12:15 Newcastle

PROFESSIONAL WIDOW shaped with an abundance of promise when beaten by a nose over this trip on debut at Sandown and is expected to find the improvement needed to score. Gift List rattled the crossbar over 6f first time out at Ripon and promises to be suited by this additional furlong, while Beechwood Emily should be all the wiser for her debut spin at Redcar and could also feasibly finish on the premises.
Prediction : 1st Professional Widow 2nd Gift List 3rd Beechwood Emily

12:50 Newcastle

REDEMPTIVE was touched off by a neck over this trip at Wolverhampton last month and is expected to take all of the beating now turned out swiftly off the same mark. Custard The Dragon has winning C&D form in the book and could benefit from wind surgery since his last run in March. Others to bear in mind in a competitive heat are Glory of Paris and The Game Of Life, both of whom posted solid runs last time out.
Prediction : 1st Redemptive 2nd Glory of Paris 3rd Custard The Dragon

13:25 Newcastle

MEWS HOUSE performed with credit when third over this trip at York last time and is expected to remain competitive, following a 1lb drop in the ratings, now eased in grade. Capla Spirit is rated 3lb lower than when picking up the bronze medal at Sandown 10 days ago and could feasibly play a supporting role, though the main danger to the selection may be Youneverletmedown, for whom first-time cheekpieces could be a source of immediate improvement.
Prediction : 1st Mews House 2nd Youneverletmedown 3rd Capla Spirit

13:55 Newcastle

INEVITABLE OUTCOME was progressing well earlier in the year, winning a couple of handicaps at Kempton in February, and the daughter of Ivawood makes plenty of appeal back at 6f. Balancing Act has been knocking on the door on her most recent outings and is able to run off the same mark as she did when third at Beverley last week, while others to note include Lady Celia, twice a winner at Hamilton this year, and Eye Smiling.
Prediction : 1st Inevitable Outcome 2nd Balancing Act 3rd Lady Celia

14:25 Newcastle

Jash makes his first appearance since finishing sixth to Advertise in the 2019 Commonwealth Cup and a wind operation, combined with the application of a tongue tie, are both likely to aid his cause. That being said, the son of Kodiac might just need the outing to get the freshness out of him and the vote goes to GLEN SHIEL. The form of his C&D victory two starts ago has worked out nicely, with the runner-up Tabdeed winning a Group 3, and Archie Watson's gelding ran with huge credit when second in a Group 3 himself at Deauville. A pair of blinkers might just bring about improvement from Yafta with the drop in grade in his favour.
Prediction : 1st Glen Shiel 2nd Jash 3rd Yafta

14:55 Newcastle

GALATA BRIDGE has been getting better with every start and the step up to this trip brought the best out of Sir Michael Stoute's Golden Horn colt when he beat the useful Thai Power to open his account on his handicap debut at Wolverhampton last time. The form of that race took a boost when the second went close at Sandown recently and there could be lots more to come from the half-brother to the Group 1-winning Veracious. Socially Shady made it back-to-back victories at Pontefract last month and arrives on an upward curve, while Sacre Bleu has shaped nicely in maiden contests and the move up to 1m4f could suit on his handicap debut.
Prediction : 1st Galata Bridge 2nd Socially Shady 3rd Sacre Bleu

15:25 Newcastle

DARK JEDI won twice prior to finishing fourth in the John Smith's Cup a couple of weeks ago and Tim Easterby's gelding merits the utmost respect off the same mark this afternoon. Mutasaamy failed to fire last time but he had previously won well at Kempton and it is far too soon to be writing him off. Others to note are Prejudice, Stylehunter and Archie Perkins.
Prediction : 1st Dark Jedi 2nd Mutasaamy 3rd Prejudice

16:00 Newcastle

MIDRARR took a big step forward from her debut when a close third at Newbury a couple of weeks ago and there is every chance that the daughter of Dubawi will get off the mark today. Progressive was not too far behind the selection on that occasion and is entitled to improve for that first racecourse experience. Gold Ribbon and Flower Of Scotland also merit respect, while Oceans Meet and Rabaabah are both interesting newcomers.
Prediction : 1st Midrarr 2nd Progressive 3rd Gold Ribbon

02/08/2020 Newcastle Acca

Professional Widow

Newcastle 12:15

Redemptive

Newcastle 12:50

Mews House

Newcastle 13:25

Inevitable Outcome

Newcastle 13:55

Glen Shiel

Newcastle 14:25

Galata Bridge

Newcastle 14:55

Dark Jedi

Newcastle 15:25

Midrarr

Newcastle 16:00