Devon Marathon Handicap Chase 4m

  • (4yo+, 4m, Class 3, 12 runners)
  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 8m 11.70s
  • Off time: 14:05:20
Full result
Result 14:05 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Major Malarkey 10/1
2nd 5 Whistling Senator 15/2
3rd 9 Jayandbee ½ 9/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2P-3P27
Purple and Yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Qianshan Leader (IRE) 12
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 2P-3P27
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12v
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 v Miss E C Lavelle L Aspell 125 18/1
2 8421-U4
Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 14
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 8421-U4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 M R Channon D Elsworth 124 7/1
3 6U14-74
Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 19
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: 6U14-74
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11b
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 124 9/1
4 5P0-5F0
Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 21
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5P0-5F0
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5v1
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 v1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 118 10/1
5 111232
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Whistling Senator (IRE) 30
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 111232
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4v
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 v Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 117 15/2
6 5U2-534
Emerald Green, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Incentivise (IRE) 13
  • T:R Lee
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 5U2-534
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 R Lee Jake Greenall (3) 117 11/1
7 632U44
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Rhum (FR) 13
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form: 632U44
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4vt
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 117 16/1
8 0FP/235
Black, Pink stripe, striped sleeves, Pink cap Civil Disobedience 13
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 0FP/235
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 R Woollacott C O'Farrell 115 17/2
9 P-1F221
Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Jayandbee (IRE) 22
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: P-1F221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 p P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 106 9/2f
10 P76234
Yellow, White cap, Dark Blue star Double Chocolate 19
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:James Best
  • Form: P76234
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
10 141 10-1 J G M O'Shea James Best (3) 100 12/1
11 P4UP-PU
Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 12
  • T:Mrs R Gasson
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: P4UP-PU
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 98 33/1
12 7-4P765
Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap River D'or (FR) 30
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 7-4P765
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney (ex1) 96 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Arbor Supreme (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
10 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

This looks a stiff test for six-year-olds Whistling Senator and Jayandbee, though both arrive in terrific form. Nigel Twiston-Davies, who saddled the winner three years ago, has both Major Malarkey and Rhum entered. The former often competes at a higher level, though has struggled over the last couple of seasons and is tried in a visor now. Ascot fourth Ballypatrick tries a new trip but Alderluck won over 3m6f at Bangor last season and should be thereabouts. Qianshan Leader was second over 3m here in October but disappointed back at the track last time. INCENTIVISE is 2lb lower than when second to Top Dancer over 3m4f at Cheltenham in the spring. He looked to be on the way back at Haydock last time and, with stamina guaranteed, should give supporters a run for their money in this with Jake Greenall taking off 3lb.

Formwatch

Major Malarkey (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 14th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, last of 10, 44l behind Handy Andy (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.

Whistling Senator (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 9th, headway after next, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd after last, stayed on, not much room towards finish, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Guess Again (11-6) at Warwick 3m 2f (4) gs in Nov.

Jayandbee (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, challenged 15th, ridden 4 out, 3 lengths down 2 out, edged right and stayed on flat, led towards finish, won at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov beating Rydalis (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.

Alderluck (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, went 4th from last, one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Boyfromnowhere (10-12) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov.

Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Behind when mistake and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Musical Wedge (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.

Incentivise (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced 13th, rallied 5 out, weakened after next, modest 4th, 4th of 11, 23l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-11) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Ballypatrick (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 12, 8l behind Night Alliance (10-2) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.

Rhum (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Led, mistake 15th, headed 17th, led after 18th, headed next, weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 8, 22l behind Soudain (10-13) at Huntingdon 3m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Civil Disobedience 15-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, led 5th, not fluent 9th, headed bypassing omitted 14th, chased winner until 3 out, driven and weakened before next, 5th of 10, 26l behind Kris Cross (10-3) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Double Chocolate 11-4 (11-6) Tracked leader, led after 3rd, headed 4th, remained close up, pushed along 8th, blundered next, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 27l behind Waltzing Tornado (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.

River D'or (FR) 5-1fav (11-4) In touch, weakened 6 out, 5th of 12, 46l behind Stormyisland Ahead (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Nov.

Qianshan Leader (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Led, not fluent 5th, headed 11th weakened 6 out, behind when blundered 4 out, 7th of 9, well behind Samingarry (10-13) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.