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NEWMARKET | Three Best Bets for Day 1 of the Craven Meeting

The team have picked out three selections that could run well at a decent price on the opening day of the Craven Meeting at Newmarket



Newmarket Races General

The flat is officially back, with the Craven Meeting getting underway at Newmarket this afternoon.

The team have picked out three bets for the opening day that could well be worth backing.

Here are their best selections for the first day of the Craven Meeting at Newmarket.

NAP: TACARIB BAY – 2:25 Newmarket (5/2 – Various)

An interesting contender from Richard Hannon’s yard, Tacarib Bay could well have more to offer in the European Free Handicap.

The Night Of Thunder colt struck on his debut at Haydock before running into third at Newbury in Group company back in October.

Richard Hannon - Newmarket - July Course - Malathaat - Ryan Moore - NAP - Horse Racing
Richard Hannon’s Tacarib Bay could be one to note in the European Free Handicap

The three-year-old will have to prove himself on quicker ground, but he has an experienced jockey taking the ride in Ryan Moore and his trainer has a strong record in this contest.

NB: MEGALLAN – 3:00 Newmarket (9/4 – Various)

John & Thady Gosden’s colt returns after a respectable three-year-old, as he aims to get the better of 2000 Guineas runner-up Master Of The Seas.

Megallan wasn’t great on his latest start, but the soft ground on offer at Longchamp could well have hindered him and he may well appreciate the drop in trip and the better ground on offer today.

John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot
Megallan could have more to offer in the Group 3 Earl Of Sefton Stakes for John & Thady Gosden

The son of Kingman does have 5lbs in the ratings to find on his rival but he has been given a decent draw and he could well have more improvement in him here.

EACH-WAY: Chipstead – 1:50 Newmarket (8/1 – Various)

A progressive type from Roger Teal’s yard, Chipstead could hold an outside chance in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Pro Handicap.

The Mayson colt had jumped up 14lbs in the ratings since August, after winning his last three starts over the minimum trip.

The brother of Oxted could well have more to offer on his return to six furlongs and with Trevor Whelan back in the saddle, he may well be overpriced in this contest.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.