Newcastle

  • 15:00 Betway Marathon Handicap2m 56y

  • Winner £5,822 2nd £1,732 3rd £866 4th £433
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 39.13s
  • Off time: 15:00:32
15:00 Newcastle Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Isharah (USA) 10/11
2nd Zakatal 12/1
3rd River Dart (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 241252- Maroon, light green chevron Zakatal 27
11 10-5 Rebecca Menzies D C Costello 82 12/113.00
2 (2) 85562-8 Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap River Dart (IRE) 8
5 10-0 A W Carroll L Morris 77 10/111.00
3 (8) U5740/4- Royal Blue, Pink star and star on cap Mister Fizz 302
9 10-0 p Miss I Pickard Nathan Evans (3) 77 40/141.00
4 (1) 4/42569- Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap Grand Meister 27
6 9-13 J J Quinn Josh Quinn (7) 76 40/141.00
5 (4) 411616- Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap Mister Bob (GER) 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-13 p J D Bethell T Hamilton 76 6/17.00
6 (6) 363221- Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Isharah (USA) 13
Course Winner
4 9-12 M Johnston J Fanning 82 10/111.91
7 (3) 667653- Black, red spots, black cap, white spots Wrap Star (IRE) 20
6 9-7 vt Anthony McCann W M Lordan 70 6/17.00
8 (5) 80084-0 Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Wordiness 9
Distance Winner
9 9-5 p1 P D Evans A Mullen 68 14/115.00
9 (9) 974790- Orange, dark blue seams, white sleeves and cap Royal Flag 13
7 8-12 p B Ellison T Eaves 61 22/123.00

Verdict

Isharah finally won a handicap when successful over 1m4f here. He has claims if staying but the Irish raider Wrap Star remains without a win in 22 attempts. A rejuvenated ZAKATAL won three times last year and went close over track and trip last month carrying top weight. The veteran finished ahead of previous course and distance winner Mister Bob with Grand Meister well beaten and should make another bold bid. River Dart is not badly treated but attempts 2m for the first time having only won twice over 1m2f so far.