September 23 / 13.30 Newbury

13.30

Heavy

Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £39697
  • 0m 5f 34y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.00
  • Place: £3.80

Form: -41485

Last run: 42 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Irish-trained challenger; easy winner of a 6f handicap at Nottingham in May (soft), after which he was gelded; further progress in Group 3s on his last three starts; ability to handle slow ground is a plus but he'll need to produce a clear personal best over a trip that looks on the sharp side for him.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

(7)

24th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 4f 214y

Class 1

14:45 Southwell (AW)

Thunderbear

9st 7lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Jack W Davison

Successful in a 5f Group 3 at Newbury last September on extremely testing ground (for today's rider Sean Levey); not sure that form is reliable though and he has more on his plate trying to defy a 5lb penalty today; not at his best in two AW runs at Dundalk.

8/1

7th

1

(7)

14th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 5f 205y

15:25 Naas

Thunderbear

9st 12lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: Jack W Davison

ducked sharply right start, in rear

2/1

1st

2

(3)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Thunderbear

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Jack W Davison

Irish-trained challenger; easy winner of a 6f handicap at Nottingham in May (soft), after which he was gelded; further progress in Group 3s on his last three starts; ability to handle slow ground is a plus but he'll need to produce a clear personal best over a trip that looks on the sharp side for him.

8/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 014189 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Two wins this season, namely a Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May and a York Listed event (5f, good to soft) in July; she's come up shy in Group 2 and Group 1 races the last twice but conditions shouldn't be an issue and she looks the likeliest leader in this field; should go well.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

(9)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Nymphadora

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Andrew Balding

Beaten a neck in a Newbury Group 3 a fortnight ago (5f, heavy) but she had a relatively easy time of it up front, with a rail to help, and the form doesn't appeal as being reliable; penalised for a Listed win in July; others appeal more.

5/1

2nd

4

(4)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Nymphadora

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

Two wins this season, namely a Chester handicap (5f, soft) in May and a York Listed event (5f, good to soft) in July; she's come up shy in Group 2 and Group 1 races the last twice but conditions shouldn't be an issue and she looks the likeliest leader in this field; should go well.

7/2

9th

13

(2)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Nymphadora

9st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

She's opposable on the vast majority of her form but she was a C&D 2yo Listed winner in 2021 and had something to spare in a C&D Listed race (good to soft) last month; also effective on fast ground and she could be in with an each-way squeak now back here after a lesser run at Glorious Goodwood.

33/1

Form: 1/111- C

Last run: 455 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Beaten a head on debut but she won her next four starts, notably a defeat of a respected rival in a Group 3 at Newcastle when last seen 455 days ago (6f, AW); her British Champions Sprint entry gives an idea of the regard she's held in but she's raced exclusively on good or quicker when on turf and she's never tackled 5f; good claims on ratings but there are risks.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

9

(4)

11th Nov 2023

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newcastle (AW)

Sense Of Duty

9st 0lb

J: Cieren Fallon

T: William Haggas

Ended unbeaten 3yo season by charging clear in Group 3 over C&D last June; had niggling setbacks since and hasn't appreciated the new experience of testing ground following 15 months off (in a Group 1 last time); this surface looks sure to suit better and it's fair to keep the faith for now.

15/8

10th

10

(10)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Sense Of Duty

9st 1lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

5

(2)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Sense Of Duty

9st 0lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Beaten a head on debut but she won her next four starts, notably a defeat of a respected rival in a Group 3 at Newcastle when last seen 455 days ago (6f, AW); her British Champions Sprint entry gives an idea of the regard she's held in but she's raced exclusively on good or quicker when on turf and she's never tackled 5f; good claims on ratings but there are risks.

13/8

10/1

Form: -48841 D

Last run: 31 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Off the mark for the season when landing a 5f fillies' handicap at the York Ebor meeting for the second year in succession (good to firm); that represented a career-best effort but she is fully effective on heavy ground; should run her race but this will demand further progress.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(4)

7th Oct 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Ascot

Designer

8st 12lb

J: Connor Beasley

T: John Butler

Her last two wins have come in a 5f fillies' handicap at the Ebor meeting, finishing her race off strongly to get the better of Rage Of Bamby for this season's; worse off with that rival today and not at her very best when fourth at Newbury two weeks ago (heavy); will find easier openings than this at Listed level.

10/1

4th

3

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Designer

9st 0lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: John Butler

Off the mark for the season when landing a 5f fillies' handicap at the York Ebor meeting for the second year in succession (good to firm); that represented a career-best effort but she is fully effective on heavy ground; should run her race but this will demand further progress.

10/1

1st

3

(14)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:45 York

Designer

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: John Butler

Seems to handle any ground; successful (off 5lb lower) in this race last year and looks set to play another leading role, having caught the eye (finished nicely after meeting traffic issues) bidding for a similarly good prize at Glorious Goodwood three weeks ago; respected.

9/2

9/4

Form: 549312 D BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.
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5th

1

(1)

23rd Sep 2023

Heavy

0m 5f 34y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Raasel

9st 3lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Tough sprinter who looks better than ever this season; cracking effort to win a Haydock handicap (5f, good) a fortnight ago and he bumped into a rapid improver at Doncaster on Saturday; effective on very soft ground and should make another bold bid.

9/4

2nd

2

(1)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Raasel

9st 13lb

J: William Buick

T: Michael Appleby

Solid form in Group races this year, notably his Goodwood third, and better than ever with his mighty weight-carrying effort in a good Haydock handicap last week; stayed on strongly off a good pace on that occasion to win with something to spare (good Topspeed figure); fully effective on soft and he's the one to beat on ratings; solid contender.

11/8

1st

1

(3)

9th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 2

16:10 Haydock

Raasel

10st 0lb

J: James Doyle

T: Michael Appleby

Yet to win in 2023 but not for a lack of effort, regularly acquitting himself with credit in top sprints; near his best when third in a Group 2 at Goodwood five weeks ago and that form looks rock solid; going back up 6lb does leave him with something to find on this year's handicap runs though.

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £49.50
Straight Forecast £43.65
Trifecta £202.20

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Sense Of Duty

SPOTLIGHT:

Nymphadora

Daily Mail:

Designer

POSTDATA:

Raasel

D Express:

Designer

NEWMARKET:

Sense Of Duty

Telegraph:

Sense Of Duty

The Guardian:

Sense Of Duty

Daily Mirror:

Sense Of Duty

The Sun:

Sense Of Duty

The Star:

Sense Of Duty

TOPSPEED:

Nymphadora

The Times:

Nymphadora

Daily Record:

Nymphadora