On Wednesday we see the start of Newmarket's Craven meeting. I will be travelling down to Newmarket early Wednesday morning for what looks interesting eight race card.
The feature race is £65,000 group three Nell Gwyn stakes at 4.05 , this looks very competitive contest with 15 runners declared, no strong fancy in this race which looks very wide open ,though Sand Diva should go well for Richard Fahey and Frankie Dettori .
For days main bet at Newmarket we go to the nine furlong Fielden Stakes at 4.40 .
4.40 NEWMARKET 9F FEILDEN LISTED STAKES :
10 runners declared fo 9 furlong Fielden listed Stakes for 3 year olds on ground described as good .The three main contenders look to be Somewhat , Obliterator & True Story .
SOMEWHAT : Showed some smart form as two year old ,impressive winner of 7 furlong listed stakes at Newbury in August beating useful Be Ready by 4 lenghs .Also finished close second at Newmarket in both the G2 Superlative Stakes & Royal Lodge Stakes .Should go well dropping back into Listed company.
OBLITERATOR : Impressive winner of 1 mile maiden at Curragh in September, on his only start. Not easy to assess that form ,though looks open to plenty improvement and is well bred horse being half brother to Just The Judge .Has plenty big race entries including 2000 guineas & Irish Derby .
TRUE STORY :Made promising debut at Newmarket in June ,finishing good second behind the Useful Breeders Cup winner Outstrip .Bolted up next time winning 7 furlong maiden at Newmarket beating the 99 rated Expert by over three lenghs .
VERDICT : SOMEWHAT has 3LB penalty for winning listed Washington Singer stakes in August ,though is the class act here having finished close second in two decent group 2 races .Should also be suited by this longer trip .4-1 with Stan James looks decent value .
True Story looks open to plenty improvement this season over longer trips, after showing plenty of promise last season , though this will be step up in class and odds around 11-4 looks no great value .
SOMEWHAT 4.40 NEWMARKET
£50.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 STAN JAMES*
(UNPLACED SP 15-2 LOSS £100.00)
Best odds guarantee*