Charlie Appleby's Native Trail on path to Newmarket Craven Stakes

Charlie Appleby's 2021 Champion Juvenile Native Trail is one of seven entries for the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, April 13.

Promising Godolphin three-year-old Native Trail is all set for the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday, April 13.

Charlie Appleby's Oasis Dream colt is unbeaten in four starts and is available at a general 12/1 for the Epsom Derby in June.

Aidan O'Brien, meanwhile, sends exiciting Galileo colt Star Of India to HQ, with hopes of moving on to Group 1 success.

Jane Chapple-Hyam's Claymore and the William Haggas-trained Al Mubhir are other winners of just the one maiden, who could be potentially smart.

Hoo Ya Mal hails from the Andrew Balding yard, and won the Convivial Maiden at York before finishing a close second to Native Trail's stablemate Noble Truth when last seen in September of last year.

Meanwhile, David Loughnane's Kingmax is the only entry to have a run this year, winning at Kempton last month in preparation for some heftier tests to come.

Martyn Meade's dual winner Zechariah completes the lineup of seven runners, a last time out winner of a Newbury conditions race.

The Craven meeting is seen as the traditional Newmarket curtain-raiser for the flat season with plenty of class on display and clues towards Classic winners.

The six furlong Abernant Stakes is a quality build-up race for the Craven and has attracted eight runners.

Ebro River is likely to go off favourite for Hugo Palmer who has just taken over at Michael Owen's Manor House stables.

A Group 1 winner in the Phoenix Stakes last season at the Curragh, the three-year-old reverts back to sprint distances after running at seven furlongs.

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