NEWCASTLE – APRIL 21
There was no racing on this day last year, whilst there is no history for Newcastle (A/W) meetings until the New Year.
Wednesday's Placepot permutation at Newcastle:
Leg 1 (1.30): 1 (Keystroke), 12 (Pike Corner Cross) & 10 (Briardale)
Leg 2 (2.00): 6 (Star Storm), 8 (Winning Story) & 4 (Guard Of Honour)
Leg 3 (2.30): 6 (Go George Go), 4 (Summer Collection) & 3 (Maulesden May)
Leg 4 (3.00): 6 (Singapore Sling) & 4 (Roller)
Leg 5 (3.30): 5 (Andy’s Girl) & 3 (Cliff)
Leg 6 (4.00): 8 (Life Of Fame) & 5 (Quiet Warrior)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Wednesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.30: Jeremy Noseda has his team in half decent nick in the run up to Christmas and KEYSTROKE could pay for the festive expenses despite giving weight to all twelve rivals. PIKE CORNER CROSS could emerge as the best each way option, especially as Ed de Giles has won with three of his last eight runners, statistics which have produced 15 points of level stake profits. BRIARDALE completes my trio against the field.
Record of the course winners in the opening event:
1/1—Pike Corner Cross
2.00: Only poor old ‘Freddy’ Tylicki has ridden more winners for James Fanshawe than Tom Queally during the last five years and Tom could boot another winner home for the popular trainer aboard beaten favourite STAR STORM who could be worth another chance in this grade/company. WINNING STORY is the lone three-year-old in the field with definite chaims, whilst the chance of GUARD OF HONOUR is also respected. While we enjoy the forthcoming festivities, let’s spare a thought for ‘Freddy’ and his family.
2.30: GO GEORGE GO comes to the gig on a hat trick and connections might have most to fear from the other pair of three-year-olds in the field, namely MAULSEDEN MAY and SUMMER COLLECTION. The five pound claimer aboard Karl Burke’s latter named Teofilo raider should make things interesting at the business end of the contest.
Record of the course winner in the third race on the card:
2/2—Go George Go
3.00: Tom Queally takes another ride for James Fanshawe on the card and the pair should team up to winning effect with SINGAPORE SLING who never really looked at home over timber last time out. Hopefully, the Paco Boy representative will appreciate being back on the level by making short work of this opposition, the pick of which could prove to be ROLLER. Mick Easterby has made a good start to this ‘new’ A/W season and ROLLER is Mick’s only runner on the card, being Newcastle’s leading represented trainer this term.
3.30: ANDYS GIRL represents Brian Ellison, the only trainer in the field to be regularly sending out winners this month and has to be the first name on the team sheet. Jospehine Gordon has enjoyed a never to be forgotten year which could bring about another winner in CLIFF for the Nigel Tinkler team.
4.00: Blinkered for the first time here, three-year-old LIFE OF FAME deserves to get her head in front after some consistent efforts and though I struggle to back maidens who have failed to win following nine assignments, I have no hesitation in nominating Mark Walford’s Equiano filly in the Placepot equation. QUIET WARRIOR represents Tony Carroll who landed a 33/1 winner for yours truly (in another life) on Tuesday.
All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Newcastle card on Wednesday – followed by their five year ratio at the track + profits/losses accrued:
5 runners—Roger Fell (4/40) – loss of 7 points
4—Brian Ellison (4/67 – loss of 40 points)
4—Derek Shaw (1/12 – loss of 3 points)
3—Tony Carroll (3/10 – Profit of 25 points)
3—Jim Goldie (4/60 – loss of 26 points)
3—Paul Midgley (1/17 – loss of 14 points)
3—Kevin Ryan (8/50 – Profit of 10 points)
2—Karl Burke (5/41 – loss of 1 point)
2—David Evans (0/7)
2—James Fanshawe (6/17 – Slight profit)
2—Suzanne France (0/13)
2—Shaun Harris (loss of 6 points)
+ 37 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
76 declared runners