Newmarket's July 2013 fixtures are in full swing. This year's festival is crammed with fashion, entertainment and plenty of horse racing to enjoy. Have you got your wackiest hat ready? Time to digest this year's important July details.
Attendees to the course will have the opportunity to witness Madness in concert. The good old English "geezers" are likely to arrive in baggy trousers and help celebrate the Adnams Newmarket Night before the Kaiser Chiefs do the same in August.
Those who aren't interested in debatable music and fine food may want to spend some time betting on a number of prestigious horse races throughout each day. July 11 marks the official beginning of an intense three-day meeting at the course, although punters will be able to catch races on another four days across the latter half of the month.
You can check the full details below, courtesy of the official Newmarket 2013 website:
Piper-Heidsieck July Festival
July 11—Ladies Day; First race: 8.40 a.m ET, last race: 12 p.m ET.
July 12—Abu Dhabi Day; First race: 8.40 a.m ET, last race: 12.35 p.m ET.
July 13—Darley July Cup Day; First race: 9.05 a.m ET, last race: 12.35 p.m ET.
Adnams Newmarket Night—Madness
July 19—First race: 12.45 p.m ET, last race: 3.55 p.m ET.
July 20—First race: 8.55 p.m ET, last race: 12.25 p.m ET.
Adnams Newmarket Night
July 26—First race: 12.35 p.m ET, last race: 3.55 p.m ET.
July 27—First race: 9.10 p.m ET, last race: 12.40 p.m ET.
SkyBet fancies a number of jockeys to do well at Newmarket throughout the July meet. Here's a list of individual specials that might catch your eye. Odds are correct as of July 11 and may quickly change.
M Barzalona to ride a Double 12/1
William Buick to ride a Double 7/2
William Buick to ride a Treble 22/1
P Hanagan to ride a Double 7/1
R Hughes to ride a Double 10/11
R Hughes to ride a Treble 11/2
R L Moore to ride a Double 7/2
R L Moore to ride a Treble 25/1
Although an outside bet, R L Moore should be considered a top contender for the Treble at Newmarket. As confirmed by Sky Sports, he has won three of 15 flat races across the past seven days; more impressively, he has been in the top three on eight occasions. Moore's ability to consistently compete for the top spot is well worth your attention.
William Buick's form has also picked up in the week leading to Newmarket. He has won six of 22 races and finished inside the top three 10 times, as noted on Sky Sports. His win percentage remains at 27 percent, while Moore's resides at 20 percent. Either one can challenge Richard Hughes, whose Treble odds should satisfy the less gutsy gambler.
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