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- All seven favourites on Newmarket card beaten
This first day of the July Festival here was one that the punters will want to forget, when the smart money found its way to the Pimm’s bar or the ice-cream van and steered well clear of the bookies. All seven favourites on the card, including three at odds-on, were beaten as winners returned at 25-1, 20-1 and 11-1 twice, and the most bitter disappointment was the sight of Masar, last year’s Derby winner, trailing home last of six behind Communique in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes.
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