Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TIME FOR AN AD BREAK; Meade's Speed Machine Can Justify the Hype in July Cup Test at HQ Tis the Time to Back Cox

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

TIME FOR AN AD BREAK; Meade's Speed Machine Can Justify the Hype in July Cup Test at HQ Tis the Time to Back Cox

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Byline: GARRY OWEN

(4.40) in a ADVERTISe flavour of the month thrilling renewal of the July Cup at Newmarket.

Martyn Meade has always thought the world of this highclass who landed a speedster warm Group 2 over course and TURN TO PAGE TWO AN AD BREAK FROM PAGE ONE distance at this meeting 12 months ago.

The son of Showcasing built on that when adding a Curragh Group 1 before chasing home Too Darn Hot in the Dewhurst on the Rowley Mile here.

Unsighted in the 2000 Guineas on his return to HQ, the three-year-old bolted up back over six furlongs in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

I doubt we've seen the best of this blisteringly fast type who can bag his third top-level success under Frankie Dettori.

The Italian rider can also claim the trappy Bet365 Mile on John Gosden's HONEST ALBERT (2.20).

The three-year-old decisively beat the reopposing Bayroot at Nottingham and this surefire improver can confirm those placings at today's weights.

KING'S COMMAND (2.55) can emulate stablemate Quorto by taking the Superlative Stakes.

Charlie Appleby's colt stayed on strongly to deny Al Namir in a red-hot six-furlong maiden here last month so he can come on plenty over seven.

CROSSING THE LINE (3.30) can shade another competitive edition of the Bunbury Cup.

Andrew Balding's mare likes this venue and produced a clear personal best when chasing home Billesdon Brook in a Chelmsford Listed event.

The four-year-old has a real touch of class and can go one better off an unchanged mark for her smart connections.

COPPER KNIGHT (2.05) can enjoy his fourth victory at York in the City Walls Stakes.

Tim Easterby's sprinter looked ready for the promotion to Listed company when just denied by Fool For You in the Gosforth Park Cup at Newcastle.

GOLD MOUNT (2.40) looks gilt-edged for Ian Williams in the John Smith's Silver Cup.

Classy when trained in Hong Kong, the gelding is still nicely unexposed as a stayer after slamming Raheen House on his British debut over track and trip last month. …

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