2024 Craven Stakes Betting Odds at Newmarket racecourse

Thursday, 18 April 2024

There are eleven runners set to go to post in Thursday’s Craven Stakes, with Native Approach the horse boasting the strongest credentials for this race. The Godolphin horse has produced a couple of eye-catching performances this season and looks set to go off as warm favourite, with William Buick the jockey on board.

Alcantor returns to the track and could be a viable contender, with Eben Shaddad trading at a similar price, while Cambridge and Henry Adams are also trading at similar prices for a race where there are sure to be price boosts and extra places from an each-way perspective. Compare the latest odds right now.

2024 Craven Stakes Tips

Native Approach has run on the all-weather at Kempton Racecourse a couple of times and there has been everything to like about his performances. He finished second to Cracking Gold in January when performing over seven furlongs, while he returned to the same track a few weeks later to land the spoils in a one mile encounter.

Charlie Appleby will hope his charge continues an upward trajectory after triumphing in the recent maiden stakes, with the three-year-old likely to have Alcantor for company when it comes to the final throes of the encounter. Andre Fabre will be quietly confident that his horse can return to the track and make a big impression.

The three-year-old was last seen running at Saint-Cloud when finishing second out of seven horses and this came after a September victory at the same track. There was previously a Deauville success, with Eben Shaddad running for John & Thady Gosden and this charge has a high overall rating.

The horse was last seen performing well when finishing third out of eight runners in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes, with the 25/1 chance acquitting himself well when following home favourite City Of Troy. Previously to this was another decent showing when finishing third in the Tattersalls Stakes over seven furlongs.

2023 Craven Stakes Tips

The number 11 and 12 horses are likely to be all the rage for the 2023 Craven Stakes, with Mysterious Night having the chance to follow up some impressive wins with another victory in this big money race. The three-year-old has every chance when you consider the wins that were registered at Deauville and Woodbine, with these taking place in the summer and autumn of 2022.

In France, the horse was the facile winner of the Circus Maximus Prix Francois Boutin when being sent off as the 2/5 favourite. The Pattison Summer Stakes victory then followed at Woodbine which was a Grade 1 encounter and this was a sizeable win, with the horse also finishing third in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last summer.

Naval Power was successful in his last outing and the runner was able to score in the Jumeirah Classic when landing the spoils at betting odds of 1/2. The horse made little to no impact in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes on 8 October, with Charlie Appleby having a strong chance of success by virtue of having the front two in the race.

Knight and Mostabshir come next in the betting and the former has secured back to back wins when scoring at Yarmouth and Newbury, with the latter victory taking place in the Horris Hill Stakes. Meanwhile, Mostabshir has landed one win in a fledgling career and it’s hard to determine how good that four length win at Kempton on the all-weather actually was.