Three runners to keep an eye out for at Newcastle on Tuesday
We have reached the time of year when everybody is surprised by how dark it is so early in the evening and there's even a chill in the air. The heating might even have been switched on for a moment. As a result, the evening racing offering is shrinking and Newcastle is the only venue up and running late on Tuesday. Here are three runners it could pay to follow.
This gelded son of Sir Prancealot got off the mark here at Newcastle back in January and has shaped well enough in a pair of recent outings at Newbury. A poor run at Bath gives some cause for concern about this trip but at the same time, he races like he should appreciate it, so a chance is taken he can prove effective this evening.
There are a host of potential improvers in this fifth contest of the evening and at a bigger price, Champarisi can give a good account. She built on her Ripon debut with a fine effort in third at Thirsk last time. A half-sister to a winner over a mile, this step up in trip should suit and she should be travelling well up with the pace at the business end.
Seven furlongs looks to be the optimum trip for this James Given-trained filly based on her penultimate Redcar start and, while her most recent effort does not inspire much confidence, it would be disappointing if she cannot pick up a win in this sort of sphere. This evening's contest is her first outing on an artificial surface.