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Newmarket trainers David Simcock, Charlie Appleby and Michael Bell look ahead to tomorrow's racing on the July Course




It promises to be a good day of racing on the July Course at Newmarket tomorrow, with two Listed races and a Group 3 contest on the card.

Below, three HQ-based trainers have discussed the chances of some of their hopefuls with myracing.com.

2.40pm: Close Brothers Fred Archer Stakes (Listed)

David Simcock, trainer of Desert Encounter

Desert Encounter will run in the Fred Archer Stakes. Picture: Mark Westley
Desert Encounter will run in the Fred Archer Stakes. Picture: Mark Westley

“He does what he pleases and he came out of Ascot well. These are the types of races that really suit him.

"You can never guarantee what he's going to do but hopefully he'll run very well.”

3.15pm: Close Brothers Criterion Stakes (Group 3)

Charlie Appleby, trainer of Glorious Journey and Royal Crusade

“Royal Crusade was a little disappointing in Dubai but has definitely been training better since coming back to Newmarket.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby. Picture: Alan Crowhurst
Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby. Picture: Alan Crowhurst

"It's his first time over this distance since his two-year-old days but if you look at the pick of his form he should be bang there.”

Michael Bell, trainer of The Lir Jet

“He ran a very good race in the Greenham and I think he's had valid excuses his last two runs.

"It comes a little bit quick for him but it's on our doorstep and he didn't have a hard race at Ascot. Cieren [Fallon] said he couldn't see where he was going.

"We were held up in behind and the kickback was woeful so he was riding blind.”

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