2023 AW Marathon Championships Betting Odds at Newcastle racecourse

Friday, 07 April 2023

Berkshire Rocco is the worthy favourite to win the All-Weather Marathon Championships and the Andrew Balding-trained charge has been afforded plenty of respect by the horse racing betting sites. However, Earlofthecotswolds was a winner for Nigel Twiston-Davies in his last race and the nine-year-old is bidding for another victory.

Nolton Cross is another talented performer who has won three times in his past four encounters, with Fleurman also coming into this race enjoying plenty of form. Barenboim is a runner who could go well for David O’Meara and we can’t easily discount Rainbow Dreamer and Solent Gateway in what looks to be an open encounter.

2023 All-Weather Marathon Championships Tips

Berkshire Rocco is one of the shortest-priced favourites when it comes to All-Weather Championships day at Newcastle’s all-weather track, with Andrew Balding’s runner having the highest rating on the racecard. The six-year-old was second when last appearing, with a runner-up performance at Kempton Park seeing the horse finish behind Earl Of Tyrone.

Previously to this, there was a win at Southwell, with Oisin Murphy now looking to return this horse to the winners’ enclosure. There are some viable alternatives and that includes Earlofthecotswolds who could be a better each-way betting option, with Nigel Twiston-Davies saddling a more experienced runner.

The nine-year-old was able to win a fast-track qualifier for this race when obliging at Wolverhampton, with this taking place over two miles, half a furlong. Previously to this, there was a joint-fourth performance at the Kempton all-weather track, with the horse having nearly nine lengths to find on the favourite.

Nolton Cross was on target when winning at Wolverhampton and there have been three victories from the past four outings. The horse last scored in mid-March and arrives in excellent form, with this runner the preferred each-way option. The horse has made the frame in five of his previous six outings which will inspire confidence.

2021 All-Weather Championship Betting Tips

The 2021 All Weather Championship is scheduled to take place at Lingfield Park Racecourse on Friday 2 April, with the best-performing horses on the all-weather surfaces getting the opportunity to battle it out over their respective distances.

This includes the Marathon Championships over sixteen furlongs, while there are other notable heats including the 3 Year Old Championships, 3 Year Old Sprint, Sprint Championships Mile Championships, Fillies & Mares Championships and Middle Distance Championships.

Rainbow Dreamer Favourite to Win All-Weather Marathon

Rainbow Dreamer is currently top of the All-Weather Marathon leaderboard and will line up on 2 April with the hope that he’ll follow up a successful winter season by landing a victory over sixteen furlongs, with the Alan King-trained horse recently securing an important victory in the Unibet Conditions Stakes at Kempton Park.

This race was an All-Weather Championships fast-track qualifier and puts the horse in the line-up for this race, with the horse having previously finished second in another qualifier at Wolverhampton and it’s clear that he should be among the front runners.

Mildenberger was the winner of that particular encounter and needs to be respected in this long distance race, with the Mark Johnston-trained runner having recently been blown out to Riyadh to run in the Red Sea Turf Handicap where a sixth-placed finish meant it was a relatively profitable trip out there.

Amtiyaz is another horse that should be treated with respect, with John Gosden having seen his runner triumph several times this season and the most recent of these was in a race at Kempton Park at the end of January where the horse won over two miles.

The History of the All-Weather Championship

ARC are also known as Arena Racing Company and this is a firm that control three of the five all-weather racecourses in England, with this company launching the All-Weather Championships in 2013 to celebrate all the meetings that take place over the winter and add a competitive edge along with lots of extra prize money.

The Championships begin in October where we see a number of qualifying races available and horses can compete in a number of heats in order to make it through to the final, with various leaderboards set up for the runners that line up at the all-weather courses.

The Marathon Championships are the longest distance out of any All-Weather Championship races, with two miles proving to be a real test of stamina and it’s always intriguing to see which horse comes out on top.