Maarek bounces back
Last to first under Jamie Spencer saw Maarek bounce right back to form for trainer Evanna McCutcheon winning the Beverley Bullet from Line of Reason in second place.
Returning a 5/1 winning second favourite, her stable star looked in trouble after just a couple of furlongs having been slow away and then rustled through the pack to mount a challenge but finding a sharp turn of foot and dominating the field at the line under a delighted Spencer.
Maarek had been a while since winning but a solid run behind Mustajeeb earlier in the campaign was strong form and showed the sparkle still very much remained and now likely to head for the Irish Champions Weekend.
Winning trainer McCutcheon “It doesn’t do your heart any good watching him, but that’s the way he runs. He’s been a fairytale horse and has taken us to places we could only dream of. Jamie said he was struggling in that ground as he needs more cut, but he’s able to handle it now he’s got older.
It’s on to Irish Champions Weekend now. There’s also a race at Newbury and he’s also in the Abbaye again. We’re lucky to have him.”
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