Racing Report Card: One for your tracker, a horse on the up for Alan King and a mighty gamble landed at Newmarket on Thursday

THE Craven meeting ended on a somewhat low-key note on Thursday.

But there were still some nuggets to take away from the action at Flat HQ and we've got all areas covered.

A horse for your tracker ?

2.25 Newmarket – Strong Power

George Scott's speedball caught the eye in a strong-looking maiden.

He was a cracking second in the Brocklesby at Doncaster on debut and looked home and hosed with a furlong to run here.

But he was just caught late by a trio of Godolphin runners and had to settle for fourth. He is a winner in waiting, especially when he tackles 5f on a flat track.

A horse on the up ?

3.35 Newmarket – Beringer

Alan King's smart handicapper went into the notebook when a never-nearer third in the Lincoln.

He was weak in the betting (drifting out to 4-1 on course) and he only managed to win by a head, but in all honesty he was a comprehensive winner.

The handicapper can't hit him too hard for this victory and he looks capable of bagging a big handicap this year.

Big punt landed ?

1.50 Newmarket – Far Above

There had been some strong whispers for James Tate's colt, and our own Andy Ayres flagged him up earlier in the week.

One firm offered odds of 8-1 for the colt last night, but that was quickly snapped up.

He cruised through the race and sent favourite backers home happy at odds of 11-8.

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