July Meeting Day 2: tips, racecards and previews for the big meeting at Newmarket live on ITV and Racing TV

THE glorious caravan rolls on as Newmarket hosts the second day of its July Meeting.

It's the turn of the flying fillies with the Group 1 Falmouth taking centre stage, and we've got all you need know right here.

Race 1 – 1.50 Bet365 Handicap

There's nothing like a minefield to get punters off to the most puzzling of starts, is there?

At 8-1 the field this contest looks as tricky as they come, though plenty will be latching on to Good Birthday, whose close third behind Headman in the London Gold Cup now looks very strong form.

He disappointed at Royal Ascot last time but nothing went right for him, and now back down to 1m2f he has obvious claims.

A case can be made for winning machine Oasis Prince, though he could find himself a touch high in the handicap, while Solid Stone has more to come from his master trainer.

However, this could be best left to MIGRATION. 

David Menusier's progressive colt won very nicely on the Rowley two starts ago, earning a mere 4lb rise, and found things a little hectic in the Britannia last time.

We're yet to see the best of him and the step up in trip should see him very competitive off what looks a very fair mark.

SELECTION: Migration EACH-WAY DART: Solid Stone

Race 2 – 2.25 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

A cracking field for this Group 2 prize, with Raffle Prize boasting the strongest form claims after winning the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot.

However, she has to carry a penalty for that and will be facing much faster ground now, so this is best left to Albany victor DAAHYEH.

Roger Varian's filly beat Raffle Prize on her debut and followed up in some style at Ascot, knuckling down very well under pressure.

She has plenty more to come and should again see off Celtic Beauty, who also ran a blinder on the Berkshire turf.

The Godolphin duo of Final Song and Divine Spirit are worth a mention in a contest where many have claims.

SELECTION: Daahyeh EACH-WAY DART: Celtic Beauty

Race 3 – 3.00 Bet365 Trophy

This is some race, with Ben Vrackie holding obvious claims after going so close to winning the Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot.

Indeed, he was unlucky not to win and off just 4lb higher should have a massive chance under Frankie if avoiding the bounce factor.

Secret Advisor is short enough in the market considering he's only had one start since 2017, when finishing behind Ben Vrackie, while Outbox needs to prove he can cut it off a mark of 104.

King's Advice saw his winning run come to an end at Newcastle last time and is probably high enough in the weights, and this could well go to CALIBURN.

He's not had long with Andrew Balding and has already shown improved form, having sluiced up at Pontefract on just his second start for the stable.

He could be better than his mark and is the one to catch.

SELECTION: Caliburn EACH-WAY DART: What A Welcome

Race 4 – 3.35 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1)

Not a fantastic renewal but one that brings with it plenty of interest.

ONE MASTER is clearly the one to beat after a fine performance in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, where she briefly looked the winner before not quite getting home on that stiff track.

This uphill finish won't help her cause much but that was her first start after a long break and she should strip a little fitter.

That form is the best in the race and she is the one to beat.

Beshaayir won well from the front at the Curragh last time and on that form holds Aidan O'Brien's contender I Can Fly, while Veracious should be vulnerable at this level but carries respect for Sir Michael Stoute.

Qabala could end up being the biggest danger with her weight allowance, having finished third in the 1,000 Guineas back in May.

If back to that level then she can definitely have a say.


Race 5 – 4.10 Weatherbys British EBF Maiden Stakes

In a race where there's very little to go on, the obvious one is KIPLING.

Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old didn't finish far behind Chesham runner-up Lope Y Fernandez on debut and with further improvement coming, is the one to beat here.

Mass Media could pick up second after an improved showing last time, while Tsar looks most interesting of the newcomers.


Race 6 – 4.45 Porsche Centre Cambridge Handicap

TOMMY TAYLOR had no sort of run at Pontefract earlier so did remarkably well to finish fourth and looks value off the same mark.

The step back to 7f looks sensible and with Ryan Moore up top, he's the one to be on.

Breathtaking Look fairly bolted up at the track last time but will need to defy a 7lb rise in a hotter race, while I Am A Dreamer is an obvious danger for Mark Johnston under a 5lb penalty for winning at Carlisle last time out.

At bigger prices, Medieval and Maksab are worth a second look.

SELECTION: Tommy Taylor EACH-WAY DART: Medieval

Race 7 – 5.20 JFD Handicap

An intriguing end to the card and OVAR could potentially benefit from a strong pace to come home in front.

He ran a blinder in a valuable handicap at the Curragh last time and this is a lot easier.

Old boy Tropics did the business in good style at Chelmsford last time and has Group 1 form at this track, so clearly deserves respect despite his advancing years.

Shamshon gets in at a nice low weight and could fill out the places.



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