Last week’s July Stakes winner Lusail was the latest Group scorer for Mehmas and Caturra looks to hold strong claims of giving his sire another juvenile winner in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury this afternoon (3.20pm).
The Clive Cox-trained two year old had been sent off favourite for a warm Newmarket maiden in April, in which he finished fourth, and stepped up on that when scoring at Bath on his next outing. He ran very well in the Coventry at Royal Ascot on his latest start, with the subsequent Group 2 July Stakes third and fourth finishing just ahead of him.
Cox doesn’t run many in Ireland, so it is notable that he has given Caturra the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes entry next month. That is an indication of how highly regarded this colt is and he is worth backing today.
3.20pm Newbury – 1pt win Caturra @ 9/2 (Ladbrokes, Coral, 888sport, 4-1 elsewhere)