GEORGE Duffield, who took the major honours at Sandown on Saturday when winning the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Giant's Causeway, can figure on the scoreboard on the opening day of Newmarket's prestigious July meeting tomorrow.

The veteran jockey, who lives near Leyburn in North Yorkshire, can land the £15,000 Hamilton Rated Handicap for Preston trainer Geraldine Rees on Baby Barry.

Although yet to get his head in front this season, Baby Barry has run two cracking races recently. He was fourth behind Cotton House in the valuable William Hill Trophy at York, and third at Chester over an inadequate five furlongs last week.

Back over six furlongs tomorrow, and with Duffield - the most dynamic of 53-year-olds - on board, Baby Barry can triumph.

The £50,000 Cherry Hinton Stakes is one of the feature races on the first day of the Newmarket meeting and trainer Alan Berry, who took over this year from his famous father Jack, can clinch his biggest success in the Group 2 event.

Strange Destiny is the in-form Berry stable's representative. Gary Carter's mount deserves every consideration after a fine effort to finish fourth in last month's Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, where she suffered trouble in running.

The £60,000 Prince of Wales's Stakes could also see a northern winner in the shape of Yavana's Pace, trained by Mark Johnston.

A tough eight-year-old, Yavana's Pace ran a first-class race at Royal Ascot on his latest start, being second to stablemate Fruits Of Love in the Hardwicke Stakes.

The Fillies Rated Handicap offers Boast a good chance to follow-up her recent course success.

Although that victory was achieved over six furlongs, tomorrow's extra distance will not inconvenience John Reid's mount, who is napped to oblige again.

At Pontefract, Were Not Stoppin has strong claims in the Hyde Sporting Promotions Ladies Handicap.

While these races, with largely inexperienced riders taking part, are to be avoided for betting purposes, Were Not Stoppin has solid claims on his three wins this season and his sound effort at Goodwood last time.

The Dianne Nursery is the first-two-year-old handicap of the season and there is much to like about the chances of Emissary, trained by Mark Johnston,

Although he has yet to get off the mark, the youngster has shown up quite well in maiden company and it could well be that the handicapper has let him in lightly at the weights. Furthermore, Johnston's able apprentice, Keith Dalgleish takes a further 7lb off Emisarry's back.

Bundy, a recent course and distance winner, should made a bold bid to follow-up in the St Giles Handicap.