Replay our Super Saturday live blog as Ballet Concerto and Harry Angel won the big Cups at York and Newmarket respectively.
1700: Thanks for following the Super Saturday live blog, it's safe to say we did save the best for last with the brilliant Harry Angel showing his July Cup rivals a clean pair of hooves at Newmarket. Don't forget Enable and the Irish Oaks at 5.55 to see if Frankie Dettori can bag another Classic. Until next time...
1645: Clive Cox says: "He's always been special. We always hoped he'd be Group One material and he is. It's great to get a winner for Sheikh Mohammed on his birthday. Today I was very confident about his whole demeanour, it's just a joy to be involved with top-flight horses."
1642: It's Harry Angel that wins the Darley July Cup in fine style under Adam Kirby. Caravaggio was never travelling under Ryan Moore but Harry Angel settled well on the front end just off the favourite's pacemaker Intelligence Cross. Clive Cox, a master of training sprinters, does it again.
Adam Kirby is delighted with that and he tells Oli Bell on ITV1:
"He would've won the last day but was a bit unfortunate with how things turn out. He's the best. He's gone from a boy to a man with every race he's had. It means a lot to me and I'm delighted for Clive, he's a top man."
1630: One of the races of the season next up as the Darley July Cup takes centre stage. Can Caravaggio carve his name into Newmarket history like Ballydoyle starlets Stravinsky, Mozart and Starspangledbanner before him? He's odds-on from 11/10 now...
1619: The evergreen Take Cover wins the City Walls Stakes at York for the second time. The 10-year-old loves nothing more than a hell-for-leather fast five furlongs and he's too quick for them all again on the Knavesmire.
1608: Really taking performance from Gustav Klimt who is now 7/1 from 16/1 for next year's 2000 Guineas and 14/1 from 20/1 for the Derby at Sky Bet.
1602: How on earth has Gustav Klimt won that? He lost his ground at halfway, had to be gathered up by Ryan Moore to get on an even keel, found lots of trouble in-running, was switched to the far side and won by the cosiest head you'll see. He must be another good one, Gustav Klimt wins the Superlative.
1555: Kaspersky tries to nick the Summer Mile from the front but Mutakayyef gets to him pretty easily when he lengthens under Dane O'Neill and he wins the race for the second year running.
1547: Next up, Mutakayyef who is 4/7 to retain his Summer Mile crown at Ascot.
1527: From one Cup to another as Above The Rest (12/1) lands the Bunbury Cup down at Newmarket. 5lb claimer Clifford Lee does the business and probably makes the difference.
1508: Another for James Doyle up at York as Ballet Concerto lands the John Smith's Cup for Sir Michael Stoute. They went a steady gallop early on and that's suited the winner who was stepping up to 10 furlongs for the first time. He always travelled well in a prominent position and once he got to UAE Prince it was all over.
1454: One for Al Shaqab racing at Newmarket as 12/1 chance Medahim wins for Richard Hannon and Sean Levey after travelling sweetly throughout the contest. City Of Joy lost all chance after being very slowly away at the start.
1452: They eventually run the 2.40 Ascot and it's Laraaib who wins the races. Sheikh Hamdan goes for a quick across the card double with Afaak at Newmarket.
1433: Rare Rhythm is brave as he holds off the challenge of Barsanti in the John Smith's Silver Cup Stakes at York. Barsanti loomed up on the outside two furlongs out but the Godolphin charge knuckled down well to get the job done under James Doyle.
1424: Inshiraah wins the fillies' handicap at Newmarket and there's a significant non-runner there in the Bunbury Cup later on as Flaming Spear has been withdrawn due to the (good to firm) going.
1418: Danzeno wins easily under Silvestre De Sousa, finally taking advantage of his falling handicap mark. Well, it was falling, it'll be going up a few pounds after that. Backers of Robot Boy lost their money after a yard as David Barron's horse took an age to get out of the stalls and lost many lengths at the start.
1410: Slight delay at Ascot as they're yet to start loading for the totescoop6 Heritage Handicap at 2.10. We don't need delays. Not today.
Danzeno very well backed into 4/1 favouritism. Can he finally get his head in front again under sizzling Silvestre de Sousa?
1358: Heartbreak for Arcanada who almost makes all but ChiefofChiefs swoops late under Stevie Donohoe to land the opener at York in first-time cheekpieces.
1352: Poetic Charm, a half-sister to Teofilo, makes a winning debut at Newmarket in impressive fashion under William Buick.
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1300: A perfect 10 races live on ITV1 this afternoon. Here's what you've got to look forward to:
- Can Weekend Offender get your day off to a flyer?
- Nineteen speedsters go to post for the heritage handicap
- Barsanti is your hot favourite for the Listed Silver Cup
- Can City Of Joy get back on the winning trail?
- It's the big one on the Knavesmire - the John Smith's Cup
- Our Cups floweth over as they race for the Bunbury
- Mutakayyef bids for a second consecutive Summer Mile
- Gustav Klimt is a warm order for the Superlative
- Judicial aims to step up in the Listed City Walls Stakes
- The best for last. The Darley July Cup
Victory Bond and Ballet Concerto are the ones for money, with the former, trained by William Haggas, now 6/1 in places from 9s, although he is still available at 7s generally.
Ballet Concerto is also 15/2 from 10s in places as Sir Michael Stoute's horse steps up in trip for the first time. With Ryan Moore rdiding at Newmarket it's James Doyle that takes over in the saddle following his good run in fourth in the Hunt Cup.
At a bigger price, Erik The Red has been nibbled into 20s from 25s generally.
1140: The Sky Bet racing traders have also Price Boosted all of the below horses today and the one they fear in the July Cup is The Tin Man.
Today's Price Boosts
2:30 York- Barasanti
3:00 Chester- Jungle Cat
3:50 Ascot- Mutakayyef
4:35 Newmarket- Caravaggio
5:20 Curragh- Marsha
7:20 Salisbury- Harbour Rock
8:35 Hamilton- Belisa
Sky Bet Traders Tip: The Tin Man, 4.35 Newmarket
This looks a cracking renewal of this Group 1 event where this year's talented looking three year olds take aim at the established 6f sprinters for the first time. The Commonwealth Cup and Diamond Jubilee produced two of the most exciting races of the week at Royal Ascot, so it is a treat that we get to see five out of the six horses that filled the places in those races at Ascot go to battle. The unbeaten Caravaggio is without doubt very exciting and it can be argued he did very well to win after being slowly away. He still managed to get home in front and in the end did it decisively, so Harry Angel may have a job on his hooves to turn that form around. The Tin Man met trouble in running 2f out in the Commonwealth Cup but quickened up well when the gap came for Tom Queally to land the spoils and appeared to win the race fair and square and with a bigger price available for today’s race than the horses he beat last time, he looks value. The Diamond Jubilee was run in a quicker time than the Commonwealth Cup, so the disparity in price between Aidan O’Brien’s three year old and James Fanshawe’s five year old seems to be an exaggerated one for each-way punters.
1132: Today's Market Movers from Sky Bet.
1115: But what about the three-year-olds? Can Limato, The Tin Man and Tasleet give 6lb to Caravaggio and Harry Angel? The youngsters had a tough race in the Commonwealth Cup , but Caravaggio emerged victorious, maintaining his unbeaten record despite having reared in the stalls just before they opened.
1105: We'll start with the very best, the and what a crackerjack of a renewal it is. It's hard to think of a better July Cup in recent memory with some top-class older horses taking on some serious three-year-olds.
The money is for the older brigade this morning. The Tin Man is pretty friendless, drifting out to a general 10/1, but the horses he beat in the Diamond Jubilee - Tasleet and Limato - have been well backed.
Limato is 4/1 from 9/2 in several places this morning with punters putting their faith in Henry Candy's charge to deliver the sort of performance that saw him win this race last year.
Tasleet is also 8/1 across the board from slightly bigger prices. William Haggas' charge has taken his form to another level since dropping back to sprinting trips and he split The Tin Man and Limato at Royal Ascot on just his second start over six furlongs.
1040: Good morning all and welcome to our live blog on a mammoth day of horse racing. If you like your Cups we've got three of them - the Darley July, the John Smith's and the bet365 Bunbury and that's before the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh later on. Ascot, Newmarket, York, the Curragh and more... we shall try and keep yo up-to-date with all the action as it happens throughout the day.