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ITV Racing Tips on July 8th - Top tips at Newmarket and York

08 Jul 2022
Jon Vine 08 Jul 2022
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  • Tips for all six ITV races on Friday 8th July
  • Four races will be shown live from Newmarket on day two of the July Festival
  • The Falmouth Stakes headlines Friday's card at Newmarket
  • Viewers will also enjoy two excellent races from York
  • Yonafis, Lezoo and Zain Claudette feature in our ITV tips
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Ray Dawson celebrates as he rides Zain Claudette to victory in The Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York. (Getty)

The July Festival rolls into its second day on Friday, where the Falmouth Stakes headlines a stacked card. Along with four races from Newmarket, ITV Racing viewers will head to York for a couple of excellent races, including the Group Three Summer Stakes.

Let's jump into our best ITV Racing betting tips at Newmarket and York.

Friday's ITV Racing Schedule

1:50pm Newmarket bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1m2f
2:05pm York William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap (Class 3) 1m4f
2:25pm Newmarket Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Group 2) 6f
2:40pm York William Hill Summer Stakes (Group 3) 6f
3:00pm Newmarket bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1m6f
3:35pm Newmarket Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) 1m

ITV Racing Tips - Friday 8th July

Race 1 - Bet365 Handicap Tips

Yonafis1:50pm Newmarket bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1m2fGET 7/2 HERE
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I'm keen to side with the YONAFIS, who went into the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot on the back of three impressive all-weather wins.

Tom Marquand pulled his mount over to the centre from a wide draw, settling for a spot near the rear of the main pack. Yonafis came under pressure a long way out, but William Haggas' charge kept on well for pressure to cross the line eighth.

By Golden Horn and out of a mare who won a Listed race over ten furlongs, Yonafis is bred to be better over this sort of trip and he remains completely unexposed in handicap company.

Race 2 - William Hill Handicap Tips

Sneaking into this handicap at the bottom of the weights is MY LITTLE QUEENS, who travels to York on the back of two solid seasonal runs. 

Richard Fahey's filly won either side of a winter break and stayed on gamely to finish second over 11 furlongs last time out. Silvestre De Sousa's mount now tackles a-mile-and-a-half for the first time and this extra furlong could bring about further improvement.

Race 3 - Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes Tips

The three fillies who were placed at Royal Ascot all garner respect. However, I was mightly impressed with LEZOO'S victory in the Empress Fillies' Stakes here at Newmarket two weeks ago and she can hand Frankie Dettori a sixth victory in this Group Two.

On her first start over six furlongs, Lezoo travelled strongly behind the pace. Once Dettori unleashed his mount, Ralph Beckett's filly quickened up nicely to put two lengths between herself and the chasing pack. Proven stamina is always important on the July Course and Lezoo could be the one to side with.

Race 4 - Summer Stakes Tips

The Commonwealth Cup form is well advertised in this Group Three. Flotus finished third at Royal Ascot and deservedly leads the betting. At the prices, I'd rather side with ZAIN CLAUDETTE, who was making her seasonal reappearance in that ultra-competitive Group One.

Ismail Mohammed's filly was a little keen on her return to action, but didn't wilt in the closing stages - like many of her rivals did - and kept on to finish six lengths behind Perfect Power in ninth. Zain Claudette is fully entitled to come on for that outing and she boasts some valuable course form, having beaten Sandrine in the Lowther Stakes here last summer.

Race 5 - bet365 Trophy Tips

Dubai Welcome E/W3:00pm Newmarket bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1m6fGET 16/1 HERE
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Candleford looked like a Group performer running in a handicap as he cantered to victory in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes. William Haggas' mount could follow-up, despite a 13-pound rating hike, but I can't bring myself to back a runner at 10/3 in a race as competitive as this.

Saeed Bin Suroor's record with older horses on the July Course is impeccable and he'll be represented by DUBAI WELCOME. Ray Dawson's mount has run well twice around Kempton since his return to action in June and remains fairly unexposed on turf. This extended trip could be right up his street.

Race 6 - Falmouth Stakes Tips

Read our full guide to the 2022 Falmouth Stakes to find out who we're backing in Friday's main event.

If you plan on watching any of today's races via a mobile or tablet, then take a look at our Falmouth Stakes Live Stream page.

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