The first day of Newmarket’s July meeting on Thursday features three Group races, along with a Listed contest and a couple of fiercely competitive handicaps.
We will provide Horse Racing tips, previews and predictions for three of the races on the card, starting with the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy Stakes, a 1m 5f St Leger trial at 1.50pm. Eleven talented juveniles lock horns in the Group 2 Tattersalls July Stakes at 2.25pm. We will supply a Horse Racing tip for this 6f contest together with the ultra-competitive bet365 Handicap at 3.00pm, also run over 6f.
Our Tip for the 1.50pm at Newmarket:
The John & Thady Gosden-trained Stowell sets the standard here based on the colt’s third spot behind Kemari and subsequent Irish Derby third Wordsworth in Royal Ascot’s Queen’s Vase last month.
The son of Zoffany is open to more improvement on his fourth career start. But at the prices, Dancing King from the Mark Johnston stable, just over two lengths behind Frankie Dettori’s mount at Ascot, is taken to reverse the form in the hands of Franny Norton.
The Free Eagle gelding had previously won all four starts in 2021 and while his limitations appeared to be exposed in that Group 2 contest, after being slowly away and travelling well for most of that 1m 6f trial, Dancing King didn’t get the best of runs at a crucial part of the race.
Like many Johnston-trained runners, it would be no surprise to see this talented stayer bounce back to his best in a race where there should be no hard luck stories. The selection’s stablemate, Gear Up, a Group 1 winner at two, is another who should not be written off just yet despite underperforming this season.
Our Tip for the 2.25pm at Newmarket:
Many of these juveniles were in action at Royal Ascot, in particular the second (Eldrickjones), fifth (Ebro River), tenth (Tolstoy) and twelfth (The Organiser) horses home in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes.
Roger Fell’s runner-up there, on just his second start, failed to get a clear run and can confirm that form. But the step-up to 6f should suit the Mark Johnston-trained Jadhlaan who can overturn his debut run when going down narrowly to expected favourite Project Dante at York.
Beaten half a length in a tactical affair at Haydock on his next start, Jim Crowley’s mount finally recorded his first victory with an impressive display back on the Knavesmire last month. This is a big step-up in class for the son of Dark Angel but the grey can prove up to the task at a decent price.
Our Tip for the 3.00pm at Newmarket:
In this 20-runner three-year-old sprint handicap featuring no less than 12 winners this season, it is no surprise to see bookmakers going 6/1 the field headed by Royal Ascot runner-up Boomshalaa.
Blind Beggar, Mitrosonfire and Akkeringa towards the foot of the weights look well treated but it is a runner at the top of the handicap who makes plenty of each way appeal with many firms going five or even six places, the horse in question being the Karl Burke-trained Spycatcher.
The mount of Clifford Lee finished half length second to subsequent Group 1 winner Gear Up in York’s Group 3 Acomb Stakes on just his second run as a juvenile.
The son of Vadamos opened his account with a comfortable victory on his reappearance at Pontefract in April, since when the colt has been highly-tried in finishing third and second respectively to Royal Ascot scorers Rohaan and Creative Force.
In facing the latter once again in Royal Ascot’s Group 3 Jersey Stakes, Spycatcher was far from disgraced in finishing eighth, beaten just over seven lengths. Despite having 9st 4lb to carry the selection should find this company more to his liking and a big run is expected.
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