Richard Hannon's Toormore was an emphatic winner of the National Stakes at the Curragh when he was last seen on the track, but the unbeaten star will look to enhance his 2000 Guineas claims this afternoon when he will be sent off a warm favourite for the Craven Stakes, which takes place at Newmarket at 4:05pm.
An odds-on shot for the Group Three event that often throws up a premier Classic contender, Hannon's raider will face some classy opposition and Saeed Bin Suroor's Be Ready is likely to be the biggest danger, whilst Hannon's second string Anjaal will add excellent depth to what will be an informative renewal.
Elsewhere on another cracking card from Flat HQ, Roger Varian's Aljamaheer will aim to show his class in the Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes at 3:30pm as he takes on Hamza and Tropics, whilst Charlie Hills's Just The Judge will be the one to beat in a thrilling running of the Earl Of Sefton Stakes at 4:40pm, with Fencing and French Navy a brace of major players.
Cheltenham will host the second day of their April meeting and Alan King's L'unique will attempt to carry top weight to victory in the Listed OLBG Supports Mares' Jump Racing Mares' Handicap Hurdle at 3:15pm, whilst Tim Vaughan's Ackertac and Paul Webber's Time For Rupert are two of the runners in a cracking renewal of the Auriga Network Handicap Chase at 3:50pm
Ripon and Tipperary will provide the alternative racing this afternoon and the former has some competitive events with Mick Channon's Grevillea looking a leading contender in the Ripon 'Cock O' The North' Handicap at 4:15pm, which is a brilliant 1m contest.
Just The Judge (2pts Win) - 4:40pm Newmarket
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As the national hunt season draws to a close the Flat season will take prominence at the start of May and as soon as we venture into the month we will be looking forward to Newmarket's Guineas weekend as the leading three-year-olds get ready to shine at Flat HQ.
Australia has been heavily backed over the winter months and he is likely to be a warm order for the 2000 Guineas, but the fillies has a lot more wide open look to it with some exciting challengers like Tapestry and potentially Rizeena set to do battle in the 1000 Guineas.
As the national hunt season begins to click into gear we look at some of the superstars that could hog the limelight and are potential Cheltenham Festival contenders, so have a look at our National Hunt Horses To Follow section for the 2013/2014 campaign.
A superb national hunt season will draw to a close at the end of the month and the Bet365 Gold Cup will attract a stellar field who are looking to end the campaign on a winning note and the race has been won by some top class staying chasers down the years.
Quentin Collonges was a fine winner of the race 12 months ago and there will be an array of notable contenders taking their chance this season at Sandown Park with the likes of Rocky Creek and Tidal Bay potential contenders for the coveted crown.
Kingman was a sensational winner of the Greenham Stakes and the John Gosden-trained raider will aim to build on that effort by storming to victory in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3 which will see the Flat season crank up a gear and we are set for a superb renewal of the first Classic.
Aidan O'Brien's Australia has been subject to significant ante-post support over the last couple of months and he will aim to land Ballydoyle another victory in the race, whilst the likes of Toormore and Kingston Hill add great depth to the contest.
Our resident tipster Steve Chambo will be filtering through the form guides to gain those all-important winners, whilst racing presenter Tom Lee's Horse Racing Tips will be a regular addition to the tipping zone.
So, keep in touch with our tips section, as there is often a selection for the major races as they come along and they could be worth following.Horse Racing Tips
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