Horse Racing Tips: Saturday 13th July 2019, Newmarket July Festival

Horse Racing Tips – Saturday 13th July 2019

  • 1.50 at Newmarket – Light Blush to win at 15/8 with bet365
  • 2.20 at Newmarket– Victory Command to win at 15/2 with Ladbrokes
  • 2.55 at Newmarket– Maxi Boy each way at 8/1 with Betfair
  • 3.30 at Newmarket – Vale Of Kent each way at 14/1 bet365

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Horse Racing Tips Today – Saturday 13th July 2019

1.50 at Newmarket– Light Blush to win at 15/8

Plenty of likeable sorts in the opening Maiden on the Newmarket card, including Baaqy who looks dangerous for the Gosden/Dettori combo, and Frankel’s Storm who goes for Mark Johnston.

The one to standout out most on paper to our eyes though – at least in regard to the conditions of this race – is Charlie Appleby’s Light Blush. Out of a Pivotal mare, this 7f trip ought to prove ideal, and with stallion Kodiac injecting plenty of speed, he may just prove too quick for these. Team Godolphin have landed two of the five editions of this race to have been run to date and can improve that record still further here.

2.20 at Newmarket– Victory Comand to win at 15/2

Mark Johnston is in flying for at present and has already hit the target three times at this meeting at the time of writing. His Victory Command tops the weights for this handicap contest and looks worth backing to confirm his status as the best horse in this field.

Market leaders Honest Albert, and Akwaan do boast the more progressive profiles on the face of it, but they do need to improve, whereas Victory Command is already thoroughly proven in the grade. A winner at Listed level, it was thought that Group races would be where he ended up plying his trade, and whilst he didn’t quite prove up to that, a win at Hamilton last time out suggested he may be on his way back to form, and a mark of 97 doesn’t look beyond him.

2.55 at Newmarket – Maxi Boy each way at 8/1

There are plenty of likeable sorts in this 7f event for the juveniles, including Kings Command from the yard of Charlie Appleby, and Aidan O’Brien’s Year Of The Tiger. The former looks too short in a competitive heat though, whilst we still aren’t convinced that the O’Brien yard is quite firing on all cylinders at present.

The one we like at the prices is Michael Bell’s Maxi Boy. Getting going pretty late to score on debut over 6f, he again gave the impression that a step up in trip wouldn’t go amiss when eighth – beaten just 3¾l – in the Coventry Stakes last time out. He was hindered by racing away from the main action that day too, and can be seen to be better effect in this smaller field and stepped up in trip. The fact that man of the moment Frankie Dettori is in the saddle can’t hurt his chances either.

3.30 at Newmarket – Vale Of Kent each way at 14/1

We have a familiar name at the top of the market for the Bunbury Cup handicap, with David Baron’s Kynren invariably either at or towards the head of the betting for these quality handicaps. He is however becoming something of a frustrating horse to follow, and has already finished as the bridesmaid twice from three starts this term. With a course and distance win to his name, he will likely run his usual sound race but looks short enough at single figure odds.

It is back to the Mark Johnston yard to which we head for our selection, with Vale Of Kent fancied to go close under Frankie Dettori. The son of Kodiac’s effort first time out in the Royal Hunt Cup this season certainly suggested that a win off his current mark of 99 may not prove beyond him. Considering all of his turf wins have come on good or quicker going, he ran a cracker to be beaten only three lengths in that soft ground contest. Whilst he did flop on the all-weather last time out, it would be far from unusual for one from this yard to bounce back, and he looks solid each way value.