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BetUK All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes

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  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 9 runners
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BetUK All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Partly cloudy

10/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.00
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 512-27 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

10yo, reliable 2m performer on AW; that's including at this track although he's never won here in seven attempts, mostly in the Northumberland Plate but also fifth in this race last year; close second to Berkshire Rocco at Southwell on penultimate start and it was a steadily run race when he trailed four of today's rivals at Kempton latest; in each-way calculations.

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13th

6

(8)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

8st 9lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Alan King

Nine AW wins, the most recent in this event 12 months ago when it was still a conditions race; has slipped to an attractive mark but the veteran has a doubt over current form, having posted two duck eggs this year; perhaps on the wane.

33/1

10th

5

(11)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Rainbow Dreamer

9st 10lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

Really smart on AW earlier in his career; wasn't beaten that far when sixth of 19 in the Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last summer but he's been below that level in three AW starts this winter.

14/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 15/112 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Seriously progressive with cheekpieces on the Flat, including with 2m handicap wins in February in small fields at Wolverhampton and Newcastle; met Earlofthecotswolds at level weights in Wolverhampton qualifier four weeks ago and failed by just a head to reel him in in a tight, four-way finish; this race might be less tactical and he's in the mix, perhaps with more to give.

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5th

1

(3)

11th Apr 2024

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1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Fleurman

9st 9lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

ducked right start and bumped rival start, towards rear but in touch with leaders

9/1

7/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 61-121 C

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Huge success for new yard on AW, with five wins (two here) from eight starts since October and also two seconds; while his 2m run at Wolverhampton on penultimate start played a part in that regular improvement, it was one of his defeats and the wins were all at up to 1m4f; style of win last time suggested he still has potential; needs it against the best of today's rivals.

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2nd

3

(2)

11th Apr 2024

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1m 5f 66y

Class 3

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Barenboim

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

steadied start, held up in rear

11/4

3rd

2

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 3

15:15 Lingfield (AW)

Barenboim

9st 11lb

J: Jason Watson

T: David O’Meara

Five-time AW winner who was a close third off a reduced mark over C&D last month but he failed to back that up at Southwell (1m4f) last time; now takes a big step back up in trip but he's generally struggled in his last nine starts and comes with risks attached; hood back on.

14/1

8th

2

(6)

24th Feb 2024

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1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Barenboim

9st 11lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: David O’Meara

Gradually lost his way after winning at Newcastle (1m4f, Tapeta) last March, but having dropped 4lb lower than when last successful he was only beaten two necks into third of nine at Lingfield (2m, Polytrack) this month; races off the same mark, but more will be needed back down in trip.

8/1

Form: 940-32 CD

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Often front-runner; one of his big days came over C&D in 2018 when winning the Northumberland Plate; not in the same form these days as a 10yo and although he's still been competitive on three of his last four starts this winter, those were with falling marks in handicaps; more to do today.

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4th

8

(7)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Withhold

9st 7lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

Often front-runner; one of his big days came over C&D in 2018 when winning the Northumberland Plate; not in the same form these days as a 10yo and although he's still been competitive on three of his last four starts this winter, those were with falling marks in handicaps; more to do today.

25/1

2nd

3

(10)

22nd Feb 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 3

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Withhold

9st 11lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

ducked right start, disputed lead, led after 1f, increased tempo from under 3f out, ridden when headed 2f out, kept on

10/1

3rd

2

(5)

16th Jan 2023

Standard

2m 0f 120y

Class 2

18:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Withhold

10st 0lb

J: Trevor Whelan

T: Harry & Roger Charlton

On the downgrade in recent times and lacks consistency now; has won on Tapeta but needs to bounce back from an ordinary Kempton effort, when some way behind stablemate Imperium.

8/1

Form: /74-12 D BF

Last run: 58 days

W: 9st 7lb

6 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Beaten a neck in the 2020 St Leger; lightly raced since but has seen more action again recently and, while some way off his peak, his 2m win from Rainbow Dreamer in a conditions stakes on Southwell Tapeta in January still makes him the form pick in this; not so good on latest start but he still shaped well (came from last to second) and should be a leading player on this first trip to Newcastle.

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6th

6

(10)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Berkshire Rocco

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, raced wide early, in touch with leaders, switched to centre after 4f

10/1

7/1

Form: 4-1121

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Can make the running; close second here as a 2yo; gelded last autumn and a rising force in 1m4f handicaps on the Tapeta tracks at Southwell and Wolverhampton this year, winning three of his last four starts; dominant last time and could be capable of better still, which is needed however in this non-handicap and this trip is a step in the dark.

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4th

3

(1)

16th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nolton Cross

8st 13lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

Little room for manoeuvre off this mark and looked to have no excuses at Southwell last weekend having been backed into favouritism; is more likely than most to give his running but will need a career-best to win.

7/2

6th

2

(2)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Nolton Cross

10st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Hugo Palmer

Made it 2-2 over C&D when narrowly beating Haku off 3lb lower early in the year; little room for manoeuvre off this mark but there was nothing wrong with his latest effort and he should go well again under Oisin Murphy.

8/1

4th

4

(3)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Nolton Cross

9st 1lb

J: Ross Coakley

T: Hugo Palmer

raced in fourth

5/1

Form: 0-5134 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Raised his game last term (third of 20 in the C&D Northumberland Plate) and has already done so this year, winning at Wolverhampton before two minor honours at Kempton (all 2m); never better but his form is not quite on the same level as some of these.

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14th

8

(5)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Solent Gateway

8st 9lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs but hasn't for his best results here; pulled too hard in this race two years ago; an improved performer last term and he's well handicapped judged on plenty of that form, but the scale of defeat in his two AW runs this year is a concern; visor replaces usual cheekpieces.

14/1

11th

7

(8)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Solent Gateway

9st 10lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Hugo Palmer

Often front-runs; well beaten on 2023 return but won eight days later, so perhaps his heavy defeat in a warm race five weeks ago should not be viewed too harshly; had a solid campaign last year and although his score is just 1-9 on AW, he is effective over C&D; each-way chance if back on song.

18/1

OUR TIP

Form: 27-341 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Front-runner; fine AW campaign early last year included his game win in this race (his only run at this track); rather mixed fortunes since but recorded his best AW form when winning by a head from Fleurman at level weights at Wolverhampton four weeks ago; primed for another bold show.

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9th

2

(7)

30th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

14:05 Chester

Earlofthecotswolds

9st 6lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Multiple winner over jumps and on AW; respectable sixth of eight in 2m Goodwood handicap (good) 25 days ago but it underlines he needs more from his mark.

20/1

6th

1

(2)

5th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 2

15:20 Goodwood

Earlofthecotswolds

10st 2lb

J: Liam Keniry

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Multiple winner over jumps and on AW; failed to show his form in last two appearances (Flat/hurdle); close second off 2lb higher in this race last year and has a fighting chance if back in the same form.

14/1

2

9th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 139y

Class 2

14:50 Market Rasen

Earlofthecotswolds

11st 12lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Hasn't been seen over hurdles since Boxing Day 2021 but has since developed into a smart Flat performer, gaining a fourth success (all on AW) at Wolverhampton in March (RPR 105); fascinating contender.

6/1

Form: -51434 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Goes well on Kempton AW and never better than when upped to 2m this year, winning on first occasion and maintaining his form since; also ran well on sole start at Newcastle; however, he is the worst off at these weights.

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2

(6)

16th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Aced It

9st 9lb

J: Ray Dawson

T: Camilla Poulton

Seen more often on the AW these days and 1lb lower than when winning at Kempton (2m) in January, but showed little on his return to turf at Newmarket (1m6f, good) four weeks ago; enough to prove for now.

20/1

8th

5

(8)

19th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 6f 0y

Class 3

15:25 Newmarket

Aced It

9st 5lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Camilla Poulton

Has a record of 2-16 on AW, beaten long way on Good Friday most recently (faced stiff task in conditions stakes); only 1-14 on turf and, while the return to handicap level is some help, others look better treated.

16/1

9th

1

(4)

7th Apr 2023

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:25 Newcastle (AW)

Aced It

9st 7lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Camilla Poulton

Goes well on Kempton AW and never better than when upped to 2m this year, winning on first occasion and maintaining his form since; also ran well on sole start at Newcastle; however, he is the worst off at these weights.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £827.00
Straight Forecast £692.30
Trifecta £5126.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fleurman

RP Ratings:

Berkshire Rocco

WEST COUNTRY:

Earlofthecotswolds

Daily Record:

Nolton Cross

POSTDATA:

Fleurman

The Times:

Fleurman

Telegraph:

Fleurman

The Guardian:

Fleurman

TOPSPEED:

Berkshire Rocco

Daily Mail:

Berkshire Rocco

D Express:

Berkshire Rocco

The Sun:

Berkshire Rocco

Daily Mirror:

Earlofthecotswolds

The Star:

Earlofthecotswolds