Newbury

  • 16:15 Dubai Duty Free Handicap5f 34y

  • Winner £11,828 2nd £3,542 3rd £1,771 4th £885
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.35s
  • Off time: 16:15:25
16:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lucky Beggar (IRE) 5/1
2nd Jimmy Styles 6/1
3rd Steps (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 571110- White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Dutch Masterpiece 187
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 G L Moore R L Moore 110 11/43.75
2 (3) 222017- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE Cross of Lorraine and armlets, check cap Steps (IRE) 167
Distance Winner
6 9-2 R Varian Oisin Murphy (3) 105 7/24.50
3 (4) 0/2004-4 Yellow, Red braces, chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Jimmy Styles 13
Course Winner
10 9-0 p C G Cox A Kirby 103 6/17.00
4 (8) 005980- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ballesteros 153
Distance Winner
5 8-13 R A Fahey J Fortune 102 10/111.00
5 (2) 249150- Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Blue and Red hooped cap Lucky Beggar (IRE) 189
Distance Winner
4 8-13 C Hills W Buick 102 5/16.00
7 (1) 701069- Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 174
Distance Winner
6 8-7 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (5) 96 8/19.00
8 (5) 82-9009 GREY and MAROON (quartered), WHITE sleeves Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
4 8-7 p R M H Cowell Andrea Atzeni 95 25/126.00
10 (6) 004220- Yellow and Royal Blue diabolo, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Kyleakin Lass 167
Distance Winner
5 8-7 J G Portman David Probert 93 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (10)127/0-Fire Eyes48-10D H BrownNon Runner99
9 (9)073000-Burwaaz58-7E A L DunlopP Hanagan95

Verdict

Steps picked up a Listed race at Ascot in October and makes more appeal than Jimmy Styles. The latter has a recent run under his belt but has yet to win over the minimum trip. Lucky Beggar made all to score over 6f at Newmarket in July and could figure while the return to 5f may bring a better effort from Burwaaaz, who lost his way a little last year. Fire Eyes has been hard to keep right, though is not without ability, but DUTCH MASTERPIECE gets the vote. The latter recorded a hat-trick of 5f wins last season culminating with victory in the Flying Five at the Curragh and there should be more to come from Gary Moore's sprinter as a four-year-old.