Newcastle evening racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, February 22

Back to Newcastle for the Thursday evening meeting on February 22 and the Planet Sport tipsters have all the ammo you need to bash the bookies.

We start off with some details on our four selected horses at Newcastle.

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Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


17:00 (Newcastle) Kitteridge

Kitteridge made a decent debut at Chelmsford in January and better could await in the Best Racing Odds Guaranteed At BetMGM Maiden Fillies’ Stakes.

Starting her career over 10 furlongs, Kitteridge was eager in the early stages and perhaps just paid for her keen attitude in the finish as an odds-on favourite, with more track experience, swooped to conquer. Hugo Palmer’s filly is worth another chance.


18:00 (Newcastle) Cover Up

Cover Up can defy a 5lb hike to bring up his hat-trick in the Find More Big Deals At BetUK Handicap.

Trained by John and Thady Gosden, Cover Up did not make it to the track as a juvenile and took a couple of starts before he found the winner’s enclosure last summer.

He suffered a couple of defeats subsequently but given a couple of months off, Cover Up looked an improved performer when winning at Lingfield in November, before following up at Gosforth Park earlier this month.

While the four-year-old only triumphed by half a length, he appeared very good value for the winning margin as he assumed control with the minimum of fuss and looked to have plenty in the locker.


18:30 (Newcastle) Asadjumeirah

Asadjumeirah is falling down the ratings and could be back on a winnable mark in the first division of the Always Gamble Responsibly With BetUK Handicap.

Victorious off a mark of 84 at his peak in April 2022, Asadjumeirah has not struck gold since that Thirsk success and has tumbled all the way to his current perch of 61.

His two runs so far this year have offered some hope for Anthony Brittain’s charge though, beaten just a length and a half in fourth at Newcastle last month before registering a two-length second on his latest spin.

Dropped a further 1lb after that run, Asadjumeirah appeals as a dual winner over the same six furlongs he faces here.


20:30 (Newcastle) Phoenix Star

There could be enough pace upfront to bring Phoenix Star into consideration having caught the eye when fourth over six furlongs at Kempton earlier in the week.

Booking Tommie Jakes looks value for his 7.7lb claim and a fourth course and distance success is anticipated.

Elzaal shaped nicely when fourth tackling track and trip last time and should be respect.

Mehmo encountered an improving horse here recently and cannot be ruled out. Others to note include both Birkenhead and Enraged.


Newcastle selections in full:

NEWCASTLE: 5.00 Kitteridge, 5.30 Star Mind, 6.00 Cover up, 6.30 Asadjumeirah, 7.00 Flash The Dash, 7.30 Win Win Power, 8.00 Ledger, 8.30 Phoenix Star.


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