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Newcastle best bets (2000): Bonito Cavalo to extend impressive run, Elegant Erin looks smart each-way

Our friends at Tipstrr have kindly run their numbers to provide us with their most widely-backed selections from the last race on Saturday night’s all-weather card at Newcastle.

20:00 Newcastle: Boost Your Acca With BetUK Handicap (5 furlongs)

Early market leaders Moon Flight and Dream For Gold both carry good credentials as they vie for the favourite tag, and their shortening odds appear to have taken the spotlight off Bonito Cavalo, making Jim Goldie’s five-year-old a tasty prospect at his current price.

His six wins at this venue have all come since the turn of the year, and the two most recent successes have both been over this minimum trip, culminating in his slender victory here last time out ten days ago.

His margins of victory have understandably decreased as his weights have climbed, which is understandable as his mark is now 26 pounds higher than it was at the end of January.

However, the handicapper might not have fully caught up with him just yet, and with usual jockey Paul Mulrennan again bringing his dependable presence to the saddle, we can expect another bold bid here.

Suggested best bet: Bonito Cavalo in the 20:00 at Newcastle

 

Of the others, Pepsi Cat is another course-distance winner capable of putting herself in the mix here, while Gustav Graves drew a rare each-way blank when seventh behind Bonito Cavalo here last week and could outrun his huge odds.

The outsider attracting most attention within the Tipstrr camp, however, is Elegant Erin, who must have made a mark in their form tracker when reappearing from a winter break here 20 days ago.

Always dwelling at the rear of the field and eventually coming eighth of 12, she was far from disgraced in finishing four lengths behind the winner the race after a five month break from the track.

That outing was evidently used as something of a pipe-opener for the seven-year-old by Paul Midgley, and this return to the same venue suggests she is expected to give a more prominent showing this time, with David Nolan again at the reins.

Each-way punt: Elegant Erin in the 20:00 at Newcastle

 

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