July 9 Racing Tips: Hello You looking for Newmarket triumph

Planet Sport tipster Luke Elder is back to give you a helping hand in finding a winner from day two of Newmarket's July Festival and at Ascot on Friday, July 9.

Get your weekend off to the perfect start by finding a winner from Luke's hot selections below.

2.25 Newmarket - Hello You

Elder says: "The 2.25 at Newmarket is the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, where the Albany form is really going to be tested.

"We've got quite a few of the protagonists from that race; the 1-2-3 all locking horns once again, but very different conditions.

"It will be towards the better side of the ground at Newmarket this afternoon.

"Oscula obviously does go pretty well in soft ground, we've seen that in the past. She ran third in the Albany.

"Sandrine of course won the race. That was in heavy ground at Royal Ascot, and Hello You was back in second place.

"And, it's Hello You who is going to be the selection. I don't really think [Hello You] liked that soft ground. Was very impressive at Wolverhampton on debut; that form's working out quite nicely, with Sunstrike coming out to win as well subsequently.

"So I do think Hello You is better than we saw in Albany, and I do think will gain a bit more of an advantage on slightly better ground.

"It's a fascinating race to watch.

"We've also got Flotus in there as well, I think that's the one you could discard a touch, I'm not sure how strong that race was at Goodwood on debut, albeit she did win it pretty impressively, and of course bombed out at Royal Ascot.

"But, Hello You is taken to land the Duchess of Cambridge."

4.35 Ascot - Bonneval

Elder says: "The 4.35 at Ascot is the final race on their card and a fascinating apprentice handicap, with plenty of horses coming here in decent form.

"None more so than Ffion, who ran a good second at the Royal meeting last time around. Waliyak was back in third, and has gone on to run in a listed race, albeit well beaten at Pontefract, and of course was behind Lola Showgirl. That wasn't a bad run at all, and really should be the one to take all the beating here.

"However, we are going to take on Ffion, with Bonneval.

"A horse who has been running very well at Kempton as of late, without success.

"Was an eye-catcher there three outings ago. A couple of runs back behind Tahitian Prince, a horse that we know pretty well (has won for us a couple of times).

"And also last time around behind Lankaran, when fairly well fancied, went off around a 6/5 favourite, but Lankaran [has] a very similar sort of profile - progressive for the Roger Varian yard. I think in time, that could turn out to be pretty good form.

"And, of course, we always say at Ascot all-weather form does travel well to Ascot and does equate pretty well to their straight turf course.

"So I do think Bonneval will go pretty close, I do think it is a competitive race as mentioned, but Bonneval would be the selection to get the better of Ffion."

4.45 Newmarket - Twilight Calls

Elder says: "The final selection of the day comes up in the 4.45 at Newmarket, a five furlong handicap where plenty would fancy their chances.

"That includes Twilight Calls, who will be the final selection of the afternoon.

"Ran a decent last time around when beaten over at Leicester. Was a short price on that occasion. I don't think smaller field contests really suit him, we've seen that in the past as well, when travelling very well into races, not really finding a great deal off the bridle.

"Did manage to win at Doncaster in a smaller field contest though a couple of runs back, and I do think Twilight Calls will be better in a big field handicap, this is the first time he's going to get that.

"Hopefully a strong pace to aim at, and hopefully the race will fall into his lap a little bit later on in the contest.

"So, Twilight Calls will be the selection.

"Do watch out for Gellhorn, who ran a good race when winning here at Newmarket last time around. He got over his slow start aversions, as he showed at Windsor a couple of outings ago.

"Still ran well on that occasion, but I do think Gellhorn is better than we've seen.

"So, they're the two to focus on in the 4.45 at Newmarket. Twilight Calls the main one, and watch out for Gellhorn at a bit of a price as well."

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