Group Two July Stakes Guide 2022

Harry Haskell | @HarryHaskell4

Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
6(3)
Rossa Ryan

Persian Force

J: Rossa Ryan
T: Richard Hannon
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 108
Days: 23

Persian Force won the Brockelsby in decisive fashion on the opening day of the flat season when well backed. He then won at Newbury in a conditions race, before finishing second to Bradsell in the Coventry.

The Coventry looked like a particularly strong renewal, and it’ll be best to follow that form throughout the year. He holds leading claims on form, and he has a huge reputation.

Massive player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
24/09/22NMK6Gd9-23
21/08/22DEA6Gd9-02
06/08/22CUR6Gd9-52
07/07/22NMK6GF9-21
14/06/22ASC6GF9-32
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
8(2)
Hollie Doyle

Waiting All Night

J: Hollie Doyle
T: Richard Spencer
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 100
Days: 23

Waiting All Night won on debut at Wolverhampton before finishing unplaced in two efforts in Listed/Group company.

The fact connections are persisting at this level must indicate he has some ability, though he’ll be wanting to improve upon and better his previous two efforts to make a splash in this company.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
28/09/22CAT7GS9-112
08/09/22DON6.5GS8-87
19/08/22YOR6Gd9-211
23/07/22ASC7GF9-52
07/07/22NMK6GF9-25
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
3(1)
Barry McHugh

King's Crown

J: Barry McHugh
T: Adrian Nicholls
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 87
Days: 23

A winner of a maiden race from 5 starts. He just clung on for his victory and he then ran at Royal Ascot in the Coventry. He finished down the field there, and at odds of 200/1 there, that was probably expected.

He was caught in traffic as he was coming with a run, but he’d have likely still been beaten a margin. Exposed and up against it.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/09/22YOR6Gd9-97
18/08/22YOR6Gd9-27
07/07/22NMK6GF9-26
14/06/22ASC6GF9-312
31/05/22THI6Gd9-71
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
4(8)
Ryan Moore

Little Big Bear

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 22

Winner of the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot from Rocket Rodney (won a listed race since). Wodao was well beaten in the Windsor Castle and backed up afterwards at Tipperary, winning a listed race in the process.

The form of Little Big Bear looks very solid, and he’s clearly bundles of ability. He will be a massive player in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/08/22CUR6Gd9-51
16/07/22CUR6.5Gd9-51
15/06/22ASC5GF9-51
07/05/22NAA5Y/Sft9-71
10/04/22CUR6Y9-72
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
1(7)
James Doyle

Brave Nation

J: James Doyle
T: Michael Bell
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 101
Days: 21

Hugely impressive winner of a maiden at Doncaster when winning by 6L. He then went to the Norfolk at Royal Ascot and ran a massive race.

There was a great deal of interference towards the business end of the race and his fourth can be upgraded. Good chance if still improving. 

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/08/22YOR5GF9-29
07/07/22NMK6GF9-27
16/06/22ASC5GF9-34
23/04/22DON5GF9-51
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
5(5)
William Buick

Mysterious Night

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 28

A winner last time out at Newbury in a novice. There are horses with group form in here so he’ll have to be pretty good to take this off the back of a novice.

However, the Charlie Appleby/William Buick factor will be taken into account here. They have lots of 2y/o’s, the fact that this horse goes here could be a key indication that they like him a lot.

Interesting runner.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/08/22DEA7GS9-01
26/07/22GOO7Gd9-33
07/07/22NMK6GF9-23
09/06/22NBY6.5GS9-71
13/05/22NBY6Gd9-72
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
2(6)
Leigh Roche

Harry Time

J: Leigh Roche
T: M D O'Callaghan
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 23

Winner of a maiden at Navan before finishing down the field in the Coventry.

To be fair, this year’s Coventry will more than likely prove to be a vintage renewal of the race, and Harry Time did travel easily before not finding huge amounts for pressure.

Probably up against it but he’s still likely quite useful.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
13/08/22CUR5Gd9-55
07/07/22NMK6GF9-24
14/06/22ASC6GF9-38
14/05/22NAV5.5Gd9-71
Newmarket (July) - July 06 2022
Newmarket (July) 13:25
7(4)
Sean Levey

Show Respect

J: Sean Levey
T: Brian Meehan
N/A
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: 89
Days: 23

Winner of a Maiden at Leicester. Show Respect - like most of the others here – then ran in the Coventry at Royal Ascot, but he finished a down the field 11th.

He has plenty on to reverse the form with some of these, and it looks unlikely.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/07/22NMK6GF9-22
14/06/22ASC6GF9-311
31/05/22LEI6GS9-71
20/05/22GOO6GS9-44