Newbury

  • 17:05 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.24s
  • Off time: 17:06:03
17:05 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dar Es Salaam 4/1
2nd Cupid's Glory 5/1
3rd Slip 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 135/6-52 Black and Light Green stripes, White sleeves, Light Green cap Power Elite (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 9-8 K A Morgan A Culhane 83 33/134.00
3 (6) 95-0079 Emerald Green, Red epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, White cap Jadalee (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 9-5 t G A Butler Hayley Turner 80 33/134.00
4 (5) 4-14125 Green and Pink stripes, Black velvet cap Slip 18
Distance Winner
3 9-4 M P Tregoning Katia Scallan (7) 85 8/19.00
5 (8) 819 BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Wild Desert (FR) 35
3 9-4 Ian Williams S Donohoe 85 18/119.00
6 (15) 237664 Red, Black seams, striped cap Baylini 19
Distance Winner
4 9-4 Ms J S Doyle James Doyle 79 20/121.00
7 (2) 8138-73 Light Blue, Black spots, Black cap Encircled 111
Distance Winner
4 9-3 D Haydn Jones L P Keniry 78 20/121.00
8 (11) 17710 Dark Blue, Mauve stars on sleeves Tri Nations (UAE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-3 C Hills E Ahern 84 12/113.00
9 (3) 476125 Red, Black stars, Red sleeves, Black spots and stars on cap Higgy's Boy (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R Hannon R L Moore 83 6/17.00
10 (13) 5-25580 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Shake On It 29
Distance Winner
4 9-2 Eve Johnson Houghton S Carson 77 25/126.00
11 (16) 625021 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves Cupid's Glory 15
Distance WinnerCourse Winner
6 9-1 G L Moore G Baker 76 5/16.00
12 (12) 115258- Dark Blue, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ravenna 353
4 9-0 J Gask T P O'Shea 75 40/141.00
13 (14) 121934 Black, Orange spots, Black sleeves, Orange cap Buddy Holly 34
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-13 Pat Eddery Dane O'Neill 80 6/17.00
14 (10) 43-3139 Apricot Stow 48
Distance Winner
3 8-10 H Morrison S J Drowne 77 7/18.00
15 (1) 303352 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Dar Es Salaam 8
Distance Winner
4 8-9 J S Goldie T P Queally 77 4/15.00
16 (9) 31-0668 Yellow and Black diamonds, spots on sleeves and diamonds on cap Black Rain 13
3 8-4 v P J McBride J F Egan (ex2) 71 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (7)451497Count Ceprano (IRE)49-8M D I UsherGabriel Hannon83

Verdict

DAR ES SALAAM is a tentative selection to land this wide open handicap where Cupid's Glory, Slip and Higgy's Boy could be cited as three of the main dangers. Second last time out at Sandown when racing from 4lb out of the handicap, it might have been that the slight ease in the ground brought about an improved performance. Cupid's Glory landed a gamble when winning at Great Leighs having dropped to what looked an attractive mark. He has received a rise of 7lb for that and that leaves him remaining well handicapped on his best form. Given the yards record of sweating up horses like Cupid's Glory he could well score once again. Slip has an inexperienced claimer aboard to counteract his rise in the weights but remains open to some improvement while Higgy's Boy looked to have found the ground too soft last time but a re-production of his second behind Soft Shoe Shuffle would make him a contender. Buddy Holly was in fine form throughout the early part of the season but now looks to have been grabbed by the assessor. Dar Es Salaam is nominated to come home in front.