April 15 Racing Tips: John Leeper to skip to Newmarket success?

Day three of the Craven Meeting at Newmarket brings with it some interesting selections. There's also racing at Cheltenham, Ripon and Newcastle on Thursday April 15.

Planet Sport's tipsters have a bumper day's racing to sink their teeth into. Can you find a winner too?


Ed Dunlop's John Leeper should improve on his last outing in the bet365 British EBF "Confined" Novice Stakes (4.10).

He made an encouraging debut at Doncaster when fourth of 10 in September - and Ryan Moore has been booked.

As a son of Frankel out of Snow Fairy, who counted both the Epsom and Irish Oaks among her six Group One triumphs for Dunlop in her racing days, John Leeper comes from exceptional pedigree.

Master Of The Seas can return to winning ways in the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket (3.35).

Charlie Appleby gave his Classic hope an outing in Dubai in February, but he was disappointing as he came off second best to stablemate Naval Crown.

He ran like a horse who would sharpen up both physically and mentally for the outing, and Appleby made no secret of the fact he expected huge improvement in his post-race comments.

Oxted should prove a cut above his rivals in the bet365 Abernant Stakes (3.30).

Roger Teal's stable star used this race as a springboard to Group One glory last season when he emerged as one of the best around.

An ambitious trip to Saudi Arabia, where he raced on dirt, did not pay off, but connections should at least be applauded for trying something different.

The Bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes (2.25) is always interesting, and Appleby's Valiant Prince catches the eye.

By Dubawi and out of Chachamaidee, he is certainly bred to be good.

Other selections at Newmarket include: 1.15 Shalanez, 1.50 Creative Force, 4.45 Bullace.


Molly Ollys Wishes looks the best bet at Cheltenham.

On a day reserved for the mares, Dan Skelton's charge looks capable of defying top weight in the Citipost Mares' Handicap Hurdle (2.40).

Having made giant strides this season, she was far from disgraced when third in the National Spirit at Fontwell.

Others at Cheltenham to keep an eye on include: 1.30 The Glancing Queen, 2.05 Her Indoors, 3.15 Black Tulip, 3.50 Pink Legend, 4.25 Miss Amelia, 5.00 Signal Point.


Tim Easterby's Fishable could be set for a good season, which begins in the Ripon Silver Bowl Handicap.

A course-and-distance winner last season, he was not disgraced towards the end of the last campaign when upped in class.

He will also appreciate getting back on good ground.

Ponder these selections at Ripon: 2.15 Mytilda, 2.50 Highland Rocker, 3.25 Spartan Fighter, 4.35 Emperor Spirit, 5.10 Two Cop Bop, 5.40 Afandem.


Kevin Ryan's Baby Alya can follow up a debut win when she reappears in the QuinnBet Best Odds Guaranteed Novice Stakes (7.25).

Others to follow at Newcastle include: 4.55 Top Fox, 5.25 Maytal, 5.55 Despoina, 6.25 Zihaam, 6.55 Headshot, 7.55 Cosmos Raj, 8.25 Burrows Seeside.

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