Newmarket 3.35 tips – Laurens to keep O’Brien waiting

Newmarket 3.35 tips - Laurens to keep O'Brien waiting


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Betting Tip: @ Laurens each-way @ 11/1 with paddypower

Aidan O’Brien has won the last three runnings with Together Forever, Minding and Rhododendron and a fourth straight success must be odds-on as he has the first three in the betting: Happily, Magical and September, who are 13/8, 7/2 and 7/1 respectively with bet365. A win for any of the trio would give the Ballydoyle maestro his 24th Group 1 success of the season, a figure just one shy of Bobby Frankel’s world record, and Happily is the pick having beaten the colts in the Group 1 Grand Criterium just 12 days. Ryan Moore stays loyal and if anything this more galloping mile is going to suit her even better, so it’s easy to see why she’s favourite, especially as she had both her reopposing stablemates behind when winning the Moyglare previously.

But working out stable the pecking order is never an exact science at this time of year and this is no three-horse race besides as a couple of the British runners also need considering. Charlie Appleby’s Magic Lily absolutely hacked up in a novice over course and distance on her racecourse debut 12 days ago and while the manner of that eight-length success surprised connections, there appeared to be no fluke about it.

But it’s hard to resist the claims of May Hill winner LAURENS given I’m sweet on the chances of the filly she just edged out on Town Moor, Dark Rose Angel, in the proceeding Challenge Stakes. A form boost would be welcome but the Doncaster third and fourth have already done their bit to advertise the form and the way the winner picked up in the closing stages strongly suggests the stiff uphill finish at this venue will suit her even better. She has reportedly done very well since that race according to her trainer Karl Burke, who has remained firmly among the winners of late, and for me she is the each-way value of the race at Paddy Power’s 11/1.

Betting Tip: @ Laurens each-way @ 11/1 with paddypower

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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