Timeform select the three best bets at Newmarket on Saturday.
“…this looks a good opportunity for him to resume winning ways before a potential tilt at the Derby…”
Timeform on Secret Protector
Bell Rock had believable excuses when final seen ending down the sphere within the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot, so he’s higher judged on the shape he confirmed when third within the Cambridgeshire over this course and distance on his earlier begin. That added to his glorious file at Newmarket, which is the scene of each his earlier profession successes. The most up-to-date of them got here on his reappearance final season, so he clearly goes properly contemporary and should be of curiosity right here with a good-value claimer taking on within the saddle. Bright Melody and Starcat head the checklist of risks.
Thunder Moon formed higher than the naked outcome when third within the Dewhurst Stakes at this course in October, probably making his effort sooner than splendid out vast after once more impressing with how he went via the race. He stays with potential and is properly value one other probability to verify the promise of his earlier victory within the National Stakes on the Curragh, the place he confirmed a powerful flip of foot to beat Wembley readily by a size and a half. Wembley stuffed the runner-up spot in each these races and appears positive to be thereabouts as soon as once more, leaving stablemate Battleground to finish the shortlist.
Secret Protector confirmed sensible kind when second within the Feilden Stakes at this course final time, pulling away from the remainder and shaping like extra of a stayer than the winner. He has improved by the run and shall be suited by the marginally longer journey right here, so this appears an excellent alternative for him to renew successful methods earlier than a possible tilt on the Derby additional down the road. Mohaafeth, who gained a handicap over this course and distance on the identical assembly, is feared most forward of the enhancing Inigo Jones.