Newmarket – 1000 Guineas Day 2020

13:50 – Buckhounds Stakes (Listed) 4yo+ – 1m4f

“Horses for Courses” is an old adage that is used far wider than inside the racing bubble, but it particularly rings true with Mark Johnston’s Communique. This Chestnut Horse has already been a grand servant to connections having raced 24 times in his three seasons to date, but he always seems to save his best performances for Newmarket.

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Newmarket – Coronation Cup Day 2020

14:25 – Abernant Stakes (Group 3) 3yo+ – 6f

This doesn’t look like a great renewal of the Abernant Stakes on paper, with the old boy Brando installed as a general 11/8 favourite. At that sort of price, I can happily leave him alone and appreciate this lad winning the race for a third time – but there seems like a good opportunity to at least pick up place money at a big price, with many of the remainder looking pretty uninspiring.

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