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Newmarket Racing Tips: Capulet the class act in Royal Lodge

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Adam Houghton outlines the Timeform view on Saturday's card at Newmarket

"Capulet has comfortably the best form in this Group 2 - he is 6 lb clear of Al Musmak on Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings..."

Timeform's Adam Houghton highlights a Nap, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Newmarket on Saturday.

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Newmarket NAP - 13:50 - Back Capulet

Capulet confirmed the promise of his debut when filling the runner-up spot in the Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown last time, showing much-improved form to push his exciting stablemate, Diego Velazquez, all the way to the line.

He was beaten just half a length and the first two pulled over three lengths clear of the rest, with those in behind including the subsequent Beresford Stakes winner Deepone.

Clearly a smart prospect in his own right, Capulet has comfortably the best form in this Group 2 - he is 6 lb clear of Al Musmak on Timeform's weight-adjusted ratings - and his scope for more improvement identifies him as very much the one to beat for Aidan O'Brien, who is seeking his third success in this race since 2018.

Back Capulet @ 2.757/4 on Betfair Exchange

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Newmarket Next Best - 14:25 - Back Relief Rally

Relief Rally has proved herself a useful juvenile in five starts for the William Haggas yard, already a four-time winner and arguably unlucky not to be unbeaten having been denied by just a nose when suffering her sole defeat in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

She didn't need to improve to gain her biggest success yet in the Lowther Stakes at York last time, finishing strongly from rear to land the spoils by a length in comfortable fashion.

That performance proved her effectiveness over six furlongs and Relief Rally holds the edge on form now testing the waters at the top level for the first time. A likeable filly, she is fancied to cap a brilliant two-year-old campaign with a fifth win for William Haggas, who has his team in red-hot form (85% of horses running to form).

Back Relief Rally @ 3.259/4 on Betfair Exchange

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Newmarket Each-Way - 16:50 - Back Key To Cotai

Key To Cotai shaped encouragingly when finishing fifth on her nursery debut at York last month, doing her best work late on to pass the post only five lengths behind the winner.

That effort is arguably worth marking up as she made her effort on the disadvantaged part of the track (fared best of the high-drawn runners) and her strength at the finish suggests the step up to seven furlongs today will be in her favour.

Still relatively unexposed after just five starts, Key To Cotai looks potentially well treated on a BHA mark of 79 and another bold bid seems assured if the application of cheekpieces for the first time can eke out a bit more improvement.

Back Key To Cotai @ 5.59/2 on Betfair Exchange

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