16:25 Newmarket

Thursday 27 June 2019

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TRM Calphormin Handicap

Class 2  |   7f  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:27  |   Winning time: 1m 24.68s
Weighed In
1
(10)
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: R L Moore |  T: R Charlton|  OR: 100|  CD
7/1

Won this race in 2017 under today's jockey and although he hasn't won since his form overall suggests a mark of 100 is within range (win came off 97). Fifth on return at Goodwood and now expectant of a bold bid.

2
(12)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-13  |  J: Jim Crowley |  T: M Johnston|  OR: 99|  CD
10/1

Gained sixth career score at Beverly penultimately before shade disappointing latest in a warm contest at York. Goes on most ground and is a previous C&D winner who has won off a higher mark in the past so not ruled out.

3
(4)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: S M Levey |  T: I Furtado|  OR: 96|  C|  D
12/1

Struggled after winning at Goodwood last season (7f) but some promise about stable/seasonal debut when eighth of 14 at Newbury. Could come forward for that now but will need to do so.

4
(3)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Barry McHugh |  T: Mrs R Carr|  OR: 96
14/1

3L Ripon win (6f) first time out saw him given a career-high mark. Fourths the last twice suggest he's still just about capable and interesting now returned to 7f for the first time in over a year.

5
(8)
Age: 6|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: L P Keniry |  T: Ed Walker|  OR: 94|  D
40/1

Won twice in 2017 but not sighted since finishing a remote 15th of 22 at Newbury last April. Highly risky now after 14 months off.

6
(1)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: Oisin Murphy |  T: J Tuite|  OR: 93|  BF|  D
5/1

Beat Love Dreams at Goodwood before 4L seventh to handicap horse of the season Cape Byron next. Again beaten 7L into fourth in Ireland latest and in this less competitive contest he should go well.

7
(13)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: L Morris |  T: David Loughnane|  OR: 90|  CD
20/1

4lb rise for 7f Goodwood win two starts back makes him on the face of it handicapped to the hilt at presence as his run latest suggested but he does have a habit of popping up when least expected.

8
(7)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: Cameron Noble |  T: Roger Fell|  OR: 89|  D
8/1

Won five-times last year and looked like he may still be progressing when third on the Rowley Mile first time out. Well held in two starts since however so handicapper may have the upper hand now.

10
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-1  |  J: G Mosse |  T: M Botti|  OR: 87|  D
16/1

Ex-Italian trained gelding got off the mark for this yard on the Rowley Mile in May (7f). Disappointing latest but profile suggests he likes cut in the ground so perhaps that a valid excuse. Not ruled out here.

11
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: S Dow|  OR: 84|  D
8/1

Once again showed his liking for Epsom when winning for a third time there latest over this trip. 2lb rise foe that narrowest of wins quite fair but probably best to wait until he returns to that venue.

12
(6)
Age: 6|  Weight: 8-12  |  J: Harry Bentley |  T: R M Beckett|  OR: 84|  D
20/1

Won on second start for this yard last May but only managed one more race last season. Three starts in 2019 less than compelling and well behind a couple of these two starts back.

13
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: Callum Shepherd |  T: S bin Suroor|  OR: 91|  D
5/2

Plenty of promise about first two starts so perhaps no great surprise as he hosed up as 4/11F at Kempton (7f AW) latest. Opening handicap mark looks pretty fair and should be open to more improvement so a big player here.

Non-Runners

9
(11)
Ultimate Avenue27
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 5
T: D M Simcock  J: J P Spencer

Betting

Forecast

Land Of Legends (5/2), Kimifive (5/1), Makzeem (7/1), Presidential (8/1), Corazon Espinado (8/1), Love Dreams (10/1), Ultimate Avenue (10/1), Medahim (12/1), Reputation (14/1), Pettifogger (16/1), Apex King (20/1), Taurean Star (20/1), George William (40/1)

Verdict

A winner of this race in 2017, MAKZEEM has a touch of class about him and his fifth to start the campaign looked an ideal sharpener for this contest and his trainer Roger Charlton is among the best in the business at plotting a winning handicap route and with Ryan Moore aboard one would imagine this has been the plan for a while. Highly unexposed three-year-old Land Of Legends could be the fly in the ointment although Love Dreams, like most from his yard is never one to rule out with confidence.
  1. Makzeem
  2. Land Of Legends
  3. Love Dreams

Previous Winners

2018
Aces
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: R L Moore
  |  
T: Ian Williams
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £12,938.002nd: £3,850.003rd: £1,924.004th: £962.00

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