Newbury

  • 13:30 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes 1m

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 47.29s
  • Off time: 13:32:10
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noble Mission 3/1
2nd Dream Tune 6/1
3rd Captain Cat (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (11) 63- Dark blue, light blue chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Berengar (IRE) 226
3 9-3 B J Meehan M Dwyer 16/117.00
2 (14) 32- Lime Green, Royal Blue epaulets and cap Cappielow Park 162
3 9-3 W Jarvis K Fallon 8/19.00
3 (4) 5- LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Captain Cat (IRE) 183
3 9-3 R Charlton James Doyle 9/110.00
4 (2) Red, Black hoops, Black and Red diabolo on sleeves, Black cap Dick Bos
3 9-3 P W Chapple-Hyam J Fortune 16/117.00
5 (1) 6- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Dream Tune 183
3 9-3 C G Cox A Kirby 6/17.00
6 (9) Light Blue, White diamond, White cap, Light Blue diamond Fly On By
3 9-3 H Candy Dane O'Neill 80/181.00
7 (6) 3- Royal blue Ibtahaj 206
3 9-3 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 9/25.50
8 (7) Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Modern Tutor
3 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 12/113.00
9 (10) 2- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Noble Mission 179
3 9-3 h Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 3/14.00
10 (3) Dark blue and white stripes, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star On My Own (TUR)
3 9-3 M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 22/123.00
11 (13) Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Seventh Sign
3 9-3 W J Haggas P Hanagan 9/110.00
12 (12) 97- Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Wreaths of Empire (IRE) 183
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 R Hannon P J Dobbs 25/126.00
13 (5) Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Essell
3 8-12 M R Channon S Hitchcott 80/181.00
14 (8) Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Gold Show
3 8-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 40/141.00

Verdict

All eyes will be on Frankel's brother NOBLE MISSION here. Sir Henry Cecil's colt did very well when runner-up to Swedish Sailor at Yarmouth in October where a poor draw didn't help and he has limitless potential. Ibtahaj cost 200,000gns as a yearling but was sent to Newcastle for a minor maiden on his debut where he started 20/1 and finished third. He was very green that day and should make a much better three-year-old. Cappielow Park has done enough to suggest there are races to be won with him while Sir Michael Stoute's newcomer Modern Tutor is by Selkirk out of the Cheveley Park winner Magical Romance. Seventh Sign, a half-brother to a Grade 1 winner in the USA, is another newcomer to note.