Newmarket Saturday Preview – 11/08/2018

Newmarket Saturday Preview – 11/08/2018

A seven race-card at Newmarket on Saturday is headed by the Group 3 Sweet Solero Stakes. Below, we have a tip for every race in what should be another exciting afternoon of racing in Suffolk.


14:00 Newmarket

Indigo Angel – 5/1

We open the card with the Sea The Moon Maiden Fillies Stakes. Eight runners experience the race-track for the first time in this class four handicap and betting will be crucial. 

Richard Hannon knows how to ready a horse for a winning debut and INDIGO ANGEL in the hands of Tom Marquand can add to that tally here.

The Hannon yard are known for its two-year-old stable of runners so don’t be surprised to see this horse go off somewhat shorter than the current price of 5/1 before the off.


14:35 Newmarket

Greenback Boogie – 7/4

GREENBACK BOOGIE can confirm favouritism in the Poppy Nursery. The Brian Meehan trained 2-year-old has Frankie Dettori aboard and the Italian can guide him home to add to his sole career win.

The key piece of form is the Colt’s last outing, finishing second of seventeen at Glorious Goodwood when finishing strongly.

That was a Class 2, and although Eyelool of William Haggas looks a threat, the selection should prove difficult to beat.


15:10 Newmarket

Caliburn – 4/1

The BBAG-sale.de Handicap is a somewhat open race with many of the runners showing decent form of late. It looks like it should pay to focus on the three-year-olds and CALIBURN could well be the place to look.

The Hugo Palmer trained colt out of Camelot bit off more than he could chew in a class one at Newmarket back in July.

However, his impressive win before that showed signs of potential and he go well again back in a more realistic grade.


15:45 Newmarket

Main Edition – 11/4

The Group 3 Sweet Solero stakes was won by Richard Hannon’s Tajaanus last year. He again saddles two in the race. Despite this we are siding with Mark Johnston’s MAIN EDITION in this race for two-year-olds.

The horse won his first three starts including at Royal Ascot and whilst he is stepping up to 7f it could well suit this son of Zoffany.

The horse was thoroughly disappointing when flopping at Newmarket amongst listed company on its last run, however we feel it can bounce back here on its group racing debut.

Trainer Mark Johnston during day three of the 2018 Dante Festival at York Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday May 18, 2018. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire


16:20 Newmarket

Spanish City – 4/1

Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni team up on SPANISH CITY in the BBAG Germany’s Yearling Sales Handicap and the horse can finally get its nose in front again after some recent misfortune.

The five-year-old has shown consistent form throughout his career, none more so when a never closer sixth in a big-field handicap at Ascot. The horse did not get a clear run and likely would have run the winner close.

To add to that, the horse was beaten in the final 100 yards into second at Newmarket on its penultimate start in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket. A repeat of either of those runs could well make a mockery of his current price of 4/1.


16:55 Newmarket

Morning Has Broken – 4/1

The Royal British Legion Handicap has a field full of unexposed three-year-olds and we are siding with the Dominic Elsworth trained MORNING HAS BROKEN.

Whilst a disappointing beaten favourite at Kempton on its last run in February, the horse had shown good form in stringing together back to back wins in emphatic fashion previous to that.

All of his runs have come on the all-weather, however if the horse is fit enough after a six month break, this daughter of Dawn Approach can win on the turf of Newmarket.


17:30 Newmarket

Master Archer

The last race at Newmarket is the Close Brothers Handicap over 2 miles. It is almost impossible to get away from the ultra-consistent MASTER ARCHER despite the fact it has finished second nine times out of its last eleven runs.

It finally got its head in front on its penultimate start back in June and showed he was still in fine fettle when narrowly missing out again a fortnight ago.

The James Fanshaw trained four-year-old is an absolute shoe-in to be involved in the finish and we think David Probert will get his head past the post first for a deserved second career win despite running off a higher mark.