Newcastle Friday Preview

15:45 - Global Humour 10/1

The first race of the day at Newcastle on Friday is the Betway Apprentice Handicap over six furlongs and in this Class 5 event we have sided with Jim Goldie's Global Humour.

This four year old has been hit and miss for most of his career but is having his first start for his new yard on Friday and heads into the contest off the back of a solid third at Wolverhampton.

He travelled really nicely in that race to suggest he will come on for it and now on a handy mark dropping back down to six furlongs, he is a lovely each way price.

16:15 - No Bet


16:50 - Hello Baileys

After No Bet in the second race of the day we move on to the Class 4 Novice Stakes over seven furlongs and Mark Johnston has a really interesting runner in Hello Baileys.

This two year old has ran four times in his career seeming to get better with every run being in around the frame on all of his starts and this contest looks the perfect opportunity to get off the mark.

In his last two runs he has placed behind some smart horses that have gone onto frank the form and if being able to see of John Gosden's newcomer should be the one to beat.

17:25 - Be Proud 6/1

The Class 5 Betway Casino Handicap over five furlongs sees a host of sprinters take to the all weather and Be Proud for Jim Goldie looks the pick of the bunch.

This three year old gelding offers the best consistent form heading into the race with three seconds and a win in his last six events, with the victory coming over course and distance.

He has been running in between Class 5 and 6 contests this season and last time out over course and distance he was a nice second and if running to the same standard off the same mark he has to be feared.

18:00 - Mogul 6/4

The feature race of the card is the rescheduled Group One Vertem Futurity Stakes and we have gone with the expensive favourite Mogul and this 3,400,000 Guineas purchase looks a class above the rest in this field having won his last two events in taking style.

He made is debut back in August finishing second but looked like he needed the experience for the run more than anything and from there has massively improved.

He scored at the Curragh next time out in a Maiden and then last time out at Leopardstown took the Group Two Champions Juvenile Stakes which is he best form heading into the contest.

18:30 - Glenties

We have another Mark Johnston hopeful in this Maiden over a mile and Glenties will be very tough to pass if running to the same standard as he two runs to date.

The juvenile colt started his career at Newcastle over course and distance at the start of the month where he was a bright second taking to the conditions well.

He then backed that up when stepped up slightly in trip at Wolverhampton with another good second but now getting another try at a mile should see him get off the mark in this field.

19:00 - Bobby Shaft

Our final selection of the afternoon comes in another Novice contest over a mile and Richard Fahey's Bobby Shaft is our fancy off the back of his two starts to date.

Back in March he made his racing debut at Wolverhampton and outran his odds of 28/1 to finish a decent fourth that he used to come on for next run when finishing a solid second at Redcar.

He now has two smart runs under his belt that he should improve from again and he shows he handles these conditions back in a Class 5.

19:30 - No Bet


20:00 - No Bet


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