Who To Follow On Day Three Of The July Cup Meeting At Newmarket

James Mackie | @jamesmackieee

Newmarket (July) - July 08 2022
Newmarket (July) 14:15
William Buick

Victory Dance

J: William Buick
T: Charlie Appleby
Age: 2
Weight: 9-3
Days: 21

One of the big events of the afternoon is the Group Two Superlative Stakes and disappointingly this year only sees five runners go to post.

However it sees another strong selection from ourselves with Victory Dance for the Charlie Appleby stable looking a solid contender to take the race.

Making his debut over course and distance in the middle of June at Newmarket the 700,000gns son of Dubawi got off the mark seeing off a nice type for a John & Thady Gosden by a head.

The yard obviously thinks this lad is a bit special with Buick missing the Belmont Derby and Oaks to ride at Newmarket and also before the 48 decs stage they had another nice type primed to run but pulled him out in favour of Victory Dance.

That speaks volumes and having won three of the last four renewals of this race with the likes of Quorto, Master Of The Seas and Native Trail, he could be Godolphin's next big prodigy.


Trainer To Follow - Charlie Appleby

Charlie Appleby could be set for another special day on the July Course on Saturday with a handful of big runners across the afternoon.

His first runner of the afternoon comes in the bet365 Mile with top weighted New Kingdom looking to get back to winning ways on handicap debut.

In the Group Two Superlative Stakes Appleby has one of his best chances of the day with Victory Dance looking to follow in the footsteps of some top class winners for the yard.

His final runners come in the Group One July Cup with Platinum Jubilee winner and runner up Naval Crown and Creative Force looking to go close once more.

Appleby heads into the meeting sporting a 29% strike rate for the last two weeks, managing to land six winners from his last 21 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Christophe Soumillon

Leading french rider Christophe Soumillon heads over to flat racing HQ for the final day of the July meeting and he has managed to pick up some nice rides.

His first ride of the afternoon comes in the bet365 Mile with Laasudood who was a nice winner last time out and could go close again.

In the Group Two Superlative Stakes he has picked up a spare on Dark Thirty for Richard Hannon with the yard already having a winner at the meeting this week.

Soumillon will be looking to get Jumby back in the winners enclosure off the back of a smart third at Royal Ascot last time out and then his big ride of the afternoon comes on his mate Perfect Power in the Group One July Cup Stakes.

The Frenchman has ridden three winners from seven rides this season in the UK, with two of them coming on Perfect Power.