Timeform pick out their three best bets from Newmarket on Saturday…
“…given the improvement he showed last time, he is expected to defy a 6 lb rise and follow up…”
Timeform on Highlight Reel
Highlight Reel had been threatening to come good earlier this season, and finally put it all together when winning a C&D handicap by three lengths last week. He finished behind three of these on his previous start, but given the improvement he showed last time, he is expected to defy a 6 lb rise and follow up with valuable 5 lb claimer Cameron Noble retaining the ride. Citron Major won the aforementioned race and is feared, while Rum Runner could be dangerous if allowed his own way.
Gifted Master has a good record over this C&D and arrives fresh from posting a career-best effort to defy a big weight in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood last time and is taken to land this listed prize for the second year in succession. Dreamfield looks the obvious big threat after his fine effort in the July Cup, although Projection also shouldn’t be underestimated despite his failure to win since his juvenile days.
Hackney Road has been nicely on the up for Chris Wall this year and did enough to suggest he’s still in good form with the way she travelled last time. The solid pace likely will play into her hands and she is expected to take the beating ahead of another in-form mare Curious Fox and the less-exposed Gisele’s Angel.
Minimum Bet Guarantee
Betfair’s ‘minimum bet guarantee’ on all Class 1 and 2 races in the UK and Ireland – which means all customers are able to bet to win a minimum of £500 – has been extended to cover all races at selected meetings this week. T&Cs apply.