Newcastle 17:00: Coral offer 5/1 odds on Heath Charnock – 6th December 2019

Will Brushwork win his first handicap?

Horse Racing Betting

The Betway Handicap on Friday night from Newcastle has a big field of 14 runners taking heading to the starting line. This is a 6f race at class 3. It is the impressive Brushwork who is somewhat of a commanding favorite in the field after some impressive things. But there looks as if there could be strong challenges from a few behind him.

Newcastle 17:00 Race Odds*

Brushwork 6/4
Heath Charnock 5/1
Big Les 15/2
El Hombre 13/2
Glenamoy Lad 15/1
Commander Han 11/1
Primos Comet 14/1
Shallow Hal 12/1
Fendale 16/1
Doc Sportello 20/1
Howzer Blakc 22/1
Black Friday 22/1
Kupa River 28/1
Glorious Charmer 40/1
*( betting odds taken from Betfred on December 5th, 2019 at 10:21 pm)

Horse Racing Betting at Betfred

Impressive Brushwork leads the way

A month ago Brushwork had a run out at Newcastle and simply sauntered to an easy victory. There really wasn’t much to oppose him in all fairness and he was a 1/25 favorite to and this looks as if it is going to be a much stiffer challenge. This will be the handicap debut for a 3 year old. The form is there, being a course and distance winner and he has won twice at 6f and is the 6/4 favorite here*( betting odds taken from Betfred on December 5th, 2019 at 10:21 pm).

Heath Charnock a challenger

There is course and distance also for Heath Charnock who is a pound heavier than Brushwork for the contest. He has been successful twice on the all-weather before so has form. Last time out Chelmsford in November, he was a beaten 5-2 favourite, finishing 3rd of 13 runners. But the difference between him and Brushwork is that largely, Heath Charnock has been competing in much better company. That could make a difference when they go head to head on Friday. Heath Charnock is the 5/1 second favourite*( betting odds taken from Betfred on December 5th, 2019 at 10:21 pm).

Others to keep on side

Big Les may just be worth keeping on side as well who has won at the distance. The 4 year old is no stranger to this kind of challenge and he took a win as 3/1 favourite in his last outing which was a shade over 5f. Because of that great win Wolverhampton he has gone up in the handicap however, carrying 5lb more than he did in his last race. The victory at Wolverhampton incidentally, was the second of the season for him.

El Hombre is a great sprinter but is impeded by the handicap. But he is a winner of six races between 5f and 6f in his career, so has some appeal. He is the highest rated horse in the field as well. Was fourth in his last outing back at Wolverhampton in September over 6f. He is a previous winner at Newcastle over 6f, back in October 2016.

Betfred Beaten By A Neck Or Less

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