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Newmarket trainers look ahead to day two of July Festival – including the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes

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Newmarket's July Course will play host to second day of the Moët & Chandon July Festival this afternoon.

And today will see the running of the first of two Group 1 races at the meeting – the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes.

Below, some of Newmarket's big-named trainers have been discussing their best chances of victory, courtesy of myracing.com.

Indie Angel will be in Group 1 action for John & Thady Gosden. Picture: Alan Crowhurst
Indie Angel will be in Group 1 action for John & Thady Gosden. Picture: Alan Crowhurst

1.50pm bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap)

Thady Gosden, joint-trainer of Peter The Great and Highland Rocker

"Peter The Great is a course-and-distance winner but is in the handicap ranks now. This could be a bit different as he’s not as experienced as some in the race, but he’ll like the ground if it stays fast.

"Highland Rocker has a bit to prove, but he hated the slow ground at Newbury last time and this should be better."

George Scott, trainer of Too Friendly

"He didn’t stay the mile and a half at Royal Ascot last time so we’re dropping him back in trip. It’s a big ask, but he’s in such good form at home that we think he’ll run well."

2.25pm Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Group 2)

Ed Crisford, joint-trainer of Flotus

"She didn't handle the heavy ground at Royal Ascot very well but she's trained well since. Hopefully she'll be seen to better effect on a sounder surface."

George Boughey, trainer of Oscula

"She's done well since Royal Ascot and has worked well on quicker ground, which I don't think will be an issue for her as she's versatile."

3pm bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap)

Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Live Your Dream and Volcanic Sky

"Live Your Dream won well at Wolverhampton last time and he has been working nicely on the Limekilns so should enjoy the ground. Volcanic Sky is also working nicely so we have two good chances."

Thady Gosden, joint-trainer of Amtiyaz

"He was given a brilliant ride by Hollie Doyle to win at Royal Ascot when he enjoyed the quick ground and enjoyed being near the pace.

"As he’s drawn two he may well find himself up there again which should suit him."

George Boughey, trainer of Lostwithiel

"Hollie Doyle got off him at Royal Ascot and said he didn’t stay two and a half miles there but will be a nice horse back in trip.

"It’s a tough race but I expect him to run well at a track that should suit him."

3.35pm Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1)

Thady Gosden, joint trainer of Indie Angel

"Indie Angel won well at Royal Ascot when she had her ground and hopefully she will again, although this is a much tougher race. She's pleased us since and this is the obvious race for her."

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