ITV Preview Newmarket and Cheltenham 18/04/24

ITV Preview Newmarket and Cheltenham 18/04/24

It's the final day of the Craven meeting at Newmarket and Cheltenham continues with it's April meeting as ITV cameras head to both. We've gone through the cards and picked out some selections to follow.

ITV Preview Newmarket and Cheltenham 18/04/24 Betting Tips:

Our Main fancies for the day:

NAP: Endless Victory (4.45) 5/4

Next Best: Eben Shaddard (3.35) 7/2

Dark Horse: Pilgrim (1.50) 12/1

Odds correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change, please gamble responsibly.

bet365 Handicap - Pilgrim

A talented juvenile last season, Pilgrim ran in a hot maiden involving the now 100 rated Dorothy Lawrence.

Posted some big efforts in the big field and big prize money juvenile conditions races including 4th in the Premier Yearling Stakes, before finally breaking his maiden on his final run of the season.

Mares' Chase Final Handicap Chase - Moviddy

More at home on quicker ground, Moviddy pulled up when last seen but struggled on soft ground over 3 miles.

She’s encountering her favoured quick ground today and has hinted previously that she will stay 3 miles with how strongly she’s got home over 2.5 miles.

Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes - Earl Of Rochester

A Dubai colt who’s Dam was effective up to 12 furlongs, Earl Of Rochester attracts some attention in this race with the yard seemingly targeting this event with some nice types over the last few years having won the 2022 and 2023 renewals.

Mares' Challenger Series Final Handicap Hurdle - Realisation

Charlie Longsdon’s mare won her bumper on quicker ground before a year long absence and going hurdling. Unable to land a blow in her first couple of attempts over hurdles in maiden and novice events she then won smartly in a handicap.

After trying to back up her win off a short lay off, she struggled when last seen and wilted back into a well beaten 4th on slow ground.

Abernant Stakes - Marshman

Well thought of by connections, Marshman looked a talented sprinter last season as a 3 year old, having won a Group Three at Chantilly and going close in Group Two company later in the season.

A recent seasonal comeback after a long lay off saw him run a cracker at listed level to only be collared late by Montassib.

Craven Stakes - Eben Shaddad

An interesting looking renewal of the Craven Stakes, Eben Shaddard makes the most appeal on paper.

The Gosden runner has some smart form in the books over the Rowley Mile, breaking his maiden here over 6 furlongs before being placed in a Group Two and a Group One at the end of last season.