Alan Thomson has a trio of Tuesday bets online at Newcastle
DIOCLES OF ROME (6.40) didn’t enjoy the cleanest of runs through the pack when a fast-finishing third to Sanaadh at Newcastle in early January and can avenge that defeat this evening.
Mick Appleby’s course winner Edraak put a smile on favourite backers’ faces when scoring quite comfortably at Chelmsford City 19 days ago and should go well, despite an 8lb rise.
MANJAAM (4.40) bids for his third course and distance victory under Laura Pearson in the opening two-mile Betway Handicap. Both wins for David Loughnane have come on the standard to slow surface which has prevailed lately and he can make a race of it at an attractive each-way price with hot favourite Caribeno, so impressive when destroying some modest rivals at Southwell nine days ago.
The Conditions Stakes over six furlongs presents a golden opportunity for ZAMAANI (6.10) to record his first All-Weather success for Simon and Ed Crisford. The colt, a winner at Goodwood and Windsor last July, holds Bravado on their running at Kempton 29 days ago and wears a visor this evening.