Todays Previews for Newcastle


10/1 Mission Impossible ready to deliver
Mission Impossible has become incredibly well handicapped and under the soft ground conidtions he relishes looks terrific each-way value at 10/1 in the 4.35 at Newcastle.

The gelding hasn’t tatsed success since scoring at the back end of 2009 when trained by Tracey Waggott, but is now back in her care and well treated.

He beat Alacity by a head on soft ground at Nottingham off a mark of 52 and today races off just 46.

In the past he has won off marks as high as 70 and 71 and this he now races off the lowest ever rating in his career.

His runs this season have also not been dveoid of promise and to me indicate that he retains enough abiity to land a contest of this nature.

He was a good third to Needy NcCredie at Carlisle four starts back and followed that up with a solid third of 17 to Your Gifted at Thirsk.

The gery was also not beaten far on his latest start when a 2 length fifth of 12 to Duke Of Rainford at this track, where he finsihed just 3/4 of a length behind Cross of Lorraine.

He now meets that rival on 11lb better terms, so should easily gain his revenge.

I don’t know why he can be backed at more than twice the odds of that rival, and on the soft ground which clearly brings out the best in him he looks a terrific each-way bet at the 10s on offer.
Recommended bet: 3pts each-way Mission Impossible (10/1 generally available – BOG firms)
Well treated Tadalavil too big at 8s

Tadalavil showed he was ready to go in again when runner-up last time out and with conditions in his favour looks to have a great chance of scoring in the 5.45 at Newcastle.

Linda Perratt’s gelding looked the likely winner of the Grey Horse Handicap at Newmarket until get collared near the finish to be beaten a length by Time Medicean.

The handicapper has reacted by putting him up 4lbs to a mark of 66, but that is exactly the same rating as when he was last successful at Ayr last July and he remains well treated.

Significantly the win at Ayr came on soft ground, where he stayed on gamely after racing prominently throughout to beat Lochan Mor and Ginger Ted  by 1/2 a length.

That form looks strong enough to give him a major shout in this contest, and the booking of Brian McHugh also catchesthe eye.

McHugh guided him to victory at Ayr, but has not ridden him in any of his five starts this season.

With him back in the saddle and the horse lcearly back in form, everything looks in place for a huge run.

At 8/1 he looks solid each-way material.

Recommended bet: 2pts each-wat Tadalavil (8/1 bet365, Paddy Power – BOG)


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