18:55 Newmarket Thu 16 May 2019

  • bestwestern.co.uk Handicap (Class 4)
  • 1m 4f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£7,763.002nd£2,310.003rd£1,154.004th£577.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 37.89sOff time:18:56:53
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1
(4)
49-7OR: 85CD
9/4

Consistent and reliable as a 3yo; she followed up a short odds Brighton novice win (1m2f) when beating Saving Grace by 1¼L over C&D (good) on handicap debut in late September 2018; 3lb higher for seasonal reappearance.

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4
(1)
59-2OR: 80D
9/2

Front-runner who won three races for former trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam, including the Amateurs' Derby at Epsom (1m4f, soft) in August 2018; 2lb lower than when finishing a weakening fifth on recent stable debut (Class 3).

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5
(3)
69-1OR: 79D
7/2

Won four-times during the summer of 2017 (1m2f-1m4f) but drew a blank last season (often placed) owing to an elevated mark; only beaten ¾L in a driving finish on his Windsor seasonal reappearance (1m3f+, good); 1lb higher; much respected.

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6
(9)
48-13OR: 77D
5/1

Lightly-raced Thirsk novice winner (1m4f, good to firm); hasn't shown his best since sent handicapping, although has faced some tough assignments in all fairness; 3lb lower than at Doncaster with blinkers now applied.

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7
(2)
48-13OR: 77D
5/1

Has progressed since sent handicapping on the AW (2-4 in Class 5 contests); 4lb above his last winning mark; placed on seasonal reappearance over 1m6f at Chelmsford (beaten 3¼L) three-weeks ago.

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9
(6)
48-11OR: 75
33/1

Joined this trainer for 70,000gns in July 2018 (formerly with Joseph O'Brien); campaigned mainly over hurdles since - a quick ground Musselburgh winner in November 2018; untested on the Flat in handicap company (rated 75).

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10
(8)
48-7OR: 71
12/1

A regular winner at Chelmsford (1m2f) over the winter AW season; 1lb above his last winning mark, but not obviously well treated on the green stuff off an identical mark to on the AW (just 1-12 overall on turf); stamina?

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Non-Runners

2
(5)
Amourice12
49-6OR: 84
T: Jane Chapple-HyamJ: David Egan
3
(10)
Speed Company19
69-2OR: 80
T: Ian WilliamsJ: J P Spencer
8
(7)
Rake's Progress19
58-13OR: 77
T: Mrs H MainJ: Charles Bishop

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Abareeq59-76/1Full Result
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning

Betting

Forecast

Hameem (9/4), C'Est No Mour (7/2), Medalla De Oro (9/2), Blazing Saddles (5/1), The Pinto Kid (5/1), Rake's Progress (10/1), The Night King (12/1), Speed Company (14/1), Amourice (16/1), Needs To Be Seen (33/1)

Verdict

A compact handicap which features the returning C&D winner Hameem for whom a 3lb rise in the weights looks to be perfectly fair. If fit enough to do herself justice off a 236-day absence she'll almost certainly be on the premises for Gosden and Crowley. However, there are others to consider with the benefit of a recent run, namely Medalla De Oro (now based with Tom Clover) and the Peter Hedger-trained C'EST NO MOUR. The selection endured a barren spell in 2018 but does have the all important winning mentality instilled as demonstrated the previous summer (four wins), and crucially he posted a cracking seasonal reappearance at Windsor (1m3f+) recently.
  1. C'Est No Mour
  2. Medalla De Oro
  3. Hameem

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