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Cape Byron heading to Newmarket for July Cup

2nd July 2019, 17:38 by Tom McGarry

Cape Byron will be looking to build on his impressive start to the season when he runs in this month's Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

The Roger Varian-trained gelding has won on both his starts to date in 2019, as he followed up his victory in the Victoria Cup at Ascot in May with an impressive weight-carrying success in the Wokingham Stakes during last month's Royal meeting at the same venue.

Cape Byron emerged from that latest success in good shape and Varian has now confirmed that he will return to action at Newmarket on July 13.

"He has come out of the Ascot race really well and should he have a clear run then he is sure to be starting in the July Cup," Varian said.

"He has had a very good preparation at home this year and is training well, which makes a difference to any horse."

Varian also feels the five-year-old's victory at Royal Ascot shows his best is still to come.

"I think what was very impressive in the Wokingham is that two furlongs from home, compared to the rest of the field he was travelling so well," the trainer added.

"Hopefully his best days are still ahead of him and I think the Wokingham confirmed that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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