July is always a terrific month for Flat racing, starting with the Coral Eclipse on the 2nd where So You Think beat Workforce, then my favourite meeting, the three day July Festival at Newmarket, but the big race of the month is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on the 23rd. I am going to miss this as well as Goodwood the week after. Back on board Celebrity Eclipse again.
At the time of blogging the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is worth £1,000,000.00, looks to be between Rewilding, St. Nicholas Abbey and Workforce. St. Nicholas Abbey beat Midday at Epsom, Rewilding beat So You Think in a really tough race at Royal Ascot and Workforce was beaten by So You Think in that tremendous race for the Coral Eclipse. St. Nicholas Abbey (pictured) will be the freshest horse but if he runs, Workforce has the best form. Workforce’s substitute would be Midday.
In the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on the 27th the clash between Frankel and Canford Cliffs should be a race to savour. The younger Frankel with the age allowance of 8lbs ought to win.