The July Cup looks a strong renewal and our old favourite Golden Horde heads the betting. He was a fantastic winner of the Commonwealth Cup and should come on for the run. He also claims a handy 6lbs from the older horses, which may prove to be too much of an advantage.
But Golden Horde is coming up against seasoned sprinters and his price is way too short considering how difficult it is to back up Group 1 sprint successes.
I am big fan of HELLO YOUMZAIN and feel like he is the bet at the prices. Hello Youmzain remains lightly-raced despite already having two Group 1 sprint victories on his CV in the shape of a Sprint Cup at Haydock and his recent Diamond Jubilee reappearance win at the Royal Meeting where he had the likes of Khadeem and Sceptical in-behind seeing out the stiff 6f better than his rivals.
I don’t see either of them reversing the form on the good-to-soft going with Hello Youmzain also likely to improve for the run. Kevin Ryan has always held this horse in very high regard and you can see that based on how he has nurtured him during his two and three-year-old campaigns.
Golden Horde does look a class act and a mature three-year-old, but Hello Youmzain is incredibly versatile with regards to the track and going and is a gutsy sprinter who will be an incredibly tough nut to crack.
1pt win Hello Youmzain @9/2, 15:35 Newmarket, SaturdayLeave a comment