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Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap

  • Prize money: £15462
  • 0m 7f 0y
  • Class 2
  • 10 runners
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Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.00
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 100-

Last run: 246 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Had several subsequent winners behind when making a winning debut at Haydock (6f, good to soft) but he didn't have the firepower for the Coventry at Royal Ascot in June and signed off his 2yo career with a moderate run in a York handicap in August; gelded since; something to prove.

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9th

8

(12)

20th Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

14:45 Curragh

Scholarship

9st 6lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Decent Newbury form (7f) last year for Clive Cox, winning on seasonal debut and ended campaign with good second on heavy; good start for new connections when second to Independent Expert at Cork last month (7f) but remains unproven over 1m.

9/1

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14/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 168- C

Last run: 225 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Quickly off the mark as 2yo, winning over 6f here in July, but was out of his depth in a Group 3 next time and he found little in a valuable sales race when last seen in September; gelded since; needs to have come on plenty over the winter to land this.

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3rd
7 (7)
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2/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 631-

Last run: 193 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to Oaks/King George winner Taghrooda; late foal who progressed with each run as 2yo and impressed with how much he found late on when winning at Yarmouth in October (6f, good to soft; acts on good); promising type who looks sure to stay the extra furlong.

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20/1

Form: 3967-7 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Had some stiff tasks after making successful debut over 6f here and fell short, including on handicap debut at Chester; made respectable return in 1m Listed race on Newcastle AW and yard has won three of the last eight runnings but he has some improvers to tackle back in a handicap.

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3rd

4

(11)

3rd May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

15:00 Newmarket

Dark Thirty

9st 3lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Has form figures of 32311 at the Newmarket tracks, better than ever in competitive 6f contest at the Craven meeting (good; off 3lb lower) most recently; 7f winner on the July course last term; holds very solid claims back up in distance.

11/2

1st

10

(9)

17th Apr 2024

Good

0m 6f 0y

Class 2

13:50 Newmarket

Dark Thirty

9st 2lb

J: Sean Levey

T: Richard Hannon

Often leads; has acted on soft but both handicap wins came on good ground over 7f; respectable efforts in two 6f handicaps last year without looking a natural at the trip and looks one for another day.

14/1

4/1

Form: 321- D

Last run: 212 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

Out of a sister to Group 1-winning sprinter Mecca's Angel and dual Group 3 winner Markaz; improved with each start as 2yo, looking particularly promising when winning on Kempton AW on final start (7f); one to be very interested in now handicapping.

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5th

10

(10)

16th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Lord Uhtred

9st 5lb

J: Saffie Osborne

T: Charles Hills

pulled hard, led, headed over 1f out, kept on

12/1

7th

8

(8)

5th Oct 2023

Soft

0m 6f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Salisbury

Lord Uhtred

9st 5lb

J: Kevin Stott

T: Charles Hills

7f winner at two but wasn't seeing out his races this year until dropped back to 6f at Yarmouth (close third on good ground) two weeks ago; still unexposed at this distance; interesting off the same mark.

7/1

3rd

4

(4)

20th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 3y

Class 4

17:30 Yarmouth

Lord Uhtred

9st 13lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Charles Hills

Hasn't this year matched form of 7f AW win from last September and didn't get home over that trip at Newbury last time; unlikely to be inconvenienced by the return to 6f.

7/1

9/2

Form: 021-

Last run: 167 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 83

Form & Verdict

Excellent progress with each race in 2022, chasing home a smart 3yo in three-runner conditions race on second start before trouncing rivals in 6f Doncaster maiden; can query the value of that heavy-ground form but today's conditions will be no problem and he has more to come this year.

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No Results Found

Form: 551-

Last run: 267 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Fairly promising runs over 7f on first two starts but improved for the drop to 6f when winning at Salisbury in July (good to firm); on a fair mark now handicapping but others have less to prove in a competitive 7f handicap like this.

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3

(4)

23rd Jan 2024

Standard

0m 6f 16y

Class 4

18:30 Southwell (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Paddy Mathers

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f turf novice as 2yo and thereabouts in 7f and 6f handicaps on grass for Richard Hannon in 2023; however, has looked to have his share of weight on AW for new yard, including back over 6f last time.

12/1

10th

2

(5)

16th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 4

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 8lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

Won 6f novice for Richard Hannon as 2yo; thereabouts in 7f handicaps at Ascot and Newbury this summer and he ran a fair race on debut for new yard over C&D in November; raced freely and faded at Chelmsford since so the return to 6f looks worth a go.

20/1

8th

4

(1)

7th Dec 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 4

18:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Captain Cuddles

9st 9lb

J: Dougie Costello

T: Fionn McSharry

midfield

25/1

Form: 125-12 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 8st 10lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Had plenty of experience; has improved for cheekpieces on the AW this year, winning over 7f at Kempton then narrowly defeated there 23 days ago; now significantly higher than his handicap defeats on turf last year so there are question marks back on grass.

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8th

7

(9)

13th Jun 2023

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 4

15:30 Southwell (AW)

Little Edi

9st 2lb

J: Mark Winn

T: Richard Spencer

Good record on AW, winning at Kempton in February and a creditable third over 7f here last month; that latest effort suggests he'll need improvement for this first crack at 1m if he's to defy this mark.

10/1

3rd

6

(1)

11th May 2023

Standard

0m 7f 14y

Class 4

13:50 Southwell (AW)

Little Edi

9st 3lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Richard Spencer

Tailed off at Newbury three weeks ago but that was his first run on soft ground; had previously improved for cheekpieces on the AW, winning over 7f at Kempton then narrowly defeated on his return visit; could easily bounce back with Billy Loughnane booked.

8/1

8th

10

(9)

21st Apr 2023

Soft

0m 7f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Newbury

Little Edi

8st 10lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Richard Spencer

Had plenty of experience; has improved for cheekpieces on the AW this year, winning over 7f at Kempton then narrowly defeated there 23 days ago; now significantly higher than his handicap defeats on turf last year so there are question marks back on grass.

9/1

Form: 5168-

Last run: 195 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Won 6f maiden at Ffos Las on second start but, while a Group 2 here in September was too big an ask, he ended the season on a low note when weakening in a 7f handicap at Newmarket; looks high in the weights on return.

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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

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Non-runners

Caragio, Mustajaab

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £885.00
Straight Forecast £1087.60
Tricast £3010.90
Trifecta £5860.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Lord Uhtred

The Sun:

Caragio

TOPSPEED:

Mustajaab

POSTDATA:

Dark Thirty

LAMBOURN:

Lord Uhtred