Newmarket July Festival

Newmarket: “I've No Doubt She's Got Enough Toe.” Falmouth Speed Test For Nashwa

Whether or not connections of Via Sistina (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) allow the G1 Pretty Polly S. heroine to run in Friday's G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket, the elephant in the room is the supplemented Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) who could just be ready for a reinvention at the July Festival. Not seen at this trip since the 6 1/2-length Haydock novice success that earned her TDN Rising Star status, the apple of Imad Al Sagar's eye has been as far as 12 furlongs when a creditable third in...

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Newmarket: “There's Plenty Left There.” July Festival Opens With Adayar In The Princess Of Wales

Seemingly banging his head against the wall over a mile and a quarter, Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) is back at the Derby trip and back into his comfort zone in Thursday's four-runner G2 Princess of Wales's S. on day one of Newmarket's July Festival. Not seen at 12 furlongs since following his Blue Riband triumph with another in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. two years ago, Godolphin's heavyweight has given no indication in two reverses in the G1 Champion S. and G1 Prince of Wales's S....

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Prizemoney Boost For July Festival

Prize-money for Newmarket's three-day Moet & Chandon July Festival has risen by almost 13% on the values originally listed for this year.  The increase means that more than £1.77 million will be on offer across the meeting, with the G2 Tattersalls July S., G2 Duchess of Cambridge S., and G2 bet365 Superlative S all now being worth £90,000, having previously been advertised at £65,000. The G3 Bahrain Trophy receives an extra £25,000 and is now worth £150,000, and the Listed Sir Henry Cecil S., previously £40,000, is now up to...

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TurfTrax Utilised at Qatar Goodwood Festival

The upcoming Qatar Goodwood Festival will provide live weather data from TurfTrax, the Cambridgeshire-based technology company announced on Sunday. Developed in conjunction with a number of leading UK racecourses, the system provides horsemen, media and the general public with up-to-the minute GoingStick readings, going maps, irrigation and rails positions, as well as detailed live weather data comprising wind speed and direction, rainfall and soil moisture content via a dedicated webpage. This technology was previous used with success at Royal Ascot and Newmarket's July Cup Festival. "We have been delighted with...

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First Group One For Cieren Fallon As Oxted Wins the July Cup

Last year's champion apprentice Cieren Fallon completed his meteoric rise to prominence on Saturday when steering Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) to glory in Newmarket's G1 Darley July Cup, one of the top races to evade his legendary jockey father. Having his first ride in a pattern race when partnering the Roger Teal-trained 4-year-old to success in the G3 Abernant S. over this six-furlong trip on the Rowley Mile June 5, the budding talent had the 12-1 shot positioned near the early pace before committing on the approach to two out....

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Dubawi's Master of the Seas Dominant In the Superlative

Newmarket's G2 bet365 Superlative S. was the launchpad for Dubawi (Ire) in 2004 and 16 years on his son Master of the Seas (Ire) came to the fore in the latest edition on Saturday. Sent off at 4-1 having won a soft-ground maiden over this seven-furlong trip on the Rowley Mile June 18, the bay tracked the pace up the centre and was travelling with menace when sent forward apporaching the final two furlongs. In front soon after, he drew away to score with authority by three lengths from Devious...

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Invincible Spirit's Nazeef Prevails In Falmouth Thriller

Confirming her upward trajectory, Shadwell's Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) had her determined head down where it counted to come out on top of a three-way go in Friday's G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S. at Newmarket. Looking all heart when successful in the G2 Duke of Cambridge S. over this mile trip at Royal Ascot June 16, the 9-2 shot was ideally placed by Jim Crowley in the slipstream of the 5-6 favourite Terebellum (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) throughout the early stages. Working her way past that stablemate in the...

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Dandy Man's Dandalla Takes the Duchess of Cambridge

Imperious when taking the G3 Albany S. by storm, Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) made her syndicate members sweat in Friday's G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. at a rain-afflicted Newmarket but ultimately prevailed to complete the notable double. Reluctant to load and a touch tardy from the gates, the even-money favourite raced up the centre of the track in fourth early before being asked to close by Ben Curtis approaching the two-furlong marker. Working hard to gain the lead a furlong from home, she was unable to put the contest...

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Champs Elysees' Dame Malliot Wins the Princess of Wales's

Few senior jockeys in the weighing room would have dared to make the move that Hollie Doyle did on Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) after just five furlongs in Thursday's G2 Princess of Wales's Tattersalls S., but the burgeoning talent knew best and her enterprise paid off handsomely. Taken out of Saturday's G2 Lancashire Oaks due to soft ground, last year's G2 Prix de Pomone winner was faced with that scenario here as Newmarket's July Festival opener fell under grey skies and rain. Too free for the first half...

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Toronado's Tactical Dominant In the July

Thursday's G2 Tattersalls July S. took place against a backdrop of unseasonably wet weather on Newmarket's July Course, but The Queen's Tactical (GB) (Toronado {Ire}) shone through with a touch of class to add to his Listed Windsor Castle S. success. Having beaten Yazaman (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) by 1 1/4 lengths in that five-furlong Ascot speed test June 17, the 5-2 second favourite was able to confirm that form by the exact same margin as the duo pulled 2 3/4 lengths clear of Escape Route (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}). Held...

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Qaader Targeting July Festival

Sheikh Hamdan's 'TDN Rising Star' Qaader (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}), last seen finishing second in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot, could reappear in the G2 Superlative S. over seven furlongs on July 11 at Newmarket or the G2 July S. over a furlong shorter over the same course 48 hours earlier. Assistant trainer Charlie Johnston said, "The July Festival is where you are likely to see Qaader next, although we are flexible as to which race we will run him in. We could go up to seven...

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