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Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £47778.17
  • 0m 6f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 21 D

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Zoffany colt who cost 550,000euros at breeze-up sale in May; stablemate of Charyn; close second at Windsor on debut then went one better at Haydock (6f, good to firm) where he effortlessly went clear over 1f out and cruised home, hardly coming off the bridle; looks a very smart prospect judged on that impressive win; commands major respect.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13th

7

(10)

23rd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Sakheer

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Midfield (below par) in the 2,000 Guineas on sole run this season, appearing to confirm that he's a Commonwealth Cup prospect as opposed to a potential miler; very promising 6f colt (on good/firmer) last term, recording form figures of 211 that culminated in an impressive performance in the Mill Reef at Newbury; retains major potential and looks an exciting contender back down in trip; judged on 2yo evidence, he could easily develop into a top performer at this distance.

7/2

7th

13

(10)

6th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

16:40 Newmarket

Sakheer

9st 2lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Narrowly denied on debut but breezed home at Haydock (good to firm) next time and did it almost as easily when upped in class for the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury (good) later in September; they were all over 6f but there was plenty about the way he did it which suggested he will stay further; exciting prospect.

9/1

20/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: 311655 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Scored twice (5f/6f) in the spring and has performed creditably at a useful level since, most recently fifth in Listed race at York when dropped back to the minimum trip; looks rather exposed at this point, however, and looks set for another supporting role.

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11th

11

(6)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 3

15:50 Lingfield (AW)

Rousing Encore

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Confirmed the promise of his C&D fifth in December when making all at Wolverhampton 17 days later; less good twice since and there look to be more appealing options in today's field.

25/1

12th

5

(11)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rousing Encore

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Richard Fahey

Made all to beat Baldomero over C&D in December; held off this mark here six weeks ago and he's not ideally drawn for one that races on the sharp end.

10/1

4th

4

(2)

26th Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 3

18:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rousing Encore

9st 0lb

J: Billy Garritty

T: Richard Fahey

took keen hold, in touch with leaders, outpaced from over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

5/2

11/1

Form: 12 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Fairly useful form in two starts over 6f on good ground, winning at Haydock then clear second under a penalty in Newmarket novice event; should have more to offer and has the ideal pedigree for this occasion, being a brother to last year's winner Wings Of War and son of 2007 winner Dark Angel; one of two big players for Roger Varian.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(6)

26th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Sandown

Charyn

9st 3lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Acts on soft going; ran respectably in some top races won by Paddington last season; readily justified favouritism in the Doncaster Mile (Listed) on reappearance, recording an RPR that makes him an above-average winner of that race; looks set for a productive 4yo campaign and warrants respect.

5/2

1st

2

(6)

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:20 Doncaster

Charyn

9st 2lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Roger Varian

Won a soft-ground Group 2 in France as a juvenile and even better form in defeat last year, reaching the frame three times over 1m at Group 1 level; behind the reopposing Knight when only a respectable third in Group 2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood (soft) on final start; should go well for a yard seeking a fourth win in this since 2016.

11/4

Form: 4111 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Eyecatcher over 5f on first outing; three from three (over 6f on good/firmer) since, most recently recording a neck success in Listed event at Ripon where he followed up his narrow win in York sales race; has not been winning impressively but he's an improving colt who comes here with a leading chance on the figures.

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10th

9

(2)

18th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 1

15:00 Newmarket

Shouldvebeenaring

9st 9lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Acts on good to firm and good to soft; tough colt who scored in Listed grade here last May and ended his 2023 campaign with placed efforts at Group 1 level over 6f/7f in Britain/France; major contender with AW reappearance under his belt.

9/2

Form: 3

Last run: 50 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Son of Harry Angel, who won this contest in 2016 before developing into a top-drawer sprinter; made a promising debut at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) seven weeks ago, finishing third to unbeaten Noble Style who followed up in the Gimcrack; yard also runs Shouldvebeenaring; open to any amount of improvement and could go well.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

9

(16)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:45 Newmarket

Wallop

8st 13lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Richard Hannon

Unexposed 4yo; down the field on his handicap debut here 17 days ago (first run for a year); too soon to write him off but there are risks attached and his stable may have stronger claims with Mums Tipple.

33/1

11th

7

(17)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Wallop

9st 4lb

J: Alec Voikhansky

T: Richard Hannon

Useful 2yo form at 6f and he had a fairly straightforward task when winning an ordinary 6f AW novice last April; this is an altogether different assignment on first run since.

16/1

1st

8

(10)

17th Apr 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 5

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Wallop

9st 4lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Hannon

Smart form in all three starts over this trip on turf last year, beaten just over a length into third behind the subsequent Gimcrack winner on his Newmarket debut, then finishing fifth of seven in the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury and finally going down by a neck to a useful rival in a Salisbury conditions event; half-brother to a couple of smart AW winners and although his wide draw isn't ideal, he sets a high standard.

8/13

Form: 51 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Tasleet colt who scored narrowly at Ffos Las (6f, good to soft) last month, improving on his Ascot debut effort; still very unexposed but appears to face a much tougher task upped in class; towards the bottom of this pack on bare form.

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13th

14

(4)

11th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Ascot

Mustajaab

8st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

switched left soon after start, midfield

20/1

1st

2

(2)

11th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

16:15 Southwell (AW)

Mustajaab

9st 10lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

Unplaced in his last four starts on turf and back from 229 days off having been gelded in the meantime, but he made a successful reappearance over C&D from 2lb lower last year after a similar absence; worth a second look.

9/2

5th

2

(5)

26th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

16:32 Newmarket (July)

Mustajaab

9st 6lb

J: Lewis Edmunds

T: William Muir & Chris Grassick

held up in rear, some headway over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, weakened quickly final 110yds

5/1

7th
2 (6)
Heroism

8/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

2 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Invincible Spirit colt who cost 100,000euros as a yearling; 13-2, overcame a tricky start to make a successful debut at Salisbury (6f, good to firm) last month, beating a subsequent nursery scorer; open to major progress and represents a trainer who won this race in 2016 and 2021; interesting.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

6

(2)

10th May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

19:15 Ripon

Heroism

9st 4lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: David & Nicola Barron

held up in rear

8/1

5th

11

(5)

23rd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

15:25 Newmarket

Heroism

9st 2lb

J: Robert Havlin

T: Clive Cox

Ran in a Group race last season after winning on debut; appeared to be finding his level in handicaps when second at Windsor (6f, good) and can be forgiven his subsequent defeats as the ground was too slow back at Windsor and he conceded early lengths at Bath; wouldn't be a surprise to see him run well.

9/1

4th

2

(1)

13th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 160y

Class 5

16:00 Bath

Heroism

10st 0lb

J: John Fahy

T: Clive Cox

Ran in a Group race last season after winning on debut; appeared to be finding his level in handicaps when second at Windsor (6f, good) and it was his first time on softish ground when beaten further back there last time.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta £164.00
Straight Forecast £180.20
Trifecta £972.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Sakheer

RP Ratings:

Shouldvebeenaring

LAMBOURN:

Heroism

SPOTLIGHT:

Charyn

The Times:

Wallop

NEWMARKET:

Sakheer

Telegraph:

Sakheer

Daily Mail:

Sakheer

The Sun:

Sakheer

Daily Record:

Sakheer

Daily Express:

Heroism

TOPSPEED:

Shouldvebeenaring

The Guardian:

Shouldvebeenaring

Daily Mirror:

Shouldvebeenaring

The Star:

Charyn