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16:15 Warwick

Dunchurch Classified Stakes (Class D)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 21y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 10.65s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
7/2

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(4)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE hoop, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, WHITE cap
    • Form 03640-0
    • Age 3
    • Weight 9-2

    dwelt, always in rear

    2(5)
    Silk - Buff, Royal Blue seams and cap
    • Form 22162-5
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven and headed well inside final furlong, not quicken

    3(1)
    Silk - Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap
    • Form 1-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    slowly into stride, soon prominent on inside, kept on same pace final furlong

    4(2)
    Silk - Red, Yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, Orange cap
    25/1
    • Form 610616-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-11

    led, headed over 1f out, kept on

    5(7)
    Silk - White, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue and White striped cap
    7/2
    • Form 66-31
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8

    tracked leaders, switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, comfortably

    6(6)
    Silk - Light Blue, Yellow hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow check cap

    Favour

    173
    6/1
    • Form 1-
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8

    took keen hold, held up, one pace and ridden when badly hampered over 2f out, not recover, virtually pulled up

    7(3)
    Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
    8/1
    • Form 303-001
    • Age 3
    • Weight 8-8

    chased leaders, close up and ridden when stumbled and unseated rider over 2f out

    In depth

    Verdict

    A fiendishly competitive classified stakes with many in with chances. Caught In The Dark is likely to start favourite and she held the same position at the head of the market at Ascot in a big sprint at the course in March. She possesses ability but her best efforts have tended to have come in big fields and with are only six others in today's line-up, she could be worth opposing. Mister Arjay impressed in a sole start at Lingfield Park. Gerard Butler seems to have started something of a trend of running decent horses on the all-weather and the Mister Bailey's colt could literally be anything now that he switches to the turf. Cala was quietly fancied before landing a recent handicap on the equitrack-track. It is not out of the question for the in-form Clive Brittain to get significant improvement out of her but Seattle Express, who beat her previously, let the form down earlier in the week. Tease, who reopposes today, was behind on this occasion and has plenty to do despite picking up a minor prize since. The market should speak volumes about Favour while Willieconquertoo Two was very disappointing on reappearance. We will take a speculative punt about Override. James Eustace's filly was held in high regard before scoring on her debut at Pontefract and she progressed onward to land a decent nursery on the turf at Lingfield.