Thursday’s Newcastle racing tips: Stormy Ocean a swell choice for Charlie Appleby

Over to Newcastle on the all-weather and a competitive card on Thursday, January 13. The boys in blue of Godolphin are ready to make a wave with Stormy Ocean.

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Here's a quick list of Planet Sport's picks from Newcastle on Thursday.

Wadacre Gogo (13.50 Newcastle)

Oriental Lilly (14.20 Newcastle)

Jomont (14.50 Newcastle)

Al Zaraqaan (15.20 Newcastle)

Neptune Legend (15.50 Newcastle)

Stormy Ocean (16.20 Newcastle)

Abnaa (16.50 Newcastle)

The following represents a snapshot of why Planey Sport fancies its three main picks in the Toon.

15.20 Newcastle - Al Zaraqaan

Formerly trained by the mighty Willie Haggas, Al Zaraqaan has also been moved on by Shadwell Estates and now trained by Archie Watson.

The five-year-old son of the great Golden Horn has contested various Class 1 and 2 events, winning a valuable all-weather race at Kempton in March 2021.

A fourth of four last time out since being gelded has obviously prompted a change in scenery and Al Zaraqaan is taken to picking up his form in this low runner Betway Conditions Stakes.

15.50 Newcastle - Neptune Legend

The first of two marine themed tips, Neptune Legend heads to Newcastle in fine fettle after a distance second last time out at Kempton.

He was perhaps an unlucky loser at Kempton after leading and just being passed for a one and quarter length defeat.

Cieren Fallon is a promising jockey booking in this low-runner seven furlong Class 3 with the talented Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer looking to take the Watch Racing Free Online At Coral Handicap.

16.20 Newmarket - Stormy Ocean

This son of the superlative Frankel represents the powerful Godolphin operation and lead English trainer Charlie Appleby in the Play Coral Racing-Super-Series For Free Novice Stakes.

The boys in blue are taking a patient approach with the three-year-old who has posted a third at Leicester, followed by a fourth at flat HQ in Newmarket.

That run on the July course saw Stormy Ocean have three subsequent winners ahead of him, which puts him in the frame for this all-weather Class 4.

Robert Winston gets the ride with Stormy Ocean ready to surge home in the Toon.

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