ITV Racing Friday Tips and Previews
NEWMARKET’S JULY FESTIVAL CONTINUES ON FRIDAY! Racing live on ITV Racing from Newmarket as well as York.
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ITV Racing Friday Schedule
1.50 Newmarket (July) bet365 Handicap (Class 2) 1m2f
2.05 York William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap (Class 3) 1m4f
2.25 Newmarket (July) Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) 6f
2.40 York William Hill Summer Stakes (Group 3) 6f
3.00 Newmarket (July) bet365 Trophy (Class 2) 1m6f
3.35 Newmarket (July) Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) 1m
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Newmarket (July) 1.50
I’m keen on chancing NEW LONDON to bounce back here. I still think he has the potential to be a very nice horse and failing to give your true running in soft ground at Chester can definitely be forgiven. He never went a yard that day really and I’m confident he is much better than that. This track will suit better as will the ground and I think he can bounce back to win this for Charlie Appleby. This is his first start in handicap company off a mark of 99 and I’m expecting his class to shine through.
Yonafis is the obvious danger for a red-hot William Haggas. I think he’s operating at a near 30% strike rate right now which is seriously impressive. This colt by Golden Horn won his first 3 starts before losing little in defeat at Royal Ascot last month. He has more to offer so should run well. Knightswood is a nice colt in the making and I think he could run well too but the market has already spotted him.
An open race with nothing really sticking out as massively well handicapped. I do like MY LITTLE QUEENS thought who is progressing nicely with each run. Richard Fahey has worked her well through the handicaps going close plenty with small rises to contend with each time. She went close at Carlisle 2 weeks ago and only has 2lb more to carry here. She will likely continue here gradual improvement and go close again.
Southern Voyage will be a big danger back on quicker ground if ready to roll after a long break. Of the rest Fairmac will likely run his usual solid race at at each way price. Forza Orta should appreciate these calmer waters so also has to enter calculations but there is just no juice in his price as the market always seems to find him.
Maylandsea chased home Dramatised in the Queen Mary last month so has to be taken seriously but I have to admit I am keen on LEZOO remaining unbeaten. She is a bigger price for starters and she has answered every call so far. I thought she was impressive last time and with further improvement to come she may well hold the edge over these. She won going away over C&D last time and is clearly destined for better things. Her turn of foot looks a serious weapon and come post time she might even go off favourite especially with Dettori on again.
Mawj failed to land the odds at Royal Ascot last month but ran well bumping into Meditate. I know the third Ivory Madonna was beaten yesterday but I still think that form might hold up in time so she has to be considered strongly as well. Queen Olly has ground to make up but it’s still early days so foolish to rule out.
This looks like an above average renewal with plenty of these likely to be competing at a higher level later in the season. The form of the Commonwelth Cup at Royal Ascot very much looks the key to this with FLOTUS coming out best of these. She ran a cracker to finish just under 2 lengths behind the classy Perfect Power. She is clearly capable of taking this before going on to better races and will take some beating.
Hala Hala Athmani finished seventh in that race at Royal Ascot but has only run 3 times so could step forward and prove a danger. Zain Claudette ran well enough in that race and could be a fair bit better for that run. Benefit won a Listed race in what looks a good field at Salisbury last time and will go well.
Newmarket (July) 3.00
Candleford is hard to get away from following that romp in the Duke Of Edinburg but he has been slammed with a 13lb rise and travelled so strongly that day he is unlikely to have this fall in his lap so easily. CONTACT had to come from way back and I thought ran really well in third. He is 13lb better off with the favourite and has to be the play at the odds. 7/1 is insulting to be honest so I’ll be hammering that each way and backing the place market as well.
Summer’s Knight was an excellent fifth in the Northumberland Plate and if building on that could easily be one of the main dangers here. Spirit Mixer ties in on that form having finished second beaten just half a length in that race so also has to enter calculations from an each way perspective.
Newmarket (July) 3.35
This looks a weak renewal with INSPIRAL scaring off most of the challengers. We end up with a field of 5 and the selection heavily odds-on. She returned after a layoff with an unbelievable performance to take the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. She is going to improve again for that run and will extend her unbeaten record here with Frankie Dettori in the saddle again thankfully.
I can usually find one without the favourite or for the forecast but it is pretty trappy in behind. If I was pushed for a horse to chase the superstar filly home it would be Prosperous Voyage who has finished second to the selection twice before but needs to bounce back from Royal Ascot where she was a flop.