, while Steppes looks open to improvement.

16:50 Al Qareem

Any support for the nicely bred newcomer Queen Aminatu should be noted, but AL QAREEM sets a useful standard on the strength of her two Kempton runs and is taken to make it third-time lucky. Ermin Street and Wadacre Grace showed improvement on their respective second starts and each has a solid chance of making the frame.

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17:20 Tefnut

Broctune Red is always a solid option over C&D and Local Bay will rightly be popular back in trip, but perhaps TEFNUT can finally get on the scoresheet after two good runs here in defeat.

17:50 Peintre D’Etoiles

Back over a mile this looks a good opportunity for PEINTRE D’ETOILES to finally get off the mark. White Willow should make a race of it and it will be interesting to see what the market makes of Dubai Lady.

18:20 Blue Flame

This is hardly packed with 7f specialists and it’s hard to know where the pace is coming from, with Tie A Yellowribbon perhaps most likely to take them along, and it looks a race to play carefully. A messy affair should suit Shalaa Asker in theory, now he goes beyond sprint trips for the first time, while the fact he’s a half-brother to three winners at 1m and beyond gives hope on the stamina front. The vote, though, goes to BLUE FLAME, who’s the only one open to improvement and who did much better on his handicap debut back from a break recently.

18:50 Kilconquhar

Somewhere Secret and KILCONQUHAR will be brimming with confidence after their recent wins and while the former looks sure to go well from the front it could be that he will set this up for the powerful finisher Kilconquhar. One Hart ran well over 7f here recently and shapes as though a stiff 6f will suit so is another for the shortlist.

Newcastle Tips

15:15 – Master Sergeant
15:50 – Copper Mountain
16:20 – Velazquez
16:50 – Al Qareem
17:20 – Tefnut
17:50 – Peintre D’Etoiles
18:20 – Blue Flame
18:50 – Kilconquhar

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