14:25 Newmarket

Saturday 14 May 2022

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    TRU7 Handicap

  • 3YO only  |   Class 2  |   6f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 1m 11.71s
1
(4)
Horse silk
Romantic Time16
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-9| J: Jack Mitchell| T: W Stone| OR:  94| D
33/1
Fairly useful filly who won 3 of her 7 starts at 2yrs, including a Salisbury Group 3. Not disgraced in Nell Gyn Stakes at Newmarket on return and excuses at Chelmsford since. Others look better treated back in a handicap, however.
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2
(7)
Horse silk
Harry Threeh14
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: A Kirby| T: C G Cox| OR:  91| D
9/2
Won both his races in 2021 and showed improved form when placed in C&D handicaps last 2 starts. Should go well again.
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3
(6)
Horse silk
I'm A Gambler6(ex 6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-6| J: J Fanning| T: M Johnston| OR:  85| D
9/1
Won 3 nurseries last season. Returned with a solid second at Beverley before resuming winning ways by a nose at Hamilton last week, taking form to another level. More needed again under a penalty.
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4
(9)
Horse silk
Ernie's Valentineb1,t14
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: Mohammed Tabti(7)| T: P & O Cole| OR:  89| D
10/1
Won 3 times from 6 starts last season and shaped promisingly after 7 months off when sixth of 13 in handicap at this C&D (good) 14 days ago, closing up well from a long way back. Respected with headgear applied.
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5
(8)
Horse silk
River Pride13
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  89
14/1
Nursery winner on the AW final 2-y-o start and improved again to make a winning return in 5-runner handicap at Salisbury (7f, good to firm, 13/2) 2 weeks ago, plenty in hand. 8 lb higher now and this is more competitive, but hard to discount back down in trip.
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6
(2)
Horse silk
Pocket The Profit10
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3| J: Hector Crouch| T: G Boughey| OR:  88| D
12/1
Enjoyed a purple patch in the autumn, winning 4 nurseries within the space of 14 days. Added to his tally in good style at Pontefract on return and excuses both starts since. Remains of interest.
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7
(5)
Horse silk
Auditor10
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-2| J: James Doyle| T: M Meade| OR:  87
8/1
Signed off progressive 2-y-o campaign by winning a Windsor maiden in decisive fashion, and good start to this season when runner-up on handicap debut at Sandown (5f, good). Excuses at Chester next time and worth another chance.
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8
(3)
Horse silk
Gold Medal49
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-1| J: David Egan| T: R Hughes| OR:  86| D
25/1
Made a winning debut at Doncaster before not disgraced in listed race at Wolverhampton at 2 yrs. Improved when defying a penalty at Lingfield on return but only fifth of 9 on handicap bow at Kempton since.
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9
(1)
Horse silk
Lir Speciale14
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-11| J: Ray Dawson| T: R Varian| OR:  82| D
6/1
Showed plenty when placed in 2 AW novices before off the mark on turf debut at Doncaster 2 weeks ago, not needing to improve to land the odds. Makes handicap debut. May well do better.
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10
(10)
Horse silk
Haymaker13
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-10| J: Harry Davies(7)| T: H Morrison| OR:  81| C
9/4
Performed with credit when placed first 3 starts last year. Didn't live up to market expectations on handicap debut at Ascot next time but made amends when making a winning return here (7f) 2 weeks ago. The speed he showed that day suggests the step back in trip shouldn't be a problem.
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Forecasts

Haymaker (9/4), Harry Three (9/2), Lir Speciale (6/1), Auditor (8/1), I'm A Gambler (9/1), Ernie's Valentine (10/1), Pocket The Profit (12/1), River Pride (14/1), Gold Medal (25/1), Romantic Time (33/1)

Verdict

A competitive handicap sprint for 3-y-os. HAYMAKER showed good pace when making a winning return over 7f here 2 weeks ago and could have more to come back at this trip, so shades the vote over Harry Three, who took his form to another level when placed over this C&D the last twice. Lir Speciale is a useful prospect heading into handicaps and is another to consider.

Previous Winners

2021
Jumby
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 3
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £25,770.002nd: £12,085.003rd: £6,045.004th: £3,020.005th: £1,510.006th: £755.00

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