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El Hombre can be the main man at Newcastle


By Anita Chambers

El Hombre has yet to run a bad race in three starts at Newcastle and he can keep up that good run in the Betway Live Casino Handicap.

One win, a fourth and a third last time out show how much Keith Dalgleish's charge enjoys the Gosforth Park surface and that recent placed effort was probably also something of a relief after a lacklustre 2018 so far.

El Hombre has been tried in some pretty hot races this year, not least the Portland at Doncaster and the Ayr Silver Cup, but a drop in class seemingly put him back on the right lines last week.

Beaten just over a length by Outrage, El Hombre did not find the necessary room to really make his presence felt at the finish and can surely be rated a shade better than the bare form suggests.

Matterhorn has won one of his two outings so far and can continue in that vein in the Follow Sun Racing On Twitter Novice Stakes.

Corelli is a fascinating contender for John Gosden in the Betway EBF Buccaneer Conditions Stakes at Southwell.

He was last seen when finishing a distant third in the Lingfield Derby Trial back in May, with winner Knight To Behold having gone on to score at Group Two level while the runner up was St Leger hero Kew Gardens.

Corelli was beaten a fair way that day and it is notable that Gosden chooses now to pitch the Point Of Entry colt back into action.


DONCASTER: 12.00 Weakfield, 12.35 Real Warrior, 1.10 Roses Poses, 1.45 Nightfly, 2.15 Almost Gold, 2.50 Scooby, 3.25 Jimmi Chew.

DUNDALK: 5.30 Calling Time, 6.00 Major Power, 6.30 Sky Seven, 7.00 Tigray, 7.30 Fighting Flame, 8.00 Clare Island, 8.30 Too Precious, 9.00 Stealth.

LIMERICK: 12.15 Tibetan Gold, 12.50 Free Ranger, 1.25 Bay Hill, 1.55 A Place Apart, 2.30 Whatsinthecorner, 3.05 Sir Ector, 3.40 Arion Sky.

NEWBURY: 12.10 Strong Glance, 12.45 Delire D'Estruval, 1.20 The Wolf, 1.50 La Bague Au Roi, 2.25 Touch Kick, 3.00 Sam Spinner, 3.35 Aux Ptits Soins.

NEWCASTLE: 5.15 Waitaki, 5.45 Bataar, 6.15 EL HOMBRE (NAP), 6.45 Klipperty Klopp, 7.15 Assimile, 7.45 Matterhorn, 8.15 Tidal Surge, 8.45 Kroy.

SOUTHWELL: 11.20 Star Cracker, 11.50 Give Em A Clump, 12.25 Epitaph, 1.00 Corelli, 1.30 Huntsmans Close, 2.05 Bold Spirit, 2.40 Mr Coco Bean, 3.15 Boots And Spurs.

DOUBLE: El Hombre and La Bague Au Roi.

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