Newbury

  • 14:25 Marsh Cup Handicap2m 110y

  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 44.24s
  • Off time: 14:27:48
14:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Withhold 17/2
2nd Billy Ray 14/1
3rd Coeur de Lion 10/1
4th Who Dares Wins (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 511467 Orange, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Making Miracles 21
Distance Winner
4 9-10 M Johnston S De Sousa 107 10/111.00
2 (12) 2131/18- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Withhold 269
Distance Winner
6 9-10 p R Charlton Jason Watson 107 17/29.50
3 (13) 0101-71 White, royal blue star, royal blue and white diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap The Grand Visir 32
Distance Winner
5 9-8 pt Ian Williams James Doyle 105 7/18.00
4 (10) 10/3-321 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Who Dares Wins (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 p A King Tom Marquand 104 7/18.00
5 (8) 82-6833 Red, white star, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Proschema (IRE) 21
4 9-7 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 104 5/16.00
6 (14) 442014 Purple, gold chevron hoop, red, purple and gold hooped sleeves, purple cap gold stars Lucky Deal 28
Distance Winner
4 9-6 M Johnston F Norton 103 25/126.00
7 (16) 622-094 Orange, black epaulets, striped cap Hermoso Mundo (SAF) 14
Distance Winner
7 9-3 H Morrison Oisin Murphy 100 33/134.00
8 (15) 31860-0 Pink, White hooped sleeves, White cap Temple Church (IRE) 29
Course Winner
5 8-13 H Morrison Andrea Atzeni 96 33/134.00
9 (3) 19-3102 White, maroon and purple striped sleeves Rare Groove (IRE) 21
4 8-13 Jedd O'Keeffe P J McDonald 96 12/113.00
10 (7) 0137-39 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN cap Reshoun (FR) 64
5 8-12 Ian Williams Jim Crowley 95 12/113.00
11 (5) 12-2111 White, Light Blue triple diamond, sleeves and cap Carnwennan (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 8-11 C Fellowes S Donohoe 94 5/16.00
12 (6) 50-2153 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Coeur de Lion 21
Distance Winner
6 8-10 p A King Thore Hammer Hansen (5) 93 10/111.00
13 (2) 88-7306 Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds Jukebox Jive (FR) 28
Course Winner
5 8-8 t J A Osborne Nicola Currie 91 50/151.00
14 (4) 0513-65 Black and emerald green stripes Billy Ray 42
4 8-6 M R Channon David Probert 89 14/115.00
15 (9) 511/ Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Litterale Ci (FR) 24
Distance Winner
6 8-6 H Fry Josephine Gordon 89 33/134.00
16 (1) 20-1972 Royal blue, red sleeves, yellow stars, pink cap, royal blue star Al Kout 17
5 8-3 Mrs H Main L Morris 86 33/134.00

Verdict

A cracking turnout featuring the return of Withhold, last seen in this country when landing the Cesarewitch in October 2017 and the Northumberland Plate the following year. He faces a daunting assignment off 9-10 and we'll let him run on this occasion. Chester Cup winner Making Miracles, Ascot Stakes winner The Grand Visir and Northumberland Plate winner Who Dares Wins complete the top four in the weights, reflecting the distinction of the contest. There's little to choose between them and CARNWENNAN, a rapidly improving stayer but still on a workable mark of 94, may prove too strong on this good ground in receipt of 10lb and upwards from the aforementioned quartet. Coeur de Lion and Rare Groove also enter calculations, whilst Harry Fry's winning hurdler, Litterale Ci, is an interesting outsider.