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ITV Racing Tips on July 7th - July Festival day one tips at Newmarket

06 Jul 2022
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Jon Vine 06 Jul 2022
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  • Tips for all five ITV races on Thursday 7th July
  • Four races will be shown live from Newmarket on day one of the July Festival
  • Viewers will also enjoy a competitive handicap from Carlisle
  • Walk Of Stars, Persian Force and Yibir feature in our ITV tips
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Rossa Ryan riding Persian Force easily win The SBK Brocklesby Conditions Stakes at Doncaster. (Getty)

Newmarket welcomes a healthy crowd through its gates on Thursday to enjoy the opening day of racing at the July Festival. Three excellent Group races feature on Thursday's card, including the Group Two Princess Of Wales's Stakes.

Let's dive into our best ITV Racing betting tips on day one of the July Festival at Newmarket.

Thursday's ITV Racing Schedule


Time
Track
Title
1:50pm Newmarket Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3) 1m5f
2:25pm Newmarket Close Brothers July Stakes (Group 2) 6f
2:45pm Carlisle British EBF Fillies' Handicap (Class 4) 6f
3:00pm Newmarket Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 6f
3:35pm Newmarket Princess Of Wales's Close Brothers Stakes (Group 2) 1m4f

ITV Racing Tips - Thursday 7th July


Race 1 - Bahrain Trophy Tips


Yibir came of age to win this race comfortably 12 months ago and the Bahrain Trophy could be the perfect platform for WALK OF STARS to achieve a similar moment of enlightenment.

Charlie Appleby's colt clear has bundles of ability, but immaturity has cost him dearly this season. William Buick's mount still looked extremely green on his first two starts at Newbury and Lingfield and simply didn't handle the magnitude of the Epsom Derby last time out. 

I greatly respect both Masekela and Zechariah, but I just feel that Walk Of Stars is the most talented horse in the field. If he can finally put everything together on Thursday, he could be very hard to beat.

Race 2 - July Stakes Tips


Persian Force2:25pm Newmarket Close Brothers July Stakes (Group 2) 6fGET 7/4 HERE
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I'm keen to side with PERSIAN FORCE, who went into the Coventry Stakes on the back of impressive wins in the Brocklesby and a conditions race at Newbury. 

Rossa Ryan got to work on his mount fairly early at Royal Ascot. Persian Force responded well, staying on gamely to finish second to Bradsell. 

Stamina is always important on the July Course, which rises steadily uphill towards the finish line. I'd rather bank on the confirmed staying power and quality of Persian Force, than the five furlong speed of Little Big Bear and the potential of both Mysterious Knight and Brave Nation.

Race 3 - Fillies Handicap Tips


Emeralds Pride E/W2:45pm Carlisle British EBF Fillies' Handicap (Class 4) 6fGET 12/1 HERE
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This handicap looks tricky, but I think EMERALDS PRIDE represents decent value. Michael Dods' three-year-old finished up behind some decent sorts as a juvenile and clocked an RPR of 73 when winning a maiden on her reappearance. Ben Curtis' mount ran well off this mark at Redcar last time out and remains fairly progressive.

Race 4 - bet365 Handicap Tips


Bosh E/W3:00pm Newmarket Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 6fGET 11/1 HERE
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A high draw has often proven beneficial on the July Course, so it could be worth taking a chance on BOSH after he was drawn kindly down in stall 17. 

Richard Hannon's charge impressed over six furlongs as a juvenile and ran an excellent race on his reappearance over seven furlongs at Newbury. Things didn't go to plan at Goodwood last time out, but dropping back to six furlongs should suit this strong stayer and Hierarchy's presence leaves Bosh carrying just 9-00 into battle.

Race 5 - Princess Of Wales's Stakes Tips


As I mentioned earlier, YIBIR was victorious at last year's July Festival and Charlie Appleby's Breeders' Cup hero could bounce back to winning ways in Thursday's feature.

A month after his late charge from the rear in the Sheema Classic came up a neck short, Yibir was surprisingly beaten at 1/4 by Living Legend in the Jockey Club Stakes. William Buick's mount then hit the gates and was slowly away in the Man o'War Stakes at Belmont last time out and simply couldn't recover, keeping on late to finish a disappointing third.

Mostahdaf saw out this trip well behind Broome at Royal Ascot, but he often finds one too good at the highest level and Yibir is a Group One winner over this distance. 

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