The Racing League Newcastle Tips and Previews
THE RACING LEAGUE CONTINUES ON THURSDAY NIGHT! Action live on ITV Racing on the AW from Newcastle. I have covered all 7 races in detail.
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ITV Racing Thursday Schedule
5.45 Newcastle William Hill Epic Boost Racing League Race 22 Handicap (Racing League) Class 4 1m41/2f
6.15 Newcastle William Hill Bet In-Running Racing League Race 23 Nursery Handicap (Racing League) Class 4 7f
6.45 Newcastle William Hill Keep Your Raceday Positive Racing League 24 Handicap (Racing League) Class 4 7f
7.15 Newcastle William Hill Extra Place Races Daily Racing League Race 25 Handicap (Racing League) Class 4 6f
7.45 Newcastle William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 26 Handicap (Racing League) Class 3 1m2f
8.15 Newcastle William Hill Pick Your Places Racing League Race 27 Handicap (Racing League) Class 3 1m
8.45 Newcastle William Hill Enhanced Odds Every Day Racing League Race 28 Handicap (Racing League) Class 2 5f
A field of 13 are set to head to post for the Racing League opener from Newcastle on Thursday and it won’t surprise you that I’ve taken two against the field. ISLE OF SARK would have to be a leading chance. He started the season quite promisingly finishing a close third at Nottingham back in June but lost his way at Doncaster before bouncing back at Newbury. He was only beaten a couple of lengths behind an improver in Overactive last time and with more to come over a mile and a half should get competitive.
At a bigger price I like TAFSIR as well. She is down the bottom of the weights and has won 3 of her last 4. Even her run in defeat has worked out well and that was impressive last time. She is 6lb higher but likely has a bigger performance in her and should run well. Wynter Wildes probably heads the dangers as that win at this track over Savvy Knight was a good effort. Lizzie Jean carries top weight but is also feared as well.
I thought EBT’S GUARD would be shorter than 5/1 for this so he looks good value at the time of writing. This Cable Bay colt left his first two starts well behind to get within a length of victory at Kempton last time and if improving again must have leading claims in this. He was carried left late on that day too and the winner had it all go his own way making all. An opening mark of just 78 doesn’t look too taxing and I think he’ll go close.
Plenty of dangers with Classy Clarets probably the right favourite after running a big race here last time beaten less than a length. That form has been boosted somewhat too with Primetime who was down the field going very close at Ffos Las next time out. Dan Dee Prince sprung a 25/1 surprise at Leicester last time and if backing that up is another one that could get involved.
With the prize money being quite decent for this I get the feeling they might have been lining YAASER up for this. He was back to winning ways at Musselburgh last month and has run a couple of eye-catching races since. I thought he was tentatively handled again when second at Doncaster and this is definitely his trip so he should still be capable of defying a mark of 73 if everything drops right. No surprise to see him well backed in the betting as he often is but it could prove significant today.
Craven ran a cracker beaten just a head last time and that form has been franked since so he could be the danger. Chola Empire is another capable type who only went down narrowly into third at Chelmsford last time and so should run well. Billy Mill was denied just a nose last time but had been out of sorts prior to that so needs to prove he can back that up in what looks a competitive race.
With 2 wins from his last 3 starts HYDRATION would be one of my more confident bets of the night. He impressed finding plenty to get back to winning ways at Doncaster last time and should be able to handle a mere 4lb rise. He remains unexposed having only raced 6 times and the 13/2 will likely come under pressure so it might be worth snapping up the price now.
With 14 heading to post I’ll also be having an each way saver on ATASER who ran well when third at Doncaster last time. He had Yaaser in second that day (tipped earlier on the card) and it looked a decent race for the grade. Nordic Passage has been denied a nose the last twice so won’t need to find much more to win so he is respected as well.
After winning despite racing green at Bath it was a bit disappointing to see MOONSPIRIT only fourth last time. In hindsight though it still wasn’t a bad run and she is a filly still learning her trade. She runs off the same mark here and with this big field likely playing to her strengths it would be no surprise to see her come through strongly and win this. She is armed with plenty of potential still and George Boughey has been targeting the Racing League with his runners.
Miami Thunder won impressively over a mile here on debut for his new yard and very nearly followed up last time only run down late. I don’t think he is screaming out for a step up to a mile and a quarter but if getting it he could be the danger. Bashful has had a terrific season with recent form figures of 1113 and he is another one expected to get competitive stepping back up in trip.
This looks a great chance for HARTSWOOD to get himself back in the winners enclosure. He hasn’t put a foot wrong since winning at Thirsk bumping into a few improvers and again performed creditably when third to Cabinet Of Clowns in one of these at Chepstow. He kept on well at the line and dropped 1lb should have every chance. Hopefully he gets a good pace to run down and if getting the splits at the right time looks the most likely winner.
Parlando will probably be sent off favourite as he has only had 3 starts so brings a lot of potential to the table. He was beaten less than a length on handicap debut at Newmarket and won’t need to find much more to be seriously competitive in this. Arthur’s Realm has run well placing the last twice and is another one fully expected to be in the shake-up.
A really good finale attracting a decent field for good prize money so I’m backing two and my main hope would be the favourite ALLIGATOR ALLEY for David O’Meara. This son of Kingman was beaten narrowly into third behind Lord Riddiford at Glorious Goodwood and then missed just a neck to Equilateral at York. He is coming to the boil and should go very close again in this granted usual luck in-running.
The other one I want to chance is BATAL DUBAI as I know he let backers down at Ascot last time but he impressed making up a lot of ground at this track before that and could bounce back and have a big say. Rohaan is very classy and looks a danger to all but he has failed to build on that Ascot run 3 starts back and has rather lost his way for now. Fine Wine is another one expected to be involved.