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Alan Kelly’s Horse Racing Tips for Friday 8th July

Horse racing tips for all six races covered by ITV cameras on Friday afternoon, four from Newmarket and two from York.


The second day of Newmarket’s July meeting and ITV cameras will be covering four races, the highlight being the Group Tattersalls 1 Falmouth Stakes at 3.35pm.

We have tips for all six races shown on ITV, including two races on the Knavesmire at York, a 1m 4f handicap at 2.05pm and at 2.40pm the Group 3 six furlong William Hill Summer Stakes for fillies and mares.


“Tip of the Day” - New London (1.50pm Newmarket) - 10/3 with bet365

Charlie Appleby’s charge looked every inch a Group horse when winning what has turned out to be a high-class novice stakes at Newmarket back in April and after disappointing in the Chester Vase can get his season back on track with a victory in this handicap before reverting back to Pattern company.


1.50pm Newmarket. 1m 2f

The class element in this mile and a quarter Heritage Handicap is supplied by the two Godolphin runners, Natural World and NEW LONDON. Both horses were slightly disappointing in their most recent starts, although excuses can be made on both occasions, in particular with New London who almost certainly failed to run up to his best in the Chester Vase behind Changingoftheguard.

The mount of stable jockey William Buick had previously beaten the Godolphin duo of Aldous Huxley and Cosmic Desert with the now 108-rated Missed The Cut nine lengths back in fourth place. The runner-up there went on to be beaten only a neck in Goodwood’s Listed Cocked Hat Stakes.

If you can forgive the son of Dubawi that Chester effort, a handicap mark of 99 could look very lenient about a horse who could easily prove well up to Group class.

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Alan Kelly's Nap Of The Day

1.50pm Newmarket

New London (Nap) can bounce back after below par run in Chester Vase

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At 10/3 a £10 bet would return £43.33

1.50 Newmarket

July 08, 2022

1:50 pm BST


2.05pm York. 1m 4f

With no guaranteed pace in the race, the Charlie & Mark Johnston-trained FAIRMAC could well take them along in his own time and on a course that suits front-runners, this is a good opportunity for the grey four-year-old to open his account for the season at the eighth attempt.

Clifford Lee’s mount is now 2lb lower than when winning at Haydock last September and is the each-way selection in an open contest.

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Alan's Tip

2.05pm York

Fairmac could go close on a course that suits front runners

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At 17/2 a £10 bet would return £95

2.05 York

July 08, 2022

2:05 pm BST


2.25pm Newmarket. 6f

Michael Bell’s Queen Mary runner-up Maylandsea will be expected by many to go one better in this Group 2 for juvenile fillies with impressive winner Dramatised heading elsewhere. The daughter of Havana Grey faces a couple of serious rivals however in Lezoo and MAWJ.

The former won a similar race over troday’s course and distance last month. But preference is for the Godolphin runner who may have been caught out by lack of experience when runner-up to Ballydoyle’s Meditate in Royal Ascot’s Albany Stakes.

The mount of Ray Dawson, after strolling home at Newmarket on her debut, still looked very green at the royal meeting when staying-on into second after being momentarily outpaced. Saeed bin Suroor’s filly should be more streetwise with that run under her belt and is fancied to come out on top in an informative contest.

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Alan's Tip

2.25pm Newmarket

Godolphin's Mawj should improve after running green at Royal Ascot

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At 5/2 a £10 bet would return £35

2.25 Newmarket

July 08, 2022

2:25 pm BST


2.40pm York. 6f

If reproducing either of her last two runs, this 6f Group 3 for fillies and mares should go to the Simon & Ed Crisford-trained FLOTUS (Nb). The form of her neck second to the progressive Sense Of Duty was well advertised when that horse went on to win a Newcastle Group 3 by a long-looking four and a half lengths.

The mount of Silvestre De Sousa did even better on her most recent start when finishing third in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. A repeat of that career-best effort should be good enough to gain some well-earned compensation. At a big price, Symphony Perfect could make the frame on her first start for trainer Hugo Palmer.

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Alan Kelly's Next Best

2.40pm York

The Simon & Ed Crisford-trained Flotus has the form to win this Group 3 contest

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At 9/4 a £10 bet would return £32.50

2.40 York

July 08, 2022

2:40 pm BST


3.00pm Newmarket. 1m 6f

Sometimes it pays to look no further than the obvious, in this case William Haggas’s Candleford, who was the easiest handicap winner at this year’s Royal Ascot when coming home by six lengths in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes.

It may well be that the Kingman gelding is capable of defying a 13lb higher mark here. But at a double-figure price, the value bet could be yet another Godolphin inmate in the shape of the Saeed bin Suroor-trained DUBAI WELCOME (Longshot).

The five-year-old gelding has done most of his racing on an all-weather surface and after racing over a mile and a half this season has always looked as if he would appreciate being stepped-up in trip. This extra two furlongs and off a decent mark of 88 could see Ray Dawson’s mount run a big race.

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Alan Kelly's Longshot

3.00pm York

Godolphin's Dubai Warrior (e.w.) looks overpriced and should appreciate the step up in trip

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At 16/1 a £10 bet would return £170

3.00 York

July 08, 2022

3:00 pm BST


3.35pm Newmarket. 1m

A disappointing turnout of only six for this Group 1 contest for fillies and mares which looks at the mercy of John & Thady Gosden’s unbeaten Coronation Stakes winner Inspiral.

From a betting perspective, the Andrew Balding-trained SANDRINE could prove best in the ‘without Inspiral’ market. The Bobby’s Kitten filly showed a high level of form as a juvenile, culminating in third place in the Cheveley Park Stakes.

Beaten less than three lengths in the Qipco 1000 Guineas on her reappearance, David Probert’s mount could never get into contention behind Inspiral at Ascot after racing wide. And while unlikely to turn the tables on the short priced favourite, can beat the rest for second spot.

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Alan's Tip

3.35pm Newmarket

Backing Sandrine in the 'Without Inspiral' market looks the best way to play this one

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At 10/3 a £10 bet would return £43.33

3.35 Newmarket

July 08, 2022

3:35 pm BST


* Odds correct at the time of writing. Subject to changes.

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