Newmarket: The Beach Boys set to perform at Newmarket’s July Course tonight after evening of racing
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William Buick has an impressive line up of rides for this evening’s Adnams Music Night meeting on Newmarket’s July course.
While the music lovers will be waiting to hear and join in with the sounds of the Beach Boys, the racing fans will be hoping by then to have had a few winners and Buick could be the man to follow.
He rides the Charlie Appleby trained Godolphin colt About Turn in the 6.50pm seven-furlong handicap for three-year-olds. About Turn made a winning debut on Kempton’s all weather almost a year ago to the day and will be looking to score again.
Baltic Brave, Ryan Moore on Hugh Morrison’s gelding, a June runner-up at Newmarket following a Great Yarmouth win, and Constantine, Kieran O’Neill on Richard Hannon’s gelding, second at Haydock recently, are the main rivals.
Buick rides again for Appelby in the feature race at 7.20pm, the Oakmont Construction Condition Stakes over the minimum five furlongs.
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The colt Strategical is the likely favourite. He was eighth at Sandown in the Scurry Stakes in June but last August won three times, at Great Yarmouth, Wolverhampton and Sandown.
Of his five rivals, Move In Time, Jim Crowley for David O’Meara, looks the most threatening after finishing sixth in Saturday’s City Walls Stakes at York.
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Buick is back in business for his boss John Gosden when riding Fallen in Line in the maiden for three-year-olds over a mile at 8.25pm.
The colt was second at Doncaster in heavy ground and faces a challenge from 15 rivals, 10 of them newcomers.
But key challenges may well comefrom Dreaming Beauty, James Doyle on Jeremy Noseda’s Goodwood runner-up and Moore on the William Haggas trained Soviet Courage, second of nine on the all-weather at Lingfield.
The evening’s finale at 8.55pm is a seven-furlong handicap with Buick on Michael Wigham’s Charter, second in June although Botanist, Jimmy Quinn on the Ron Harris trained last time out Leicester winner and Until Midnight, Robert Tart claiming three on a gelding fourth at Newmarket in May, have chances.
The opener at 5.45pm sees eight go in the 10-furlong handicap with all-weather specialist Excellent Puck likely favourite for Doyle and trainer Sean Lycett.
Dolphin Rock under Dane O’Neill for Brian Ellison and The Ginger Berry, under Chris Catlin for trainer Dr Jon Scargill rate dangers.
There are five debutants in the field of 13 for the maiden fillies’ seven-furlong sprint at 6.20pm in which Shahralasal, O’Neill getting the leg up for Roger Varian, All Rounder, Doyle for Gosden and Efflorescence, Kirby for Appleby, hold hopes.
Another gelding used to winning on the all-weather, Phil McEntee’s Putin, under Martin Harley, is the possible favourite for the 7.50pm handicap.
But trainer Harris is double handed. Vincenti, under Kirby and nine-year-old grey gelding Light From Mars, under seven-pound claimer Mikey Ennis, are also fancied.