Timeform’s three best bets for Saturday 15 May



Timeform bring you the three best bets at Newbury on Saturday.

“…should have no trouble stepping up into listed company…”

Timeform on Creative Force

The Gatekeeper – 13:15 Newbury

The Gatekeeper ran to a useful level when making a winning debut at Musselburgh last month and ran to a similar level when finishing second to a potentially smart type at Ascot last time. The Gatekeeper is expected to progress further now moving up to six furlongs, already sets a very good standard on form and is hard to oppose.

Creative Force – 13:50 Newbury

Creative Force blotted his copybook in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last season, but barring that blip he has looked very good, and he produced a smart performance to make it two from two this season in a handicap at Newmarket last time. He appeals as the type who is capable of making his mark in pattern company later in the season, and should have no trouble stepping up into listed company.

Sea Empress – 16:10 Newbury

Sea Empress has all the credentials to make a top-notch filly and her debut at Newcastle could hardly have been more impressive. She pulled well clear of the remainder with another above-average debutante (who bolted up on her next start) in taking style, and is open to significant improvement now. She will likely prove hard to beat up in class.