Through The Card: Newcastle, Tuesday 9 October
Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle on Tuesday...
"...he looks to have leading claims in this weak affair on these terms."
Timeform on Valkenburg
17:10 - VALKENBURG (11) caused a surprise when improving to get off the mark at Catterick last week, responding well to pressure, and whilst he has to prove that it wasn't a fluke, he looks to have leading claims in this weak affair on these terms. Swansway is running well of late and has claims, whilst Exclusive Waters is another to consider.
17:45 - Twice-raced pair FOREST VIEW (8) and Marechal Ney have already shown a fairly useful level and can improve further, so they are the pair to concentrate on. Forest View has a solid recent run behind her when second at Haydock, giving the impression that a race of this nature was within her grasp, and she is just preferred. Galitello looks best of the rest.
18:15 - MERINGUE (1) has won both her starts to date, looking well-above average, and she's progressing in a likeable manner. As such, she's fancied to defy a double penalty and win again. Euro No More improved a bit from her debut when fifth at Ayr 18 days ago, and looks the main threat, though Arms of The Angel makes some appeal on paper ahead of her debut, and market support for her should be noted.
18:45 - SMASHING LASS (9) was a good third over C&D 2 weeks ago, keeping on well from two furlongs out, and has solid claims again off the same mark as last time in a weak race. My Ukulele has leading claims under a penalty after winning here last time, whilst Fighting Spirit is another to note.
19:15 - PEA SHOOTER (11) was unlucky to bump into one so far ahead of its mark at Doncaster last month, and he did well to beat the rest considering he didn't get a clear run. As such, he gets the vote to can make amends. Zig Zag Zyggy is on a good run of the form and heads the dangers, ahead of Luzum.
19:45 - OUTRAGE (3) went close off this mark at Kempton last week and he's giving off vibes that he's on the verge of picking up a sixth career success. Zamjar is another to consider after two solid runs at Chelmsford, while Dahik caught the eye at the same track 10 days ago.
20:15 - ELUSIVE HEIGHTS (9) took a step back in the right direction when fourth to Testa Rossa over C&D 11 days ago, managing to finish in the frame despite contesting a strong pace throughout, and it's seemingly only a matter of time before he gets off the mark for this yard. Star Quality also enters calculations.
20:45 - PLENTYINTHETANKSIR (4) showed much-improved form dropped back to this trip when justifying support at Chelmsford last month and looks capable of following up. Field Gun and Saisons d'Or are feared most.
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17:10 - 11
17:45 - 8
18:15 - 1
18:45 - 9
19:15 - 11
19:45 - 3