Through The Card: Newcastle, Tuesday 5 June
Timeform take you through Tuesday's card at Newcastle...
"...has taken time to mature, but she has done nothing but progress since switched to handicaps..."
Timeform on Belisa
18:15 - RED HUT RED (11) made a promising start to her career in a minor event at Newmarket on her debut and built on that as expected when finishing third at Thirsk last month, racing freely but sticking to the task well. That form is some of the best on offer in this field and, hailing from a top yard - that does well at this time of the year - she is expected to improve further and open her account at the third attempt. Alfie Solomons looks the obvious danger having run well on debut at Newbury and seems sure to improve for that experience.
18:45 - RAVENSWOOD (11) remains a maiden, but has joined a yard that do well with similar types, and he made a promising stable debut when finishing runner-up over this trip at Musselburgh last month, only headed inside the last half a furlong. The change of scenery had evidently spruced him up and, given he has been competitive off higher marks in the past, he is fancied to build on that initial run and belatedly get off the mark. Sanam may do better yet and could be dangerous, whilst Go On Gal is also respected.
19:15 - This looks open, but RUBENSIAN (2) shaped as though on a good mark in his first two starts this season, and is best forgiven his latest run at Newbury (hasn't much form on turf). There doesn't appear much pace on here, which is a slight concern for a hold-up performer, but the long straight here will play to his strengths, and he looks well up to winning races from this mark. Weather Front won a C&D handicap in March and wasn't disgraced at Doncaster last time, so is another to consider.
19:45 - A big filly, BELISA (5) has taken time to mature, but she has done nothing but progress since switched to handicaps and will remain of interest for a while yet. She won on her handicap debut over a mile here last season, and has won her last two starts at Leicester, latest over this trip on her return in April by eight lengths. The handicapper has acted accordingly by raising her 11 lb in the weights, but still lightly raced, she should have even more to offer, and is taken to record her fourth career win. Light of Joy looked an improved model on her return to action last month, also winning a handicap at Leicester, and she looks the biggest danger.
20:15 - Very hard to get away from the claims of POUVOIR MAGIQUE (2), who showed improved form to make a winning return at Newbury last month. He had been gelded in the off-season, and kick started his season in a most meaningful way, more clinical than he had sometimes been last year. A C&D winner already, he should prove hard to beat, and is taken to prove too strong for the likes of Constantino and Oud Metha Bridge.
20:45 - BLAZED (3) was a fairly useful handicapper for Roger Charlton and made an encouraging start for new connections when finishing third in a six-furlong handicap at Ascot last month. He isn't fully exposed yet, either, and given his sole win to date came over this trip on the all-weather, he is well worth chancing under a jockey that has a good record when riding fancied horses. New trainer Ed Vaughan is also going along nicely.
18:15 - 11
18:45 - 11
19:15 - 2
19:45 - 5
20:15 - 2
20:45 - 3
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