Three Horses To Take Out Of Newmarket's July Meeting

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Walk Of Stars

The first horse worth keeping on side next time out is the Godolphin Walk Of Stars for Charlie Appleby with the gelding putting a superb performance at Newmarket on Thursday on his first run since being gelded.

The three year old made his debut in October 2021 as a Juvenile when third behind surprise winner Juan Bermudez for Andrew Balding.

Getting off the mark at the second time of asking at Nottingham over 8.5f, he was put away until this year and returned at Newbury over 10f and made it back to back wins in a small field.

Seen twice more since in better company, he was an unlucky loser in the Derby Trial at Lingfield in May, but when heading into the Derby ran no race at all to come home last.

Having been gelded it bought big improvement, although still being keen he finished off his race superbly and if settling better, he will be winning races soon.

Positive Impact

The next horse to add to your trackers from the meeting last week at Newmarket is the Simon and Ed Crisford trained Positive Impact who was another unlucky loser that should go close next time out.

Seen five times in his career now with all of his runs coming this season as a three year old, he made his debut at Thirsk over a mile when a decent third of 14 and then backed that up with another placed effort at Leciester.

Back at Thirsk in June he bumped into another nice one when going down by a short head to Bay Of Honour, but last time out in just a two runner event got off the mark in emphatic style.

Making his handicap debut at Newmarket off a mark of 86, he only went down by a short head behind the well backed Jimi Hendrix for Ralph Beckett.

If not given too much of a hike there are some nice handicaps he could go close in throughout the rest of the season.

New London

Lastly and one of the biggest horses to take out of the three day festival is the Godolphin owned New London who was the definition of a group horse in a handicap.

The three year old colt has been seen three times during his career, making his juvenile debut in October at Newmarket on soft ground over 1m2f when learning a lot on the job to get up close home.

Saved for his three year old campaign he returned over the same course and distance and beat off a nice type for the same owners.

Stepped up in trip when last seen with a view to the Epsom Derby he ran in the Chester Vase over 1m4f and was well beaten back in second behind Changingoftheguard, who went on to run well in the Derby and since win at Royal Ascot in the Group Two King Edward VII.

Back in trip at Newmarket to a distance he was unbeaten over and dropping into handicap company, he looked to be better than his mark of 99 and proved that in a big way.

Having had a month or so off the track the yard seemed to have got him bang where they wanted him and if carrying on improving he could go onto to win Group races.