Friday is here and its the July Cup at Newamarket and Im happy to stick with Starspangledbanner to win, he showed improved form at Ascot and it may be that he will have come on even further from that. We have covered a lot of the other runners earlier in the week and Society Rock probably also has room for further improvement only having had a handful of runs so far. I still think though that Balthazars Gift is too big a price to go unbacked and a small ew on him can be afforded.
In other races tomorrow we see Feeling Fresh out to continue his good run back at Chester and make it 3 wins, he's drawn in stall 12 tomorrow but I would imagine he would have been dropped in in any event so I wouldnt worry to much about that.
I think City Dancer is also a cracking ew bet at York in the 5f Group 3. As we know there is very little between top handicaps and Group race sprints and she has got a lot of speed at the business end of her races and if she gets the gaps she will go well close.
At Chepstow we have a 6f Class 2 Handicap and William Haggas's sprinters have been in very good form this year and Tagseed is another who could continue his good streak. I have mentioned Wildcat Wizard before but he didnt run very well last time, however if he is in better form he could shake up the fav.
Back at Newmarket in the 7f Heritage Handicap Palace Moon can show that his run in the Wokingham was no fluke, afterwards Fallon suggested he might need 7f and here he gets it, however he will have to be on his metal as Signor Peltro who is also one of our horses to follow (see seperate page)could give him the most to do as he was also finishing like a train last time out.
Tomorrow we will have our regular look at the handicappers ups and downs in "Up a bit, down a bit".