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Ratings Update: U S Navy Flag improves for drop in trip
U S Navy Flag followed in the footsteps of his stable's previous two three-year-old winners of the July Cup, Stravinsky and Mozart, but how good was his performance? Andrew Asquith rounds up the major changes to the Timeform ratings from the weekend.
Newmarket’s three-day July meeting started on Thursday, with Advertise (remains on 110p) giving a boost to the Coventry form when winning the July Stakes by two lengths from Koncheck (up 2 lb to 103). Advertise was the clear form pick and didn’t have to improve to resume winning ways in ready fashion, and he remains capable of better with stronger pattern races likely to be on his agenda later in the season.
It was just an ordinary renewal of the Princess of Wales’s Stakes which was won by Best Solution (remains on 120). He had come up short at the highest level three months previously at Meydan, but bounced back to his best to win by half a length from Mirage Dancer (down 3 lb to 118). Best Solution will remain a force at this level, but will likely prove vulnerable back in Group 1 company; he is reportedly being aimed at the Melbourne Cup.