Plenty more rain forecast on Friday at Newmarket,and the ground is going to be very testing and we need to be looking for proven soft ground performers.
The Nayef Joel stakes, group three over 1 mile & Middle park stakes, group one over 6 furlongs both look very interesting races .
1 MILE GROUP 3 NAYEF JOEL STAKES NEWMARKET 1.55
ALEXANDROS :Won group three contest at Meydan in February beating Crowded house by 3.5 lenghs,also ran very good second at Epsom in June only beaten neck by Bushman in decent group 3 contest had likely favourite PENITENT back in 7TH.Well suited too soft ground and has excellent record in Group three company.
DANGER:CITYSCAPE Highly regarded 2-Y-0 finished 2ND in group two Royal Lodge at Ascot in 2008,Back to form last time winning listed contest at Haydock,should handle soft conditions ,Lightly raced and looks open too plenty improvement.
VERDICT :ALEXANROS Has plenty in his favour here, ground / trip look ideal and has good record in group 3 races, stable in excellent form .9-2 looks good decent value.
6F MIDDLE PARK STAKES GROUP ONE NEWMARKET
TEMPLE MEADS :Won 3 from 4 starts,impressive winner of the group two Mill Reef stakes at Newbury last time beating Formasina by 1.75 lenghs,looks very high class 2-Y-0 sprinter,should handle these soft conditions, won on debut at Newmarket on good/soft
DANGER:DREAM AHEAD looks the big danger,unbeaten in two starts and impressive winner of group one Prix Mornay at Deaville last time should handle soft conditions.
VERDICT :TEMPLE MEADS & DREAM AHEAD both look very high class 2 year olds ,DREAM AHEAD should go well here, though at around 6-4 represents little value ,and at the prices TEMPLE MEADS looks the value bet at around 4-1 or 7-2
FRIDAYS BETS :
ALEXANDROS 1.55 NEWMARKET
£50 EACH/WAY @ 9-2 BET 365,CORALS,STAN JAMES
TEMPLE MEADS 3.05 NEWMARKET
£50 EACH/WAY @ 4-1 CORALS
£25 EACH/WAY DOUBLE
@ 9-2 & 4-1 DOUBLE PAYS 26.5 /1 WITH CORALS