25th Oct 2021 | Horse Racing

Newcastle: Blackheath

Finished third over course and distance on last start and handicapper given him a chance. Record handicapping in this grade is 213 and should get good pace to aim at.

Blackheath has hardly been prolific (winning about once a year) but he’s slipped down the handicap and is eligible for class 5 handicaps again. His record at this level is 213 with the last of those coming over course and distance a month ago.

The 6-year-old wasn’t fancied in the betting and made nothing more than respectable late headway but the time was fair and this is no harder.

Go a year and Blackheath finished fourth behind Brian The Snail in a much better race than this, off a 12lbs higher mark. If he runs to that sort of level again and there is evidence he is capable of that, he could outrun his odds.

1pt Blackheath to win 15/2 with Bet365
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 16:04 25th Oct, 2021 but subject to change