Horse Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets at Newcastle on Monday

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Timeform pick out three bets at Newcastle on Monday

Timeform pick out their three best bets at Newcastle on Monday...

"...has been knocking on the door this season and should be getting off the mark before long."

Timeform on Bawaader

Spantik - 15:55 Newcastle

Spantik was easy to back over this course and distance three weeks ago, but he took a step back in the right direction returned to the all-weather, no match for the winner, who has incidentally gone in again subsequently, but running well to fend off the remainder of the field and finish second. This looks a decidedly easier task, and he should go close again from the same mark.

Bawaader - 16:30 Newcastle

Bawaader has been threatening to come good, running better than the bare results suggest since joining David Thompson's yard, and he was denied a first win only by the stewards at Musselburgh last time, edging left in the final 50 yards and slightly intimidating the runner-up. He has been knocking on the door this season and should be getting off the mark before long.

Traveller - 19:15 Newcastle

Traveller won twice at Wolverhampton at the beginning of the yard but has proved a little more miss than hit since. He has dropped in the weights since then however, and is now 4 lb below his last winning mark. He is dropped into a 0-55 handicap for the first time in his career here, and with claimer Harry Russel taking a handy 7 lb off his back, he looks to hold solid claims.

Smart Stat

BAWAADER - 16:30 Newcastle
29% - Robert Havlin's strike rate at NEWCASTLE
38% - Robert Havlin's strike rate on favourites

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