Just the two on tonight with Luke Elder and Calum Madell previewing the Channel Four action from Ascot and York. The feature event tomorrow is the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes which potentially may have the unbeaten Golden Horn miss the race due to the biblical amount of rain that has hit Ascot today. We also have the Group Three Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes in which Besharah bids to gain a deserved success at Group level however there must be concerns about the ground and the highly competitive Gigaset Interational Handicap where Speculative Bid bids for another course and distance success after his win in the Victoria Cup back in May. York’s feature is the Group Two Skybet Stakes in which the ultra-consistent Custom Cut bids for his first success over ten furlongs but faces a formidable rival in the enigmatic Prince Gibraltar.
Good luck if you are having a bet tomorrow or throughout next week at Glorious Goodwood/Galway!
Something for all racing fans tomorrow with a grand total of nine meetings including eight races on Channel Four with Newbury hosting the Weatherbys Super Sprint, Newmarket and some National Hunt action from Market Rasen with the Summer Plate and Hurdle taking centre stage. We also have top quality Group race action from the Curragh with the Irish Oaks where Curvy bids to maintain her winning sequence after an impressive display in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot and the Group Two Sapphire Stakes where Mecca’s Angel finally gets her ground after a high profile withdrawal at Royal Ascot due to fast ground.
Just Luke Elder and Adam Webb to go through the action although Calum Madell did send a NAP in for tomorrow’s racing.
A bumper day’s racing tomorrow with Newmarket, York and Ascot taking centre stage on Channel Four with a marathon ten races to cover including the Group One July Cup where the Commonwealth Cup winner Muhaarar and Diamond Jubilee runner up Brazen Beau look the two to beat. Newmarket also has the Group Two Superlative Stakes where Air Vice Marshal looks to add to his impressive maiden win at Gowran Park and the competitive Bunbury Cup where Heaven’s Guest bids to keep his 100% record on the July Course and to win the race for the second year in a row. York has an excellent card with the feature John Smith’s Cup looking as competitive as ever plus other difficult handicaps and the Listed City Walls Stakes with plenty of pace on and a whole host of chances. Ascot has a strong five furlong handicap and the Group Two Summer Mile with Arod bidding to continue his progression this season after his win at Epsom last time.
Just Luke Elder and Adam Webb tonight as we preview tomorrow’s racing from Sandown and Haydock with the feature event being the Coral Eclipse where the unbeaten Derby winner Golden Horn faces his elders for the first time, including The Grey Gatsby, Cougar Mountain and stablemate Western Hymn. We also have the Coral Charge with two up and coming sprinters in Waady and Salt Island, a highly competitive mile handicap and a Listed Fillies contest where Luke’s nap Black Cherry takes her chance after an impressive win last time over course and distance in a handicap. Haydock’s feature is the Old Newton Cup where Penhill bids to return back to the winners’ enclosure after a bitterly disappointing effort at Newmarket on his previous start.
We also pay tribute to one of the finest steeplechasers we are likely to see in Kauto Star who sadly died this week at the age of 15. We will return next week for Newmarket’s July meeting with next Saturday’s feature being the July Cup.