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The Darley July Cup

The July Cup run over six furlongs is worth a little under £300k to the winner. On the face of it, it appears to be a straight up match between the Aussie horse Brazen Beau and Muhaarar for Charlie Hills.

Brazen Beau ran a brilliant race last time out at Ascot and was extremely unlucky to be drawn on the outside and got to the front to soon. To finish second was a decent effort and I think he will be right up there at the finish this time around.

Muhaarar was a brilliant winner of the Commonwealth Cup and has the added bonus of having  the three year olds allowance here.

I really cannot see past these two tomorrow and Coral have a fantastic offer to new account holders. Both Brazen Beau and Muhaarar are best priced 11/4, but Coral are offering enhanced odds of 10/1 on either horse. The offer is capped at a £5 stake but if you bet loses you will receive a £20 free bet. This is such a good offer it's worth opening an account in a family members name if you already have one with Coral. You can get the offer here

10/1 on Brazen Beau or Muhaarar

Another race I am interested in is the Listed sprint at York. Kingsgate Native is a favourite of mine and he comes here in good form having run well in a Group race last time out. On a mark that he has won before I think he could be really competitive at a juicy price of 16/1.

Tour de France

Mark Cavendish finally got his win - his first since 2013 - in yesterday's stage 7 and that takes his overall record to 26 wins now which is an incredible feat. He timed the sprint much better and was able to pass Greipel to win but a good margin in the end.

Today's stage overall is fairly flat but it has a category three climb to finish which will rule out the true sprinters from competing. Yesterday Peter Sagan was against in the points and I have a feeling this could be the stage where he takes his first win. He is already long odds on to take the green jersey because of his excellent climbing for someone so fast and the finish here could really suit him.

The Ashes

A quite brilliant day three of the Ashes and the game has moved forward at a really fast pace. Australia have been set 412 to win for two days remaining. The draw price has shot out because of this but the forecast for Sunday is still pretty grim, therefore England will be hoping to take the ten wickets required tomorrow on a pitch that is starting to show signs of wear. Nathan Lyon picked up four wickets in England's second innings so Moeen Ali could have a big part to play.

Today's bets

York 14:55 Kingsgate Native - 1 point each way @ 16/1

Tour de France - Peter Sagan to win stage 8 - 1 point win @ 4/1

 

 

 

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