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THREE RUNNERS AT NEWCASTLE ON TUESDAY

We run three on the All Weather at Newcastle on Tuesday evening, on a card that has no shortage of runners.


Frankster will take on 13 opponents in the 4.35.pm, in division one of the 0-55, over mile and two furlongs.As Frankster has got older, it now seems that this trip is more suitable, with him putting up two solid efforts on the turf at Hamilton, on his last two runs. This will be only his second ever run on an artificial surface, the last being at Chelmsford back in 2016, when finishing last of the five runners. Frankster's handicap mark has slipped a further 1lb, and he will race from his lowest ever mark of 51, P J McDonald is booked for the ride.


Burnage Boy will take his chance 35 minutes later at 5.10.pm in division two, which has also attracted a maximum field of 14. Burnage Boy's best run on the flat came at Pontefract last August when finishing forth to stablemate The Rutland Rebel, but it was eight flights of hurdles that transformed him, when finishing second at Wetherby on his jumps debut last October, if he can transfer that improvement to the flat, he would be a very well handicapped horse. This is his first run on the All Weather, and Graham Lee takes the ride.


Our final runner is in the 6.40.pm when The Retriever has his second start of the season. Hopefully the run at Hamilton last month will have blown the cobwebs away, his first run since February.The Retriever has proved very consistent on the All Weather, finishing in the first three, on four of his seven starts, including twice here at Newcastle, where he finished third, beaten one and a half lengths off a 2lb lower mark last October, P J McDonald will ride him for the first time.

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