This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

2019 July Meeting preview – Which stars will shine during Newmarket’s summer spectacular

A view of the runners during last year's July Meeting.

We take a closer look at this year’s July Meeting and pick out which horses and races punters can look forward to watching when the meeting begins at Newmarket on Thursday 11th July.


Sitting between Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood on the British flat racing calendar is the July Meeting, a three-day festival featuring a couple of prestigious Group Ones and a whole host of fascinating Pattern races. Unlike the Guineas Festival in the spring - which is run on the historic Rowley Mile - Newmarket uses their second track, the July Course during the summer months and wave of talented horses will strut their stuff at flat racing HQ later this week.

Day one kicks off in excellent fashion with the Group Three Bahrain Trophy, before hot-favourite Visinari (11/10 William Hill) out to preserve his unbeaten record in the following Arqana July Stakes. The Princess Of Wales’s Stakes is the feature race on Thursday’s card and Charlie Appleby’s former Epsom Derby winner, Masar (11/8 bet365) will be looking to continue his highly-anticipated return from injury, after an encouraging but unsuccessful reappearance in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The day after the colts took centre stage in the July Stakes, juvenile fillies will have their chance to shine in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes on Friday afternoon, with Roger Varian’s Albany winner, Daahyeh (7/4 Coral) the centre of attention. Day two’s attendees will then bare witness to the inaugural running of the Bet365 Trophy, where John Gosden’s Ben Vrackie (5/1 bet365) will want to continue his march towards next month’s Ebor.

Once the victor in that staying handicap has finished lapping up the applause in the winner’s enclosure, the July Meeting crowd will be treated to the first Group One of the week, the historic Falmouth Stakes. This year’s renewal may not boast the start quality of recent editions, with five-year-old One Master (10/3 Paddy Power) leading the current betting, but punters can look forward to a fascinating contest none-the-less.

Three-year-old handicappers will look to get day three’s card off to a flying start, as Honest Albert (6/1 bet365) leads a large field into battle in the Bet365 Mile. Aidan O’Brien could send recent impressive maiden winner, Armory over to Newmarket to have a crack at the Superlative Stakes, before Kynren (8/1 Paddy Power) tries to snatch a thoroughly deserved victory in what promises to be a thrilling renewal of the Bunbury Cup Handicap.

Saturday’s televised action is brought to a close by the feature race of the entire meeting, the Group One July Cup. This six-furlong test of speed was first staged on the July Course way back in 1876 and the list of previous July Cup winners reads like a who’s who of British sprinting.

Martyn Meade watched Advertise (3/1 Coral) bounce back to top form in the Commonwealth Cup last month and Frankie Dettori’s mount has sat happily atop the July Cup betting ever since. Dream Of Dreams came close to upsetting Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and he sits closest to Advertise in the betting, with dangerous contenders like Cape Bryon, Brando and Ten Sovereigns aiming to ensure the favourite doesn’t have an easy time of things on the final day of the July Meeting. 

*Current Princess Of Wales's Stakes betting with bet365*
11/8 Masar, 9/4 Mirage Dancer, 6/1 Baghdad, 8/1 Morando, 14/1 Bar


*Current Falmouth Stakes betting with Paddy Power*
10/3 One Master, 4/1 Beshaayir, 9/2 I Can Fly, 5/1 Qabala, 7/1 Veracious, 12/1 Bar


*Current July Cup betting with Coral*
3/1 Advertise, 7/2 Dream Of Dreams, 9/2 Cape Bryon, 9/1 Brando, Ten Sovereigns, 12/1 Limato, 16/1 Pretty Pollyanna, Fairyland, 20/1 Bar


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

2019 July Meeting preview – Which stars will shine during Newmarket’s summer spectacular

We take a closer look at this year’s July Meeting and pick out which horses and races punters can look forward to watching when the meeting begins at Newmarket on Thursday 11th July.

Read more »

You have unread messages

    You have unread messages