Timeform pick out their three best bets from day one of Newmarket’s July Festival on Thursday…
“…he’s well clear on Timeform weight-adjusted ratings, and on balance he’s well worth another chance.”
Timeform on Emaraaty
A tightly-knit Group 3, however FIRST ELEVEN looked a Group horse in the making when unlucky not to win the King George V Stakes (Handicap) at Royal Ascot three weeks ago and can provide John Gosden with a sixth win in this event. Loxley was impressive when making a winning return here and has more improvement in him, while this represents a drop in class for Giuseppe Garibaldi who ran well in the Curragh Cup last time.
Timeform ‘Horse In Focus’ MIRAGE DANCER wasn’t seen to best effect at Royal Ascot, and given he has the potential to rate higher still, he’s taken to enhance Sir Michael Stoute’s excellent record in this race. Barsanti is a thoroughly likeable sort who should continue to give a good account of himself, while Best Solution will find things a bit easier back in Group 2 company after running in the Dubai Sheema Classic when last seen.
EMARAATY proved to be a major disappointment in the Jersey Stakes at Ascot last month, particularly given the huge effort he produced when runner-up at Goodwood previously. However, he’s well clear on Timeform weight-adjusted ratings, and on balance he’s well worth another chance. Jim Crowley seemingly prefers Gabr however, and he is highly respected, whilst Symbolization is also expected to feature.