THE rollercoaster that is the Flat season shows no indication of slowing with the July Satisfying beginning at Newmarket on Thursday.
York gets in on the act too with the Dante, however our eyes will be on Newmarket as we race on the July Course for the very first time.
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Race 1 – 12.10 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes
Definitely a race to kick back and have the notebook and field glasses out for.
We have plenty of the big regional lawns with fascinating runners on paper and it’ll probably toss up a number of above average juveniles.
On the form we have to go on, Willabell sets an extremely good requirement for John Gosden.
She was narrowly beaten on launching, before running in midfield in the Albany. That kind has actually shown up and down, but it’s still the very best available.
Karl Burke’s She’s So Nice and Hugo Palmer’s Glesga Lady were both runner-up on debut and will be more streetwise here. There were just fair races.
It could pay to chance a newbie and Charlie Appleby constantly enjoys running his smarter types at this conference. MISS JINGLES makes her launching for Godolphin.
She’s the sibling of Noise Of Silence – a wise juvenile from the same backyard – and ought to be all set to rock and roll here. So long as she ticks the box in the preliminaries and the marketplace speaks in favour, she could be worth a tickle.
Gosden gives Isle Of May her launching and she gets the first Godolphin colours. I would not read excessive into that however it includes another layer into an intriguing opener.
MARKET WATCH: Miss Jingles
Race 2 – 12.45 Price Guarantee At bet365 Handicap
A competitive 0-105 sprint handicap next up and there are a couple of with significant claims.
First Off Archie Watson’s Highland Dress ought to not be dismissed off the back of his midfield run in the Wokingham.
He was only beat 3 lengths which was off the back of two excellent wins, for which he is 6lbs greater for the latter of those on the Rowley Mile.
Form from Newmarket’s other track tends to work well on the July Course and anticipate him to be prominent under Hollie Doyle. He’s a big player.
As is William Haggas’s Nahaarr who is only a pound higher in the weights for his Silver Wokingham third.
He’s been well-backed on his two starts in handicaps this season and there is definitely a race in him off these marks. A well run six ought to match him if Tom Marquand can get him to settle better.
He’ll likely be brief enough however has huge claims and I would not put anyone off chancing him.
But my bet will likely be PASS THE VINO who goes back to a course and distance he flourishes over.
Paul D’Arcy’s sprinter managed a very first and second in comparable races here last season and returned with an encouraging 3rd behind Tinto in June.
He’s a little bit higher in the weights this time around, however at an each-way rate looks an excellent bet.
El Hombre and Woven are others to keep in mind at good prices.
EACH-WAY SELECTION: Pass The Vino
BIG THREAT: Nahaarr
Race 3 – 1.15 Each Way Extra At bet365 Handicap
Another deep handicap, specifically when you think about the 0-93 status.
There are a few of huge interest and top of the list is Mark Johnston’s MAYDANNY
He was as simple a winner as you’ll see all year on handicap launching and went well at Ascot in the Silver Hunt Cup. That type is strong and had he been drawn much better, he might have completed a lot closer.
His current mark still looks practical and Johnston aims to have actually discovered a good slot for him.
Almufti has to be appreciated for the Richard Hannon team. Ryan Moore is scheduled and there may simply be a bit more to come from this mark.
The other on the shortlist is Tom Clover’s Balgair who I backed last time out and should be winning once again faster, rather than later.
He goes well on the July Course – winning here in 2018 with a number of strong seconds to his name too.
The stronger the rate on here, the better his opportunity. Lawn Ranger is the ensured speed, however aside from him, there isn’t much.
Bear Force One has been disappointing on 2 runs this year.
Race 4 – 1.50 Bahrain International Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed Race)
The very first stakes race of the meeting and it’s a genuine cracker – a great few of these will be campaigned in far better business if all goes to plan before the season is out.
Al Suhail stopped working to fire in the 2000 Guineas however sets a really solid standard with a rating of 112 earned off his 2nd to Armed force March in the Fall Stakes and Solario Stakes 3rd.
It’s impossible to read too much into his Guineas effort, but any of the unexposed types he comes up against have a reasonable level to focus on.
But there are some new kid in towns here that may ruin his celebration.
Lord Campari is chief of those and he was hugely excellent on his 2nd start when retreating like a serious horse at Newbury.
Roger Varian has actually taken his time – he reportedly had a little problem – but has actually found a great spot for him now. The second and 3rd from that race have actually won considering that and it looked a good enough race.
The handicapper has actually provided him a mark of 95, however the time he put up suggests that might be a bit generous. We’ll quickly find out, however he’s too brief for me to back in a race like this at existing chances.
John Gosden ups Magical Early Morning in class who the handicapper really rates higher at 99.
He’s well-bred and should have a shot at this. I believe he has more to show than others though on what he’s accomplished.
TILSIT has actually been extremely babyish on 2 starts so far, however has revealed enormous quantities on both efforts at Newcastle – the second of those a 19 length win.
Making those efforts after sweating up as much as he did is remarkable and if he can be more professional beforehand here, he is the one to beat.
Ryan Moore is reserved and so long as he acts before the race, anticipate the market to come for him. He’s a big old horse and I ‘d have no fret about him attempting the lawn for the very first time.
Ropey Guest will be there or thereabouts – he’s hard to elegant for win functions.
The 107- ranked Mystery Power was a Group 2 winner at two, however has actually shown little bit this season.
TENTATIVE CHOICE: Tilsit
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Race 5 – 2.25 Bahrain Prize Stakes (Group 3)
A St Leger trial in name, it might have some bearing on the Doncaster showpiece come the end of the season.
A few of these will have their eyes on Town Moor and William Haggas wants to have caused AL AASY with his typically-patient method.
He was 5th in a great Noted race behind the similarity Mishriff and Volkan Star – who have both boosted the type no end.
Al Aasy didn’t have to enhance at all to win a nothing race on the Rowley Mile, but upped back in class, expect him to have actually benfitted from it.
He looks a clever type for the remainder of the year and I ‘d side with him.
Aidan O’Brien sends out over Dawn Rising who was a runaway winner at Limerick last time. The form of that is tough to get to grips with but he certainly enhanced for the step up in trip.
He’s another Galileo however O’Brien tends to use these sort of races to weigh up what others have and I can pass on Dawn Increasing for betting purposes.
Al Dabaran looks to be a danger from the Charlie Appleby team. But he was flattered by his 3rd at Royal Ascot as the race fell apart and I ‘d have him susceptible to a few of the less bare types.
Miss Yoda was bad at Ascot and was far from persuading when winning the Lingfield Oaks Trial. She’s finest enjoyed.
SELECTION: Al Aasy
Race 6 – 3.00 Tattersalls July Stakes (Group 2)
The two-year-olds star here and it might be worth taking a flyer on YAZAMAN who caught the eye in a huge way behind Tactical at Royal Ascot.
The Windsor Castle first and second re-oppose here and with an additional furlong I anticipate William Haggas’ horse to turn the tables.
Whatever fell under Tactical’s lap that day, and why he was still a smart winner it was Yazaman who had to duck and dive late on.
He’s roughly twice the cost, but I ‘d have him plenty much shorter in this.
Qaader is the appropriate favourite. He attained more with his second in the Coventry than those in the Windsor Castle.
He looked raw at Ascot and dare I state it, a bit hesitant to actually take it to the winner Nando Parrado. He’s the one they need to beat and you ‘d expect him to be more streetwise on his third getaway and after a real battle.
Swiss Ace has a pedigree to crave and has to be respected coming over from Ireland. He beat little on his debut though and he’s probably best-watched in the meantime.
Keep an eye on Aidan O’Brien’s runner in the wagering however.
Admired failed to improve on his debut win at Haydock and requires more now.
Triumph Heights looks an each-way player at good odds after his sixth in the Windsor Castle.
Race 7 – 3.35 bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap)
The weeks first big handicap up next and there are stacks in with a significant shout.
DANCIN INTHESTREET was an enormous eye-catcher at Royal Ascot behind subsequent Group winner Art Power.
He’s just been turned up a pound for that third and has big claims upped in journey to six furlongs. He completed like a train after running into plenty of traffic and a mark of 85 looks generous.
He has been well found in the wagering. Anything close to 5-1 and I might back him.
If the rain keeps away then Richard Hannon’s Lexington Dash is a huge gamer. He is 2 from two because going through a wind-op and changing to grass.
Good ground might be crucial to him however and I ‘d be waiting on that with a blended projection. He’s one to keep tabs on.
Meraas has looked smart on his three getaways this year. I ‘d stress over him on a straight track provided how free he has actually been.
At bigger chances Exceptional looks worth an each-way play given the way she won at Pontefract two stars back.
Her next run was plainly too soon after that under a penalty, however she was punted off the boards and looks ahead of her mark if you forgive her Newmarket effort.
CHOICE: Dancin Inthestreet
EACH-WAY STAB: Exceptional
Race 8 – 4.10 Princess Of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes (Group 2)
The feature comes up in the lucky last and it is very tough to see previous ENBIHAAR getting weight from the colts.
She advanced at a rate of knots in 2015 and was beaten just over a length by Anapurna in her last start at 4.
She won first time up in 2015 therefore long as she is in shape enough to do herself justice – a parade ring and market check need to be adequate – I ‘d be confident about her doing the job.
The drop to 12 furlongs isn’t much of a concern. While a mile and 6 is clearly her optimum, she won twice over 12 last season.
Alounak looks plenty short enough. I believe he’s vulnerable to a great number in here.
Communique won this last year and has to be respected even if his form has actually gone off a cliff since. He’s a different proposition at Newmarket and of given an easy time out front could be tough to peg back.
Dame Maillot might be the one to chance at bigger odds. She was progressive last year before well beaten in the Park Hill where she was only 9-4.
The drop in trip is a plus and Ed Vaughan is apparently coming into a little bit of form.