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Makkem Lad To Go Back To Back

Progressive three-year-old Makkem Lad appears well placed to go back to back when due to contest the final event at Singapore this evening.

Makkem Lad To Go Back To Back

Progressive three-year-old Makkem Lad appears well placed to go back to back when due to contest the final event at Singapore this evening.

Donna Logan
Donna Logan Picture:Trish Dunell

Only lightly raced, Makkem Lad Horseform displayed good ability as a two-year-old, finishing second on two occasions before finishing sixth in the Group 2 Golden Horseshoe [1200m].

Sent for a break, Makkem Lad returned in a big way when easily justifying his heavy support, breaking through for his maiden win in fine style.


Ridden by Vlad Duric, Makkem Lad was in control a long way out, as while forced to travel wide throughout, he took over shortly after straightening.

Somewhat under threat by Toosbies Horseform approaching the 200m, his class shone late when drawing away to score by 3.5L.

Successful in returning a new career peak, he makes the rise to Class 4 company and while at the top of the weights, he still appears very well placed.

Unlike a majority of his rivals, he looks to have more in the locker, while the rest looked to have reached their respective marks.

On paper it's not easy taking that next step, however this is not a strong Class 4 event and he is clearly trending the right way.

Trainer Donna Logan is starting to hit her straps and when combined with Duric the pair is striking at 57% (seven runners).

Duric himself is striking at 18% from his last 50 runners and although drawn wide, expect him to be positive on Makkem Lad.

Wide draws can be a hindrance, however given he does possess good early speed, Makkem Lad should be able to cross fairly comfortably.

When assessing Timeform weight adjusted ratings, he holds a decent edge over his rivals and should prove very hard to beat.

The Cliff Brown trained Lonhro Gold Horseform hasn't been far off the mark in recent efforts and looks to get his chance with the aid of the claim.

While he hasn't done a lot of winning (1/15), he has placed on a further seven occasions and has to come into contention from the good draw.

The Desmond Koh trained Reach For The Sun Horseform was clearly no match for Heliosphere last weekend, but remains under strong notice on the quick back up.

A good winner over 1200m two back, if able to return to that level of form, he has to be included in the main chances.

Of the rest the John O'Hara trained Satellite Classic Horseform appears the next in line.

His recent run of form has been better than it appears on paper and he cannot be discounted.

Good luck and happy punting.

Racing And Sports



145984
R9 KRANJI AW 7 December 2018
CLASS 4 NON PREMIER 4, 1000m
FP
 
Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
1. LONHRO GOLD (AUS)
4yo Gelding
CLIFFORD IAN BROWN
N ZYRUL
55.0
$3.80
 
DENMAN (AUS) - ILTIZAAM (AUS)
GOLD STABLE
2nd  
3. REACH FOR THE SUN (AUS)
8yo Rig
KOH CHOR YUNG DESMOND
NOORESH JUGLALL
58.0
$5.80
 
CALIFORNIA DANE (AUS) - ASPIRANT (AUS)
CHENG TING KONG
Jan 12, 2012 Gold Coast Yearling Sale 1-5, Denman NSW, $12000, MAGIC MILLIONS, NSW
 
3rd  
6. SILVER SKY (IRE)
4yo Gelding
D MEAGHER
S SHAFRIZAL
55.5
$26.60
 
FROZEN POWER (IRE) - MERRY MOON (IRE)
 FORTUNE STABLE
4th  11. PIONEER SEVEN (AUS)
9yo Gelding
MOK ZHAN LUN
BENNY WOODWORTH
56.0
$5.80
5th  10. JUST LANDED (NZ)
3yo Gelding
J SAIMEE
GLEN BOSS
56.0
$14.60
6th  4. SUPER HERO (NZ)
6yo Gelding
KY YOUNG
M EWE
57.0
$11.40
7th  8. MARK ECLIPSE (AUS)
6yo Gelding
STEVEN HAROLD BURRIDGE
KOH TECK HUAT CHARLARD
55.5
$88.60
8th  14. SPUR ME ON (AUS)
6yo Gelding
KS TAN
A SYAHIR
51.0
$47.20
9th  7. CERDAN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
RANGI BRUCE MARSH
CRAIG GRYLLS
57.0
$12.20
10th  5. THE WIND (NZ)
6yo Gelding
KHOO PENG ANN LESLIE
Z ZURIMAN
57.0
$20.20
11th  9. GOOD CATCH (NZ)
4yo Gelding
J PETERS
O PLACAIS
56.0
$3.40


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