Craven Stakes Guide

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus


Trainer - Martyn Meade

Jockey - Rob Hornby

Three runs for Martyn Meade - most recently finishing a good third in the Group Three Solario at Sandown behind 2,000 Guineas favourite Too Darn Hot, who has yet to be beaten in four starts.

This son of Iffraaj also finished in the placings behind Dark Vision in the Group Two Vintager at Glorious Goodwood, who returned in fine style the other day at Chelmsford.

Form stacks up nicely from his three outings, but now needs to present himself as a winner and not next best.


T - Gay Kelleway

J - Gerald Mosse

Very interesting contender, given he is three from three for trainer Gay Kelleway, and took his juvenile campaign internationally recently, with a victory in a Qatar Group Two.

His two British outings have both been at Kempton - so is yet to tackle the grass, but demands respect on what he has achieved so far.

Will have more on his plate, but remains open to further improvement.

Gerald Mosse - who is in good form at the moment, takes the ride.


T - Tom Dascombe

J - Richard Kingscote

Three-year-old son of Dark Angel was well on top here twelve months ago on his racecourse debut, but a knee injury haltered his progress as a juvenile for Mrs Caroline Ingram.

Returned to the track to race over seven in a Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton just a couple of weeks ago to upgrade the fitness, and now looks to kick on with things.

Every chance he is more a sprinter than a future miler.


T - Roger Charlton

J - Maxime Guyon

Interesting jockey booking with Maxime Guyon coming over from France, who rides Momkin; a winner at Newbury over seven furlongs on good to firm last term.

After his third on debut at Salisbury, his only other outing as a two-year-old saw him shockingly beaten at Ffos Las at odds of 1/7 - of which the winner came out and did nothing on his next start.

Long time ago of course, but must recover from that upset quickly to be involved here.


T - Roger Varian

J - Andrea Atzeni

Prince Eiji caught the headlines last year, having been purchased for 2,600,000guineas a yearling - making his debut with a smart win at Ascot.

Failed to follow that up with any victory from his next two starts, but his best form outing did come when he finished third in a Group Three here over seven behind two smart horses in Arctic Sound and Bye Bye Hong Kong.

Only beat one home on his October venture to France, and returns to home soil to give it another go.

High reputation to fill.


T - Saeed bin Suroor

J - Christophe Soumillon

Won over a mile at Longchamp on his final start as a 2yo on good ground, but flopped on return at Meydan albeit on the dirt back in January.

Pedigree suggested the dirt track would suit when that was clearly not the case, so switches back to turf at HQ, for where we saw him finish someway behind Guineas contender Jash on debut.

Won at Doncaster impressively before his success in France, and every chance he can become a better horse this year.


T - Hugo Palmer

J - Frankie Dettori

Hugo Palmer will bid to convert a set piece with this three-year-old colt, who is a perfect two out of two in the colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah.

Both were short-priced mile triumphs on the All-weather - firstly at Kempton in December and at Newcastle back in January.

Short break since to keep the legs fresh, and will hopefully bomb off the turf at the first time of asking.


T - William Haggas

J - James Doyle

Just the one start for the only Haggas colt in the field - having said that, all ten horses are trained by a different trainer which is rare to see nowadays.

He won on debut here in September at odds of 33/1 over seven furlongs on good to firm rather convincingly it would seem.

A shame we never saw him follow it up, and arrives here once again in a much hotter contest.

Does have the luxury of stall number one.


T - Richard Hannon

J - Ryan Moore

Despite winning at Goodwood and Leicester at the start of the season and at the end of the season respectively, Watan's best form has come in defeats.

On just his second start, he finished second to Charlie Hills' likeable Phoenix Of Spain in the Group Three Acomb Stakes at York, before failing to figure in the Solario behind Too Darn Hot, when clearly Ryan Moore had mixed up the tactics - rare that you say that.

Really does need to settle, but still one to take seriously.


T - Charlie Appleby

J - William Buick

Zakouski looks the Godolphin horse to follow this season in the Classics at the minute, and will be a strong fancy for the Craven Stakes, for the yard that took it last year with future Derby winner Masar.

This three-year-old colt won a nice novice at Kempton over seven in November, when upsetting Roger Charlton's highly-thought of Headman.

Siblings to multiple Group One winners, and every chance this guy could be as special.

Already single figures for the Guineas here in three weeks time, and can consolidate his chances with his second career victory.

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus


£10+. Odds 1.50 (1/2)+. 13 days expiry. Opt-in. Bet types/free bet restrictions apply. Limited availability. Full T&Cs apply. 18+. New customers only.
Claim Bonus
🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
New Customer Offer 18+. T&Cs Apply. Free bets non withdraw-able. Single & E/W bets only. Free bet stake not included in returns. 30 day free bet expiry.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits.Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits Stake. Time Limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
📱 MOBILE SPECIAL: Bet £10 & Get 4x £10 FREE BETS! 📱
William Hill
New customers who register via Mobile only, min £10 / €10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10 / €10 (30 day expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆£20 RISK FREE first bet at Paddy Power on any sports market - money back in CASH if your selection loses 🏆
Paddy Power
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 👏🏻
New customers only, place a min €/£10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you €/£30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Money Back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses And £10 To Spend In Our Casino ⚡️
New customers only. 18+, Minimum deposit £10. You must wager your bonus money 3x to make it withdrawable at minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5) in Sportsbook, 25x for Casino. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Free Bets 🌟
New Customers Only. Deposit via Credit/Debit card only and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types (1 @ odds 2.0+ or greater) & a £10 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographical restrictions apply. Click for T&C?s. 18+|
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💪🏻
New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply
Claim Bonus
🏆 Bet £10 & get a £10 Free Bet 🏆
18+, welcome bonus: New players only, first deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Click to see full T&Cs.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
Get up to £50 in Free Bets!
*18+. UK/Irish customers only. Cash stakes only. Min €10 stake required for initial £10 free bet. Min odds ½. Max €50 in free bets. One free bet per day. Subsequent free bets credited day after placement. Qualifying bet must be first bet placed within 30 days of opening account on a Sportsbook market. Free/Void or Cash out bets won’t qualify. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🔵Bet £10 & Get £30 in FREE BETS + 30 free spins! 🔴
New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Sign up using promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet at a minimum of £10 in one bet transaction at evens (2.0) +. £30 paid in free bets within 48 hours of bet settlement, expires 7-days after issue. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Your first bet must be settled within 60 days of bet placement. SMS validation may be required. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & get a £10 Welcome Bonus!
Bet Regal
This offer is for new customers only and is available once per household. Max. Free Bet amount £10. The “Welcome Free Bet” may not be used in conjunction with any other bonus, promotion or offer. The “Welcome Free Bet” must be used at within 14 days of being credited to your account. reserves the right, at any time, to revoke any Welcome Free Bet bonus not used within the allotted time period. Full terms & Conditions apply. 18+
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.