PENMELLYN (5.00) holds strong claims in the 7f handicap on Newcastle's twilight card.
Phillip Makin's filly drops a furlong after chasing home the Archie Watson-trained Royal Nation here before Christmas. Fourth horse Breguet Boy came out to land a decent handicap at Wolverhampton and Penmellyn is more than capable of handling a 2lb rise.
SULAFAAT (3.55) should be backed each-way four places with Paddy Power at around 6-1. She lost out to Greengage in a tight finish over course and distance eight days ago and has been a consistent sort for Rebecca Menzies. This looks a slightly better contest but Sulafaat is in fine form, with Russell Harris taking off 7lb.
Favourite Ice Pyramid holds definite claims on handicap debut. He ran third to Sharp Suited over course and distance in mid-December, finishing just ahead of subsequent scorer Harbour Front. Top weight Lopes Dancer will appreciate this ease in grade if wound up following a break.
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