4.00 Newcastle

Disappointing last time out on turf, MON BEAU VISAGE (NAP) (best price 5-1) can bounce back to his best form returning to the scene of his previous winning performance over today’s C&D. On only his third start on an all-weather surface and dropping back down in trip, David O’Meara’s charge did really well to come from an unpromising position at halfway to get up in the closing stages and now he seems to have found a new weapon in his armoury, he’s clearly going to be a dangerous rival for many opponents on this newly-laid surface. Moreover, drawn in stall eight, he’s positioned right next to the obvious pace angle in the shape of front-running Let’s Twist, and with Kristin Stubbs’ inmate likely to go off at his usual decent tempo, the son of Footstepsinthesand can get the perfect tow through the race down the centre of the track.

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MON BEAU VISAGE - 1pt e/w @ 5/1Lost -2pt

4.30 Newcastle

Reverting to a drop back in trip and a hold-up ride, WAHAAB (best price 10-1) returned to something like his best form when dead-heating over today’s C&D here last week and with a similar set of circumstances looking a distinct possibility, Iain Jardine’s charge should be competitive once again. The feature of that 6f handicap seven days ago was the strong pace which resulted in a big time figure and with the likes of Slingsby, Tellovoi and Meandmyshadow there to ensure they go like the clappers, the Tamayuz gelding will be one of the chief beneficiaries of that helter-skelter pace.

WAHAAB - 0.5pt e/w @ 10/1Lost -1pt