The winner will snare nearly £300,000 for connections and it’s a race which has attracted several high-profile names including Sole Power and Shea Shea, the first two horses home in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Meanwhile, 32Red.com sponsor three races on Saturday and that includes the Group 2 encounter Superlative Stakes, with two horses rated higher than 100.
2.40 Superlative Stakes
Nine horses are entered for this two-year-old contest, with Good Old Boy Lukey set to go off favourite and the Richard Fahey horse has done nothing wrong when scooping the spoils at Hamilton and Newcastle recently.
Ryan Moore rides the unbeaten horse in this race, although Somewhat goes off a similar mark after finishing fourth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot, with the Mark Johnston horse having won his debut race at Musselburgh.
Rosso Corsa disappointed last time out but there could be further improvement from Recanted, Vigor and Washaar who all won on their last outing.
3.50 July Cup
Reckless Abandon is the notable absentee from this £500,000 contest, with Clive Cox having been forced to withdraw his charge who was set to run against stablemate Lethal Force.
The former has swollen gland under his jaw, although Lethal Force could still deliver the spoils for Cox, who saw the horse claim victory in Diamond Jubilee Stakes at the Royal meeting.
The four-year-old is available at 4/1 (Paddy Power) to win the race and his trainer reports Lethal Force to be in excellent condition. “He is absolutely fine,” said Cox.
“I’ve been very happy with him since Ascot, I’m really pleased with him and we’re looking forward to seeing him run again on Saturday.”
Shea Shea is currently the slight favourite at odds of 7/2 (William Hill), despite the fact that the South African raider was touched off by Sole Power in the King’s Stand Stakes, with a neck between them at Royal Ascot.
Indeed, the latter could well produce a repeat performance on Saturday and odds of 9/1 look particularly attractive from an each-way perspective, with the six-year-old having demonstrated real class last month.
Society Rock finished second to Lethal Force in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and connections will hope to go one better in this race, with the six-year-old having previously beaten the same horse at York.
There are several lively contenders for this race, with Gale Force Ten on offer at 7/1, while Hamza could run a big race for trainer Kevin Ryan at odds of 12/1.