|Tuesday 2nd July 2019|
Enable to Make a Return in Coral-Eclipse Stakes
Enable’s last appearance last year in the UK was at Kempton when she won the September Stakes. The long wait ends this Saturday as Enable returns to action this Saturday in Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. There are going to be numerous Royal Ascot winners running there as well, so we should witness one hell of a race. The trainer John Gosden didn’t want to rush things, stating that the focus is on upcoming events in the second part of 2019. Enable’s jockey Frankie Dettori is very pleased with the progress, having high expectations from July races. As we can see at BettingOffers.cash, Enable is currently the 6/5 favorite to win the Coral-Eclipse Stakes. Some of the most notable appearances here are Circus Maximus, Magical (second favourite), Regal Reality and Addeybb. The distance at Sandown Park is 1 mile, 1 furlong and 209 yards, open to horses aged three or older. Roaring Lion won last year’s edition (Oisin Murphy, John Gosden).
Jubilee Stakes Runner-Up On Target for Darley July Cup
Dream of Drams has won the first two outings in this campaign. This sprinter is trained by Sir Michael Stoute was also very close to winning Royal Ascot as well, but it got beaten by just a head by Blue Point. Many experts have predicted this success to Dream of Dreams much earlier. One of the key points was 3rd place in the Railway Stakes. Now the team is aiming to win the Darley July Cup. Horse owner Saeed Suhail and manager Bruce Raymond are feeling super-optimistic, pleased with the recent progress. We also agree that the current form is amazing, being very versatile and one of the top favourites for the win. Sprinters usually take some time to shine. The current price you can get for Dream of Dreams to win The July Cup is 4/1. One of the biggest candidates for the top prize will be Advertise, the winner from Commonwealth Cup. Cape Byron is favourite number three, followed by Brando, Invincible Army, Ten Sovereigns and Limato. The distance at The July Cup is 6 furlongs, considered to be one of the best spring races in the country. Last year’s winner was US Navy Flag (Ryan Moore, Aiden O’Brien).
Phoenix of Spain to Make a Comeback?
Charlie Hills is very close to giving another chance to Phoenix Of Spain in the Qatar Sussex Stakes. You probably remember him as Irish 2000 Guineas winner, but there were no notable results since then. The event is happening in the second part of July. Lambourn handler could get the first victory in the mile Group One prize after being removed from the Coral-Eclipse entries this Saturday. Tony Wechsler and Ann Plummer are the owners of this three-year-old. They were disappointed with the form during and after St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
When it comes to Sussex Stakes, there are a couple of big favorites to win it. King of Comedy is at the top of the list priced at 4/1, followed by Too Darn Hot and Magna Grecia at 7/1. Some of the underdogs who might cause an upset in our opinion are Romanised (12/1), Zabeel Prince (11/1) and Beat the Bank (10/1). Sussex Stakes is open to horses aged three years or older only, traditionally run at Goodwood. The distance is 1 mile and it always takes place either in late July or early August. Last year’s winner is Lightning Spear (Oisin Murphy, David Simcock).
Mikey O’Connor Suspended for Two Years
Amateur jockey Mikey O’Connor was suspended today. He received two-years ban because of misconduct at two point-to-points in 2019. He is known for riding Mick Winters’ horses For Bill and Rebel Fitz. The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board found him guilty for breaking rule Rule #272 damaging integrity, reputation and proper conduct of horseracing. The incident happened at Lismore in early March. The second breach was at Dromahane two months ago. O’Connor’s behavior with medical officers in Lismore was not in accordance with rules – Mikey refused to cooperate with the doctors. O’Connor had a medical condition and he was obliged to show up to race day doctor every time when he has a ride. Allegedly, he verbally threatened Christine Kelly, a stewards’ secretary. The committee told O’Connor that 24-months could be overturned if he submits an appeal in 12 months.