2.35pm Newmarket Tips & Betting Preview 28/09/2017

2.35pm Newmarket tips for Thursday’s Class 2 race. Raced over the mile, this handicap contest promises to be hugely competitive with big yards represented. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.

IN SUMMARY: Rastrelli has a very long way to go to justify his huge price tag, but he did get off the mark when last seen and could build on that. Preference, however, is for MAKSAB who headed Tadleel on the line here two starts ago and didn’t handle the ground when last seen. He remains unexposed and his current mark is still more than fair, so he can take a third career victory under Silvestre De Sousa.

1 TADLEEL – Form figures of 1221 since a lacklustre debut run for Ed Dunlop, winning a Nursey at Kempton on his latest start in good style. He’s now seven pounds higher which makes this much tougher, but he’s improving and is unexposed at this distance. Jim Crowley rides and he’s a key player.

2 BLUE LAUREATE – Slowly improving until winning at Doncaster two weeks ago, winning in empathic style by five lengths on his fourth start. His mark has gone up ten pounds and that race lacked depth, but he could build on that success for an in-form yard and is one to consider for the placings.

3 RASTRELLI – Bought by Godolphin for €550,000 as a two-year-old, starting out as a slow burner before winning a Brighton Novice very easily. Going back up in distance is a question mark as his pedigree is all speed, but a mark of 85 isn’t harsh on Nursery debut and he’s likely to hit the frame.

4 MAKSAB – Two wins from five starts, with the latest of those over the seven furlongs here back in August (headed Tadleel on the line). Slower ground didn’t suit on the latest start which gives him a viable excuse and he returns to favoured ground here. He’s not handicapped out of things and remains unexposed, so should be tough to beat.

5 RHOSNEIGR – Two lengths behind Maksab at Leicester on his second start but he’s won twice since, around the same margin behind that rival at Doncaster when last seen. He had no excuses that day and needs to bounce back off the same mark which gives others far more pressing claims as he may struggle to reverse terms with Maksab.

6 GLOBAL CONQUEROR – Steady improver in three starts for Simon Crisford, posting a career best when second at Haydock earlier this month. A mark of 82 on handicap debut looks generous as further improvement looks imminent from this son of Dubawi. Andrea Atzeni takes the ride and he’s sure to make his presence felt.

7 PAINT – Got off the mark at the fourth attempt when winning on Nursery debut at Bath in August, pushed out to take the Class 5 contest. She’s now eight pounds higher and markedly up in grade, making this a much tougher task. Hollie Doyle takes off three pounds, but she should be found out now upped into this sort of company.

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