5.45pm Newcastle Tips & Betting Preview 19/10/2017

5.45pm Newcastle tips for Thursday’s Class 4 race. A field of 14 go to post for the second race of the evening at Newcastle. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

IN SUMMARY: CORTON LAD gets the verdict as he’s won on the all weather before and is now 1lb below his last winning mark which came in Class 3 company. His third at Ayr when last seen was another respectable effort and with Rowan Scott claiming 5lbs he can return to winning ways here. Banish tends to run his race and rates as the main danger, with Eldritch another who can make the placings.

1 CORTON LAD – Has won twice on the all weather and he’s currently 1lb below his last winning mark, with his latest third at Ayr a respectable effort. He is more than capable off this mark and with Rowan Scott claiming 5lbs, he can return to winning ways.

2 BANISH – Won two starts ago at Kempton in good style, never really travelling on his latest start at the same venue. He still wasn’t beaten far though and he’s usually consistent, so he’s unlikely to be far away.

3 SAMTU – Has won twice on the fibresand for his new yard, but his form has weakened since the latest of those two wins. He was a tailed off last at Kempton earlier this month and couldn’t be put forward.

4 AIRTON – Course and distance winner four starts ago off 5lbs lower, struggling off this mark when last seen at Catterick. He does return to a venue where he has a good record though and has each way claims at his best.

5 LOPES DANCER – Both his wins have come at this venue, holding on gamely to win by a short-head last month. He’s now 5lbs higher which looks very harsh and he is hugely vulnerable on this occasion.

6 ELDRITCH – Only four runs for top connections, returning from four months off to finish a running on fourth at Kempton. He’s on the same mark here and, with that experience under his belt, he’s going to go very close here.

7 MAGHFOOR – Has been the beaten favourite the last twice, looking a non-stayer over both the 1m 6f and 2m trips. The visor now goes on and he drops back in trip which should help, but others have more pressing claims.

8 SOLO MISSION –  Progressive sort for Willie Haggas who was well held in third at Musselburgh on his latest start, although that was in a higher grade. The headgear is now removed which is curious, but he holds each way claims again.

9 AL ZAMAN – Won on his second start in a maiden, but has failed to fire in four of his five handicap runs. He was a well beaten sixth at Ripon when last seen and although softer ground could be an excuse, others are readily preferred.

10 REDICEAN – Only one win from eight starts, finishing third at Ripon when last seen, beaten by four lengths. He’s on the same mark here and although he handles the all weather, he’s probably not good enough.

11 GLOBETROTTER – Got off the mark at the third attempt, however he was beaten out of sight on handicap debut, making his first start for 129 days here. He’s still unexposed but has plenty to prove now and is a risky bet.

12 RESHOUN – Finished a neck second on his latest start at Leicester, due to go up 6lbs. He makes his all weather debut and if in a similar mood once again, he’s a leading contender for in-form connections.

13 CHANCERY – Hasn’t won for two years and has been out of sorts recently, only able to muster up a well held fifth at Redcar earlier this month. He’s obviously seriously well treated now as his mark continues to tumble, but you would need a leap of faith to back him.

14 PIONEERTOWN – Won over course and distance three weeks ago in a Class 5 race, raised 4lbs which isn’t harsh. Obviously this is much tougher than his latest run, but he’s still unexposed and is unlikely to be far away.

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