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Talking Horses: Royal Ascot winner Golden Horde can lift July Cup

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He’s well established as a favorite, but there’s a lot to like about the Golden Horde (3.35) at the July Cup, especially for 10-year-old trend enthusiasts. He comes from the stable of Clive Cox, who has drilled miles over his weight by winning this first-class sprint twice in the past seven years, and is also three years old, as four of the last five winners.

It seems that the invention of the Commonwealth Cup at the Royal Ascot has helped sprinters of that time, although they kept a decent record in the great Newmarket race in the days of Habibti, lead singer and Green Desert. Golden Horde impressed by defeating American striker Kimari at Ascot, the clean pair, and can enjoy the first race of the year.

Hello Youmzain deserves respect, but you have benefited from a good walk in the Diamond Jubilee. Skeptic didn’t want this week’s rain. For those looking for two-way values, Namos comes from a German shipyard that had two 33 to 1 winners in Britain, although that is an ambitious goal.

1.50 Newmarket Defeated only by the Khaloosy obstacle in Britannia, it is said that Finest Sound has had pleasant connections since then and can enjoy its day in the sun, despite a 7 kg hike.

2.05 Ascot James Ferguson looks like a coach to follow, judging by a record eight wins out of 29 in his first full season. Seu Alnaseem doesn’t have much on hand, but he could have another run on her after a recent victory at Yarmouth.

2.25 Newmarket A three-year-old colt being constantly brought in by John Gosden, the Indie Angel can be helped by this step while traveling on a slower surface.

2.40 Ascot Celestran was excited last time and now receives blinders, so it could be a long way for him. The Dubai Souq enjoyed the step on the road last time and that extra quarter mile can bring further improvements.

3.00 Newmarket Aidan O’Brien can get a superlative room with the Hudson River, Angel de Mecca’s first foal and the winner on his debut.

3.15 Ascot Mohaather had a nightmare running through Queen Anne and it would be no more than justice if he manages to score here, although it is possible to encounter problems running this mile round. With prices, Zaaki will have a better value, reached by inches a year ago and will probably be more pronounced for the first time.

3.50 Ascot With William Haggas’ backyard on fire, Aplomb is of interest. It is drawn closer to the preferred track than at Silver Wokingham and can be adapted by taking that step back to the minimum distance.

4.10 Newmarket First home on the wrong side at Buckingham Palace, Mutamaasik can change that shape with Motakhayyel in better 5lb terms. That was the first defeat since his debut. Arigato is worth a second look at prices, although he may have little on hand after a few wins this year. Chris Cook

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12.25 Air to air 1.00 Brightness 1.30 Baasem 2.05 Alnaseem 2.40 Dubai Souq 3.15 Zaaki (nap) 3.50 Aplomb 4.25 Grain Of Sense

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Nazeef spoils Godolphin party for Dettori

Frankie Dettori’s first Group One victory in blue Godolphin since 2012 will have to wait for a few more weeks. Former number one in the Sheikh Mohammed operation left at 5-6 at the Terebellum in the Falmouth Stakes here on Friday night, but could finish third only as Nazeef, a stable companion of Terebellum in the colors of Sheik’s older brother , Hamdan. in the final furlong for a narrow but deserved success.

Dettori was allowed to lead the small field in the early stages, establishing some lengths of distance at what seemed like only a moderate pace. His partner responded when he asked for an effort to approach the end, but nothing like Nazeef or five-year-old Billesdon Brook, who took the 1,000 Guineans across Newmarket Heath in May 2018. They were the favorites on both sides , with Nazeef holding the Classic winner by the neck the same distance back to Terebellum.

Nazeef has won six consecutive races since finishing third on his debut at this circuit last June, and has also participated in three races – at the Listed level, Group Two and now Group One – since the races resumed on June 1. It seems unlikely to be the limit of her talent and she will be a severe opponent of machers if she gets a chance to face them.

“I didn’t want to go to war with Frankie too far,” said Jim Crowley, Nazeef’s jockey, “because I thought he could get over me if I did. In the end, all she did was stay.

“She was right at the top of the line and can go anywhere and now there are six in a row. She won here at the end of last season and I didn’t think I would be here now with her as a Group One winner, but she is a beautiful filly with a lot of scope.

Jim Crowley rides Nazeef (blue / white cap) to victory at the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst / Getty Images

“I thought she was a little bit special when I beat her in Kempton [in early June] but she had to go to another level today and did that. When I arrived at Terebellum, I knew that she would take it because she is really strong and wants to win. “

Ten of the 13 Group One victories in Karl Burke’s record to date have been recorded by foals or mares, including half a dozen by the exceptional Laurens, who retired to the paddocks last fall and won at the highest level in two, three and four years old. She also took second place behind Billesdon Brook in her 2018 Guineas.

A consistent brilliance like this is hard to replace, but Burke was happy to talk about Dandalla as having the potential to at least scale similar heights after his narrow Feb Rover defeat at the Group Two Duchess Stakes of Cambridge.

“Today’s sticky terrain didn’t help her and we had a little problem about 10 days ago with a mild temperature, so we were taking a little risk,” said Burke, “but we got away with it so far. it’s up.

“She is also a potent excitement for the coming year. She is definitely earlier [than Laurens] but if it improves it in the long run, time will tell. It’s amazing to get another good one right after Laurens. [Dandalla] he is more of a two-year-old type than Laurens, who would always burn slowly but would have a better curve than Laurens.

Dandalla will now try to leave the mark at the Group One level at the Prix Morny in Deauville in mid-August. Greg Wood


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