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BetUK All-Weather Championships Marathon Handicap

  • Prize money: £77310
  • 2m 0f 56y
  • Class 2
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Tapeta

Weather: Mostly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.00
  • Place: £3.30

Form: 581-52

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Record of 4-11 on AW; good second in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m; off 3lb lower) most recently, splitting Spartan Army and Vaguely Royal; still not fully exposed over staying distances; possibilities despite being on career-high mark.

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1st

3

(11)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Prydwen

9st 3lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Record of 4-11 on AW; good second in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m; off 3lb lower) most recently, splitting Spartan Army and Vaguely Royal; still not fully exposed over staying distances; possibilities despite being on career-high mark.

12/1

2nd

3

(13)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Prydwen

9st 10lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: George Scott

Ended his 2023 campaign with a 1m6f success (led close home) at Wolverhampton; behind a couple of these rivals at Kempton (2m) on reappearance but made some late headway and still isn't fully exposed over staying distances; remains of interest.

8/1

5th

4

(3)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Prydwen

9st 12lb

J: Benoit De La Sayette

T: George Scott

Solid performer who got back to winning ways when leading towards the finish over 1m6f at Wolverhampton in November; had three subsequent winners behind him on that occasion (including the reopposing Zealandia) so still looks nicely handicapped off 2lb higher; respectable fifth at Ascot last summer on his previous attempt at 2m; key player.

5/1

12/1

  • Place: £4.90

Form: 9711-3 D BF

Last run: 88 days

W: 8st 5lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Boasts a 50% strike-rate (4-8) on AW; has form figures of 113 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at Kempton in late 2023; absent since running creditably in Class 2 at this course on New Year's Day; each-way claims off unaltered mark.

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2nd

10

(4)

29th Mar 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 5lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

Boasts a 50% strike-rate (4-8) on AW; has form figures of 113 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at Kempton in late 2023; absent since running creditably in Class 2 at this course on New Year's Day; each-way claims off unaltered mark.

12/1

3rd

10

(10)

1st Jan 2024

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2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

1st

14

(1)

6th Dec 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

20:00 Kempton (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

Has taken his form up a notch of late since tongue tied, doing well to quicken off a steady gallop when landing C&D handicap by a head from Zoran; 3lb higher (including 1lb out of the handicap) but still very much one to consider.

6/1

3/1

  • Place: £2.00

Form: /3-111 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 13lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

Progressive since switched to AW and held on well to beat Prydwen by a neck in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m) most recently; beat Palace Boy at Southwell the time before; now 3-3 in this sphere and commands major respect.

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5th

5

(5)

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

15:45 Newbury

Spartan Army

9st 3lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

disputed lead early, headed and prominent after 1f

5/1

3rd

5

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Spartan Army

8st 13lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Progressive since switched to AW and held on well to beat Prydwen by a neck in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield (2m) most recently; beat Palace Boy at Southwell the time before; now 3-3 in this sphere and commands major respect.

3/1

1st

8

(9)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Spartan Army

9st 5lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Alan King

prominent

7/2

25/1

Form: 60-541

Last run: 25 days

W: 8st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Belatedly regained the winning thread at Wolverhampton (upped to 1m6f; off 4lb lower) this month, benefiting from drop to Class 4; faces a stiffer assignment back up two grades and, with strike-rate only 2-23, looks unlikely to follow up.

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4th

9

(3)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Howth

8st 6lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Belatedly regained the winning thread at Wolverhampton (upped to 1m6f; off 4lb lower) this month, benefiting from drop to Class 4; faces a stiffer assignment back up two grades and, with strike-rate only 2-23, looks unlikely to follow up.

25/1

1st

1

(7)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

19:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Howth

10st 0lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

prominent, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, edged right but kept on final 110yds

10/1

4th

5

(1)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

16:30 Southwell (AW)

Howth

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

A fair effort when fifth of 11 here (1m3f) last month (just behind Valsad), but losing run up to 17 and another 1lb drop not enough to tempt.

10/1

Form: 411-53 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 8lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Three wins at about 1m4f last year; ran well in first-time cheekpieces and upped to 2m in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield most recently, finishing clear third behind Spartan Army and Prydwen; likely player in the retained headgear.

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5th

8

(1)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Vaguely Royal

8st 8lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Three wins at about 1m4f last year; ran well in first-time cheekpieces and upped to 2m in the Marathon Trial at Lingfield most recently, finishing clear third behind Spartan Army and Prydwen; likely player in the retained headgear.

7/1

3rd

9

(14)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Vaguely Royal

9st 3lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: John & Thady Gosden

Disappointing favourite at Wolverhampton two weeks ago when bidding for a 1m4f AW hat-trick (raced on turf previously); however, may rebound provided he takes well to first-time headgear and stays this new trip; by no means fully exposed yet.

7/2

5th

5

(6)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Vaguely Royal

8st 13lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced in second

9/4

16/1

Form: 200-25 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 8st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Record of 3-11 on AW; creditable second to Citizen General at Kempton two starts ago, then kicked for home too early in the Marathon Trial where he understandably ran out of steam in the latter stages; 1-1 here and can't be dismissed.

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1st

12

(14)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Duty Of Care

9st 6lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Jamie Osborne

Two C&D wins before his second in this race last year; has a 2lb lower mark this time round but was not disgraced in his three runs this year (C&D second in February was best of those) and is not dismissed.

7/1

6th

7

(13)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Duty Of Care

8st 9lb

J: David Egan

T: Jamie Osborne

Record of 3-11 on AW; creditable second to Citizen General at Kempton two starts ago, then kicked for home too early in the Marathon Trial where he understandably ran out of steam in the latter stages; 1-1 here and can't be dismissed.

16/1

5th

6

(12)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 2

15:47 Lingfield (AW)

Duty Of Care

9st 5lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Jamie Osborne

slowly away, in rear early, headway into midfield on outer after 2f

7/1

5/1

Form: 1/1-12 BF

Last run: 34 days

W: 8st 3lb

7 yo Horse

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

In great form since joining new yard and switched to AW, winning twice at Wolverhampton (1m6f) then good second, just over 1l behind Spartan Army, at Southwell (2m); now gets a 7lb pull with that rival and remains of strong interest.

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7th

11

(5)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Palace Boy

8st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

In great form since joining new yard and switched to AW, winning twice at Wolverhampton (1m6f) then good second, just over 1l behind Spartan Army, at Southwell (2m); now gets a 7lb pull with that rival and remains of strong interest.

5/1

2nd

4

(10)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Palace Boy

9st 9lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

led narrowly or disputed lead, headed but prominent after 2f, outpaced over 2f out, rallied and went second 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

1st

8

(4)

19th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 5f 219y

Class 4

13:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Palace Boy

9st 6lb

J: George Rooke

T: Ralph J Smith

held up in last

7/2

6/1

Form: 946-21

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict

Dual Group 3 winner at 1m4f on turf; opened his AW account in handicap over that trip at Wolverhampton (off just 2lb lower) six weeks ago; has the ability to remain competitive, provided he's as effective back at 2m (third attempt).

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9th

7

(9)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Max Vega

9st 2lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

prominent

20/1

8th

1

(12)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Max Vega

9st 12lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

Dual Group 3 winner at 1m4f on turf; opened his AW account in handicap over that trip at Wolverhampton (off just 2lb lower) six weeks ago; has the ability to remain competitive, provided he's as effective back at 2m (third attempt).

6/1

1st

1

(1)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 51y

Class 2

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Max Vega

10st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Ralph Beckett

raced in third, pushed along 2f out, ridden against rail over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well final 110yds

7/2

66/1

Form: 96-000 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 8st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

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9th

13

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

8st 2lb

J: Amie Waugh

T: Jim Goldie

Similar profile to Rainbow Dreamer, being a veteran who has won multiple races down the years but has a question mark over current form having posted duck eggs in 2024; unlikely to add to his tally.

66/1

10th

9

(6)

10th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 14y

Class 3

20:30 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 5lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

Prolific winner who's back on a workable mark; he's well into the veteran stage, though, and this trip is an absolute minimum nowadays; doesn't arrive in form in any case.

33/1

13th

3

(2)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 3

17:05 Southwell (AW)

Sir Chauvelin

9st 10lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Jim Goldie

always behind

25/1

Form: 78311-

Last run: 106 days

W: 8st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Ended his 2023 campaign with two Class 4 wins over 1m6f at Chelmsford; faces a stiffer task from 2lb out of weights at this stronger level but further improvement is possible; should be suited by the new trip.

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10th

12

(9)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Kyle Of Lochalsh

8st 2lb

J: Joe Fanning

T: Hughie Morrison

Ended his 2023 campaign with two Class 4 wins over 1m6f at Chelmsford; faces a stiffer task from 2lb out of weights at this stronger level but further improvement is possible; should be suited by the new trip.

7/1

1st

6

(2)

14th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

20:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Kyle Of Lochalsh

9st 8lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: Hughie Morrison

towards rear

5/2

1st

3

(2)

11th Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Chelmsford (AW)

Kyle Of Lochalsh

8st 11lb

J: David Probert

T: Hughie Morrison

in rear, smooth headway and challenging over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden briefly and ran on well inside final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

11/1

Form: 974-21 C

Last run: 55 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 96

Form & Verdict

Comfortably beat Duty Of Care at Kempton (2m; off 7lb lower) eight weeks ago, taking strike-rate on AW to 4-14 and record under Robert Havlin to 2-3; better than ever this year and may have even more to offer at this trip; shortlisted.

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11th

4

(2)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Citizen General

9st 0lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Comfortably beat Duty Of Care at Kempton (2m; off 7lb lower) eight weeks ago, taking strike-rate on AW to 4-14 and record under Robert Havlin to 2-3; better than ever this year and may have even more to offer at this trip; shortlisted.

11/1

1st

9

(7)

3rd Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

19:15 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

9st 5lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and back to that level when reaching the frame over C&D on his last two outings; can give another good account.

7/1

2nd

1

(10)

6th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 4

19:45 Kempton (AW)

Citizen General

10st 2lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Ed Dunlop

Wide-margin winner at Pontefract (1m4f) last summer and ran his best race since when fourth of 14 over C&D last month; Billy Loughnane is a positive booking; unlikely to be far away.

9/1

OUR TIP

Form: 024-21 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Two wins over 1m4f when trained in Britain; consistent at Dundalk for new stable this winter and proved suited by the step up to 2m most recently (comfortable winner); now 5lb higher in a deeper field but is unexposed at this trip.

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5th

2

(3)

5th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 9lb

J: J M Sheridan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

soon held up in rear

6/1

12th

2

(10)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Tyson Fury

9st 8lb

J: Sean D Bowen

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Two wins over 1m4f when trained in Britain; consistent at Dundalk for new stable this winter and proved suited by the step up to 2m most recently (comfortable winner); now 5lb higher in a deeper field but is unexposed at this trip.

11/1

1st

1

(1)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Dundalk (AW)

Tyson Fury

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Dual winner when trained in UK and has held his form in three starts for this yard; is unproven over this trip but if he can last it out then should be involved.

9/2

33/1

Form: 676-00 CD

Last run: 55 days

W: 8st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

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.

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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

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Payout
Exacta £1793.00
Straight Forecast £1719.40
Tricast £10110.40
Trifecta £13817.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Palace Boy

The Sun:

Spartan Army

NEWMARKET:

Citizen General

Telegraph:

Max Vega

POSTDATA:

Vaguely Royal

D Express:

Tyson Fury

TOPSPEED:

Rainbow Dreamer

The Times:

Citizen General

The Star:

Spartan Army

Daily Record:

Spartan Army

RP RATINGS:

Palace Boy

Daily Mail:

Palace Boy

Daily Mirror:

Palace Boy

The Guardian:

Max Vega