2011 Spring Stakes Form Guide – Newcastle

September 13th, 2011

The 2011 Spring Stakes form guide at Newcastle might look like a fairly easy one to do at first given there’s only an eight horse field but in reality it could prove quite difficult.

Four of the runners loo somewhat inseparable in early betting markets so a deeper analysis of what they bring to the table is required.

We’ve decided to scratch the other four rivals in the race and concentrate on  the main four we think will be battling it out come tomorrow afternoon.

2011 Spring Stakes Form Guide

Just The Tonic

He’s the early favourite for the race with Luxbet and who could blame him with an unbeaten record form two starts in his career. The first was at Canterbury where he won by nearly two and a half lengths before he came to Rosehill and got the job done across 1400m in a benchmark 70. It’s a step up in grade though today running against true black type horses and if he wants that record to stay intact he’ll need to be working hard.

Darci Be Good

He was beaten fair and square by Ambidexter last start so plenty may dismiss him on the back of that. To be fair though he was a little cramped off the bend and he’ll now doubt appreciate the step out to 1600m. He won the Listed Fernhill Handicap at that trip and being third run into his prep he’ll be fit enough to do it again. He’s a versatile horse and he’ll definitely be somewhere nearby at the death.


With a last start win over Darci Be Good to go with his win previous to that this Snowden runner is in it up to his next. The question about him is the distance and whether he can stay but the Darley team seem to think so and for many that’s good enough. From gate three he’ll get a run and he’ll show a sight at the top of the turn.

Rekindled Alliance

Won on debut at Canterbury and last start just The Tonic only got him by a neck. All indicators are that he’ll handle the 1600m and if he does that he could well be the winner. If Just The Tonic is the favourite he certainly shouldn’t be too far away in betting himself, and at the end of the Spring Stakes he may have turned the tables altogether.

These are the top four for the 2011 Spring Stakes and why they should be somewhere close at the finish. Betting on the race is already open at Luxbet so if you want to get in early head across now and take the good odds.

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