Newcastle’s seven-race Racing League card is one of six meetings across the UK & Ireland on Thursday, and we’ve picked out three tips for the evening fare.
The going will be standard for all seven races on the all-weather, with the card set to run from 5:45 until 8:45.
Betfred have customers covered throughout the card as well, with only one race, the 6:15, not covered by their “Extra Place” promotion.
17:45 – Muzaffar e/w @ 14/1
Four places are up for grabs in the opening race, and Muzaffar should be able to produce a big performance despite two sub-par runs so far this summer.
Richard Fahey’s runner started the year impressively, finishing second at Newcastle in February before then winning at Southwell during the same month.
Sadly, Muzaffar’s last respectable display came in March when finishing third at Newcastle, with the son of Almanzor finishing 10th, fourth and eighth since, while he was also pulled up at Musselburgh in April.
However, he is set to run off a workable mark and will step up in trip, and that should help Fahey’s runner compete on Thursday for a share of the spoils.
18:15 – Dan Dee Prince @ 6/1
Tom Dascombe will hope to strike gold again this week, just days after helping Dan Dee Prince win at Leicester.
The two-year-old was a shock winner of a handicap contest in the Midlands earlier this month, winning at odds of 25/1.
The son of Dandy Man started the year with one placed effort to his name before being gelded in May. That seemed to do the trick at Pontefract at June when he finished second to Keep Warm, and he responded from a bad run at Newmarket when winning at Leicester.
Dascombe’s charge will run under a penalty here, but if he can adapt to the synthetic surface, he will be the one to stop on Thursday.
20:15 – Parlando @ 9/2
A field of 13 are due to run in a handicap contest over one mile at 8:15 on Thursday, with four places up for grabs with Betfred.
Hopefully, for us, Parlando will not need that buffer as he prepares to run for the second time for Ian Williams.
The son of Dubawi made a winning start in 2021, winning by a head at Leicester as the 4/5 favourite.
He finished second in February 2022 at Kempton but was not seen until earlier this month when finishing third at Newmarket. Parlando was gelded during that time, and connections will fancy their chances now that the cobwebs have been blown off.