Racing tips: Testa Rossa can motor to victory

Testa Rossa made quite a splash when returning from a short break at Newcastle in January and he can follow up in the Handicap back at that track.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 8:00 am
Newcastle stages one of Thursday's meetings

Jim Goldie’s charge seemed to feel the benefit of nearly two months out of action as he won by six lengths over the same mile trip he faces here.

Night Castle should feel the benefit of his debut run as he lines up in the Novice Stakes.

Morning Skye changed hands for just 10,000 euro in September 2016 but could pay back a chunk of that price tag at the first attempt in the Read Harry Fry On Betway Insider Blog Maiden Stakes.

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Jack The Truth has been thoroughly consistent so far for George Scott and he is taken to notch a fourth career success in the Betway Cheltenham First&Last Race Losers Moneyback Handicap at Southwell.

Hilborough made a winning start for Les Eyre at Southwell last time and could be hard to beat in the 32Red Handicap.

Out of luck for Mick Channon, Hilborough landed a moderate maiden handicap but might have something to give.

Hills Of Dubai has made light work of a long break by winning each of his two outings this term and can further augment those statistics in the Handicap Chase at Carlisle.

Kap Jazz saves his best for ground with some cut and the Smarkets Handicap Chase at Wincanton could be an opportunity.


Carlisle: 2.20 Tickanrun, 2.50 Blakerigg, 3.25 Star Of Namibia, 3.55 Hills Of Dubai, 4.30 My Old Gold, 5.00 Mr Mercurial, 5.35 Twotwothree.

Navan: 2.05 Aquarian, 2.35 Avellino, 3.05 Pat’s Oscar, 3.40 Saturnas, 4.30 Balbir Du Mathan, 4.45 Flemenstorm, 5.15 Active Force.

Thurles: 2.15 Synopsis, 2.45 Doldido, 3.15 Balisko, 3.50 Punches Pious, 4.20 Caltex, 4.55 Sir Carno, 5.25 Mr Lingo.

Wincanton: 2.10 Breaking Ground, 2.50 Dino Velvet, 3.10 Kap Jazz, 3.45 Storm Home, 4.15 Le Musee, 4.50 Redmond, 5.20 Nobby.

Newcastle: 5.45 Morning Skye, 6.15 Night Castle, 6.45 Vj Day, 7.15 TESTA ROSSA (NAP), 7.45 Newmarket Warrior, 8.15 Born To Finish.

Southwell: 2.00 Hilborough, 2.30 Chaucer’s Tale, 3.00 Involved, 3.35 Jack The Truth, 4.05 Deben, 4.40 What Usain, 5.10 Compatriot.