Through The Card: Newcastle, Wednesday December 21

There is racing on the all-weather at Newcastle on Wednesday
There is racing on the all-weather at Newcastle on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Newcastle on Wednesday.


13:30 - CONSTANTINO (11) arguably would have won last time at Lingfield with a clearer run and should go well despite this being a deeper race. KEYSTROKE (1) is two from two on tapeta and will be hard to beat, however.

14:00 - GANG WARFARE (3) was very progressive over the last couple of seasons for Simon Crisford, and though he ended his time with that yard on a couple of below-par efforts, the return to the all-weather should see him in a better light, and he can make a winning start to life for Jamie Osborne in this race.

14:30 - Hard to see past the penalised GO GEORGE GO (6), who is seeking a quick-fire hat-trick over this C&D after wins in handicap and maiden company on his last two starts. He is 9 lb higher in the weights now compared to when he won his first race, but is lightly race and is progressing, so should have more to offer.

15:00 - SINGAPORE SLING (6) isn't bred for two miles over hurdles so is easily forgiven his poor run in that sphere last time and should be in a position to build on his two promising maiden runs at Windsor here. He appealed as the best prospect in the race on his debut (third) and possibly needed the run four months later (fourth).

15:30 - Tricky stuff. AD VITAM (8) won on the tapeta over this trip at Wolverhampton from a 3 lb higher mark last winter, and having been seemingly finding his feet in three runs so far in October/November, he looks poised to run well, with the front-running Best Trip hopefully setting a strong pace.

16:00 - GOLD BEAU (6) bumped into a revitalised winner here last time in a race that is working out well (first and third both won since) and though unable to capitalise on the same mark next time, is worth persevering with now down in grade slightly.

16:30 - Both Caspian Prince and Gracious John arrive here in fine form and may have this between them. A narrow vote would go to the former, who is on a four-timer after landing a listed race at Dundalk last time.

17:00 - Lotara looks one to be interested in now dropping in grade into the lowest class of handicap that she has contested in her four starts to date. She caught the eye over C&D last time (caught further back than ideal) and already has winning form to her name over this C&D (won her maiden here in September.


Win back Lotara in the 17:00

Placepot permutation:

13:30 - 1, 11
14:00 - 3
14:30 - 6
15:00 - 6
15:30 - 8
16:00 - 6

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