Newcastle betting tips: Beakstown, Lake View Lad and Style De Vole all appeal on Saturday

Newcastle betting tips for December 1 on Horsebetting.com say Beakstown looks tailor-made for the step up to 2m 6f in the novice hurdle at Gosforth Park. He thus rates the NAP of this seven-race card for trainer Dan Skelton. Style De Vole represents valuable connections in leading Irish owner JP McManus and British champion trainer Nicky Henderson, so this French import also appeals on UK debut in the juvenile hurdle. Lake View Lad, meanwhile, looks each-way value in the main supporting race on Fighting Fifth day, the Listed 3m Rehearsal Handicap Chase. Learn all about these horses and their chances in our detailed Newcastle betting tips for December 1.

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Beakstown can be talk of Toon for Skelton at Newcastle

There are six other races on Fighting Fifth Hurdle day at Newcastle, and Beakstown looks tailor-made for a step up in the trip in the 2m 6f novice hurdle at the Gosforth Park venue on Saturday (13:00). This five-year-old son of Stowaway is bred for a stamina test like this and has won an Irish point before joining current handler Dan Skelton.

He made all in that and was then far from disgraced on his rules debut when a five-length runner-up to Commanche Red in a Kempton bumper. Beakstown then made a winning reappearance on his hurdles bow in a Uttoxeter maiden hurdle over 2m 4f.

Having raced prominently in the hands of Harry Skelton throughout, he was driven into the lead two out and then joined at the last. Beakstown found plenty for pressure, however, and asserted on the run-in as a two-length winner over Southern Sam.

Team Skelton also gave him a wind op over the summer. As he has a progressive profile and is one of the least exposed in the six-runner field, Beakstown is readily taken to follow-up over a trip that look sure to suit. He is thus the NAP of our Newcastle betting tips for December 1.

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Style De Vole can make winning bow for Henderson

This seven-race card kicks off with an extended 2m juvenile hurdle (11:50) on what is a big day for powerful connections JP McManus and Nicky Henderson. The leading Irish owner and British champion trainer have three live chances at the meeting, and the first of those is French import Style De Vole.

A grey gelding, the three-year-old son of Vol Du Nuit won his sole start on the Flat across the Channel at Saint-Cloud over an extended 1m 2f. After being waited with in rear, Style De Vole made smooth headway when switched two out and was ridden to lead before the final furlong, staying on strongly thereafter for a comfortable five lengths victory.

Seven Barrows handler Henderson invariably does well with similar types as connections often make raids on French bred horses. Some of the rivals Style De Vole faces here have had a lot of runs on the Flat, most notably Last Enchantment, Swordbill and Thomas Shelby.

He in contrast is unexposed and far from over-raced. This looks a nice starting point for Style De Vole, a half-brother to Style De Garde who made a winning debut for Henderson after leaving Yannick Fouin last year, so he’s the next best bet among our Newcastle betting tips for December 1.

Lake View Lad each-way value for Rehearsal

The main supporting race to the Fighting Fifth is the Listed 3m Rehearsal Handicap Chase that closes proceedings (15:20), and in a typically open-looking renewal Lake View Lad has solid each-way claims on the pick of his form. This Nick Alexander trained eight-year-old is one of two engaged in this for owner Trevor Hemmings.

Lake View Lad is an Irish import that was in the care of shrewd handler Margaret Mullins. When joining his current stable, this son of Oscar landed a bumper and three of his six hurdles starts and has then run a string of solid races over fences.

He has only failed to make the frame once in nine outings in this sphere, winning twice and placing on six other occasions. Lake View Lad is a course and distance winner, having scored in a novices’ handicap on this card 12 months ago when staying on well from the last and beating Solomon Grundy by 2 3/4 lengths.

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That is an obvious plus, and he was then far from disgraced when third in the Tommy Whittle at Haydock to Captain Redbeard. Lake View Lad then chased the re-opposing Testify home in the Grade 2 Altcar Novices’ Chase at the Merseyside venue. Although beaten seven lengths, he is now 6lb better off with the winner.

That gives him every chance of reversing that form, and he came out and won his next Haydock start when dropping in class. Lake View Lad made all and was a game short-head victor, giving Crievehill 4lb and holding on despite strong pressure up the run-in.

Under top weight, he tried to give Bernardelli 9lb on his penultimate start at Ayr and rounded off the campaign with a solid third of 10 to Smooth Stepper on his try over 3m 2f at Kelson. The drop back in trip is sure to suit Lake View Lad and, given he’s placed at a higher level off his current mark of 136, his each-way claims are obvious. He thus completes our Newcastle betting tips for December 1.

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