Eric's Weekly Round Up: Mazzini 7/1

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

7:15 Newcastle Racing Tips (20th March)

Horse Racing NEWCASTLE 7.15
This is a tricky looking claiming race as every horse has got some degree of a positive against its name, the only known front runner is Mishaal but on this straight course it doesn't give them much of an advantage as on a turning track, I will be going with a smallish bet on MAJOR CRISPIES 13/2 who of course is my top rated but its stable has another runner, Mujassam who on jockey bookings looks the stables more fancied horse but I've a feeling this one may need a longer trip although it did run well at Southwell over this distance, there's also a debut runner in the field so I've no idea what that can achieve which reiterates going with a smaller stake.

Major Crispies 13/3 5th
Not a great race for a class 4 affair and only Razin Hell 20/1 known as a front running sort and it could be very dangerous if allowed to set its own pace but this straight course isn't as good for front runners compared to a turning track but it could do enough to make the frame, I've got joint top rated horses in ATHOLLBLAIR BOY 4/1 who has been in very good form lately and its drawn in stall 8 right next door to the most likely pacesetter so it should get a good tow into the race and the 3lb claiming jockey could tip the balance in its favour, the other top rated is BUCCANEERS VAULT 8/1 but this one hasn't run for 155 days so may need the run as it has done after a break before but did lose its maiden tag on its first run so maybe it can run well when fresh so I'm not really sure so I cant split them and will back both and also an each way covering bet on Razin Hell at 20/1.

Athollblair Boy 4/1 1st
Buccaneers Vault 18/1 4th