Ashadihan can stamp her authority on Rosemary rivals

Bill Esdaile
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Friday's Listed Rosemary Stakes isn't straight forward by any means, but Ashadihan is classy (Source: Getty)

Friday's Listed Rosemary Stakes (1.55pm) isn't straight forward by any means, but ASHADIHAN is the classiest filly in the race and must have a massive chance.

Kevin Ryan's three-year-old has been in top company this season – running respectable races in both the Group One Coronation and Falmouth Stakes.

She's still lightly raced and was an excellent second in the Albany at Royal Ascot last year before disappointing in the Lowther.

Ryan then gave her a break and brought her back to comfortably land the Group Three Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield in April.

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The yard is in flying form and I think Ashadihan will simply have too much for her rivals. Take the 6/1 with Betway, who are giving money back if you finish second in this race.

Fair Eva is impossible to oppose in the Rockfel (3.05pm), but she's very short and I'd rather focus on the Joel Stakes (3.40pm).

Custom Cut is bidding to repeat his success of two years ago, but he's been a bit below par this term so I’m opting for NATHRA.

The John Gosden-trained filly has the beating of these judging by her excellent second in the French Guineas behind La Cressonniere.

Although she disappointed in the Coronation, she’s had a break since then and should be hard to beat.

My eyes were immediately drawn to top weight Daily Bulletin in the Silver Cambridgeshire (5.55pm), but both his best runs have come on the all-weather which is a concern.

Instead I’m keen to take a chance on last year’s runner-up SQUIRE off a 3lb lower mark.


Ashadihan 1.55pm Newmarket

Nathra 3.40pm Newmarket

Squire e/w 5.55pm Newmarket

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