Newmarket Racing Tips: Timeform's three best bets for Thursday

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It is the first day of the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket on Thursday

Timeform provide their three best bets at Newmarket on Thursday...

"An opening mark of 82 could well underestimate her..."

Timeform on Last Sunset

Last Sunset - 13:50 Newmarket

Last Sunset looked a nice type when making a winning debut at Kempton in July, and she has done little wrong since, finishing runner-up to a couple of potentially smart types. She appreciated the step up to this trip at Ascot last time, and that was a good performance trying to give the winner 6 lb that day. An opening mark of 82 could well underestimate her.

La Barrosa - 15:00 Newmarket

La Barrosa looked potentially smart when making a winning debut at Ascot earlier this month, impressing by how he made up ground from the rear in what was a slowly-run race. That form is working out well with two subsequent winners coming out of it, notably the third Greatgadian who bolted up at Wolverhampton. There should be plenty more to come from La Barrosa and he makes plenty of appeal up in grade.

Mildenberger - 15:35 Newmarket

Mildenberger hasn't been seen on the track since an excellent second in the Sagaro Stakes at Newcastle back in June, but he is the class act in this field and, having gone well fresh before, is hard to oppose in this less exacting company. Last year's winner Withhold looks the one to give Mark Johnston's smart stayer most to do, especially if he gets his own way in front.

Smart Stats

First Winter - 16:45 Nemmarket
28% - Charlie Appleby's strike rate at NEWMARKET (ROWLEY) since the start of the 2016 season
24% - William Buick's strike rate at NEWMARKET (ROWLEY)
25% - Charlie Appleby's strike rate with horses running in races between 7f and up to 10f

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