Preview Of Godolphin July Meeting Runners - Day Two
Godolphin is well represented in the supporting races on day two of the July Festival at Newmarket, UK, on Friday, July 8, with runners in two major handicaps.
Quality Time (Saeed bin Suroor/James Doyle) and Mise En Rose (Charlie Appleby/James McDonald) re-oppose in the seven-furlong Price Bailey EBF Stallions Fillies' Handicap (15.10hrs local time), after finishing down the field in the mile Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot on June 15.
Both three-year-olds have shown a high level of form on Polytrack. Quality Time, by Exceed And Excel, won on the surface on her Chelmsford City debut in November and finished fourth in the seven-furlong G3 Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield Park in May, despite being hampered. Mise En Rose has won twice, scoring over seven furlongs and a mile.
Saeed bin Suroor commented: "Quality Time is a very honest filly who seems in good form. We will use a hood to help her settle after her run at Ascot."
Charlie Appleby said: "Mise En Rose is a consistent filly, who found the ground too soft for her liking at Ascot. Dropping back in trip and racing on a better surface will be in her favour."
Clear Water (Saeed bin Suroor/James Doyle) switches to the July Course for the John Banks Infiniti Cambridge Handicap (14.40hrs local time) over a mile following two appearances in seven-furlong maidens on Newmarket's Rowley Mile, including a facile victory on May 21.
The Hard Spun filly is joined by Pivotal colt Blair House (Charlie Appleby/James McDonald), who made an impressive debut when scoring in a Nottingham maiden over an extended mile on May 17 and was second, after missing the break, in a mile Musselburgh handicap on June 4.
Saeed bin Suroor reported: "Clear Water has progressed since her latest run at Newmarket and is in good form. Quicker ground will suit her."
Charlie Appleby added: "Blair House won his maiden nicely. The track didn't suit at Musselburgh, but he has come on for that run and should be very competitive."
Two-year-old colts D'bai (Charlie Appleby/James McDonald) and Dubai Hero (Saeed bin Suroor/James Doyle) make their debuts in the seven-furlong Weatherbys EBF Stallions Maiden (14.05hrs local time).
Charlie Appleby commented: "D'bai is a Dubawi colt with a nice pedigree. He has been pleasing us at home and I am looking forward to taking him to the races."
Saeed bin Suroor said: "Dubai Hero is a nice Dark Angel colt who is ready to start off at his local track. He will improve for the run."
Hold Tight (Saeed bin Suroor/James Doyle) won a six-furlong handicap at Lingfield on his seasonal debut in January 2016 and was second on his most recent start in a handicap at Newcastle last month. He lines up in the Pegasus Group Town And Country Planning Handicap Stakes (Silver Cup) (17.20hrs local time).
Saeed bin Suroor commented: "Hold Tight is in good form and has come out of the race at Newcastle well. The 7 furlongs suits and I am hopeful of a strong performance."