The July meeting kicks off at Newmarket this afternoon and the best bet on the opening day at HQ comes in the shape of Mijhaar (2:25) in the Sportingbet.com Handicap.
The Shirocco colt was impressive when winning his maiden at Haydock in May and shaped well for a long way behind Nathaniel at Royal Ascot last time.
Dropped in both trip and class here, Roger Varian’s charge could well end up being rated a lot higher than his current mark of 96 and he is fancied to take this en route back in to Group company.
The one concern with the selection is that he is thought to need a bit of dig in the ground, so really fast ground would be a worry.
Given how highly he is regarded, he probably won’t be risked if the in-form Varian is overly worried and he was trading at 7/2 on Wednesday evening with Boylesports, having been 5/1 earlier in the week.