16:40 Newcastle

FINERY arrives here having made all at Chelmsford on her most recent run over 1m. She has to shoulder a 5lb penalty for that success but, given she kept on to win by three and three-quarter lengths, that should not be enough to stop her. Starshiba seems an obvious threat on his return to the all-weather, while Twilight Secret is another to bear in mind.
Prediction : 1st Finery 2nd Starshiba 3rd Twilight Secret

17:15 Newcastle

In a fairly open contest a chance can be taken with the Grant Tuer-trained FORTUITOUS STAR, who was a beaten favourite over this trip at Doncaster in July. She finished a far from disgraced third on that occasion and the fact she was so well supported leaves the impression that more could be to come. How Exciting is interesting in a first-time hood, while Lupset Flossy Pop completes the shortlist up in trip.
Prediction : 1st Fortuitous Star 2nd How Exciting 3rd Lupset Flossy Pop

17:45 Newcastle

LADYWANTAWAY recorded a much improved fourth when stepping up in trip for her handicap bow at Thirsk earlier this month and the booking of 5lb apprentice Jonny Peate looks a positive, given she has only gone up 1lb for the aforementioned run. Naughty Ted can improve in a first-time tongue-tie and shades the danger vote from Wasdale, who recorded her best run to date earlier this month.
Prediction : 1st Ladywantaway 2nd Naughty Ted 3rd Wasdale

18:15 Newcastle

MELBURNIAN arrives here on the back of two narrow defeats in recent weeks and this appears to be an ideal opportunity for the seven-year-old to earn her fourth career victory. The consistent Rozalia has a similar profile to the selection and is an obvious threat this evening. Arabian Warrior has struggled on his last couple of starts but is a player based on his C&D victory in June.
Prediction : 1st Melburnian 2nd Rozalia 3rd Arabian Warrior

18:45 Newcastle

WAN'EM confirmed the promise that he displayed when making a winning debut in July when only beaten a length into third on his most recent outing at Pontefract. A reproduction of that level of form would give the son of Free Eagle a big chance. Bulldog Spirit is a noteworthy newcomer being out of a dual Group 2-winning mare, while Duke Of Wybourne and Timewave both need to improve.
Prediction : 1st Wanem 2nd Bulldog Spirit 3rd Duke Of Wybourne

19:15 Newcastle

CANAGAT could hardly have won more impressively over 7f here on Monday and he is hard to oppose on the back of that performance, despite carrying a 5lb penalty. Tacitus wasn't beaten far at Redcar last time and he should not be underestimated. Perfect Soldier made the frame over 7f here a week ago and he edges out We Still Believe to be best of the rest.
Prediction : 1st Canagat 2nd Tacitus 3rd Perfect Soldier

19:45 Newcastle

POKER FACE was well supported at Pontefract ahead of his debut and the son of Fastnet Rock duly obliged, powering clear in the closing stages to record a comfortable success. His dam was a winner on the all-weather, so the switch from turf is unlikely to hinder his chances, and with Harry Burns' 3lb claim partly negating his penalty, he could take all the beating. Melfet bolted up at Kempton on his latest outing and looks the biggest danger, ahead of Alnilam, who is fitted with cheekpieces.
Prediction : 1st Poker Face 2nd Melfet 3rd Alnilam

20:15 Newcastle

An open event to round out proceedings, in which only a tentative vote can be given to JUST ANOTHER. Les Eyre's charge has struggled for consistency in recent starts but he comes into this on the back of a good second over C&D. High draws have often been viewed as a positive over the sprint trips here and that ought to aid his chances, along with a low racing weight. Triple Jaye won a competitive handicap at Ayr earlier this month and she features prominently in calculations from a 4lb higher mark. Others to note are Birdie Bowers, Lezardrieux and Melody King.
Prediction : 1st Just Another 2nd Triple Jaye 3rd Birdie Bowers