Newbury

  • 14:10 Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap 7f

  • Winner £7,166 2nd £2,146 3rd £1,073 4th £537
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.91s
  • Off time: 14:10:57
14:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sikeeb (IRE) 8/1
2nd Attracted To You (IRE) 11/2
3rd Rigolleto (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 21730- Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Rigolleto (IRE) 153
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M R Channon K Fallon 92 16/117.00
2 (10) 1346- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap None Shall Sleep (IRE) 172
3 9-5 P F I Cole J P Spencer 90 22/123.00
3 (11) 105210- Light Green, Black star and star on cap Penny's Pearl (IRE) 218
3 9-5 R Hannon J Fortune 90 33/134.00
4 (9) 422- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap El Muqbil (IRE) 182
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 B J Meehan R Hills 87 5/23.50
5 (6) 210- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Sikeeb (IRE) 195
3 9-1 C E Brittain P Robinson 86 8/19.00
6 (7) 81- Forbes tartan, dark blue cap Celebrity 273
Course Winner
3 9-0 R Hannon R L Moore 85 6/17.00
7 (4) 61- Light blue, white inverted triangle Attracted To You (IRE) 244
Course Winner
3 8-13 R Hannon R Hughes 84 11/26.50
8 (3) 4010- Red, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Basilica 199
3 8-12 B R Millman J Millman 83 80/181.00
9 (8) 421- Yellow, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars Gentle Lord 213
3 8-10 t1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 81 10/111.00
10 (1) 710- Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Norse Blues 174
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-9 S Kirk L P Keniry 80 10/111.00
11 (5) 021- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Home Office 161
Distance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 78 6/17.00

Verdict

This looks a tricky puzzle to solve with many of these likely to have strengthened over the winter. Attracted To You and stablemate Celebrity both won their maidens here last summer and have plenty of scope for improvement, while Gentle Lord held his own in decent company as a juvenile and should stay the extra furlong this year. Rigolleto and None Shall Sleep are more exposed but the former ended last season in the Group 1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud, though was well beaten. Mark Johnston's Home Office sneaks in off bottom weight but needs to progress from his all-weather win to figure in this and preference is for EL MUQBIL. The Medicean colt looked an unlucky loser on his final start last year at Newmarket and the form of that race has already been franked.