The ground at Newmarket is currently hitting the soft side. The current official going description is good to soft and that means you’ll be looking for horses with proven records on softish ground. We’ve picked out three such horses and combined them into a massive treble on Saturday. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Carrying the famous Godolphin colours, Highbank has to bounce back from an awful run in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot, which was on good to firm. However, he was placed in Listed company on soft ground and handled the mud just fine that day. He just never got into things last time but that was his first run since running at Meydan in February and he possibly just needed it. He can improve.
Haatem won a Bath maiden by a whopping six lengths over just shy of 6f on his second career start and also enjoys a rattling surface. He would have won the Woodcote at Epsom if he didn’t miss the break by a few lengths and he was also far from disgraced when fifth in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. This is easier and he merits plenty of respect and he has run well on good to soft in the past.
He may have the burden of having to carry a high weight but Awaal might just have the class to see off his rivals in this ferociously competitive handicap. He was third in the Royal Hunt Cup when last seen which is one of the strongest pieces of form on offer and he has winning form on soft ground.
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