Newmarket Craven Meeting. (Day 1) (Tuesday)

Tuesday 17th April 2018


Craven Meeting Day 1

As the National Hunt season draws to a close we of course return to Newmarket for some top drawer flat action and that comes in the form of the Craven Meeting. I can’t wait to get stuck into this so enjoy!

1.50 – Elhafei (9/4) (Jockey: J Crowley – Trainer: J H M Gosden)

(Aurum is likely to be tough to beat here but i’m just siding with John Gosden’s charge Elhafei. He shaped well the last day and despite being bred for further I think there could be more to come here.)


2.25 – Porth Swtan (4/1) (Jockey: P Hanagan – Trainer: C Hills)

(Porth Swtan ran some decent races in defeat last year and despite potentially being vulnerable to some of the newcomers he sets a decent standard and could well go close again.)


3.00 – Van Beethoven (13/8) (Jockey: R L Moore – Trainer: A P O’Brien)

(Likely to come on for his run here as most of O’Brien newcomers do but likely to put on a bold showing nonetheless.)


3.35 – Purser (5/2) (Jockey: L Dettori – Trainer: J H M Gosden)

(Symbolization is going to be hard to beat here but i’ll try and take him on with Purser for John Gosden. Ideally he wants good ground however he comes here with a run under his belt and could well go close again here.)


4.10 – Sinfonietta (8/1) (E/W) (Jockey: R Kingscote – Trainer: D Menuisier)

(Generally goes very well first time out and is on a decent mark here. Could well get involved again.)


4.45 – Kew Gardens (15/8) (Jockey: R L Moore – Trainer: A P O’Brien)

(Won well here from the front in a Listed Contest last season. Looks set for another decent showing here and should be getting involved.)


5.20 – Taureen Star (12/1) (E/W) (Jockey: O Murphy – Trainer: R Beckett)

(Goes well fresh as has won on first start of the season for the last two seasons. First run here for new yard and could well get involved at a decent price.)


5.55 – George Bowen (10/1) (E/W) (Jockey: P Hanagan – Trainer: R Fahey)

(Needs to bounce back form poor reappearance run but first go at this trip could spark a bit of life into him at a price.)


NAP: Kew Gardens – 4.45

NB: Elhafei – 1.50








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