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Confirmed runners and riders for the Craven Stakes

Cambridge could look to emerge as part of Aidan O'Brien's Classic team, headlined by champion juvenile City Of Troy, as the exciting prospect features in a field of seven for the bet365 Craven Stakes (3.35) at Newmarket on Thursday.

With O'Brien not declaring stablemate Henry Adams for the race Ryan Moore is onboard as the Ballydoyle trainer seeks a first win in the Group 3 contest. Cambridge holds an Irish Derby entry.

The 2,000 Guineas trial is a race which has been the starting point for future Godolphin greats Masar, Master Of The Seas and Native Trail and this season Native Approach will line up for Charlie Appleby and William Buick. 

The 5-4 ante-post favourite impressed when breaking his maiden on the second attempt at Kempton in February and is a 40-1 shot for the Guineas.

Kieran Shoemark has a first major domestic opportunity since becoming first choice jockey to John and Thady Gosden this season when riding Eben Shaddad. The Calyx colt outran odds of 25-1 when third in the Dewhurst last time out.

Alcantor will represent French-based Andre Fabre and was only narrowly denied by Sunway when finishing a busy juvenile campaign in the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud in October. Alexis Pouchin takes the ride for the first time, replacing Mickael Barzalona.

Champagne Prince, Haatem and Sons And Lovers also feature.

The Group 3 Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes (3.00) line-up includes established sprinters Commanche Falls, Shouldvebeenaring and Spycatcher.

At Cheltenham, a clash between Dysart Enos and Golden Ace will not take place with the former not declared for the 2m4f mares' novices' hurdle (3.50). The Fergal O'Brien-trained mare, who missed Cheltenham, and Aintree last week, was set to clash with Jeremy Scott's six-year-old who was also absent at Aintree.

bet365 Craven Stakes (3.35 Newmarket, Thursday)
Alcantor ​Alexis Pouchin
Cambridge Ryan Moore
Champagne Prince David Egan
Eben Shaddad Kieran Shoemark
Haatem Sean Levey
Native Approach William Buick
Sons And Lovers Luke Morris

 

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