Through The Card: Newcastle, Friday 15 November

Horses jumping a fence
Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle

Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle on Friday...

"...he is entitled to come on for that first start in six months..."

Timeform on Imperial Prince

12:00 - MR LOVE (4) struck on his third start for Dan Skelton at Huntingdon earlier this month and is still well treated on his old form. He has the potential to do better for the Skelton yard and a 7 lb penalty incurred for his recent success is offset by William Marshall's claim. He should prove difficult to beat.

12:30 - IMPERIAL PRINCE (4) shaped well on his return to action at Ayr last month, finishing a close-up fourth, and he might have made a bigger impact had he avoided a couple of late errors. He is entitled to come on for that first start in six months and this does not look a strong contest, so he should go well off the same mark. Border Victor and Speak of The Devil lack experience over fences but could pose a threat if taking to this new discipline.

13:05 - ELLARNA (4) ran poorly on her third and final start in bumpers last season but she had previously shown plenty, twice finishing placed, and has had a breathing operation since last seen. She is expected to be suited by this step up in trip and should go close. CHANTING HILL (1) was successful in a point and showed some promise on her hurdling debut at Ayr, so is expected to pose the greatest threat.

13:40 - Plenty of these have something to prove but CASUAL CAVALIER (4) finished last season in good form, winning over C&D on his penultimate start before having his stamina stretched over a longer trip. He is on a fair mark and can make a winning start for Tristan Davidson.

14:15 - SHENEEDEDTHERUN (4) posted a solid placed effort off this mark at Worcester last month and makes most appeal on the back of that performance. She's not got the most consistent of records, which suggests she's not sure to build on that encouraging first outing for Sam Allwood, but she is clearly on a reasonable mark and this is not a strong race.

14:50 - EMPIRE DE MAULDE (4) ended last season on a roll, following up victory here with success at Doncaster, and he is of obvious interest on his chasing debut, appealing as the type to excel in this discipline. He does not face an easy task here, however, as Simply The Betts and The King of May both won on their reappearance and have race fitness on their side. SIMPLY THE BETTS (1) created the better impression of that pair and is seen as the greatest danger.

15:25 - JEREMY PASS (4) is a half-brother to three winners, including the useful hurdler Knight Pass, and comes from a good staying family. He held every chance when falling at the last in an Irish point in March and was subsequently purchased for £100,000 and sent to Paul Nicholls. He makes plenty of appeal on paper and can get off the mark at the first attempt. The newcomers look set to dominate this contest, with Unohu and Wetlands put forward as the main dangers.

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