The Betway Bet & Watch at Handicap (6.45) at Newcastle on Wednesday is the type of race that put the ‘egg’ in ‘egg and spoon’, but something has to win it and, with winning form in short supply, a shock result could be on the cards. Prisom has had plenty of chances since making a winning debut over 6 furlongs at Wolverhampton two years ago, but returns to Tapeta for the first time since going down by a short head over 7 furlongs at the West Midlands track last January. Gay Kelleway’s 4-year-old can race off a handicap mark 8lb lower – in fact, her lowest ever – which just gets her into this lowly 0-50 contest so, if she’s ever to add to her winning tally, she will surely have few better opportunities. She comes with risks attached, of course, but that comment applies equally to anything else in the field and her wily trainer usually knows the time of day.


Selection: Newcastle 6.45 Prisom to win  8/1


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