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18:45 Newcastle Embour has proven form on the all-weather even though he doesn't race on it too much. Best turf form comes over 6f so the stiff 5f at Newcastle with a strong pace around him will be sure to help.

Ornate and Caspian Prince drawn both 8 & 7 are the likely pace angles and will probably take each other on.

Embour is drawn in 9 so should get the perfect toe into the race and when the pace collapses should be staying on strongly. He runs here off a mark of 90, his last winning mark was 90 and has even been placed off marks in the high 90's. As such he seems potentially well handicapped.

Sunday Sovereign has to prove he's as affective on this surface.

Copper Knight is often popular in the betting but looks to be in the grasp of the handicapper.


written by Harry Smith

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