Early pace is often the key to success on the straight course at Newbury and prominent racers have certainly fared well in the 7f Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap (4.10) in recent years, with the winners described as follows…
Andrew Mount 10:26am, Thu 20 Apr 2017
FOOTLIGHT (stall 4 of 11) caught the eye when third at Newcastle on her penultimate start, as she tried to make the running on the round course, something very difficult to pull off. Having laid her for a place in the five-runner field I was feeling vey smug when she was headed but she rallied strongly and only just missed out on re-gaining second place.
Stall 1 has a terrible recent record in 6f handicaps at Wolverhampton, failing to provide a winner from 96 qualifiers since the start of last year.