MAQSAD (1.50) will enjoy a welcome respite from Group 1 company and should take all the beating in the Listed opener at Newmarket.
The fairer sex take centre stage in the first three races on ITV and the William Haggas-trained filly was most impressive here in May when landing the Pretty Polly Stakes. Maqsad was touted for the Investec Oaks but patently didn’t stay 1m 4f and she again weakened out of contention behind Deirdre in the 1m 2f Nassau Stakes at Goodwood. This mile trip should see her leap-frog back to winning ways.
KING OF COMEDY (3.35) returns to a mile in the Shadwell Joel Stakes and that should trigger a big run from the Gosden-trained son of Kingman. His run flattened out when fourth to Japan in the extended 1m 2f Juddmonte International at York and King Of Comedy had earlier served it up to a couple of very smart colts at Royal Ascot when splitting Circus Maximus and Too Darn Hot in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
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