Bets Of The Day: Illuminate to shine in Nell Gwyn

Today's best bet Illuminate runs at Newmarket
Today's best bet Illuminate runs at Newmarket

Nick Shiambouros was on the mark yesterday when his best bet Mountain Bell won easily. Nick turns his attentions to HQ where he has two fancies on the opening day of the outstanding Craven meeting...


"I think she is capable of defying her 3lb penalty and have backed her at her current price of 6.05/1 on the exchange"

Back Illuminate in the 16:30 at Newmarket

15:55 Newmarket - Mengli Khan

Mengli Khan could cause a mild upset in this Listed event.

This colt finished down the field in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last October. He took a fierce grip in the early stages, and as a result was a spent force fully three furlongs from home. He had previously beaten Across The Stars in great style in a Nottingham maiden.

I think this promising individual will appreciate the class drop, and is attractively priced at 4.67/2 on the exchange.

Tathqeef is the current favourite at 2.9215/8.

This son of leading sire Tapit caught the eye on debut when making short work of a field of maidens at Wolverhampton last October. This well related colt is open to significant improvement and must be respected.


16:30 Newmarket - Illuminate

Illuminate should go close in this fascinating contest.

This filly finished sixth behind Catch A Glimpse in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly and Turf at Keenland last October. This was a fair effort, but she is best judged on her excellent second to Lumiere in the Cheveley Park over this course last September.

I think she is capable of defying her 3lb penalty and have backed her at her current price of 6.05/1 on the exchange.

Nathra is the current favourite at 4.1. She finished second to Minding in the Fillies' Mile here last October and must be respected.

This is a competitive renewal and is bound to throw up plenty of winners in the future.


Tuesday's Recommended Bets

Back Mengli Khan in the 15:55 at Newmarket
Back Illuminate in the 16:30 at Newmarket


Weekly P/L +.68

*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful.


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