The Wolf is off to Newmarket for Day 2 of their famous July Festival. Across three day’s of racing there will be two feature Group 1 races – The Falmouth Stakes (today) and The July Cup (Day 3); the latter of which will be contested by the Hayes & Dabernig trained Redkirk Warrior on Saturday.
|Best Bet||Alpha Centauri (Newmarket Race 4, No. 3)|
|Circuit Bet||War Glory (Newmarket Race 1, No. 1)|
|Circuit Bet||Main Edition (Newmarket Race 2, No. 8)|
|Circuit Bet||Zaaki (Newmarket Race 3, No. 1)|
|Circuit Bet||Mount Tabora (Newmarket Race 5, No. 10)|
|Circuit Bet||Elgin (Newmarket Race 6, No. 3)|
|Circuit Bet||Rip Orf (Newmarket Race 7, No. 2)|
Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) (British Champion Series) (1609m)
Alpha Centauri demolished her rivals by 10 lengths last start in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes and looks well placed here to repeat that performance. She’s a very skinny price, but she maps to get a soft lead and if she kicks clear as she did last start she’ll win. This isn’t an overly strong field and she stands out as the clear top pick. She’ll take her third G1 in as many starts here.
Recommended Price: $1.40
Silver Bunbury Cup (Class 2) (1408m)
War Glory has been consistent without winning this prep, but he gets an excellent chance here to finally breakthrough. He’s placed in his last two starts and should relish the drop back in distance from a mile to seven-furlongs. Ryan Moore takes the reins and if he’s at his best he is more than capable of scoring a well-deserved win.
Recommended Price: $4.40
Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) (1207m)
Main Edition is undefeated in three outings and The Wolf is confident she can score her fourth in as many starts here. She was impressive last start at Ascot when winning the Group 3 Albany Stakes and if she runs up to that form here she’ll go home the winner. She remains at the six-furlongs which suits and with James Doyle booked to ride she is the one to beat.
Recommended Price: $3.70
Handicap (Class 2) (2011m)
Zaaki flew home the rear last start in the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Ascot last start behind Hunting Horn at Royal Ascot. That looks the right form reference for this and assuming he settles closer to midfield for this then he’ll prove tough to catch. He can handle the top weight and should appreciate the sharp drop in class for this.
Recommended Price: WIN
Weatherbys British EBF Maiden Stakes (Class 3) (1408m)
Mount Tabora is a beautifully bred colt by Scat Daddy (USA) and if he lives up to expectations he’ll take beating here. Tough race to assess with the unseen types but his fifth at Curragh rates highly for a race like this. He gets Ryan Moore on for Team Coolmore and with luck he should go very close. Low confidence for this race, only due to the unseen runners.
Recommended Price: $2.60
Gordon’s Handicap (Class 2) (2414m)
Elgin is the class stayer of this field and The Wolf is very confident that his ability will stand up tall here. He scored an impressive win last start over 2400m at Catterick and looks well placed off that run to relish the 2816m on offer in this. Martin Harley knows the horse well and the duo look well placed to score their second win together.
Recommended Price: $2.90
Saeed Suhail Saeed Handicap (Class 3) (1609m)
Rip Orf was very plain last start at Epsom when failing to fire a shot and finishing a distant ninth. The Wolf is confident however, he had placed second in five races and also won two others, including a dominant win in the Victoria Cup at Ascot when beating home 26 other runners. He can return to form here and at the price he is an excellent bet.
Recommended Price: $6.50