April 22 / 14.05 Newbury

14.05

Soft

Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Group 3) (Fillies)

  • Prize money: £39697
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 14 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Group 3) (Fillies)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.70
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1- D

Last run: 205 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
From a family that has served her connections well; duly showed major promise at Salisbury (7f, good to soft) on sole 2yo start, getting on top nicely towards the finish; has Group-race potential; trainer has won this contest four times; interesting contender.
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2nd

9

(6)

14th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket (July)

Remarquee

9st 0lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Made it 2-2 when winning Group 3 at Newbury (7f, soft) on reappearance and bounced back from 1,000 Guineas flop when runner-up in Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot (1m, good to firm), where she did well to rally after having her momentum checked; this lightly raced 3yo could continue to progress and she's one to be interested in.

4/1

2nd

5

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

0m 7f 213y

Class 1

16:20 Ascot

Remarquee

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Disappointing behind a few of these rivals in soft-ground 1,000 Guineas, having won the Fred Darling at Newbury on a similar surface and gone into the Classic with a record of 2-2; may bounce back at some stage but latest effort puts her well down this pecking order; yet to race on good/firmer.

25/1

15th

17

(13)

7th May 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Remarquee

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

From a family that has served her connections well; scored at Salisbury (7f, good to soft) on sole 2yo start, then followed up in the Group 3 Fred Darling at Newbury (7f, soft) 15 days ago where she still looked green but beat Stenton Glider with more in hand than the neck winning margin suggests (just pushed out after rider dropped his whip inside final 1f); bred to relish this extra furlong and has a very promising profile; shortlisted.

13/2

14/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 1- D

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Created a positive impression at Chester (7f, good to soft) on sole 2yo outing, well on top at the finish; promising sort but looked tricky at Kempton in December (unruly beforehand; refused to enter stalls).
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3rd

8

(5)

19th Jan 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:25 Meydan

Stenton Glider

9st 0lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Hugo Palmer

in touch, every chance 2f out, one pace

7/1

11th

16

(15)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Stenton Glider

8st 11lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Hugo Palmer

Runner-up three times at Listed/Group 3 level this year on going ranging from soft to good to firm; on the latest occasion she had reopposing pair Bridestones and Crystallium behind her in third and fourth at Sandown (1m); bang there on form but stall 15 might not be ideal.

11/2

2nd

12

(10)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Stenton Glider

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Hugo Palmer

Won her only 2yo start and kicked off 2023 with a close call in the Group 3 Fred Darling at Newbury (7f, soft) in April; the 1,000 Guineas proved far too tough but she was straight back to form when second in the German version (1m, good to firm); major player.

11/4

3rd
13 (10)
Swingalong

6/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 24114-

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Unraced on soft/heavy; developed into a very useful filly, mostly over 6f, last season and her form stacks up well; recorded a 25-1 win in the Lowther on penultimate outing, then finished fourth in the Group 1 Cheveley Park; bred to stay this new trip and holds a leading chance on ratings.
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4th

15

(3)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Swingalong

9st 0lb

J: Sam James

T: K R Burke

raced in second

22/1

4th

17

(18)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Haydock

Swingalong

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Won Group 2 Lowther at York (6f, good) last August and was third to Shaquille in Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) in June prior to making all in Group 3 Summer Stakes at York (6f, good) in July; she's a highly likeable 3yo filly but others have superior form.

20/1

1st

10

(2)

14th Jul 2023

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:40 York

Swingalong

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Won the Group 2 Lowther Stakes over C&D (good) last August and was a fine third in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot (6f, good to firm) three weeks ago when dropped back in trip; also effective on soft ground; this 3yo holds strong form claims and makes plenty of appeal.

7/4

4th
3 (13)
Embrace

16/1

Form: 61- D

Last run: 147 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Both starts came over 7f on AW last November; stylish winner at Wolverhampton the second time, looking potentially useful, but goes into much deeper waters on turf debut; well down this pack on bare figures.
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8th

6

(9)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Embrace

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Owen Burrows

Has work to do on these terms and was never in contention when dropped to 6f at Newmarket last month (soft) but had hinted earlier that a sprint trip wouldn't be a forlorn hope and the return to Tapeta is worth a go, having won impressively at Wolverhampton (7f) on final 2yo start.

10/1

8th

4

(12)

14th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

17:00 Newmarket

Embrace

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Owen Burrows

Has her quirks - she has hung left on occasions - and her overall profile is one of inconsistency; no denying she's talented though and the ease with which she travelled through a good 7f handicap (heavy) at Newbury three weeks ago bodes well for her claims now dropping to 6f; rain would aid her cause; interesting despite looking to face an uphill task at the weights.

16/1

3rd

2

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:25 Newbury

Embrace

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Owen Burrows

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

12/1

Form: 16411- CD

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Connections landed the Nell Gwyn, another key 1,000 Guineas trial, on Wednesday; beat exciting colt Sakheer on debut; ended her 2yo campaign with an emphatic Listed win over C&D on heavy ground, taking record to 3-5; open to further improvement this season and holds solid claims.
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12th

13

(7)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Magical Sunset

9st 0lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Dominic Ffrench Davis

in touch with leaders

40/1

10th

2

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Magical Sunset

9st 4lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Successful on fast ground at a lower level; has gained her Listed/Group wins on soft/heavy, latest in the Oak Tree Stakes at Glorious Goodwood (dropped back to 7f) last month; 3lb penalty is less of a concern than what the weather does (drying surface may prove a negative).

13/2

1st

12

(14)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Goodwood

Magical Sunset

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Richard Hannon

Her two peak efforts were over 7f with a Listed win (heavy) last October and fourth to Olivia Maralda at Epsom (good to firm) this June; not too harshly judged on Royal Ascot, seeing as she came first in the far-side group, but her Listed run at Sandown last time was rather underwhelming.

16/1

Form: 1-

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Nicely bred, being by Teofilo out of a Fillies' Mile winner; quickened nicely for an impressive success at Yarmouth (1m, soft) on sole 2yo start; gave the impression she'll cope with drop to 7f, at least granted a sufficient test; smart prospect who warrants respect.
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11th

4

(1)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:20 Ascot

Bridestones

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: John & Thady Gosden

Has raced mostly in Group and Listed races this year but she should have a future in handicaps, having done well to finish as close as she did on the unfavoured side, after serious interference, in the Sandringham at the Royal meeting (1m, good to firm); has since run well in Listed company (first-time tongue-tie latest, retained) and well worth considering.

5/1

4th

10

(4)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Bridestones

8st 11lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John & Thady Gosden

Debut winner on soft last autumn; best run this year when third in Sandown Listed event (1m, good) last time, with reopposing Stenton Glider narrowly ahead in second; tongue tied first time; still lightly raced enough to think her best days could be ahead of her.

10/1

Form: 1158- CD

Last run: 174 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Trained last year by Tom Clover; successful over C&D (good) in September, taking record to 2-2, but her limitations were somewhat exposed in Group 3 races afterwards; opposed in this warm field on reappearance.
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8th

4

(5)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Newmarket

Crystallium

9st 9lb

J: Morgan Cole

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Kept on for good Listed fourth in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Sandown (1m, good) in July and a case can be made on that form, now back up in trip in her first handicap; however, she's been inconsistent this year and was well beaten in a Listed race at Haydock (1m, good to soft) last time.

20/1

10th

11

(7)

12th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 37y

Class 1

16:10 Haydock

Crystallium

8st 11lb

J: J F Egan

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Career started with two wins (AW/good); just about her best run since when fourth in a 1m Sandown Listed race in first-time cheekpieces (retained) five weeks ago but reopposing pair Stenton Glider and Bridestones were ahead of her.

16/1

4th

5

(4)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Crystallium

9st 2lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Peter Chapple-Hyam

Career started with two wins (AW/good); limitations were seemingly exposed in three Group races and two Listed events, albeit with the step up from 7f to 1m2f appearing to stretch her last time; has first go at 1m and her first headgear.

16/1

Form: 138- C

Last run: 259 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Debut scorer here (6f, good) last June then ran creditably in Listed event at Sandown (7f); form dipped in Newmarket Group 3 on final outing; needs improvement to take a serious hand in this competitive affair.
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6th

2

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 2

13:30 Newmarket

Lady Alara

9st 11lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charles Hills

Set some tough assignments after winning on her debut last June and she scored by 2l at Ascot (1m, good to firm) last month when back in a handicap; kept on for good second here (1m, good) subsequently and her pedigree suggests this step up in trip will suit; could go well once more.

11/1

2nd

1

(9)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

14:15 Newmarket

Lady Alara

9st 10lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Charles Hills

Highly tried since her debut win and there was no fluke about her front-running success at Ascot two weeks ago (1m, good to firm) despite lengthy odds; up 6lb but top of the ground seems the key to her and Newmarket should suit.

11/2

1st

10

(6)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

16:20 Ascot

Lady Alara

9st 0lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Charles Hills

Lightly raced since making a winning debut over 6f last June; quite a promising effort in the Sandringham over C&D in June (finished second in her group) but was behind three of these rivals in a Sandown Listed race since; still early days and open to improvement.

20/1

40/1

Form: 23-1 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Placed at Newmarket in both 2yo runs, then made the journey north pay off in Thirsk maiden (7f, soft) on reappearance, albeit with very little to spare; still unexposed but has plenty to find on ratings.
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1st

2

(3)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

18:40 Goodwood

Liberalist

9st 11lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

raced in last, went fourth 4f out, smooth headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, went clear inside final furlong, readily

13/2

5th

2

(4)

26th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:50 Leicester

Liberalist

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Michael Bell

Placed in two Newmarket races at two and returned with a narrow success in an ordinary Thirsk maiden (7f, soft); outclassed in a 1,000 Guineas trial afterwards and this mark looks quite harsh on what she's achieved.

11/2

32

(17)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

17:00 Ascot

Liberalist

8st 4lb

J: Adam Farragher

T: Michael Bell

Second reserve; placed on both 2yo starts (7f, including good to firm) and won on reappearance at Thirsk (7f, soft) in April; however, down the field in a Group 3 at Newbury (7f, soft) last time and others appeal more.

40/1

20/1

Form: 1346-

Last run: 226 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Made a winning debut at Ffos Las; subsequent Group form includes a couple of creditable efforts over 7f (below par over 1m last time); however, has something to find on ratings in this strong field on reappearance.
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6th

3

(2)

22nd Sep 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:45 Kempton (AW)

Mottisfont

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Hughie Morrison

Dropped a long way in the weights this season but she's basically been disappointing and a visor hasn't really helped matters on her last three starts; encouragement for AW in pedigree but others appeal more, for all this is a drop in class.

16/1

12th

16

(20)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

17:20 York

Mottisfont

8st 13lb

J: Jason Hart

T: Hughie Morrison

Highly tried after winning 2yo debut (about 7f); not yet found her level in handicaps at 1m and 6f, dropping 9lb in four runs (visored last twice, as today); may well do better over this trip but still looks up against it.

40/1

9th

7

(11)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 3

17:35 Goodwood

Mottisfont

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: Hughie Morrison

Highly tried since her debut win last summer and she has come up short; didn't look a natural sprinter dropped to 6f at Newmarket 11 days ago (visored for the first time, retained) and this may not present enough of a stamina test.

14/1

Form: 1012- D

Last run: 182 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Fairly useful last term, winning two of her four starts; however, proved no match for Magical Sunset over C&D in October; besides that rival, she also has two very promising stablemates to worry about in this field.
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12th

7

(4)

27th May 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Goodwood

Fully Wet

9st 3lb

J: P J McDonald

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won two of her four races last season and her defeats came at Group 3 and Listed (runner-up) level; barely sighted in one of the 1,000 Guineas trials but she was a 28-1 chance and this should reveal more about her future prospects at three; the only filly in this field.

20/1

11th

4

(12)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Fully Wet

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: John & Thady Gosden

took keen hold, held up in rear

20/1

2nd

6

(6)

22nd Oct 2022

Good To Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:30 Newbury

Fully Wet

9st 2lb

J: Martin Harley

T: John & Thady Gosden

towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and went second 1f out, kept on final furlong, no match for winner

13/2

Form: 1-

Last run: 183 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Frankel filly who showed a willing attitude in Doncaster maiden (1m, soft) last backend, nosing ahead in the final strides; open to major progress this season; possibilities provided she copes with drop to 7f.
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1st

11

(10)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

16:30 Epsom

Soul Sister

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

raced wide early, took keen hold, in touch with leaders, in rear after 3f

5/2

1st

8

(4)

17th May 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Soul Sister

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

towards rear, good headway towards near side from 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, drifted left but kept on well inside final furlong, won going away

12/1

12th

11

(14)

22nd Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Soul Sister

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

towards rear on near side of group

8/1

Form: 27129- CD BF

Last run: 211 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Trained last year by Michael O'Callaghan; unraced on ground worse than good to yielding; disappointing favourite in the Rockfel on final outing; easy winner over C&D in July and ran well behind Meditate in Curragh Group 2 next time; interesting on those two pieces of form.
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9th

11

(13)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Leopardstown

Olivia Maralda

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

midfield

20/1

8th

11

(8)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

15:00 York

Olivia Maralda

9st 0lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Roger Varian

Both wins at 7f, more recently in impressive fashion in Listed event at Epsom (good to firm) on Oaks day; shaped nicely when a never-nearer fifth of 15 in the Jersey at Royal Ascot; missed an engagement at Glorious Goodwood when the ground turned soft; has something to find on form but she still has youth on her side and isn't dismissed lightly.

11/1

Form: 10- D

Last run: 197 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
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10th

5

(11)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

17:00 Newmarket

Youngest

9st 4lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Roger Varian

Patchy profile since winning on 2yo debut at Leicester (7f, good) last September; hampered when fair seventh of 18 at Glorious Goodwood (1m, good to soft) in August and drops back in trip having been down the field over 1m2f at York last time; things may click again at some point but others arrive with less to prove; the hood worn the last twice is now left off.

12/1

7th

11

(11)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 2

16:10 York

Youngest

8st 4lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Roger Varian

steadied start

8/1

7th

14

(12)

1st Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 3

17:05 Goodwood

Youngest

8st 13lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

towards rear

66/1

Non-runners

Olivia Maralda, Youngest

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £73.60
Straight Forecast £66.85
Tricast £357.51
Trifecta £481.10

Selections

POSTDATA:

Magical Sunset

SPOTLIGHT:

Remarquee

NEWMARKET:

Bridestones

RP Ratings:

Swingalong

LAMBOURN:

Embrace

Daily Mirror:

Soul Sister

Telegraph:

Crystallium

The Times:

Remarquee

The Guardian:

Remarquee

D Express:

Bridestones

The Star:

Bridestones

TOPSPEED:

Swingalong

Daily Mail:

Magical Sunset

The Sun:

Magical Sunset

Daily Record:

Magical Sunset