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NEWMARKET JULY FESTIVAL | Three Value Picks to consider for Day 2

A consistent colt, an unexposed filly and a progressing gelding make up the selections on the second day of the Newmarket July Festival



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The second day of the July Festival lies in wait on Friday, with another seven-race card on offer for punters at Newmarket.

The action gets underway in Berkshire at 1:15 with a 7f maiden stakes and concludes at 4:45 with a 5f handicap.

Our team have taken a look through the card in hope of hunting down some value in the seven contests on offer.

Here are three selections to check out on the second day of the July Festival.

KING OF CLUBS – 1:50 Newmarket (17/2 – PP + Betfair)

A smalt colt from Hughie Morrison’s yard, King Of Clubs is stepped back up to 10 furlongs in the bet365 Handicap.

The three-year-old has been consistent on his last three starts, winning at Nottingham in May while placing in his other two runs.

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Hughie Morrison holds a smart colt in King Of Clubs

He could well have more to offer and looks very capable of progressing off his current mark, with his price of 17/2 looking appealing at this stage.

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OSCULA – 2:25 Newmarket (11/2 – Various)

Tipped up in our three value selections at Epsom last month, Oscula could land some black type for George Boughey in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes.

The filly did finish behind Sandrine and Hello You at Ascot last month, but she ran a cracker after a tough draw and raced alone on the stand side.

She may well have more in the locker here and could be overpriced at 11/2 in this contest.

EAST ASIA – 3:00 Newmarket (14/1 – Various)

Ian Williams has been picking up handicap successes for fun this season, and he could well pick up another success with East Asia in the bet365 Trophy.

The six-year-old failed to justify favouritism on the all-weather last time out and has been bumped up 5lbs for his latest success on turf at Goodwood four weeks ago.

Ian Williams sends East Asia to Newmarket on Friday

The son of Iffraaj is at a career-high mark here, but he could well continue to progress and outrun his price tag of 14/1.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.