13:09 Newcastle

DINGLE drops considerably in grade and can improve further off a 2lb lower mark this afternoon. He is now rated 7lb below his last winning mark and could bounce back, although Abruzzo Mia remains unexposed and could give the selection plenty to think about on his handicap bow. Crownthorpe was a game winner last time out at Wolverhampton and completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Dingle 2nd Abruzzo Mia 3rd Crownthorpe

13:44 Newcastle

Alhambra Palace shares his page with some smart types and can improve on a disappointing racecourse bow in October, but a chance can be taken with COSMIC SOUL. An unraced son of Sea The Stars, his dam is well-related and was Listed-placed herself. Paddy The Squire is another who makes a lot of appeal on pedigree and can also make his presence felt.
Prediction : 1st Cosmic Soul 2nd Alhambra Palace 3rd Paddy The Squire

14:19 Newcastle

INTRICACY made a pleasing start to his racing career when a good second on his racecourse debut last month and can build on that here. His dam was a Group 3 winner in France and his Wolverhampton display strongly indicated that there would be more to come. Zapphire steps up in trip following an eye-catching third at this course last month and is feared most ahead of the unraced Nazymbek.
Prediction : 1st Intricacy 2nd Zapphire 3rd Nazymbek

14:54 Newcastle

This race revolves around the talented ENEMY, who looks to have a guilt-edged opportunity of regaining the winning thread, having not scored since an impressive victory in the Queen's Cup at Musselburgh in April. Solent Gateway would not be without a chance if bouncing back to the form of his Northumberland Plate third, while Unbridled Power can pick up the pieces if the aforementioned pair falter.
Prediction : 1st Enemy 2nd Solent Gateway 3rd Unbridled Power

15:28 Newcastle

ONE MORE DREAM's progression has somewhat stalled in recent starts, but a return to Newcastle, where he is two from two over C&D, could easily reignite him. Blazing Son took to this surface well last week and the hat-trick is not out of the question for Bryan Smart's charge. Fellow course-winner Emily Post can also have a say, along with Motawaazy.
Prediction : 1st One More Dream 2nd Blazing Son 3rd Emily Post

16:00 Newcastle

POCKET THE PACKET has been a winning machine of late and he is very hard to oppose as he looks to make it five wins in his last six starts. The unexposed Cariad Angel could be his biggest danger on her handicap debut, having run so well over C&D last month. Better can also be expected of Apache Spark on her return to the all-weather.
Prediction : 1st Pocket The Packet 2nd Cariad Angel 3rd Apache Spark

16:30 Newcastle

BREWING has made a pleasing start to his career with two all-weather victories, one of which came over C&D on his racecourse debut, and this looks like a nice opportunity to bring up the hat-trick. William Haggas' runner is having is first start in handicap company and an opening mark of 83 appears workable. Larado also won last time out but a 3lb rise may leave him vulnerable, while Tothenines should also be in the mix.
Prediction : 1st Brewing 2nd Larado 3rd Tothenines

17:00 Newcastle

JOSHUA R is on a competitive mark and is worth chancing in a wide-open handicap. The selection often goes well here and, from 1lb lower than his C&D success in March, is dangerous to underestimate from a handy draw. Blazing Hot was ahead of the selection when they met here in October but is 4lb higher and will do well to uphold the form. Sugar Baby is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Joshua R 2nd Blazing Hot 3rd Sugar Baby