Makzeem the Challenge Cup choice

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Makzeem impressed when scoring last time out and looks the one to be on in the Challenge Cup at adscot today (3.35).

Roger Chalrton’s four-year-old ran very well over course and distance two starts back when sixth of 27 to Stamp Hill in the International Stakes and following a break easily landed of an 18-runner handicap at Newmarket seven days ago.

Makzeem travelled strongly throughout before showing a smart turn of foot to surge clear and score going away by 3 1/4 lengths.

Charlton has said prior to the race that he expected he would come on for the run, so it’s no surprise to see him turn Makzeem out quikcly a 6lb penalty beflore the handicapper has his say.

Makzeem also has a 50% strike rate in the grade and has won twice and been placed once in foru starts over the 7f trip.

He has his optimum conditions, is clearly in rude health and also hails from a yard in good form at present so there is nothing not to like about his profile for this.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Makzeem (15/2 Sky Bet – BOG, 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4,5)

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