Focus on quality this afternoon with two Group 1 races at Newmarket where the going is Good to Firm plus a listed race from Market Rasen. The Lincolnshire track have watered and the ground is good. All three races on Channel 4.
2.55 Newmarket Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1)
6f sprint confined to 2y.o. fillies.
Lady Aurelia’s blistering performance at Royal Ascot was hard to believe.
She was below that level when winning over 6f in France on her latest start.
If she reproduces her Ascot form she will win, but on her French form she is beatable.
Queen Kindly and Roly Poly have achieved a similar level, with Queen Kindly looking sure to improve further.
I price the main contenders as follows:
Lady Aurelia 1/1
Queen Kindly 3/1
Roly Poly 4/1
3.30 Newmarket Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1)
Entire 2y.o. colts again over 6f.
Blue Point is a noted horse with a big future.
Although beaten by Mehmas at Goodwood, he then improved on his latest start when impressively winning the Gimcrack at York.
Unfortunately his chance is reflected in the market. Currently a best price 11/8, I provisionally put him in at 6/4.
3.10 Market Rasen Prelude Handicap Chase (Listed Race)
A difficult race to price with the in-form ‘summer’ horses looking vulnerable.
Fox Appeal is on a fair handicap mark, has conditions to suit and can go well fresh. Worth a close look.
Seefood has his second start for his present stable since coming over from Ireland. Just the one outing this year resulting in a tired fall at Kempton in early January.
Again conditions will suit and he can go well at double figure odds. There is a bit of 16/1 on offer.
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