Andy hit the bullseye on Monday and he's got three bets at Newcastle this evening.
With three confirmed front-runners in the line-up, this race should set up nicely for a deep-closer and in the shape of COOLFITCH (best price 11-2), David O’Meara’s charge fits the bill nicely. On her first outing on the Tapeta surface at Wolverhampton last time, the daughter of Roderic O’Connor impressed by the way she travelled throughout that strongly run contest and finishing off her race with plenty of gusto, she served notice that a stiffer track –like the one she faces this evening – should suit her down to the ground.
TOTALLY MAGIC (best price 7-2) has taken really well to the Tapeta surface and the daughter of Captain Rio has a fine opportunity to make it 3-3 over tonight’s C&D. An all-the-way winner back in September, Richard Whitaker’s inmate duly followed up when returning to the Gosforth Park venue via a slightly below-par effort of turf at Pontefract and her strong, front-running tactics which have contributed to her two successes here so far to date are likely to put her rivals to the sword once again.
COOL STRUTTER (NAP) (best price 4-1) received a nightmare passage over tonight’s C&D 11 days ago and he can replicate his previous success back here in September with a better rub of the green this evening. Running on strongly and just about to throw down what looked a potent challenge approaching the two furlong pole 11 days ago, Karen Tutty’s charge unfortunately ran into a bit of a dead end over on the far rail and by the time he was extricated out of the pocket, the damage had been done. Back to the scene of that unlucky incident with winning pilot Sam James back, it’s hard to see the son of Kodiac not being heavily involved in the outcome.