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Royal Ascot Hero Blue Point Set For July Cup Tilt

Blue Point Set For Newmarket
Blue Point Set For Newmarket

King's Stand Stakes winner Blue Point could step up back in trip for the July Cup according to trainer Charlie Appleby.

The Godolphin owned sprinter stole the headlines last week with his famous victory in the 5f King's Stand Stakes and an attempt at the famous sprint double is now on the cards.

Connections are clearly not afraid to step the horse back up to 6f although the Nunthorpe Stakes, back down at the minimum trip, remains a long term aim later in the season at York.

The son of Sharmadal got the better of Battaash at Ascot to continue his brilliant form at the Berkshire track last week and claim his first win at the very highest level, and a tilt at a second at the HQ of racing is now on firmly the agenda.

The July Cup is always a thrilling race in the wake of Royal Ascot and Blue Point could well meet Diamond Jubilee winner Merchant Navy at Newmarket in  clash of the sprint Group 1 heroes.

Harry Angel is another potential runner in the July Cup although he picked up a minor injury having fallen out of the stalls in the Diamond Jubilee and his participation in the 6f sprint is far from certain according to various reports.

Australian sprinter Redkirk Warrior is also set to take in the Newmarket Group 1 before he flies home according to his trainer David Hayes. The seven-year-old was disappointing in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the weekend despite being fancied by many and connections are clearly looking for redemption in the UK before they head back down under.

July Cup Odds - Click To Bet
Harry Angel 4/1
Merchant Navy 4/1
Blue Point 5/1
Eqtidaar 9/1
Redkirk Warrior 11/1
Battaash 12/1
Dreamfield 12/1
Brando 14/1
Limato 14/1
Sands Of Mali 14/1
U S Navy Flag 16/1
Gustav Klimt 25/1
Equilateral 25/1
Invincible Army 25/1
Sioux Nation 25/1
Threading 33/1
Projection 33/1
Tabdeed 33/1
Emaraaty 33/1
Clemmie 33/1
James Garfield 40/1
Murillo 40/1
Raid 40/1
One Master 40/1
Fleet Review 40/1
Could It Be Love 40/1
Enjazaat 40/1
Cardsharp 40/1
Sir Dancealot 40/1
Different League 40/1
Washington Dc 50/1
St Patrick's Day 50/1
Spirit Of Valor 50/1
Stormy Liberal 50/1
Heartache 50/1
Dream Of Dreams 50/1
Declarationofpeace 50/1
Battle Of Jericho 50/1
Barraquero 50/1
Laugh A Minute 50/1
Dutch Connection 50/1
Gifted Master 50/1
Juliet Capulet 66/1
Unfortunately 66/1
Speak In Colours 66/1
Actress 66/1
Intelligence Cross 100/1
Odds correct as of 25/06/18 14:10:16. Odds are subject to change.
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