Today's Racing News: Punters backing the boys in blue at Newmarket on day two

Baaeed put in a simply stunning performance yesterday

It's day two of Newmarket's July Festival, and Daryl Carter's looking to follow up from his full house of market mover winners from yesterday and takes a strong view in the feature race of the day.

"She is another who will get further, but this stiff mile should suit, and there is undoubtedly more to come from this powerful filly who has excuses for her York defeat when too keen and can go one better than mum Sky."

It's not just Newmarket that offers up some top-class action today with meetings from Ascot, York, Cork, Kilbeggen, Chepstow and Chester on a busy day for punters.

Money Talk

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13:15 Newmarket - Ehraz 6/1 into 9/2 (Bigger at opening)
15:00 Newmarket - Live Your Dream 13/2 into 5/1
15:25 Ascot - Without Revenge 15/4 into 85/40

Market says no!

Which horses at the head of the market are on the drift on the Betfair Sportsbook this morning?

14:25 Newmarket - Sandrine 6/4 OUT 2/1
15:25 Ascot - Passion And Glory 15/8 out 5/2

Mark your card - Newmarket

The Betfair Sportsbook pays extra places on nine races today, including three at Newmarket's feature meeting. Find them here.

In the opening 13:15 Weatherbys Bloodstock Pro British EBF Maiden Stakes, trainer Richard Hannon will look for a fourth win in the race with the Shadwell Estates owned, Ehraz 5.59/2. The owner-trainer combo has won the race twice previously.

Three-year-old's look the way to go in the 16:45 Moet & Chandon Handicap, especially those priced shorter than 8/1.

They finished first and second in 2018, tenth in 2017 and second in 2016 - Twilight Calls 5.04/1 (also looks well handicapped)

Mark Johnston out to continue his dominance

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Trainer Mark Johnston has an excellent record in the 13:50 bet365 Handicap, having won the contest six times in ten years, and his representative King Frankel 7.06/1 back on quicker ground looks the pick of his two entries.

The trainer is also bidding for a third consecutive win in the 15:00 bet365 Trophy for which he has three entries, Hochfeld 12.011/1, Themaxwecan 21.020/1 and Watersmeet 51.050/1.


Richard Fahey will bid for a three-timer in Chester's 18:00 with Defence Treaty 29.028/1, but don't let the big price and wide draw put you off.

Last year, he won the race with a 28/1 shot from stall 12 and previously with a 10/1 shot from stall 12.

Timeform hoping for cash with Cassy on the Knavesmire

York grandstand 1280.jpg The Timeform team pick out their three best bets from York.

Read Timeform tips here.

Race of the day - back Snow to go one better than mum Sky

The 15:35 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket looks a typically competitive renewal with unexposed three-year-old's taking on their elders for the first time.

Alcohol Free has been impressive at times this season, including when claiming her second Group One in six starts in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She has different ground conditions to contend with today and could see herself outpaced on this quicker surface at a crucial moment in the race.

She was behind Mother Earth in the 1,000 Guineas on good to firm ground, and she will stay further than this 1m trip.

She is exciting, top-class and open to vast improvement but may prove vulnerable on this quick ground.

Primo Bacio put up a devastating performance at York, and that form was given a good boost by the second (Creative Flair) and third (Snowfall) next time.

She is a strong traveller with a smart turn of foot and could easily be over-priced in this field. The concern would be the track. She didn't look entirely at home on the Rowley Mile in a Maiden last year, and flatter tracks may see her turn of foot to best use - it pains me to ditch her.

The regally bred Snow Lantern put her York disappointment firmly behind her with an eye-catching display at Royal Ascot on heavy ground and granted a clear run would have likely beat Alcohol Free.

That was an excellent performance, given her beautiful flowing action suggests she wants a quicker surface.

She is another who will get further, but this stiff mile should suit, and there is undoubtedly more to come from this powerful filly who has excuses for her York defeat when too keen and can go one better than mum Sky, who finished runner-up in this contest in when beaten a neck in 2013.

She looks a favourable price for a recommended bet at 5.04/1 or bigger and with natural improvement she can reverse form on these terms with Primo Bacio.

Read Ryan Moore's thoughts on the race of the day

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Ryan gives Betfair readers his thoughts on Mother Earth and the rest of his Friday rides.

Read Ryan's column here.

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Breathtaking Baaeed a Group 1 winner in waiting

Baaeed 1200 x 886.pngPoetic Flare has been very good, St Mark's Basilica was excellent, but Baaeed was simply stunning. The manner in which the three-year-old put a rock-solid yardstick like Maximal to bed in yesterday's Sir Henry Cecil Stakes was breathtaking.

A slowly run race (fraction slower than the proceeding handicap) could have put his chances in doubt given he is bred for further and a half brother to Hukum - a group winner over 1m5f.

It didn't, though, and he did things the hard way from the rear of the field, and Crowley barely had to breathe on him with the race looking over at the two-pole as he sat comfortably.

He showed an electric turn of foot to destroy a horse with the minimum of fuss who had previously been beaten a similar distance by Poetic Flare in the Group 1 St James' Palace at the Royal meeting.

A clash between all three has the mouthwatering, but there is little doubt Baaeed is a Group 1 winner in waiting on that evidence, especially when getting a strongly run race.

Final Word

It's a busy weekend not just for punters but for everyone in the country, with the nation's hopes riding on 90 minutes of exhilarating action on Sunday at 8 pm.

I'll be praying that England get the Italian job done on Sunday, and so should you!

Expect the column to be late on Monday if we do the impossible - Only joking; I am the utmost professional. Until Monday, be lucky.

Follow Daryl Carter on Twitter @DarylCarter7

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