There’s a bumper eight-race evening card on the Tapeta at Newcastle on Tuesday 15 August, with the first race due to start at 5.25.
With good field sizes and plenty to ponder, it should be a cracking night of racing under the lights at Gosforth Park.
6.00 – Broctune Red @ 7/2
Broctune Red is looking for an incredible eight-career success at Newcastle, and he may well get it in the one-mile-and-two-furlong handicap at 18:00.
As well as winning seven races at Gosforth Park, the eight-year-old has also filled the frame a further 14 times, and Gillian Boanas’ charge loves the track.
Broctune Red’s last victory came off a mark of 62, minus Aiden Brookes’ five-pound claim, and Tuesday’s rating of 67 looks workable, with talented rider Alex Jary taking off seven.
It’s a competitive contest, but Broctune Red is a smooth traveller, and he looks set for another big run at Newcastle.
7.00 – Mart @ 5/1
Mart cost 130,000gns as a yearling, and Michael Bell’s runner showed ability in three runs in maiden company. The two-year-old made his handicap debut off a mark of 66 in a nursery at Newmarket last month, and that was another run that was not without promise.
Bell’s boy stayed on pretty well on that occasion, and today’s step up to seven furlongs should suit the son of Dark Angel. Mart was dropped two pounds for the Newmarket effort; that was certainly not a hopeless performance, and he looks to have been given a fair chance by the handicapper.
9.00 – Dalton Lane @ 12/1
The last race on the card is a five-furlong handicap, and it can go the way of the unexposed Dalton Lane.
Phil Makin’s charge has had only three career starts, but the three-year-old has shown bags of promise, and that includes when finishing second over course and distance on debut.
The son of Gutaifan wasn’t seen for 95 days following that run, suggesting there have been one or two issues, but he certainly wasn’t disgraced when finishing fourth at Redcar in May and filling the same spot in a red-hot novice race at Doncaster in July.