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Friday, 14 December, 2018

Day one of the Craven meeting: all the essential early news

Newmarket: it's day one of the Craven meeting
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The Flat season started with a bang at Doncaster on April 1 when Ryan Moore threatened to make fools of bookmakers and bring them to their knees when chasing a four-timer, but it's been a case of tame flames, rather than fireworks since.

However, that promises to change this week as Newmarket and Newbury host Classic trials, kicking off today at HQ with day one of the Craven meeting.

The highlight is the bet365 Feilden Stakes, a Listed heat Golden Horn landed before enjoying his Derby- and Arc-winning campaign two years ago.

Intello was also successful in 2013 en route to his Prix Du Jockey Club triumph.

The shoulder races also looked packed with potential, while it's day three of Fairyhouse's Easter meeting and just the two runners for Gigginstown House Stud in the €100,000 Glascarn Handicap Hurdle.

Today's big races

4.05 Newmarket bet365 Feilden Stakes
4.40 Fairyhouse Glascarn Handicap Hurdle

Going updates

Newmarket good, good to firm in places
Kempton good, good to firm in places
Southwell standard
Ludlow good, good to firm in places
Exeter good to firm, firm in places
Fairyhouse good to yielding


Newmarket 2.20 5 Lethal Lunch, 3.30 10 Via Via
Fairyhouse 3.35 23 Harry Syles, 4.40 1 Ivan Grozny, 6.20 3 Countess Cathleen, 9 Mistheatre, 6.50 11 Elusive Exclusive
Ludlow 6.00 5 Marvellous Monty, 8 Jaunty Clementine, 7.00 1 Gris De Pron, 7.30 Galactic Power, 8.00 2 Brunel Woods
Kempton 2.00 2 Canadian Diamond, 5.20 5 Murrayana

Market movers

Ludlow 8.00 Dans Le Vent 30-100 (from 1-2)
Ludlow 7.00 I See You Well evens (from 7-4)
Newmarket 2.20 Never Back Down 3-1 (from 9)
Kempton 5.20 Ceasar Milan 5-6 (from 7-4)
Kempton 2.00 Zante 11-4 (from 13-2)
Newmarket 3.30 Strong Steps 4-1 (from 12)

Today's cards

Intello was also successful in 2013 en route to his Prix du Jockey Club triumph

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