One of nine (yes, nine) meetings across the UK & Ireland on Saturday 19 August is a small but select card, beginning at 2.05 and running until 4.55, from Flat racing’s HQ.

Below are a couple of fancies for the occasion – including an Andrew Balding-trained juvenile who can get off the mark having disappointed punters at Glorious Goodwood earlier this month.

Newmarket Tips

  • 3.10 – Lady Wulfrun9/4
  • 4.55 – Lady Wormsley7/2

3.10 – Lady Wulfrun @ 9/4

I made Andrew Balding’s Lady Wulfrun my NAP of the Day when she obliged over C&D this time last week and she can go well again in this 0-90 nursery handicap.

It was a good performance to finish just in front of the runner-up and over 3L clear of the rest of the field – a performance the handicapper clearly rated also, for she was raised 6lbs.

I think that’s slightly harsh I must admit, but I also think there’s more to come from the two-year-old daughter of Saxon Warrior. There will need to be, as this represents a tougher assignment.

4.55 – Lady Wormsley @ 7/2

The 0-70 fillies’ handicap which concludes the action at HQ on Saturday is not going to take much winning. It’s a modest race, it’s fair to say.

Most of the 10 intended runners already look pretty exposed, with little improvement on the cards. One that might not apply to is Lady Wormsley for James Fanshawe.

The three-year-old daughter of Twilight Son has taken a fair bit of time to learn the racing game, but she’s getting there slowly but surely with four very respectable efforts on the trot.

She finally got off the mark last time out, winning a Doncaster handicap off 67. The handicapper has been fairly lenient in giving her just a 2lb rise, which likely isn’t enough if she is indeed on the improve.

The booking of James Doyle is positive and I’m hoping she can make a splash in this company.

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