Horse Racing Tips: Timeform’s best bets for Newcastle on Saturday

The boffins fancy Densworth in the 14:33.

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Timeform’s Newcastle Tips

12:13 – Femme Patronne
12:48 – Tommy’s Oscar
13:23 – O’Toole
13:58 – Gentleman de Mai
14:33 – Densworth
15:08 – Henry’s Friend
15:43 – Fever Roque

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

12:13 – Femme Patronne

Femme Patronne showed plenty to work on when dead-heating for second on her debut at Huntingdon in November and she is entitled to improve for that experience. In a steadily-run race over just shy of a mile and three-quarters, Femme Patronne was outpaced on the home turn, but she rallied well inside the final furlong to grab a share of second on the line. She can raise her game over this longer trip.

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12:48 – Tommy’s Oscar

Tommy’s Oscar experienced a productive campaign over hurdles last season, winning four times in a row, including the Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock. He made a pleasing start to his chasing career when a narrow winner at Carlisle in October and he then produced a creditable effort in defeat when finding only Banbridge too good in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham. He was slightly disappointing in the Fighting Fifth back over hurdles last time, even acknowledging he faced a very stiff task, but he has less on his plate here and can successfully concede plenty of weight to his two rivals.

13:23 – O’Toole

O’Toole showed smart form in bumpers, winning on debut at Fairyhouse before splitting Kilcruit and Sir Gerhard in the championship event at the 2021 Punchestown Festival. Given those exploits he perhaps failed to meet expectations over hurdles last term, though he did show progressive form in his three starts. He remains relatively unexposed and is taken to make a winning chase debut from a fair-looking mark.

13:58 – Gentleman de Mai

Gentleman de Mai has shaped well on both starts in handicap company this season, leaving the impression that a couple of steadily-run races at trips around two and a half miles didn’t see him to best effect. The form of Gentleman de Mai’s latest third at Ayr has worked out well and, given how strong he has been in the finish, he promises to be well suited by this step up in trip, while the likelihood of a solid pace is also in his favour.

Newcastle Races Jumps

14:33 – Densworth

Bumper winner Densworth shaped as if he would be better for the run when fifth on his hurdling debut at Carlisle in October and he duly took a step forward to finish runner-up at Doncaster last time. He was no match for the odds-on favourite, but he pulled a long way clear of the remainder and that is the pick of the form on offer. He remains open to further improvement.

15:08 – Henry’s Friend

Henry’s Friend ran out a wide-margin winner at Aintree on his hurdling debut in May and he has produced a couple of better efforts in defeat since returning from a break. He was a good third under a penalty in a strong novice at Aintree in November and took another step forward to finish runner-up in the Grade 2 Winter Novices’ Hurdle at Sandown last month. He sets a high standard based on that form and this looks like a good opportunity.

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15:43 – Fever Roque

Fever Roque was steadily progressive over hurdles last season and he offered something to work on when third on his chasing debut at Ayr in October. He was an early faller at Musselburgh next time, but he bounced back with a creditable third at Wetherby last month. He’s been eased 1 lb in the weights and this doesn’t look like a strong affair, so he’s worth siding with.

Timeform’s Newcastle Tips

12:13 – Femme Patronne
12:48 – Tommy’s Oscar
13:23 – O’Toole
13:58 – Gentleman de Mai
14:33 – Densworth
15:08 – Henry’s Friend
15:43 – Fever Roque

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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