Newmarket July meeting betting preview
totesport.com Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (3yo,0-105) Winner £52,972.00
A highly competitive sprint handicap for three year olds and low numbers may have a slight edge here although the draw bias is not as bad as it is in many big field sprints. The one to be on here is most probably Trafalgar Bay . An impressive winner at Ascot ’s first meeting of the summer and then unsuited by the way the race unfolded at York when finishing too late. This race is likely to be run to suit and he rates a good bet to get the meeting started. Keep up to date with all the latest racing betting previews here.
UAE Equestrian And Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £113,560.00
A disappointing turnout for this race and there is a strong possibility this will be run at a false pace with no front runners in the field. That would suit none of the market principles and the safest option has to be to back the favourite Soviet Song, who has made this race her own over the last few years. Check out the best free bet offers for racing.
TNT July Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (Class 1) (2yo) Winner £
There is only one winner of this race and that is Hoh Mike. Extremely unlucky at Royal Ascot when confidently ridden at the back of the field and then enduring a nightmare passage when making his run all too late compensation surely awaits here. Banker of the meeting.
Princess of Wales ‘s wbx.com Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £
Enforcer has been running with much credit this season and it shouldn’t be too long until he opens his account at Group level but backers may have to wait until he encounters a bigger field on slightly softer ground. Mountain High is proven at this sort of level and should go well but don’t discount Linas Selection if he runs. A very impressive Ascot winner and there is still plenty of improvement left.
Ladbrokes Bunbury Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (3yo+,0-105) Winner £
It’s should be best to follow those who ran well in defeat in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot in similar conditions and the one who stands out on that basis is Akona Matata who should appreciate the drop back to seven furlongs and is still open to improvement. Zidane is favourite but the race he won last time out looks weak and Mine is capable of getting involved after being drawn on the wrong side of the course last time out. Low drawn horses normally hold an advantage so wait until the draw is made before placing your bets.
Darley July Cup (Group 1) (Class 1) (3yo+) Winner £
Aussie raider Takeover Target is rightly favourite after his Ascot heroics but there is one potential improver in La Cucaracha. She was making his seasonal debut in the Kings Stand and did well to finish within a length of the winner after making her run up the wrong side of the course. The winner on that side, Dandy Man has already franked the far side form so a big run is expected, and she should place as a bare minimum. Remember when it comes to the Cheltenham Festival you can get some great free bets here.
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