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13:35 Newcastle

Betway Marathon Handicap (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 56y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: AllWeather
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,175
  • 2nd: £1,540
  • 3rd: £770
  • 4th: £385
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 43.29s
  • Off Time: 13:35:32
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
25/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    7/1

      1(7)
      Silk - Maroon, light green chevron

      Zakatal

      170
      25/1
      • Form 324125
      • Age 10
      • Weight 10-0
      • Official Rating 82

      held up, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

      2(9)
      Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap
      50/1
      • Form 14-4256
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-11
      • Official Rating 79

      held up, never dangerous

      3(4)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Pink sash and sleeves
      12/1
      • Form 080934
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-11
      • Official Rating 79

      chased leaders, lost place over 3f out

      4(5)
      Silk - Royal Blue, White spots and sleeves, Scarlet cap

      Mister Bob (GER)

      84 p DCD
      16/1
      • Form 941161
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-8
      • Official Rating 76

      held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer

      5(1)
      Silk - Royal blue, white hoops, chevrons on sleeves

      Aldreth

      25 b D
      7/1
      • Form 565222
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 75

      tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on well under pressure

      6(3)
      Silk - Black, white hoops, halved sleeves, black cap
      13/2
      • Form 528643
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 73

      mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge

      7(6)
      Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves

      Dubawi Fifty

      17 CD
      5/4
      • Form 65221
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 79

      led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      8(8)
      Silk - Orange and purple diamonds, orange sleeves, orange cap, purple diamond

      Cavalieri (IRE)

      22 pt DCD
      8/1
      • Form 588311
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 68

      held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten

      9(2)
      Silk - Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves
      11/2
      • Form 052114
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 76

      tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, stayed on well

      In depth

      Verdict

      Stamford Raffles narrowly beat Aldreth over track and trip last month but was behind the latter at Chelmsford last time. Mister Bob and Dubawi Fifty are recent course and distance winners with the former taking a higher grade contest and CAVALIERI steps up in class. But Philip Kirby’s charge has won his last two outings by a wide margin, including over track and trip on his penultimate start, and a 7lb rise may not prevent him landing the hat-trick. The remainder are harder to fancy though Zakatal has been thereabouts since scoring at Wolverhampton earlier.

      Formwatch

      Zakatal 14-1 (9-1) Held up, rapid headway to press winner 6f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Royal Reef (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (3) pol in Jun.

      Grand Meister 20-1 (9-2) Led, headed 6f out, tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 17 1/2l behind Good Run (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (3) pol in Nov.

      Aramist (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, headway on outer over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, unable to quicken 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5 1/2l behind Good Run (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (3) pol in Nov.

      Mister Bob (GER) 11-4 (9-2) Held up last, headway on outside edging left from over 2f out, ridden and struck on face by rival's whip 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left and clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) pol in Sep beating Lexi's Boy (9-13) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.

      Aldreth 3-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to easy winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Velvet Revolution (8-10) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.

      Siren's Cove 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 3/4l behind I Am Not Here (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

      Dubawi Fifty 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked clear leader, every chance 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) pol in Nov beating Merriment (8-9) by 3 1/4l, 6 ran.

      Cavalieri (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up, in rear, smooth headway on wide outside tracking leaders 3f out, 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, very easily, won at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (5) pol in Nov beating Voice Control (9-13) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.

      Stamford Raffles 9-4jfav (8-13) Close up, switched right over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9 3/4l behind Velvet Revolution (8-10) at Chelmsford City 2m hcp (4) pol in Nov.