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16:25 Newmarket

MansionBet Watch And Bet Handicap (Class 3)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,400 added
  • Winner: £6,728
  • 2nd: £2,002
  • 3rd: £1,000
  • 4th: £500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 29.38s
  • Off Time: 16:27:14
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
13/2

    1(2)
    Silk - Yellow, royal blue seams and sleeves, red cap
    • Form 3163-21
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-13
    • Official Rating 90

    close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    2(4)
    Silk - Red, white braces, checked sleeves, red cap, white diamond
    • Form 1671-41
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 86

    close up in rear, wide and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on one pace

    3(5)
    Silk - Black, Light Blue armlets

    Zuba

    11 p D
    13/2
    • Form 50-2533
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 81

    tracked winner, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home

    4(1)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Orange stars, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
    • Form 3231
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-3
    • Official Rating 80

    tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

    5(3)
    Silk - Emerald Green, White stars, armlets and star on cap
    7/2
    • Form 2052-27
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 79

    taken to post early, led, pushed along and headed 3f out, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, rallied to lead again close home, gamely

    In depth

    Verdict

    Rhythmic Intent ran well over a mile on his reappearance and duly went one better over a more suitable distance at York but the faster surface here would not be ideal. Mayfair Spirit has a good strike-rate and got back to winning ways at Windsor. He is only 4lb higher so could complete the double but cheekpieces may help ZUBA end a frustrating sequence with William Buick doing the steering. Make Haste Slowly is preferred to Natty Night of the remainder.

    Formwatch

    Rhythmic Intent (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Jul beating Music Seeker (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.

    Mayfair Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on rail and switched left over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (4) gf in Jun beating Mordred (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

    Zuba 11-2 (9-7) Tracked clear winner, closed over 5f out, joined winner 2f out, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Fibonacci (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.

    Make Haste Slowly 16-1 (9-2) Always prominent, headway on outside over 1f out, led final 110 yards soon clear and stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (4) pol in Jul beating Caen Na Coille (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

    Natty Night 13-2 (9-4) Soon led, clear 10f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Vindolanda (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Jul.