The final day of action at Newmarket’s July meeting is the headline act on a bumper day of racing on Saturday July 14th. Ascot and York join the action from headquarters to make up the ITV coverage, with plenty of brilliant racing for us to sink our teeth into. The feature race of the day comes from the home of flat racing in the form of the 2018 renewal of the July Cup, as the King’s Stand winner Blue Point locks horns with Commonwealth Cup hero Eqtidaar. Away from Newmarket, Ascot’s card is headlined by the Summer Mile and York plays host to both the Silver Cup and the John Smith’s Cup. Our ITV Racing Tips are onsite and ready to view now, so don’t forget to read our previews before deciding on your fancy! See our July Cup tips or our John Smith’s Cup tips.
Godolphin looks to prove a point
One of the best sprint contests of the year last campaign, the July Cup, went the way of the ‘boys in blue’ in the form of Harry Angel, they look to go back to back this campaign with King’s Stand hero Blue Point. He flew home late off a frantic gallop that day and a return to six furlongs will not be any concern, what may worry him though is his record away from Ascot. Commonwealth Cup winner Eqtidaar looks to give Sir Michael Stoute a fourth win in the race, while Limato is finally dropped back to a sprint trip.
Dash looks to spice up the Knavesmire
David Elsworth has never won the John Smith’s Cup, the feature race at York on Saturday, looking to put that fact right with the rapidly progressive Dash Of Spice. He was extremely impressive when winning the Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot last time, scooting clear despite hanging badly late. He’s a potentially group class horse and a victory here would cement those claims.
Ascot – Good to Firm
Chester – Good
Hamilton – Good to Firm
Limerick – Good to Firm, Good in places
Navan – Good to Firm, Firm in places
Newmarket – Good to Firm
Newton Abbot – Good, Good to Firm in places
Salisbury – Firm, Good to Firm in places
York – Good to Firm
4.40pm Navan – Ashqar (11/1 into 6/1)
8.00pm Hamilton – Life Knowledge (9/2 into 7/2)
Eight of our last nine NAP of the Day tips have won and we’ll look to continue this brilliant run of form on Saturday.
Seven days ago we landed one of our Accumulator tips and we’ll be looking to do the same again on a bumper day of action!