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NEWMARKET | Three Best Bets for Day 2 of the Craven Meeting

The team have picked out three selections for the second day of the Craven Meeting at Newmarket



Master Of The Seas ridden by William Buick riding (centre) win The bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. Picture date: Thursday April 15, 2021.

The second day of the Craven Meeting gets underway at Newmarket this afternoon, with seven races for flat fans to dig their teeth into.

The action begins with the Rossdales Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at 1:15 and concludes at 4:45 with a one-mile handicap.

The team have taken a look through the card and pinned their money on three runners that could strike here.

Here are their best bets for day two of the Craven Meeting.

NAP: OBJECT – 1:50 Newmarket (6/1 – Various)

An interesting colt hailing from Martyn Meade’s yard, Object could well have more to offer in the 6f bet365 Handicap.

The three-year-old carries some consistent form from his two-year-old campaign, striking twice in five starts including his last outing at Kempton in November.

Martyn Meade Newmarket
Martyn Meade’s Object could be one to watch out for at Newmarket

The son of Acclaim is higher in the ratings following that success, but he may have more in the locker and his price of 6/1 holds huge value in this contest.

NB: STATE EVENT – 2:25 Newmarket (15/2 – Various)

Making his first start for Charlie Appleby, State Event may be one to note in the Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes.

The Shamardal colt is a half-brother to three winners, while his dam claimed three Group 1 wins in the form of the 1000 Guineas and the Irish & Yorkshire Oaks.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby’s State Event runs in the Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes

While stablemate Secret State seems to be the preferred selection here, State Event may well have been overlooked and he could well be better value for this race.

EACH-WAY: CLAYMORE – 3:35 Newmarket (11/1 – Various)

With Native Trail sitting at an unbackable price in the Craven Stakes, it looks worthwhile to back a runner that could take second or even get the better of the 122-rated favourite in this contest.

Step forward Claymore. The New Bay colt struck on his single start for Jane Chapple-Hyam last year and he clearly holds some potential after clearing away to win by four lengths at Newmarket.

The three-year-old will need to prove himself over a mile but his pedigree suggests that the middle distances should suit him, with his price of 11/1 looking great each-way value 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.