Nataleena looks a solid option to follow up on her CD victory last month with her main form opponent Le Musee being unproven at Newcastle. The 3lb rise for that effort looks fair and although trainer Ben Haslam has been a little quiet of late his runners at Newcastle especially when teaming up with Andrew Mullen always warrant consideration (89R 16W 32P).
This looks a good opportunity to record her first success at Newcastle after a solid run just 5 days ago when finishing second over this CD. Trainer Michael Harrington runners have an improved strike rate when returning to the track within a week of their previous run and the slight ease in grade should see her get her head in front this evening.
In what hopefully will be a good evening for the Haslam/Mullen partnership, Dream Game has potential to now show improved form stepping up into handicap company for the first time. With only the 3-career starts to date this filly is improving with each effort and she will not need to find much more on her second-place finish over CD last time.