Tips for Newmarket July Course
The Newmarket July Course is one of two courses at Newmarket – the other course is the Rowley Mile, used most of the year. It hosts two of Newmarket’s nine yearly Group 1 races. It is also known as the summer course.
Our Newmarket tips will cover both the courses.
Course: The July Course features a straight mile known as the Bunbury Mile. It features a long downhill section followed by an uphill furlong to the finish, which can see horses empty out on the run in. For longer distances, there is a downhill run and a single bend onto the straight mile. These features can make it difficult for younger, less experienced horses to conserve energy for the finishing furlong.
Draw Bias: There is currently little to no draw bias at Newmarket July Course.
Feature Race: The Falmouth Stakes in July is a one mile Group 1 race, but the biggest race of the year at the Newmarket July Course is the July Cup. A six furlong sprint, this Group 1 was first run in 1876 and is held on the third day of the Newmarket July Festival meeting.