Thursday Cambridgeshire meeting best bets – Newmarket day one tips through the card
Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting day one tips through the card
Another week and another big racing meeting gets underway with the Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting dominating Thursday’s fixture list. We’ve looked over the day’s runners and riders and picked out our Newmarket day one tips through the card.
There’s no let up in the big race action and other top-class racing fixture kicks off on Thursday for the first day of three on the Rowley Mile as the Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting gets underway with an eight-race card.
Featuring Group Three action with the Somerville Tattersall Stakes and the Listed Jockey Club Rosebowl Stakes on a quality day one racecard that also includes some competitive handicaps our tipping team have looked over the first day of racing on the Rowley Mile to pick out their Newmarket day one tips through the card and best bets throughout a quality afternoon of flat racing.
THURSDAY CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEETING – NEWMARKET DAY ONE TIPS THROUGH THE CARD
1:00 Newmarket – British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes (Colts & Geldings) Cl4 (2yo) 1m
There are a couple of interesting debutantes here including one from Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, but it may pay to side with the proven experience of DAWN OF LIBERATION who has shaped with promise on both his runs to date and Richard Hannon’s charge can make it third time lucky.
The Churchill colt has made the frame in both those runs, finishing third on debut at Newbury in July behind Reach For The Sky and Harrow – both winners since – and he duly went one better at York on his latest run where only Hoo Ya Mal proved too strong.
Both those runs represent strong pieces of form and with the potential to improve further he sets a good standard in this race and could prove a tough nut to crack.
1:35 Newmarket – Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 1m
None of these can be ruled out with any confidence and it might be worth chancing on CHOIRMASTER to continue his progress with the Iffraaj colt arriving here on a hat-trick.
Mark Johnston’s charge had shaped well on debut when finishing third on the all-weather at Lingfield and he took a forward step to run out a ready winner next time at Beverley.
That victory was followed up by another win, this time at Bath where he struck an impressive five lengths’ success over Dandy’s Diva when tried over this trip and there’s surely better still to come from him as he goes handicapping.
An opening mark of 84 may not prove his limit given his potential for improvement and while he might ideally want further than this in time he’s one who is going the right way and he should make his presence felt here.
2:10 Newmarket – British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 6f
LOVELY BREEZE didn’t disgrace herself in Listed company at Pontefract when last seen out last month and while she failed to get seriously competitive there she could be worth chancing back in a more suitable grade.
Hugo Palmer’s charge had won two of her previous three starts, scoring at Newmarket and Goodwood either side of finishing runner-up behind Gellhorn back at the former venue where she had reopposing Gale Force Maya behind.
Her latest run saw her finish sixth of 12 runners where she was only a half-length behind recent Ayr scorer Dandalla and ahead of a subsequent dual-winner in Chocoya so her form looks solid coming into this race and with this representing a slightly easier assignment she can make her presence felt.
2:45 Newmarket – Tattersalls Stakes (Registered As The Somerville Tattersall Stakes) (Group 3) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 7f
MODERN GAMES has won two of his four starts to date and represents last year’s winning connections; Charlie Appleby’s charge can add another win to his record upped in class here.
The Dubawi colt won on the July Course here on just his second start, beating Saga by two lengths and having gone close next time at Leicester behind reopposing Cresta he bounced back to winning ways with a very good performance at Doncaster where he readily saw off nine rivals by three lengths and more.
This demands more upped again in grade, but he’s clearly a progressive sort who ought to have more to offer and he can take this step up in class to strike another victory here. He is better off at the weights with Martyn Meade’s charge here having given him 9lbs at Leicester and beaten less than one length so there’s every chance he can reverse the form to take this prize for last year’s winning connections.
3:20 Newmarket – Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo+) 2m
This is easier than anything NAYEF ROAD has contested in the past two seasons and Mark Johnston’s tough stayer can get back to winning ways.
The 2020 Sagaro Stakes winner has locked horns with the likes of Stradivarius, Trueshan and Subjectivist in starts this term although he hasn’t quite managed to replicate the sort of form he had shown last term this time around.
However the Galileo entire did post a better run latest when finishing sixth lengths’ third behind Stradivarius in the recent Doncaster Cup, no match for the winner and a repeat of that effort could see him get back to winning ways here dropping into a Listed contest.
3:55 Newmarket – Discover Newmarket Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 1m4f
Another chance is given to LOSTWITHIEL who could bounce back to form here and George Boughey’s progressive sort can make his presence felt.
The Camelot gelding won his first two starts either side of a break in seperate seasons before running with credit over 1m6f behind the likes of Hochfield and Global Storm, not beaten far on either occasion and the test of the Ascot Stakes was likely too much for him.
He can be excused that run and his latest outing on the July Course where he met trouble in running when trying to get competitive and he couldn’t get back into the race, eventually fading into ninth behind Live Your Dream.
That form isn’t too bad and the handicapper has eased him 2lbs in the weights following that last run; while the drop back to twelve furlongs could show him in better light and he can make his presence felt in this open contest.
4:30 Newmarket – Come And Discover Newmarket Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m
Lightly-raced BAKE could be the one to side with here with Martyn Meade’s charge chasing a hat-trick of wins.
The Toronado gelding has proven progressive this term, winning at Yarmouth in July where he ran out a ten lengths’ victor over Imagine Freedom and while he was made to work hard for his follow-up win in a Class 3 handicap next time he could have better still to come.
He prevailed by a short-head in that last run during the Racing League meeting at Doncaster, rallying well to get back up having made most until headed and the runner-up has won since to boost that form.
The handicapper has only pushed him up 2lbs and with the potential for better to come he can continue his upward curve to land the three-timer here.
5:05 Newmarket – Newmarket Challenge Whip Handicap Cl4 (3yo+ 0-85) 1m2f
BASHFUL has made the frame in all six of his starts this term and while Andrew Balding’s charge is finding it hard to get his head in front the Manduro colt could shed his maiden tag here.
Runner-up over this trip at Yarmouth two starts ago on his last run on turf he produced another solid run back up in trip switched to a decent handicap at Lingfield latest on the all-weather, beaten just over one length by Red October despite being 3lbs out of the weights.
This is a slightly easier grade and he drops back in trip for this outing where he can race from the same mark and he can gain some reward for his consistency here.