We take a look through the betting for Friday’s feature Group One at Newmarket’s July Festival and provide readers with our 2020 Falmouth Stakes Tips.
The second day of Newmarket’s July Festival is headlined by the Falmouth Stakes. This Group One for fillies has been won by some of the best milers the sport has ever seen, with greats like Goldikova, Sonic Lady and Soviet Song featuring on the roll of honour.
This year’s race looks stacked with quality throughout. I’ve taken a look through the betting and the form to find my best bet.
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Topping the betting we find Terebellum, who was last seen running Circus Maximus close in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. John Gosden threw his filly in with the boys after a sparkling victory in the Dahlia Stakes. Frankie Dettori’s mount was heavily backed on the day, and looked to be coming with a winning run late on, only to get turned away by Aidan O’Brien’s star.
Although she eventually succumbed to defeat, there was no disgrace at all in Terebellum’s performance at Ascot. Circus Maximus is one of the best in the business over a mile, and Terebellum proved she had enough class to hang with the top guns in this division. She’s going to take all the beating in Friday's Falmouth Stakes.
2020 Falmouth Stakes Form Guide
Nazeef went one better than Terebellum on day one of Royal Ascot, edging out Agincourt in a thrilling renewal of the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.
John Gosden’s filly has now run up five successive victories and deserves a crack at a Group One. I’m not so sure whether the form of that Group Two is good enough to warrant backing against her stablemate though.
Agincourt took her form to a whole new level that day. David O'Meara's five-year-old looked like she was going to get up a furlong out, but Nazeef proved too strong in the closing stages.
I have my reservations as to whether she'll be able to replicate that performance On Friday, but he Ascot outing shouldn't be underestimated.
One Master lost out to Veracious by just a neck in this race 12 months ago. Despite that performance, I’m not fully convinced she’s suited to this trip.
William Haggas’ mare doesn’t seem to have enough speed for six furlong, nor the stamina for a mile. Pierre Charles Boudet – who’s scored on One Master in the last two running’s of the seven-furlong Prix de la Foret - has been shipped over from France to take the ride, but I doubt whether his presence will make that much of a difference.
Billesdon Brook got the better of last year’s Falmouth Stakes winner, Veracious to claim her second Group One in the Sun Chariot Stakes last autumn.
Richard Hannon’s filly has finished behind Nazeef on the all-weather this season, and crossed the line almost six lengths adrift off Circus Maximus and Terebellum in the Queen Anne. She’s certainly capable, but has some catching up to do.
Magic Wand ran really well in the Coral-Eclipse last weekend, placing fourth behind Ghaiyyath and Enable. Although ten furlongs seems to be her best trip, she's won several times over a mile and she must have come out of Sunday's race really well.
The same can be said for Under The Stars, who may have won well on her latest outing at Haydock, but I’m not convinced she really stays eight furlongs.
The 2020 Falmouth Stakes will take place at 4:10pm on Friday 10th July.
Who won the Falmouth Stakes?
Veracious got the better of One Master in a thrilling renewal of the Falmouth Stakes in 2019.
Where is the Falmouth Stakes run?
The Falmouth Stakes is run on the July Course at Newmarket racecourse.
How can I watch the 2020 Falmouth Stakes?
The Falmouth Stakes will be shown live on ITV Racing on Friday. Visit our Live Streaming page to find out how you can watch the race via your mobile or tablet.
Will Terebellum win the Falmouth Stakes?
Terebellum won the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on her first start of 2020. Frankie Dettori's mount then came up just a neck short of highly-rated Circus Maximus at Royal Ascot. Terebellum brings excellent form to the table and conditions should suit. She should win.
It's not hard to see why Terebellum is so short in the betting. I can only see her price getting shorter, so better jump on 5/4 while it lasts!
2020 Falmouth Stakes Tip: Terebellum Straight Win @125 at BetMGM - 20 Units