3rd Jan 2022 | Horse Racing

Newcastle: Bakr

Fastest final furlong after being hampered and forced to switch over course and distance 7 days ago. Drops down in grade and this isn't a strong class 6 handicap.

The 5.30 Newcastle is not a strong race for the grade and Bakr is dropping down in class after a good effort. Still lightly raced, he disappointed after winning his maiden almost a year ago but the visor perked him up last time.

Racing down the middle of the pack, he found his path blocked (stride data clearly shows he was impeded 2f out) but when switched to the rail he flew home. It was only good enough for fourth place but he earned a good sectional adjusted speed rating of 65 and was quickest over the final furlong.

Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:29 3rd Jan, 2022 but subject to change