July Festival Day 1 Race Schedule – Thursday 9 July
12:10 pm The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies Stakes
12:45 pm The Price Promise at bet365 Handicap Stakes
1:15 pm The Each Way Extra at bet365 Handicap Stakes
1:50 pm The Bahrain International Sir Henry Cecil Stakes
2:25 pm The Bahrain Trophy
3:00 pm The Tattersalls July Stakes
3:35 pm The bet365 Handicap Stakes
4:10 pm The Princess of Wales's Tattersalls Stakes
There are two Group 2 races on the opening day of the Newmarket July Festival, with The Princess of Wales's Tattersalls Stakes taking centre stage and that is the grand finale to an action-packed race card that features no less than eight races.
We also have the July Stakes where punters study their racecards in search of a winner, with this two-year-old contest having been won by Advertise and Royal Lytham in the past two years.
July Festival Day 2 Race Schedule – Friday 10 July
12:10 pm The Cash Out At bet365 Handicap Stakes
12:45 pm The Each Way Extra at bet365 Handicap Stakes
1:15 pm The bet365 British EBF Maiden Stakes
1:50 pm The Price Promise at bet365 Handicap Stakes
2:25 pm The Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored by bet365)
3:00 pm The bet365 Trophy
3:35 pm The bet365 Handicap Stakes
4:05 pm The Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
We move into Group 1 territory when it comes to the middle day of the July Festival, with The Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes taking centre stage and an eight-race racecard leads up to that moment when some of the leading one-mile horses do battle on the July course, with Veracious and Alpha Centauri the past two winners of this renewal.
July Festival Day 3 Race Schedule – Saturday 11 July
12:10 pm The bet365 Handicap Stakes
12:45 pm The bet365 British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes
1:15 pm The bet365 Novice Stakes
1:50 pm The bet365 Mile Handicap
2:25 pm The British EBF Fillies Handicap Stakes
3:00 pm The bet365 Superlative Stakes
3:35 pm The bet365 Bunbury Cup
4:10 pm The Darley July Cup
Saturday is clearly the highlight day of the three-day racecard, with the Darley July Cup packed with lively contenders and there was a purse of £500,000 for the winning connections in 2019. Aidan O’Brien has trained the past two winners in the form of U S Navy Flag and Ten Sovereigns.
Darley July Cup Stakes Betting Tips
The big question of the week is what horse is going to win the Darley July Cup and etch his or her name into Newmarket Racecourse folklore. At the time of writing, there are some eye-catching entries for this six-furlong tussle which forms part of the British Champions Series, with Golden Horde currently trading as the 3/1 favourite.
The Clive Cox-trained charge won the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot when obliging at 5/1 and is likely to have jockey Adam Kirby back on board for this fascinating sprint down the July course, although there are lots of viable winners.
Hello, Youzmain was another Royal Ascot winner when the Kevin Ryan-trained horse made a fast start in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and this was over an identical distance of six furlongs. The horse certainly showed his battling qualities in this race and is likely to be a popular each-way pick.
Sceptical could also be vying for favouritism, with the Denis Gerard-trained runner having run four times already this season and that could mean he has plenty of experience, with his form certainly catching the eye on the July Cup racecard.
Sceptical finished just half a length behind Hello Youzmain in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and many punters will find it hard to separate these two horses.
Enjoy The Princess Of Wales’s Stakes On Day One At Newmarket
The showcase race on Day One of the Newmarket July Meeting is the Princess of Wales’s Tattersalls Stakes, with this Group 2 encounter featuring a maximum of twenty runners and run over one mile and four furlongs.
Masar can lay claim to being the most outstanding horse in the race, with the Charlie Appleby-trained charge having proven underwhelming in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot although connections will be confident of an improvement on that performance.
Masar stumbled badly at the start of that race, causing jockey James Doyle to nearly fall off and he recovered well to run a competitive race.
Morando ran in the same race to finish fourth for trainer Andrew Balding, while Appleby is represented by two other lively contenders in the form of Ghaiyyath and Ispolini.
Day Two Features Bet365 Trophy And Falmouth Stakes
On Day Two of the July Festival, we get the chance to watch the bet365 Trophy and the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes, with the latter being a Group 1 race that is run over the distance of one mile.
The Falmouth Stakes is open to fillies and mares, with the race forming part of the British Champions Series and we’re likely to see Hermosa, Laurens and I Can Fly near the top of the betting.
Hermosa is part of the Aidan O’Brien army of horses that will be descending on Newmarket and she was only just beaten in the Coronation Stakes by Watch Me, with Ryan Moore likely to be on board the three-year-old again.
I Can Fly also ran at Royal Ascot and the filly was a creditable third in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes, with Laurens also near the top of the ratings and she was sixth in a competitive Queen Anne Stakes which saw Lord Glitters claim the spoils.
The bet365 Trophy looks an altogether open encounter, with trainer John Gosden likely to have a string of lively contenders near the head of the betting market and he’s a trainer that needs to be respected.
Ben Vrackle could go off as a favourite to win this race and finished second in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes, while Baghdad was the horse that beat him at Royal Ascot after previously winning the Qatar Racing Handicap at Newmarket.
Gosden might also be represented by First Eleven and Corelli, with little to separate the two four-year-olds and the former won a competitive handicap at York in May with Frankie Dettori on board.
Saturday Is July Cup Day
The Darley July Cup Stakes is one of the most prestigious races on the flat racing calendar and the winner is awarded £283,550, with this Group 1 race being run at a fast clip considering the distance is just six furlongs.
The going is set to be good after a hot spell of weather in the UK and its Advertise who could be the horse to beat, with Martyn Meade having trained his charge specifically for this race and he won brilliantly in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
Despite the horse’s price drifting just before the off, Frankie Dettori steered the three-year-old home and he’s likely to be well supported again with the Italian jockey almost certain to get the ride.
Dream Of Dreams is also among the leading contenders and that second-place finish behind the retired Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes looks like a useful bit of form considering the winner triumphed twice at the royal meeting.
Sir Michael Stoute will be happy to see good or firm ground for the July Cup and we should expect this horse to go very close as a result.
Cape Byron is unbeaten during the current Flat season and the Roger Varian-trained charge obliged as a favourite to win the highly competitive Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot which was also over six furlongs.
Invincible Army was another to run in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the James Tate-trained horse finished seventh in that race, while Ten Sovereigns went off as the even-money favourite in the race that Advertises won at Royal Ascot but only managed to finish fourth.This text 19 TEMMUZ 2021 It was written on.
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