Trainer Rebecca Menzies does well with her runners at Newcastle and she has a fascinating contender in this afternoon’s opener.
BTO -top-rated Sulafaat arrives carrying a 5lb penalty for an impressive success at the north-east venue on Friday and she won more comfortably than the winning margin suggested that day.
The drop back in trip is a potential concern for the filly but stamina is often at a premium on the round track at Newcastle and she placed over this trip back in August when second of 14 in an apprentice handicap.
The yard arrives in flying form with two winners from their last five runners on the Flat and it’s a slight surprise this contender isn’t shorter than her morning price of 7/2.
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