Saturday, 14 July 2018

1.5 pts win US NAVY FLAG 13/2 ( at least half a dozen firms)
1.5 pts win LIMATO 9/1 ( at least half a dozen firms)
Darley July Cup

US Navy Flag has trained on well from two to three and fits into that profile of many winners of this event, a class act who is best at this sort of trip but has been running over trips that have been stretching his stamina and not allowing him to run to his absolute optimum.

2016 winner Limato returns to this trip for the first time since finishing runner-up in this last year. As in the past, the experiment in stepping him up to a mile has not worked and he can be expected to return to something close to his very best here today.

US Navy Flag Won  + 8 pts


3 pts win FIRST CONTACT  13/2  ( over a dozen firms)
Bet365 Mile Handicap

Ran a meritable race when finishing eleventh in the Britannia, not getting the rub of the green and value for a better than the finishing position indicates. He arrived at Ascot on the back of a facile maiden success at Doncaster, clearly has plenty more to offer, and off the same rating he ran off at Ascot in a less competitive race, is sure to give a very good account of himself.

Won  + 19.5 pts