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Race 1 Newcastle 12-12 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 20f

3211 Blue Shark
20/1, left his previous efforts behind to get off the mark in 10-runner handicap hurdle at Ffos Las (20f) 32 days ago. Form has been franked so he's expected to be bang there off 4 lb higher mark.
10-10Jamie BraceJonjo O'Neilllocked3/12/133
262 Heros De Moutiers
Off mark in Irish points at fourth attempt and best of three runs over hurdles when fourth of 7 in novice at Uttoxeter (15.8f) 26 days ago. Up in trip for his handicap bow with more required.
12-0Theo GillardDonald McCainlocked6/111/183
3415 Brickadank
Still winless after 21 runs and below form eighth of 14 in handicap hurdle at Hexham (16.2f) 34 days ago. Others appeal more.
10-2Joshua ThompsonMicky Hammondlocked9/13.5/161
216 Aazza
Fair hurdles winner who has failed to go on in three runs over fences this term. Reverts to this sphere now and she can't be discounted off an easing mark.
11-6Dylan JohnstonRose Dobbinlocked9/12.5/172
1714 That's Your Lottie
Remains a maiden after 22 runs. 5/1, only ninth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (23.8f) 17 days ago. Has work to do.
10-3Emma Smith-ChastonKatie Scottlocked12/111/18
285 Coup De Gold
It's now twenty two runs since his last win in 2019 but he posted a respectable sixth in handicap hurdle at Market Rasen last time. No forlorn hope.
11-8Peter KavanaghDavid Thompsonlocked12/17.5/138
1712 Ex S'Elance
C&D winner who posted a creditable seventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Musselburgh (23.8f) 17 days ago. It's fifteen runs since his last win in 2021 though.
10-8Daire DavisVictor Thompsonlocked14/18/143
918 Ballyfarsoon
Not disgraced when fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.4f) 9 days ago. It's twenty runs since his last win in 2019, however.
10-2Patrick WadgePeter Winkslocked33/128/115
564 Kings Justice
Lightly-raced maiden. 100/1, pulled up in handicap hurdle at Carlisle (17.2f) 56 days ago. Hard to enthuse over.
11-9Benjamin AbbottSam Allwoodlocked40/166/165
279 Dakota Beat
Eleven runs since last win in 2021. Pulled up in handicap hurdle at Southwell (20.4f) 27 days ago. Cheekpieces are reached for now.
11-1Conor RabbittJohn Nortonlocked40/128/130
79517 Royal Flush
Poor maiden. Off over 2 years since coming in ninth of 11 in handicap hurdle at Kelso (20.9f). Hard to enthuse over on his comeback run.
10-2Thomas WillmottSimon Waughlocked50/1125/1150
There are 11 runners in this race.

Race 2 Newcastle 13:17 Handicap Chase (Class 4) 23f

203 Ladronne
Very much regained progressive thread over fences of late, scoring narrowly at Wetherby (19.4f) and relishing the step back up to 25f to follow up at Catterick 3 weeks ago. Unlikely he's finished winning yet on that evidence.
11-12Sean QuinlanTjade Collierlocked2.75/12.5/19
331 Monbeg Genius
Point winner who tasted success twice in maiden/novice hurdles last term (at up to 23.6f). Lacked sharpness back from 7 months off/following wind op sent chasing at Aintree (19.9f) 33 days ago but feasible to expect improvement.
12-2Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked3/13/10
307 Bretney
Pretty reliable since switched to fences and deservedly notched second success in this sphere when accounting for 10 rivals at Hereford (25.2f, good to soft) 4 weeks ago, going on again 4 out and ridden out. Expected to go well again.
10-7Richard PatrickHenry Dalylocked3.33/12.75/117
145 Half Track
Fairly useful winning hurdler who fell first on chase debut at Carlisle in October and again failed to complete (through no fault of his own) when hampered and unseating at Kelso 2 weeks ago. Remains early days at least.
11-7Danny McMenamin N W Alexanderlocked5/14/120
362 Stylish Moment
Fairly useful hurdler/chaser at best for Eoin Doyle. Shaped as if as good as ever on third start for present yard when third over fences at Carlisle (24.5f) in October but not in same form tackling 31.5f at Musselburgh since. Quickly drops back in trip now.
12-2Derek FoxLucinda Russelllocked8.5/133/1288
206 Who's In The Box
Winless since 2020 and, having been well backed, failed to complete for third time from last 5 starts when falling in race won by Ladronne at Catterick (25.2f) 3 weeks ago. Still, not out of things from this sort of mark.
10-10Charlie HammondNick Kentlocked22/110/155
404 Indian Brave
Dual chase winner during 2020 and proved he retains plenty of ability back from 2 years off when runner-up at Wetherby (19.4f) in March. However, he was well held when falling 4 out on return at that venue in October. Not the easiest to weigh up.
11-11Robert DunneNeil Mulhollandlocked25/122/112
There are 7 runners in this race.

Race 3 Newcastle 15:22 NH Flat Race (Class 5) 16f

09 Impatient
£95,000 3-y-o, Montmartre gelding. Dam, placed on Flat in France, half-sister to fairly useful French hurdler (17f/2¼m winner) Sister Palma. Noteworthy newcomer.
11-2Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked3.33/11.75/147
2316 Boy De La Vis
Showed form in points and reasonable start under Rules when third in a bumper at Warwick for Robin Dickin 7 months ago. Merits respect starting out for a new yard.
11-2Charlotte JonesJames Moffattlocked4/14.5/113
03 Ballin Bay
£60,000 3-y-o, Milan gelding. Dam unraced half-sister to useful hurdler/smart chaser (stayed 3½m) Across The Bay. Wears hood.
11-2Brian HughesPauline Robsonlocked4.5/17/156
3313 Wee Baz
Half-brother to 3 winners and showed ability when third of 12 in a bumper at Kelso last month. Could improve from that, so not one to discount.
11-2Ross ChapmanDaragh Bourkelocked6/118/1200
2217 Had To Be Hugo
£30,000 5-y-o, Ocovango gelding. Dam, failed to complete in points, sister to moody but fairly useful hurdler/chaser (stayed 29f) Lively Baron. Runner-up only start in Irish points (May 1). Worthy of interest on debut.
11-2Conor O'FarrellRebecca Menzieslocked7/14/143
011 Samillier
£2,000 3-y-o, Black Sam Bellamy gelding. Brother to a winner, and half-brother to fairly useful hurdler Lieutenant Miller and fair chaser Avec Espoir, stays 25f. Represents an in-form yard.
11-2Jamie HamiltonMark Walfordlocked22/112/145
451 Artic Row
Second in a point bumper but down the field on Rules debut at Ayr and others make more appeal.
11-2Henry Brooke N W Alexanderlocked28/133/118
04 Better Be Definite
Clovis Du Berlais gelding. Dam (c83/h99), 2m-2½m hurdle winner, half-sister to useful hurdler/smart chaser (stayed 3m) Junction Fourteen.
11-2Ryan ManiaHarriet Graham & locked33/118/145
162 Ask My Heather
Well-held fourth in a bumper at Sedgefield first time out and others make more appeal.
11-2Dillan HurstSusan Corbettlocked50/1100/1100
20710 Raffles Wonder
£16,000 5-y-o, Balko gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Raya Time. Maiden Irish pointer, failed to complete last 3 starts (latest May 15).
11-2Aaron AndersonRebecca Menzieslocked50/111/178
There are 10 runners in this race.

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