|Thursday 9th July 2020|
Three Stars Set for Further Success at the End of the Month
Racing continues to deliver since returning, with Royal Ascot proving a great success last month. This has led to July and anticipation is already building ahead of a number of star studded cards at the end of the month. Three horses already appear to stand out and each are going to take the world of beating in their respective races. Here we cover the credentials of each horse.
The first is Enable in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes on Saturday 25th July. She is set to start as the short priced favourite and will be looking to win the race for the third time, following victories in 2017 and 2019. Enable has won 13 of her 16 starts under rules, with her most recent defeat coming last time out on her return. She also ran second in France previously, and her main aim this season will be to go one better and win her record breaking third Arc. A race she remains at the top of the market for, with many supporting her using the latest William Hill promo codes. She will now most likely first head to the King George at the end of July, with her most likely challenger being Magical, a horse she has already beaten on a number of occasions and has yet to get the better of her.
Five days later and it will be Siskin in the Sussex stakes on Thursday 30th July. He is unbeaten in his five starts to date and is again going to go into the Sussex as the horse to beat. He won his four starts in his two year old campaign, that included a battling victory in the Phoenix stakes at the Curragh. Siskin then return this season following a 308 day break to win the Irish 2000 Guineas very impressively. He quickened up well and stayed on powerfully to win by just under two length from the O’Brien pair of Vatican City and Lope Y Fernandez. Siskin is now likely to head to the Sussex stakes and is going to take the world of beating if bringing similar form into the race.
The final horse to round out July is the brilliant Battaash. This will be in the King George stakes at Goodwood on Friday 31st July, and he is likely to start as the shortest priced of the three horses mentioned. He returned this season by posting a remarkable performance to win the King’s stand at Royal Ascot by just over two lengths and was a class apart from the rest of the field. If he brings similar form then he will win this race, but he has been inconsistent in the past, so it cannot be guaranteed he will bring his form. Battaash has won the King George for the last three seasons and on each occasion as produced some of his best performances, so is going to take the world of beating again at the end of the month. He has now won 11 of his 21 starts under rules.