Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Fillies' Group 3) (Str) 7f
- (3yo, 7f, Class 1, 11 runners)
- Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216 5th £1,614 6th £810
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.83s
- Off time: 14:21:26
|1st||9 J Wonder||4/1|
|2nd||1 Al Thakhira||hd||11/4f|
Al Thakhira 162
|3||126 9-0||M Botti||L Dettori||107||11/4f|
Alys Love 191
|3||126 9-0||W R Muir||Martin Dwyer||79||66/1|
Beldale Memory (IRE) 297
|3||126 9-0||C G Cox||Harry Bentley||91||16/1|
Coral Mist 203
|3||126 9-0||C Hills||T P Queally||99||10/1|
Dutch Courage 273
|3||126 9-0||R A Fahey||R L Moore||93||8/1|
Dutch Romance 168
|3||126 9-0||C Hills||William Buick||93||16/1|
|3||126 9-0 h||Lady Cecil||James Doyle||104||4/1|
J Wonder (USA) 233
|3||126 9-0||B J Meehan||J Fortune||94||4/1|
Lady Lara (IRE) 204
|3||126 9-0||A P Jarvis||K Fallon||95||20/1|
|3||126 9-0||Richard Hannon||S M Levey||91||33/1|
|3||126 9-0||H Candy||J P Spencer||98||8/1|
||3||Rae Guest||C Catlin||93||NR|
||3||C E Brittain||Freddie Tylicki||87||NR|
||3||9-0||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||7/2|
AL THAKHIRA flopped in the Juvenile Fillies at the Breeders' Cup in November but had won the Rockfel in good style over 7f at Newmarket before that. A big run here should see her take up an engagement in the 1000 Guineas. Joyeuse is also aiming for next month's fillies Classic at Newmarket and this longer trip should suit after a three length defeat in the Cheveley Park in September. J Wonder failed to cope with Lucky Kristale in the Lowther at York while Beldale Memory didn't handle the fast ground in the Queen Mary at Ascot when last seen at the track. Coral Mist won a Group 3 at Ayr and is preferred to stablemate Dutch Romance and the Newmarket handicap winner Dutch Courage, although a line through Valonia gives her a bit to find with the selection.
Cape Factor (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov beating Penny Drops (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Stealth Missile (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side tracked leader until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 45l behind Majeyda (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
J Wonder (USA) 5-2fav (8-12) Pulled hard, chased leader near side, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 9, 3l behind Lucky Kristale (9-1) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.
Al Thakhira 6-1 (8-10) Off slow,pinched,eased, last of 14, 29l behind Chriselliam (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov.
Joyeuse 7-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, no impression, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Vorda (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Lady Lara (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Close up, effort over 1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Newbury 7f 2yo fll stks (2) sft in Sep beating Rosehill Artist (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Manderley 33-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Wedding Ring (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) gf in Oct.
Dutch Courage 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, switched left and closed inside final furlong, quickened to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul beating Malachim Mist (9-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
Coral Mist 11-2 (8-12) Held up behind, switched left over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead narrowly towards finish, held on, won at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep beating Hoku (8-12) by ns, 12 ran.
Valonia 7-1 (8-12) Switched right soon after start to race alone, close up, ridden and edged left to main group, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Al Thakhira (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Alys Love 11-4 (9-0) Raced keenly, led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied near finish, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Miss Buckshot (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Oct.
Dutch Romance 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.
Beldale Memory (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Raced far side, held up, ridden and no progress 2f out, 14th of 23, 10l behind Rizeena (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.