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William Buick set to ride Ortensia at Newmarket

Buick rode the John Gosden-trained Nathaniel into a thrilling half-length victory at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown this past weekend.
Buick rode the John Gosden-trained Nathaniel into a thrilling half-length victory at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown this past weekend.
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William Buick will mount Australian sprinter Ortensia in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday. Punters can expect favorable horse racing odds from betting tipsters given the jockey’s hot streak.

Buick rode the John Gosden-trained Nathaniel into a thrilling half-length victory at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown this past weekend. Nathaniel barely sprinted past Farhh, mounted by Frankie Dettori, in the final stretch.

Ortensia is trained by Paul Messara and won the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on World Cup night. Additionally, Ortensia came in ninth in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and was mounted by Craig Williams on both occasions.

In other news, two-year-old Hoyam will compete in a six furlong horse race and attempt her first Pattern-race win later this month. The Michael Bell-trained filly is heading to the £50,000 Group Three Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at Ascot on July 28. Hoyam finished second on her debut in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Additionally, Nafaath will contend at the Glorious Goodwood after a valiant effort at Royal Ascot. Trainer Neil King will stake the six-year-old in the two miles five furlongs horse race. Punters will have the opportunity to place wagers though betting odds are still pending from bookmakers and tipsters.

"He's come out of it in very good form. He didn't have much luck in running. We were drawn wide and had to go further than everybody else in the field, but he ran a blinder," said the Newmarket-based King.

Nafaath placed third behind Simenon in the Ascot Stakes.