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1.15 – Get Newmarket 1.15 odds here
Sweeping (2/1) looks almost certain to go off favourite for the opening seven-furlong maiden after a fine fourth behind Point Lonsdale in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot on his second start, form that sets the standard here.
However, this looks a potentially warm maiden with several unexposed and promising types in opposition, not least the pair of once-raced colts representing Charlie Appleby.
Noble Truth, a £1.1m yearling, might be the pick of that pair given the son of Kingman looks very likely to leave behind his debut run (spoiled chance by racing keenly). An entry in the Group 1 National Stakes at the Curragh suggests connections have high hopes for him this year.
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Fox Tales (7/2) was a commanding winner of a good handicap at Royal Ascot but he’s been hit with a 9lb rise, which means that he must concede weight to some promising rivals while he also needs to prove that he is as effective on much quicker ground.
This is a warm in which to be conceding weight all round, featuring some progressive/unexposed three-year-old’s so Fox Tales looks worth taking on at the head of the market.
The likes of King Frankel, who represents a yard that has dominated this race in recent years, and the progressive Peter The Great, look big runners.
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Albany Stakes winner Sandrine (2/1) is another that has a ground question to answer, while he is not even guaranteed to confirm Ascot form with runner-up Hello You, who did a lot more early running than Sandrine.
One that can run well at a price is Desert Dreamer who might well have won a listed contest over this course and distance last time granted a bit more luck in running.
A line through third-placed Cachet, who was around three lengths behind Sandrine at Ascot, puts Desert Dreamer firmly in the mix despite her double-figure odds.
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Alcohol Free(7/2) is an admirable filly but she is by no means guaranteed to confirm Coronation Stakes form with Snow Lantern, who is bidding to go one better in the Falmouth Stakes than his dam, who was beaten a neck in the 2013 edition.
Three-year-old’s have won only three of the last ten renewals of this and they might once again struggle because Lady Bowthorpe looks a strong representative for the older brigade. She brings the best single piece of form to the table courtesy of her Lockinge Stakes second to top-class miler Palace Pier and she raced too close to a strong pace when turned over at the royal meeting.
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There is no doubt that Existent (9/2) could easily prove better than his mark of 88, especially as connections rated him a group-class colt last year. However, his reappearance effort at Doncaster didn’t exactly scream big handicap winner next time while it isn’t particularly encouraging that connections are reaching for a pair of blinkers.
Moreover, Existent faces some less exposed and more progressive rivals here, not least in the shape of Inveigle who took the scalp of a very progressive colt in extremely taking style at Yarmouth and a 6lb rise might not be enough to stop this unexposed royal runner from going in again.
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