Day One Craven Meeting Newmarket Tuesday 18th April 2017

The Craven Meeting at Newmarket HQ takes centre stage for the next few days. The Listed bet365 Feilden Stakes is the main event of the first day and a recent winner for me is out again quickly.

Salouen is short enough for me; the form of his Racing Post Trophy third sets a fair standard and the booking of Ryan Moore catches the eye but he has been off the track 178 days so you have to take fitness on trust. Law And Order won the Listed 32Red International Trial Stakes over a mile at Lingfield ten days ago on his three-year-old debut. As I said at the time the colt was running with credit in Group Three’s at the end of last season with perhaps his best showing when a staying on third in the G.3 Horris Hill over seven furlongs. Prior to that effort he was fifth in the G.3 Somerville Stakes having blown his chance in the G.3 Autumn Stakes in between those two races over a mile at HQ by rearing at the start. This does look a slighter higher class line-up, and he has to give the opposition 3lb, but the quick return to the track for the James Tate inmate is seen as a positive. He has the match-fitness edge on most and might well be on the upgrade so I would advise you grab a bit of the 10-1.

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