Advertise Heading Straight For July Cup After Royal Ascot Win

Advertise On Course For July Cup

The Martyn Meade trained Advertise bounced back to form in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot last week and his trainer has already named the three year olds next target.

Advertise will look to gain back to back Group 1 wins for the first time in his career as next month he does battle for the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

The Phoenix Thoroughbred - owned colt is a very consistent horse that took well to racing from the off, being a real star as a juvenile by not finishing outside the top two on all five of his runs.

His best performances came on his second start in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot when finishing a narrow second to Calyx and his Group 1 win at the Curragh when landing the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

His final run as a two year old saw him chase home Too Darn Hot in the Dewhurst on his first step up in trip to seven furlongs and it gave the idea that he could run over further as a three year old.

Martyn Meade gave this idea a go and on Advertise's first run as a three year old was in the 2000 Guineas and some reason or another he gave a very underwhelming performance finishing at the rear of the field.

The trainer then took him back to what he knows over six furlongs and he excelled again taking the Commonwealth Cup.

The sharp sprinter is now a best price of 5/1 for his next run in the July Cup which looks to be very nice if he is to run to the same standard of his latest Group 1 outing.

(Credit Racing Post) His trainer Meade said: He's in very good order. It didn't seem too hard a race for him and I'm pleased with the way he's come back. I think with Blue Point retiring we'd have to consider the July Cup pretty seriously."

Advertise has some strong form at Newmarket especially on the July course winning the Group 2 July Stakes over the same course and distance as the Group 1 next month which is only a positive for the horse.

Meade added: "He won the July Stakes last year so it's pretty natural to go back. The way he did it at Ascot was pretty convincing and he'll have a nice break before then.

"I think he stayed the stiff six [furlongs, at Ascot] very well, there was no question of him stopping. He's already won at the July course and he'll cope with the ground and the stiffish track suits him pretty well – it's a case of what has he got to beat."