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Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap

  • Prize money: £7776
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 4
  • 17 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.80
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 464434

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Has not added to the two wins early in his career but he's contested some strong races and often been on the premises, including on penultimate start; 9lb lower than on reappearance and it's not hard to make a case on form.

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6th

3

(2)

22nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 10y

Class 2

16:30 Ripon

Sir Rumi

9st 10lb

J: Owen Lewis

T: Richard Hannon

stumbled start, pushed along briefly soon after start, raced in last

11/2

12th

9

(14)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 3f 175y

Class 2

15:15 Haydock

Sir Rumi

9st 1lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Richard Hannon

Won at Epsom (1m4f, soft) in April and good third at Ascot (1m4f, soft) next time; conditions should have been fine at Goodwood (1m6f, good to firm) last time but he was only sixth of eight and may find this too hot.

14/1

6th

5

(5)

27th May 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

Class 2

15:10 Goodwood

Sir Rumi

8st 13lb

J: Pat Dobbs

T: Richard Hannon

Grabbed the favoured stand rail when winning on soft ground at Epsom and a 4lb rise seemed to find him out at Ascot (again 1m4f on soft); may be vulnerable once more, though this faster surface won't faze him.

13/2

7/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: -85232

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Won both of last season's handicaps (1m) and although he has come up short this term, he's still made advances in form terms; his last three starts were over 1m2f, making the running here on second occasion; tongue tied first time; should again be seriously involved.

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5th

3

(1)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 42y

Class 4

16:45 Newcastle (AW)

Tartan Chief

9st 12lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

prominent, went second over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final 110yds

5/2

5

(7)

10th Oct 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

15:20 Windsor

Tartan Chief

9st 12lb

J: Mohammed Tabti

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

Course winner who arrives in good nick, third of eight in 1m4f Epsom handicap 15 days ago; cheekpieces go on now and he must enter calculations.

5/1

6

(7)

5th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

1m 2f 50y

Class 4

17:30 Nottingham

Tartan Chief

9st 7lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Paul & Oliver Cole

0-7 this year and has been beaten at 9-2 or shorter in last six starts but he's had some close calls and was a creditable third under a positive ride at Epsom (1m4f, good) last time; still looks on a workable mark and he should go well again back in trip; equipment returns including first-time cheekpieces.

9/1

14/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 20-796

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Two wins from six starts as 2yo; no impact in his three handicaps this year, however, with the last two over 1m2f and he tried blinkers on latest.

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9th

6

(10)

12th May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 3

18:00 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

9st 5lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

midfield

8/1

1st

2

(1)

26th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 4f 98y

Class 4

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

La Pulga

9st 8lb

J: Archie Young

T: Charlie Johnston

led, headed over 2f out, rallied and led again final 110yds, ridden out

5/1

8/1

Form: 344291 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Rather mixed this term but close second at Kempton (1m3f, AW) in July and won by a short head in six-runner race at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) on latest outing; the latter was in first-time cheekpieces, which are retained; back up 2lb and to win this probably requires her best show this term.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

16:50 Downpatrick

Mille Miglia

11st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: C A McBratney

towards rear, headway after 2 out, keeping on when sprawled on landing and unseated last

50/1

7th

12

(15)

26th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

Mille Miglia

9st 2lb

J: Ben Coen

T: C A McBratney

Regressive mare has been soundly beaten on AW lately up to this trip and needs much more.

20/1

4th

6

(4)

3rd Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 6

17:25 Newcastle (AW)

Mille Miglia

8st 13lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: C A McBratney

in touch with leaders in centre of group

16/1

Form: 6-4433 BF

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Well-related ex-Godolphin maiden who finished on the heels of the leaders at Sandown (1m2f) and Leicester (1m4f) in his two handicaps, both on good ground off this mark; quiet improver who's an each-way candidate.

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1st

1

(2)

9th Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 3f 218y

Class 5

20:10 Goodwood

Age Of Sail

9st 11lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Gary Moore

sweating, raced in second, led 4f out, ridden clear over 1f out, eased towards finish

5/4

1st

3

(1)

2nd Jun 2023

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Chepstow

Age Of Sail

9st 7lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Gary Moore

11-race maiden under both codes but he gave it a good shot from the front when third of ten in a Lingfield handicap (1m5f, AW) last month; conditions should be fine on this return to turf and he's respected off 1lb lower than last time.

4/1

3rd

4

(1)

13th May 2023

Standard

1m 5f 0y

Class 5

17:15 Lingfield (AW)

Age Of Sail

9st 8lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Gary Moore

prominent, led after 1f, set steady pace, increased tempo over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost second final strides

10/1

8/1

Form: 411544

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

3yo who landed a Brighton novice in May and Newmarket handicap in June, both 1m; ran creditably upped to 1m2f for last two outings (latest was in first-time headgear, now discarded) but needs to find extra; his very useful sister Who's Steph won at up to 1m4f.

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6th

6

(7)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Enforced

9st 11lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

held up in rear, headway on inner 3f out, pushed along when not clear run over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

8/1

4th

2

(5)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 170y

Class 3

16:16 Ripon

Enforced

9st 9lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Roger Varian

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders on outer 7f out, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and beaten over 1f out

3/1

4th

3

(7)

25th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

15:20 Ayr

Enforced

9st 9lb

J: Ben Curtis

T: Roger Varian

midfield, ridden 3f out, headway inside final furlong, ran on towards finish

3/1

7/1

Form: -31134 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 8st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Better than ever at the age of six, winning twice this summer before good minor honours under Aidan Keeley on last two outings, all over 1m3f or 1m4f; slowly away on last two outings and met some traffic at Goodwood on latest, so still looks as if he may be capable of better.

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8th

4

(8)

14th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

19:15 Southwell (AW)

Bug Boy

9st 7lb

J: Tom Eaves

T: Tony Newcombe

mounted in chute and taken down early, dwelt start, always behind

12/1

3rd

7

(6)

1st Oct 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 4

15:25 Epsom

Bug Boy

8st 13lb

J: Connor Planas

T: Tony Newcombe

Won the Ladies' Derby over C&D (good to soft) and came home with a wet sail to go in again at Brighton last time (good to firm; under Connor Planas); remains on a competitive mark just 3lb higher; should give his running.

7/1

16/1

Form: 0-6107

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

Two wins from 20 starts, the latest when getting up close home in five-runner race at Sandown (1m6f) this July; possible excuses (2m then good to soft ground) for both starts since but he sparked only once last term and the same is now true this season.

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12/1

Form: 233310 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has run in three handicaps, markedly improved when winning in fine style at Ffos Las (1m4f, good) on second occasion; it was a hot 1m6f race when he failed to show off this 9lb higher mark at Haydock eight days later and he's probably best forgiven that.

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6th

1

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Jacovec Cavern

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Hennessy

held up in last

100/1

8th

7

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Jacovec Cavern

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Hennessy

Pretty useful on Flat for Mick Channon, ending with 1m5f win on soft; made 105,000gns in October; has struggled, including with his jumping, in three Irish maiden hurdles in the mud this year; hooded latest and today.

150/1

6th

5

18th Feb 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:42 Gowran Park

Jacovec Cavern

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Paul Hennessy

Dual Flat winner rated 80 for Mick Channon; struggled with his jumping on hurdle bow at Punchestown when a creditable sixth; better jumping when beaten 10l at Naas; hood now tried and warrants respect.

20/1

12/1

Form: 332546

Last run: 29 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Eight-race maiden with plenty of fair form, including in 1m4f and 1m5f handicaps this summer; latest start was poor, however, notwithstanding the 1m6f, and a hood is installed today.

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12th

1

(2)

1st Nov 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 4f 0y

Class 6

15:38 Lingfield (AW)

Love Mystery

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Olly Murphy

Has run some fair races on the Flat for Andrew Balding and over hurdles since joining this yard, but is 0-14 under rules; drops in class for this return to the level, but others still look more solid.

7/1

4th

5

24th Aug 2023

Good

2m 1f 162y

Class 4

17:40 Fontwell

Love Mystery

11st 1lb

J: Lewis Stones

T: Olly Murphy

Another personal best hurdling RPR last time when about 7l fourth in a Perth handicap (2m, good to soft), though a bit surprising he didn't hit the line more strongly given he stays at least 1m5f on the Flat; further to travel returned to maiden company this evening.

3/1

4th

4

1st Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 5

21:00 Perth

Love Mystery

11st 8lb

J: Mr James King

T: Olly Murphy

Showed some fair form on the Flat for Andrew Balding and seemed to be getting his act together over hurdles when keeping-on third in Stratford maiden (2m, good) last month; open to more improvement in handicaps and top amateur James King is booked today; unraced on ground slower than good.

11/4

11th
16 (16)
Eklil

8/1

Form: 152123

Last run: 16 days

W: 8st 11lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 73

Form & Verdict

Untested at 1m4f but he got up close home at Bath (1m2f, good) in June and again kept on well at Windsor on both starts since, the latest over 11.4f; only a 3yo and he may well improve for this stiffer test; very interesting.

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7th

1

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 2f 23y

Class 6

14:10 Yarmouth

Eklil

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Andy Irvine

in touch with leaders

10/1

6th

1

(5)

13th Apr 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 6

10:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Eklil

9st 11lb

J: Richard Kingscote

T: Andy Irvine

2lb lower than when winning on turf for Rae Guest at Lingfield (1m2f, good to firm) last summer, but has finished unplaced in all eight starts on the AW, including his last four since joining this yard; others look stronger.

16/1

6th

4

(10)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 0y

Class 5

15:12 Lingfield (AW)

Eklil

9st 8lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: Andy Irvine

A couple of eyecatching efforts over C&D last month and dropping back in trip backfired at Kempton last time; will need luck in running but handicapped to go well.

11/1

20/1

Form: 17-466 D

Last run: 99 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Both wins on heavy ground last year; tailed off on penultimate start (sole run on AW) but his two turf runs this season were creditable; all his noteworthy form is on softer than good.

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7th

2

(6)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 68y

Class 5

17:12 Lingfield

Downsman

9st 9lb

J: Neil Callan

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, took keen hold, in rear

7/1

3rd

5

(3)

8th May 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 99y

Class 4

18:45 Windsor

Downsman

9st 0lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Jim Boyle

Failed to shine when tried over hurdles on last five starts; no significant impact last year on the Flat except for first time out but the handicapper is giving him a chance and he's not ruled in new headgear; both wins were in 2021 on heavy going.

11/2

6

(8)

4th May 2023

Soft

1m 4f 5y

Class 4

16:20 Salisbury

Downsman

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

Failed to shine when tried over hurdles on last five starts; no significant impact last year on Flat except for first time out but the handicapper is giving him an increasing chance; both wins were in 2021 on heavy going.

33/1

OUR TIP

Form: 7-2110 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

5yo who made it 6-13 on AW with two 1m4f wins at Lingfield this summer, the latter in good style and a big personal best; up 8lb since and his turf form, including at York last time, makes far less impressive reading.

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6th

10

(3)

11th May 2024

Good

1m 2f 0y

Class 4

13:15 Lingfield

Party Island

8st 11lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

Second on his only turf start here and broke a lengthy losing run when taking a six-runner race on the Lingfield AW (1m4f) nine days ago; well treated judged on both pieces of form, particularly the latter and two of his earlier AW efforts this year; 1-17 strike-rate on turf is the chief issue.

7/1

1st

3

(5)

2nd May 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:05 Lingfield (AW)

Party Island

9st 3lb

J: George Bass

T: Denis Coakley

Triple C&D winner but his last success was in July 2022 and he's finished down the field in his four runs this year; mark continues to fall and he ran well to a point here last time but others are preferred.

7/1

Form: 2/6070 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Smart in 2017, 2018 and 2019; almost nothing to write home about in his light career since, the one exception being his sixth of 16 over 1m4f at Ascot this May (12lb lower today) on reappearance but he achieved little in his three runs since; wears headgear first time.

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9th

3

(1)

7th Nov 2022

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

20:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Danehill Kodiac

9st 13lb

J: Taylor Fisher

T: Joe Tickle

On a five-year losing spell and not the force of old; failed to beat a rival in last three starts and has enough to prove back down sharply in trip (raced mainly at 1m4f); new headgear.

33/1

14th

2

(8)

17th Sep 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:35 Newbury

Danehill Kodiac

10st 2lb

J: Louis Steward

T: Joe Tickle

stumbled start, led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened and dropped to rear over 1f out

40/1

10th

6

(2)

6th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 3f 211y

Class 2

15:20 Ascot

Danehill Kodiac

9st 9lb

J: Christophe-Patrice Lemaire

T: Joe Tickle

led, headed and ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

40/1

Form: 1165-0

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Dual 11.4f winner at Windsor last summer when trained by Eve Johnson Houghton; rather underwhelming over hurdles and last of ten on his recent return to the Flat, so probably best watched for now.

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2nd

8

(4)

5th Oct 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:45 Lingfield (AW)

Sword Beach

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Alan King

Made the frame over 1m4f on his last two turf starts and has become well handicapped, but he's no longer the force of old and was never involved over C&D last time; returns from a short break but his last Flat win was over two years ago and others are preferred.

14/1

5th

2

(11)

21st Aug 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:10 Lingfield (AW)

Sword Beach

10st 1lb

J: David Probert

T: Alan King

Back in better form the last twice, finishing fourth at Doncaster then third at Epsom, both over 1m4f; 0-6 on AW but returns to this sphere off a handy mark; not dismissed.

10/1

Form: -26482 CD BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Slipped in the weights prior to breaking his losing run in this race last year; 2lb higher today, having posted four solid efforts from five starts this season, runner-up here on latest; should give a good account.

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0

7

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Limerick

Frontispiece

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E McNamara

Five Flat wins in Britain; best suited by decent ground but has won on good to soft; makes belated hurdling debut at the age of nine.

25/1

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Noble Masquerade, Sword Beach, Frontispiece

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Payout
Exacta £669.00
Straight Forecast £544.80
Tricast £7576.10
Trifecta £6208.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Enforced

RP Ratings:

Frontispiece

SPOTLIGHT:

Eklil

LAMBOURN:

Tartan Chief

The Times:

Jacovec Cavern

Daily Mail:

Age Of Sail

Daily Record:

Mille Miglia

POSTDATA:

Sir Rumi

The Guardian:

Bug Boy

The Star:

Eklil

Daily Mirror:

Tartan Chief

Daily Express:

Enforced

The Sun:

Enforced

TOPSPEED:

Frontispiece

Telegraph:

Frontispiece