Starspangledbanner lined up for Newmarket

Starspangledbanner lined up for Newmarket

Golden Jubilee hero Starspangledbanner features among 17 confirmations for the Darley July Cup on Friday.

The Australian import got off the mark on European soil with an impressive win at Royal Ascot and is likely to sign off his racing career at Newmarket next week.

His trainer Aidan O’Brien could also be represented by Alfred Nobel.

A number of those beaten in the Golden Jubilee are set to reoppose, including the runner-up Society Rock and the American-trained third Kinsale King.

Last year’s winner Fleeting Spirit was fourth in the Golden Jubilee on her first start of the season, when done no favours by the draw.

Marchand D’Or won this in 2008 and is another who could bid for a second win in the Group One prize.

King’s Stand winner Equiano could step back up to six furlongs, as could Australian speedster Nicconi.

John Gosden has left in both Meezaan and Showcasing, Alain de Royer-Dupre could be represented by Varenar and War Artist, while Balthazaar’s Gift, Kingsgate Native, Prime Defender, Alverta and Serious Attitude complete the possibles.

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