ITV Racing tips for Friday 10 July – TV tips at Newmarket and Market Rasen
The ITV Racing cameras are back in action again on Friday for day two of the Newmarket July Festival, as well as being present at Market Rasen where it is Summer Plate Chase day. We’ve got ITV Racing tips for Friday at both meetings.
Another action-packed Friday awaits TV punters with seven races shown live from Newmarket and Market Rasen where some top-class horse racing awaits. Five races from Newmarket is spearheaded by the Group One Falmouth Stakes, while the Group Two Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes offers strong support to the feature.
Elsewhere, over the sticks there will be two races shown live from Market Rasen where the Summer Plate Handicap Chase takes centre stage along with the Summer Hurdle at the Lincolnshire venue. We’ve looked over all the day’s live TV horse racing action and reveal our ITV Racing tips for Friday’s coverage of Newmarket and Market Rasen.
ITV RACING TIPS FOR FRIDAY 10 JULY – NEWMARKET & MARKET RASEN
1:50 Newmarket – Price Promise At bet365 Handicap Cl3 (4yo+ 0-88) 7f
FIGHTING TEMERAIRE has been in good form on the all-weather, winning two of his last three with the latest at Lingfield coming following a break where the Invincible Spirit gelding scored by just over one length from Blame Culture.
Dean Ivory’s charge has a good record at this venue, winning twice and making the frame on two other occasions from his four starts here. He appeared to score a shade cosily latest and the runner-up has filled the same berth in a subsequent effort so the form looks fair enough although the handicapper has pushed him up 5lbs for that win.
He was a winner off 89 however in his younger days so he has the scope and ability to defy this mark and given his fine course record he looks worth chancing to strike again.
2:05 Market Rasen – Betway Summer Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race) Cl2 (3yo+) 2m½f
Emma Lavelle’s runners are flying at present and HIGHLY PRIZED can get back on the winning trail having probably found the Betfair Hurdle too much of a test.
The Manduro gelding had won three of his previous four starts with the latest coming when beating Sofia’s Rock by eight lengths at Huntingdon in November, readily. He possibly went off too hard in the Newbury feature when last seen, weakening when hampered so perhaps not too much should be read into his final finishing position.
He’s since been dropped 2lbs in the weights and while this is a competitive contest it isn’t of the same level as at Newbury so he could well bounce back for a yard that is 4-7 with its’ runners over the past fortnight.
Still relatively unexposed over timber, he can make a winning reappearance for his red-hot stable where he may well have more improvement still to come.
2:25 Newmarket – Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f
DANDALLA has impressed in both her wins this term, scoring comfortably in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot and Karl Burke’s charge can take another forward step to extend her unbeaten run to three wins from three starts.
The Dandy Man filly scored by an easy six lengths, readily asserting to brush aside her rivals and there’s sure to be more to come on that evidence. The third horse home has won an Irish Group Three since by four lengths while the fourth placed next time in a Listed contest so the form looks strong.
That Ascot win came in similar conditions to these and she sets the standard on that victory so could prove a tough nut to crack if continuing her progress and she can strike again.
2:40 Market Rasen – Betway Summer Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m5½f
ROYAL VILLAGE goes well at this venue, finishing runner-up in the corresponding race twelve months ago as well as crossing the line in third in the Prelude Chase over course and distance. He had also won twice with wins at Uttoxeter and Southwell and he was still travelling ok when falling in the Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable Plate Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when last seen out.
Ian Williams’ Scorpion gelding has won two of his six course and distance starts as well as making the frame on three other occasions; while he has a good rapport with jockey Tom O’Brien who has steered the eight-year old to four wins and five places from eleven starts when the pair are partnered.
He had finished third off this mark in the Prelude Chase last October, beaten just over two lengths and he could give a good account here if fully wound up for this return to action although his yard’s form is a worry where it is 0-24 in the past fortnight.
A big performance though could provide a shot-in-the-arm for the stable and he looks worth chancing given his record at this venue and runs last term from this rating.
3:00 Newmarket – bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m6f
STAR OF THE EAST missed the entirety of last season but had been in good fettle prior to his lengthy layoff, winning four times during a busy but successful 2018 campaign which included twice scoring over this course and distance.
The Cape Cross gelding was entitled to have needed his return at Newcastle last month on racing restart day, finishing ninth behind Alignak; but he showed the benefit of that outing to finish within a half-length of Charlie D on the Rowley Mile course here twelve days ago.
Mark Johnston‘s charge might still just have needed the run and he can continue to improve for the outing where he can compete here from the same mark although he’s due to go up 2lbs in future. If this doesn’t come too soon then he can make his presence felt and no surprise to see him going close in this competitive contest.
3:35 Newmarket – bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f
GRAND ROCK ran well on his latest reappearance at Ascot last month, finishing fifth behind Highland Chief in the Golden Gates Handicap; William Haggas’ charge can build on that effort to go one better and resume winning ways.
The Acclamation colt won two of his four starts last term in testing ground, scoring wins at Hamilton and Epsom prior to posting a solid third of six behind King Carney at Pontefract in the Listed Silver Tankard Stakes where he was beaten just over one length.
Perhaps guilty of just doing too much in front on his return where he tried to make all only to be, worn down late and weakening out of the places, he should strip fitter for that run and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a bold bid from him from the same mark where the booking of leading French rider Pierre-Charles Boudot catches the eye.
Further rain would aid his cause, but he can be expected to give a good account and he can get involved in the finish.
4:10 Newmarket – Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m
TEREBELLUM made Circus Maximus pull out everything he had to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Sea The Stars filly could prove hard to beat if repeating that level of performance back amongst her own sex.
John Gosden’s charge had won on the Rowley Mile course on her return in the Group Two Dahlia Fillies’ Stakes over ten furlongs; but she showed the drop to one mile to be no problem when only going down by a head with the pair pulling three lengths clear of the rest.
She gave no quarter in a battle to the line with Aidan O’Brien’s star, only headed on the post and this could prove a good opportunity to gain a first Group One success given she remains open to improvement after just six starts in a race she could dominate from the front with no obvious pace angle.