Friday ITV tips: Best bets for Newmarket and York

It's day two of Newmarket's July Festival and the Planet Sport experts have some hot tips ahead of Friday's ITV live race action, plus a couple from York too on July 8.

Another busy day for the ITV racing team as they give us four races from Newmarket, including the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes and the Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. Plus two races from York, the Group 3 Summer Stakes is one of those. So there's plenty for you to get stuck into.

Here's a quick list of Planet Sport's hot tips for Friday, with a bit of extra detail on each horse below that. There's also some each-way value in there as a extra bonus for those of you who read on further.

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13:50 (Newmarket) New London

14.05 (York) Southern Voyage

14:25 (Newmarket) Mawj

14:40 (York) Benefit (e/w)

15:00 (Newmarket) Summer's Knight (e/w)

15:35 (Newmarket) Inspiral

13:50 (Newmarket) New London

Winner of his only juvenile start, New London impressed Charlie Appleby with a two-and-a-quarter-length novice win, so much so that he raised his sights to a Classic trial at Chester.

Ultimately outclassed by Changingoftheguard in the Chester Vase, New London perhaps did not enjoy the Roodee circuit or the switch up to an extended mile and a half.

Back to his winning distance of 10 furlongs here, a starting mark of 99 does not look insurmountable for this Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe entry.

Swilican Bridge can provide the each-way value, especially as it's The Open next week.

14.05 (York) Southern Voyage

Southern Voyage progressed nicely throughout last season, landing a hat-trick of victories including twice in handicap company at Ascot and Thirsk, and the son of Wootton Bassett can score again in William Hill Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap, especially after a gelding operation.

Forza Orta ran with plenty of credit here behind Gaassee earlier in the season and a drop in class is likely to see him enter calculations, while My Little Queens could have more to offer on her first attempt at 1m4f.

14:25 (Newmarket) Mawj

Mawj could be the one to get the better of fellow joint-favourite Maylandsea in a wide-open Group 2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes.

Saeed bin Suroor's charge beat Believing on the Rowley Mile course on her debut in May, coming home four and three-quarter lengths clear of a filly who went on to register an incredible win at Wolverhampton after getting left at the start, before taking a Listed second behind Lezoo at Newmarket last month.

Mawj meanwhile went to Royal Ascot, where she found only Meditate too good in the Albany Stakes after getting a bit outpaced a couple of furlongs out before staying on again.

She was sent off favourite that day and while seven furlongs looks likely to suit in time, she could still be good enough in this six-furlong contest.

14:40 (York) Benefit (e/w)

Benefit can graduate to Group Three level in the William Hill Summer Stakes at York.

Clive Cox's charge was twice a winner as a juvenile, but failed to make any impact when moved up to seven furlongs for a crack at a Classic trial at the start of the year.

However, dropped back to sprint trips, Benefit has found her groove, chasing home Sense Of Duty in a Haydock Listed heat in May before going on to score in that class at Salisbury last time out.

That penultimate run has worked out well with Sense Of Duty subsequently hacking up in the Chipchase Stakes while she beat a fine yardstick in Nahaarr last time.

15:00 (Newmarket) Summer's Knight (e/w)

Candleford hosed up by six lengths in the Duke Of Edinburgh at Royal Ascot, which has prompted a 13lb rise in the weights. Has to be respected as another two furlongs is well within his reach, but he might be best avoided with the increase.

So attention falls to four-year-old Summer's Knight, who finished fifth to Trueshan in the Northumberland Plate last time, when held up in race that was dominated by those who sat closer to the early pace.

Won five races last season and leapt in the ratings to 99, so is worth a look each-way at an early price of 14/1.

15:35 (Newmarket) Inspiral

The least surprising pick of the day is Inspiral in the feature race - the Group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes. Something will have gone very wrong if she loses this.

The daughter of Frankel is unbeaten in four juvenile outings, culminating in Group One glory in the Fillies' Mile at Royal Ascot. She did miss her 1000 Guineas target in the spring as connections felt she simply was not ready for action, and it has proved to be a wise decision.

Lining up against the English and French Guineas winners at Royal Ascot, Inspiral was supreme, overcoming a bit of race-rustiness to win by just short of five lengths after displaying an electric turn of foot.

Another of Frankel's progeny, Sibila Spain, is where you should go if you fancy a bit of tasty each-way action.

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