• 15:05 Dubai Duty Free Stakes 7f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places on the straight course.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.80s
  • Off time: 15:08:27
15:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puff (IRE) 7/1
2nd Habaayib 8/1
3rd Lady Of The Desert (USA) 13/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 1746- Dark Green, Yellow seams, armlets and cap Bahati (IRE) 219
Course Winner
3 9-0 J G Portman T P Queally 83 40/141.00
2 (4) 51- Pink, White sleeves Deirdre 186
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 78 11/112.00
3 (1) 31128- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Habaayib 197
3 9-0 E A L Dunlop R Hills 107 8/19.00
4 (3) 591600- Emerald Green, White hoops and armlets, Emerald Green cap Hairspray 189
3 9-0 M R Channon A Munro 91 33/134.00
5 (2) 16113- Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Lady Of The Desert (USA) 197
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 B J Meehan K Fallon 113 13/82.62
6 (7) 112192- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Misheer 197
3 9-0 C E Brittain N Callan 110 5/23.50
7 (6) 41840- Dark Green, Yellow star, White sleeves, Yellow cap Mistic Magic (IRE) 175
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-0 P F I Cole J P Spencer 87 16/117.00
8 (5) 14242- Light Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Puff (IRE) 169
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 107 7/18.00


Mick Channon has won four of the last nine renewals of this but his Hairspray looks held by a few of these, none more so than LADY OF THE DESERT who gets the confident vote to beat Habaayib and Misheer. Brian Meehan's filly won three of her five starts as a juvenile and one of her defeats came behind the general 1000 Guineas favourite Special Duty. She won first time out too which bodes well for her return and providing she stays this seventh furlong she's going to take a whole lot of beating. Habaayib won last season's Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, at which point she looked set to be a potential star. However, she then went on to finish behind Misheer in the Cherry Hinton before finishing behind her and our selection at Newmarket, so clearly the filly has plenty to prove. However, Ed Dunlop has started the season well and our inclination is to forgive her those displays and earmark her for the forecast. Misheer has to enter caculations on that Newmarket race, the Cheveley Park Stakes, where she was just ahead of our pick. That said she's bred to be speedy and this trip should serve the aforementioned pair better. Puff was fourth in that contest and is rated the equal of Habaayib but is another for whom sprinting will surely prove ideal, whilst Deirdre needs to improve a bundle but represents top connections. Lady Of The Desert looks the filly most likely to improve for this step up in trip and can confirm that suspicion by taking this.