bet365 Craven Stakes
Group 3, Newmarket 15:35
£80,000 guaranteed,
3yo only, 1m, Class 1   
Thursday 20th April 2023


1 Indestructible 8/1
2 The Foxes 5/2
3 Dancing Magic 12/1
7 ran NR: Naval Power Distances: 1¼l, 1¾l, 3½l
Time: 1m 39.78s (slow by 3.88s)

Indestructible rounded off the perfect week at Newmarket for owners Amo Racing with victory in Thursday's feature.

The big-hitting operation headed up by football super-agent Kia Joorabchian landed Wednesday's Nell Gwyn Stakes - the principal trial for next month's 1000 Guineas - with 16/1 shot Mammas Girl and followed up with another small surprise courtesy of Indestructible at 8/1.

Trained last year in Ireland by Michael O'Callaghan, the son of Kodiac twice finished second to Andrew Balding's big 2000 Guineas hope Chaldean, in the Acomb at York and the Champagne at Doncaster, and he duly gave that form another positive nudge by beating the Balding-trained The Foxes by a length and a quarter on his first run of the season and first start for North Yorkshire handler Karl Burke.

Third went to Dancing Magic at 12/1, while the disappointment of the race was Charlie Appleby's Mysterious Night, who finished last of the seven runners as the 15/8 favourite.

QuinnBet reacted by cutting Indestructible to 20/1 from 100/1 for the 2000 Guineas back at Newmarket on Saturday May 6, with Betfair and Paddy Power going 14/1 from the same price.


bet365 Craven Stakes
£80,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m, Class 1
7 ran
Going: Good

1 (7)    Indestructible 3 9-2 1 K R Burke Kevin Stott 8/1
2 (6)
The Foxes 3 9-2 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 5/2
3 (4)
Dancing Magic 3 9-2 Roger Teal Kieran Shoemark 12/1
4 (2)
Ancestral Land 3 9-2 Clive Cox Rossa Ryan 12/1
5 (5)
Mostabshir 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Jim Crowley 4/1
6 (3)
nse Mr Mistoffelees 3 9-2 Hughie Morrison Sean Levey 66/1
7 (8)
6 Mysterious Night 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby William Buick 15/8F
NR 7 (1) Naval Power 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby NON RUNNER