Our star columnist guides us through a strong-looking team for the opening day of the Newmarket July Meeting.
We’ve a nice team heading to Newmarket for day one of the July Festival Meeting.
I’m hoping the step up to six furlongs is going to suit him but I was just a fraction disappointed with him the last day. He travelled really nicely, but didn’t finish the race off as well as I hoped. I always felt he was going to win the race on his side – but the winner came home stronger after we had travelled better. So we’ll see how he goes here.
has had a soft palate operation since his last run when he was disappointing. I’m a little worried he might just need this but there aren’t many races for him. It’s a fact-finding mission as we’ve made no secret of the fact he’s a horse we really like.
ran well in the big sprint handicap at York the last day. He was just messed around at the wrong stage of the race, it didn’t cost him victory, but he would have finished closer. He’s rated 100 and life is tough but he ran okay there and is in great form.
just got a little lost in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot. I don’t think she was mentally prepared for five furlongs in that race – and by the time she got going the race was over. The step up to six in the will suit her and she’s a two-year-old we really like.
Last and not least, runs in the closing . He ran okay when fifth in the St James’s Palace last time and on that form he’d have a chance in a warm race. He’s quite a hard horse to get a gauge on at home as he’s very laidback, but he seems very fit and very well.