Newcastle each-way tip: Hollie Doyle booking can bring best out of Girl From Italy
The final race at Newcastle offers a competitive one-mile handicap that has Tipstrr’s pundits gravitating towards Hollie Doyle's bottom-weighted filly.
20:30 Newcastle: Happy Retirement Paul Hanagan from Vickers.Bet Handicap (1 mile)
Spirit of Bowland appears to be a worthy favourite after completing an early-season hat-trick over this course and distance back in May, but an extended break hangs a question mark over his low odds despite the boost of his jockey’s five-pound claim.
Of those bringing more recent form to the track, Explorers Way looks good value to replicate his course-and-distance success here just 11 days ago, and he is only two pounds worse off as a result.
Even more intriguing, however, and catching the eye of a clutch of Tipstrr’s each-way pundits, is Mark Walford’s Girl From Italy, who appears to be edging closer towards her maiden victory.
Yet to impress in eight attempts on turf, this three-year-old filly appeared to find Southwell’s synthetic surface more to her liking last time out three weeks ago, when she outran her 28/1 price tag to finish third among nine experienced rival handicappers.
Connections appear to expect more progress on this quick return to an all-weather track, while an additional boost is the significant booking of Hollie Doyle, who concludes a busy eight-ride evening at the Newcastle course where she boasts an impressive 22% win rate (47% place rate).
Suggested bet: Girl From Italy each-way in the 20:30 at Newcastle