Through The Card: Newcastle, Monday February 5

Timeform take you through Newcastle's six-race card
Timeform take you through Newcastle's six-race card
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Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle on Monday afternoon...

"...has shown she can be competitive off this mark, and could well be the way to go with promising 7 lb claimer Fergus Gregory back in the saddle..."

13:40 - BOURNVILLE (11) looks a likely type and is taken to make a winning start in what is probably an ordinary bumper. Strike The Pose sets the standard if coming back to debut form, while Donnas Dream is another newcomer to note. ORIENTAL CROSS (1) showed a good turn of foot to win at Lingfield last time and, proven on an artificial surface, she is worth including in any perms.

14:15 - A match now with the two non-runners. UNDEFINED BEAUTY (1) has shown she can be competitive off this mark, and could well be the way to go with promising 7 lb claimer Fergus Gregory back in the saddle. She should get a nice two into the race from front-runner Beyondtemptation who was ridden too aggressively when badly out of sorts last time.

14:50 - THE YOUNG MASTER (3) is becoming dangerously well handicapped and gets the vote having shown a bit more at Kempton last time (and is ridden by the race sponsor's columnist jockey). Baywing got back on track when not beaten far in a strong handicap at Wetherby so is feared most, though he hasn't always impressed with his jumping.

15:20 - Hard to enthuse over many of these, but SKY FULL OF STARS (2) has the form in the book to suggest he's capable of winning this. He's proven on testing ground and could be ridden more prominently than usual, which may prove to be a positive in this ground. Notebook is hardly trustworthy but retains enough ability to be competitive at this level, while Bulls Head needs monitoring in the market on his return for a new yard.

15:50 - Hard to be completely confident about many but ORIONINVERNESS (3) was still going well enough when falling on his return at Ayr and could be the one to be with if he's none the worse for that spill. Brown Trix probably has a race in him, while TITIAN BOY (1) is one of several who lurk on a good handicap mark. He should be suited by the step back up in trip here and Brian Hughes has twice ridden him to success.

16:20 - ABSOLUTELY DYLAN (1) will stay a fair bit further in time but is hard to get away from in what looks an uncompetitive novice hurdle. He still looked rough around the edges at Market Rasen last time, but should have learnt plenty from that second start over hurdles. Empire de Maulde is the obvious danger after a reasonably encouraging start on these shores at Wetherby a fortnight ago. He was easy to back that day but is one to watch for market support this afternoon.

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