Daryl Carter Tips

Thursday Racing Tips: Two selections for start of HQ Cambridgeshire meeting

The start of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting is the focus for Alan on Thursday

Alan Dudman stands in for Daryl Carter once more and has two selections for Newmarket on Thursday - including one in the feature Group 3...

  • Trainer at 40% in the last two weeks

  • Drop in trip could work for Hughes' filly

  • Day 1 of the Cambridgeshire meeting with two picks

Newmarket - 15:35: Back Legend Of Time

We're back on the Rowley Mile for the three-day Newmarket Cambridgeshire meeting and the Group 3 Somerville Tattersall Stakes over 7f has plenty of potential hot-shots for the future and it could be a day for potential stars as some very expensive blue bloods open up the card.

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The feature sees a Charlie Appleby runner at 5/16.00, and not many of his once-raced and one win runners are sent off at such a big price, and now the form wobbles appear to be over of sorts, that's too big in price.

Appleby has won this prize on two of the last three occasions including with the ultra-classy Modern Games.

Legend Of Time is a 2yo by Sea The Stars and won on debut at Haydock overcoming a bit of greenness to show a real stoic and fighting attitude against some rivals with experience.

It looked a good novice at Haydock and Legend Of Time was waited with on the inside surrounded by horses but showed a willingness to get wide and really stuck his head down showing an 11.07 second sectional in the penultimate final.

He'll get a mile easily and holds a Futurity entry later in the season, and with Appleby at 40% in the last two weeks with eight winners from 20 runners, he should make his mark as a juvenile as there are plenty of 2yo winners in his pedigree.

The draw in seven gives William Buick a chance where to go, but I anticipate he'll get some cover. Buick is miles ahead as the top jockey at HQ this term with a profit of +17.00 from his 14 winners at 32%.

Back Legend Of Time @ 5/16.00

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Newmarket - 17:18: Back Value Added

Richard Hughes' filly Value Added has the added pressure of running in the King and Queen's silks, but she's a filly who seems to be improving considering she has been keen, and if she can settle better today is worth a play at 13/27.50 in the fillies' handicap.

She created a good impression on her sole run as a juvenile at Newbury last October and travelled smoothly in that on testing ground.

The 3yo has won only once this term in five outings which is a slightly disappointing return considering she looked to have talent at Newbury, but she made the running to win at Wolverhampton and having tried 1m2f on more than once occasion this year, it might work well with the angle of her dropping down to 1m.

Her latest Salisbury fourth was a muddling race over 1m2f and she didn't have the pace to aim at as she failed to settle.

But there's scope from her mark of 80 today in what looks an open race.

Back Value Added @ 13/27.50

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Alan Dudman is also on Daily Racing Multiple duty and landed an 11/112.00 double yesterday - click here for today's double

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