April 20 / 14.05 Newbury

14.05

Soft

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

  • Prize money: £48203.5
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Group 3) (Fillies)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 11111-

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Very progressive and 5-5 in Italy for Stefano Botti, comfortably winning Group 2 at San Siro (1m, soft) the final time; interesting contender, assuming her good form is sustained on debut for Stefano's brother Marco.
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1st

2

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Folgaria

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear on outer

9/2

1st

2

(1)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Folgaria

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Marco Botti

dwelt start, took keen hold, held up in rear on outer

9/2

3/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 911-

Last run: 168 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Rapid progress over 1m last autumn culminated in Listed success at Newmarket (heavy); won on good ground the time before; bred to be as effective at 7f and should have even more to offer; has to be feared.
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11th

9

(8)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Regal Jubilee

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Frankel filly who scored twice over 1m (good/heavy) last autumn, including in Listed grade here; good second over 7f in the Fred Darling at Newbury (good to soft; Group 3) on reappearance, albeit with a smoother run than third-placed Elmalka; faces a markedly stiffer task in this field but may have more to offer back up in distance and won't be fazed if the ground is slow.

25/1

OUR TIP

5/1

Form: 1- D

Last run: 148 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Well-bred filly who came with a strong late run to win at Southwell (7f, AW) on sole 2yo start; open to any amount of progress this term and, with her smart pedigree in mind, has clear Group potential; respected.
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1st

4

(16)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Elmalka

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Has shown strong promise over 7f, winning at Southwell (AW) then very close third in the Fred Darling at Newbury (good to soft; Group 3) where she finished strongly once switched for a clear run; should be well suited by this longer distance; has fair bit to find on ratings but this twice-raced and well-bred filly brings potential.

20/1

1st

4

(16)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Elmalka

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Has shown strong promise over 7f, winning at Southwell (AW) then very close third in the Fred Darling at Newbury (good to soft; Group 3) where she finished strongly once switched for a clear run; should be well suited by this longer distance; has fair bit to find on ratings but this twice-raced and well-bred filly brings potential.

20/1

3rd

1

(2)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Elmalka

9st 2lb

J: James Doyle

T: Roger Varian

prominent

5/1

Form: 11211- C

Last run: 240 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Productive 2yo season ended with wins in the Super Sprint at this course (5f, good to soft) and Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); leading contender, provided she stays this new trip (mixed messages in pedigree on that score).
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2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

2nd

13

(6)

18th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

14:25 Newbury

Relief Rally

8st 11lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Enjoyed a most productive 2yo season, winning the Super Sprint here (5f, good to soft) and the Lowther at York (6f, good to firm; Group 2); seemed not to stay 7f when only fourth of six in the Group 3 Fred Darling here on reappearance, her run flattening out; returning to sprinting should be ideal and she'll be a major player if recapturing her juvenile form.

4/1

4th

4

(6)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Relief Rally

9st 2lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

steadied start, held up in rear

3/1

14/1

Form: 21- D

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict
Promise in 7f AW races at Kempton last autumn, going very close on debut then justifying odds-on favouritism; open to improvement but has a lot to find upped in class.
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10th

7

(10)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Topanga

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

8/1

10th

7

(10)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 2

14:05 Ascot

Topanga

8st 4lb

J: Hayley Turner

T: Andrew Balding

Thrice-raced filly whose 7f form includes a 2yo AW win; stiff task in the Fred Darling on turf debut, about 6l behind the subsequent 1,000 Guineas winner Elmalka; bred to stay this new trip and is open to progress in handicaps; one to consider.

8/1

5th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Topanga

9st 2lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

prominent

14/1

Form: 3313- D

Last run: 190 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Suited by the step up to 7f last September/October, making all for impressive win at Kempton (AW) then third in Group 3 at Newmarket (soft); could well improve further, with stable in great form; enters calculations.
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16th

13

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Star Music

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hughes

Ran well in Group 3 event here on final 2yo start, though is held by Dance Sequence on that running; form dipped sharply in the Fred Darling on reappearance, trailing home last of six (behind Regal Jubilee and Elmalka); hard to fancy on the back of that poor effort and still needs to prove she has trained on.

66/1

16th

13

(7)

5th May 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:40 Newmarket

Star Music

9st 2lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Richard Hughes

Ran well in Group 3 event here on final 2yo start, though is held by Dance Sequence on that running; form dipped sharply in the Fred Darling on reappearance, trailing home last of six (behind Regal Jubilee and Elmalka); hard to fancy on the back of that poor effort and still needs to prove she has trained on.

66/1

6th

5

(4)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 1

14:05 Newbury

Star Music

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Richard Hughes

led

7/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £21.30
Straight Forecast £20.57
Trifecta £119.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Relief Rally

SPOTLIGHT:

Elmalka

POSTDATA:

Regal Jubilee

The Guardian:

Folgaria

LAMBOURN:

Star Music

The Times:

Elmalka

Daily Mail:

Elmalka

D Express:

Elmalka

NEWMARKET:

Regal Jubilee

Daily Record:

Regal Jubilee

The Star:

Folgaria

TOPSPEED:

Relief Rally

Telegraph:

Relief Rally

Daily Mirror:

Relief Rally

The Sun:

Relief Rally