16:40 Newmarket Sat 13 July 2019

  • Darley July Cup Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)
  • 6f, Good to Firm
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£283,550.002nd£107,500.003rd£53,800.004th£26,800.005th£13,450.006th£6,750.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 9.31sOff time:16:41:12
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1
(11)
79-6OR: 114D
18/1

Wasn't at his best here earlier in the season in a race he had won twice before but much better at Hamilton last time dropped in class. Should build on that and was runner-up in this last year (and third in 2017).

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2
(10)
59-6OR: 113D
6/1

Looked far better than handicap company when bolting up in the Wokingham last time, seemingly appreciating the drop back to a sprint trip. More on his plate here but loves fast ground and expect him to be staying on strongly in the finish.

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3
(1)
59-6OR: 119D
9/2

One of several older horses who have produced a career best for this yard in 2019. Only narrowly denied in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot last time and while a reproduction of that may be good enough, he hasn't always shown his best form here.

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4
(2)
49-6OR: 108CD
20/1

C&D winner who has been running well in defeat, most notably behind Limato here last time out. Much more needed in a deeper contest here though.

5
(7)
79-6OR: 114D
66/1

Group 1 winner in Singapore back in 2017. Respectable eighth of 17 in the Diamond Jubilee on UK debut last time, probably running close to a career best and will need more to get competitive here.

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6
(3)
79-6OR: 114CD
8/1

A two-time Group 1 including this race in 2016. Just prevailed here in a Group 3 at 7f last time out and clearly loves this venue with his Newmarket form reading 1210111. Seems to have lost a bit of his ability but certainly capable of running well.

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7
(6)
59-6OR: 109D
66/1

Course winner and a creditable handicapper who has been running well in defeat in Group company this campaign. Very little chance of an easy lead here though (likes to front run) and others preferred.

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8
(8)
39-0OR: 119CD
3/1

Smart juvenile who won a Group 1 at the Curragh and well suited by the drop back in trip when landing a second Group 1 in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot last time. Unexposed back at this trip and a danger to all if he builds on that run.

9
(12)
39-0OR: 116BFD
9/2

A talented two-year-old who won the C&D Group 1 Middle Park. A beaten favourite in two Group 1 races this time around though and no match for Advertise last time out; no obvious reason why he will be turning that form around.

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10
(4)
38-11OR: 112D
10/1

Won the Cheveley Park here last year and returned with a promising effort in the 1,000 Guineas when fifth of 15. May have found the drop back to 5f too sharp last time out and this could be her perfect trip; each-way claims.

11
(9)
38-11OR: 112CD
8/1

Won three times as a juvenile, most notably in the Group 1 Prix Morny and returned with a promising run when runner-up in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Interesting that she drops back to this trip and she has a C&D success in the bag.

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12
(5)
38-11OR: 107D
25/1

Only narrowly denied on her reappearance run and confirmed the promise of that with a second win in Group 3 company. Very disappointing in the Jersey last time though and this is tougher again. Back in trip and others preferred.

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
12U S Navy Flag39-08/1Full Result
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore

Betting

Forecast

Advertise (3/1), Ten Sovereigns (9/2), Dream Of Dreams (9/2), Cape Byron (6/1), Pretty Pollyanna (8/1), Limato (8/1), Fairyland (10/1), Brando (18/1), Glorious Journey (20/1), So Perfect (25/1), Lim's Cruiser (66/1), Major Jumbo (66/1)

Verdict

A wide open renewal of this contest but ADVERTISE rates as the one to beat after his impressive Commonwealth Cup success last time and with Frankie Dettori retaining the ride, the combination may be able to gain a third Group 1 success in under a year. Limato and Brando both love this venue and warrant respect while the three-year-old fillies Fairyland and Pretty Pollyanna both may have more to give back at six furlongs.
  1. Advertise
  2. Limato
  3. Fairyland

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