Oddschecker tips for every race at Newmarket on Thursday.
POINT HOPE has done little wrong in three starts thus far and showed that she has trained-on, as well as be competitive over this trip, when third on her seasonal reappearance at Haydock. Forecast better ground today should suit this all-weather winner and an opening mark of 77 looks well within her reach. Naqaawa improved throughout her juvenile campaign and warrants plenty of respect returning with a first-time hood equipped, while Chelmsford runner-up Astolat merits consideration under top French jockey Gerald Mosse. Prediction : 1st Point Hope 2nd Naqaawa 3rd Astolat
Swiss Peak, Coastguard Watch and Sandridge Lad are all interesting newcomers given connections and the betting market should prove a good guide to their chances, but it might pay to side with the experience of USAIN BOAT. The George Scott-trained colt was a big eye-catcher on his debut over 5f at Yarmouth, when finishing fast to take second after a slow start, and the third did that form no harm when finishing runner-up in a novice stakes event at Windsor on Monday. With the step up in trip likely to suit, he could prove tough to beat. Prediction : 1st Usain Boat 2nd Swiss Peak 3rd Coastguard Watch
ZIARAH didn't run a bad race in five starts as a juvenile and has already shown an ability to handle this undulating track. With Jamie Spencer a positive jockey booking on her seasonal reappearance, the 80-rated performer could prove a tough nut to crack. Teenage Gal only found subsequent winner Caiya a neck too good on her latest outing at Salisbury and she is likely to be in the shake-up again, while the first-time blinkered Perfection and Wolverhampton runner-up Allante are others to note. Prediction : 1st Ziarah 2nd Teenage Gal 3rd Perfection
SPORTING TIMES' only career win came on fast ground back in June last year and he looks to be worth an interest on his first run since a wind operation. James Doyle has won and finished second in two starts on the gelding and his presence in the plate today suggests that a decent effort can be expected. White Desert remains unexposed and was only beaten a neck by a smart animal last time at Wolverhampton, while Abareeq could prove best of the remainder.Prediction : 1st Sporting Times 2nd White Desert 3rd Abareeq
Prabeni was disappointing when beaten at odds-on at Chelmsford last time out, though it could simply be that he was beaten by two potentially smart animals on that occasion. Burgonet almost stole the race from the front when narrowly defeated at Beverley earlier this month, but STYLEHUNTER makes more appeal wearing first-time cheekpieces for John Gosden. His Kempton third in December has worked out well and he simply bumped into one at Yarmouth last time out, with nothing of that class likely to be lurking in this field.Prediction : 1st Stylehunter 2nd Burgonet 3rd Prabeni
A first-time tongue-tie could be a source of immediate improvement for SPORTSWRITER, who was headed in the final strides over this trip at Lingfield in novice company last time but could step up on that effort now moving into a handicap. Morning Skye beat the selection in a Newcastle maiden in March so is very interesting off a similar rating here. The pick of the remainder may be recent C&D second Midnight Wilde, who is officially 5lb well in.Prediction : 1st Sportswriter 2nd Morning Skye 3rd Midnight Wilde
OSTILIO has been knocking hard on the door on recent outings and wouldn't be winning out of turn if this switch to handicap company can spark some immediate improvement. Christopher Wood is 3lb higher than when beaten by under a length over C&D on his penultimate start and is the one expected to put up most resistance. The pick of the remainder may be Mushtaq, who appeared to find soft ground against him on his return to action at Nottingham.Prediction : 1st Ostilio 2nd Mushtaq 3rd Christopher Wood