Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 16:30
£60,000 added,
3yo only, 1m, Class 1   
Thursday 20th April 2017

Eminent could take in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket en route to a shot at Classic glory in the 2000 Guineas.

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The son of Frankel, who made a big impression on his debut last September when he won one-mile maiden at Newmarket, is a best-priced 40-1 for the first Classic of the season on May 6.

Trainer Martyn Meade is thrilled with how his star youngster has wintered and could give him a trial run in the Craven on April 20.

Meade said: "He is absolutely fine and that (the Craven) is the plan as things stand, but we'll see what the entries are looking like nearer the time.

"If it looks like a very tough race, we might give it a miss, not because I don't think he'll be ready for it, but I don't want him to have a very hard race before the 2000 Guineas.

"We might decide to miss the Craven, give him a racecourse gallop somewhere and then go to the Guineas.

"The race he won wasn't desperately impressive, but I think the style with which he did it was and the way he's progressed since, I think he's a pretty smart horse."

Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes 2016
£60,000 added, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Good to Soft

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (3) Stormy Antarctic 9/2 G Baker
Ed Walker 3
2nd (5) Foundation (IRE) 4/6f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
3rd (1) ½ Shogun (IRE) 12/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
4th (6) ½ Tony Curtis 33/1 S M Levey
R Hannon 3
5th (4) 10 Steel of Madrid (IRE) 25/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 3
6th (2) 4 Very Talented (IRE) 9/2 James Doyle
S bin Suroor 3

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