Time: 19:00 Course: Newcastle
Name: Odd Socks Havana Advice: 1.00pt WIN (11/4 Bet365)
Form: 09531 Trainer: Rebecca Menzies Jockey: Kevin Stott
Summary: Rebecca Menzies sends ODD SOCKS HAVANA back to Newcastle, where he won back at the end of January.
He is only raised 2 lbs for that win and should give another good showing of himself. He seems to like it at Newcastle, having won and placed here multiple times previously.
Kevin Stott takes the ride from Billy Loughnane, so they loses the 5 lbs claiming weight but Kevin has a decent record at Newcastle and rides it well.
There’s not much pace in the race at all, so he could be up there himself and keep going to the line.
Time: 19:30 Course: Newcastle
Name: King Carney Advice: 0.75pt EW (5/1 Bet365)
Form: 77038 Trainer: Rebecca Menzies Jockey: Oisin Murphy
Summary: Any ride Oisin Murphy is on at the moment needs to taking seriously, and KING CARNEY is no different.
Hasn’t been in the greatest form, but now on a mark of 59 – which he is very capable of running on.
His sire (Australia) had good form over course and distance, so that adds another dimension to his chances.
If he can recreate anything like his old form he will be going very close.
Time: 20:00 Course: Newcastle
Name: Blackcurrent Advice: 1.50pt WIN (3/1 Bet365)
Form: 57451 Trainer: Alan Brown Jockey: Paula Muir (3)
Summary: BLACKCURRENT runs on the same mark (50), when winning here 5 days ago.
Looks to be the only front runner in the race, so should have his own way up front. If they can jump sharply and get into a nice rhyme, then they should be hard to pass.
Paula Muir keeps the ride, guiding him to his victory last time out, so here’s hoping she can do exactly the same.