Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap 1m 4f 5y
- (3yo+, 1m 4f 5y, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 36.27s
- Off time: 14:31:03
|1st||9 Sula Two||16/1|
|2nd||8 Goodwood Mirage||hd||7/2j|
|3rd||7 Sir Bedivere||½||20/1|
|4||138 9-12||Lady Cecil||James Doyle||94||4/1|
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 27
|5||136 9-10 v1||M Johnston||S De Sousa||92||10/1|
All The Aces (IRE) 30
|8||135 9-9||N J Henderson||T P Queally||91||11/1|
Samba King 314
|4||134 9-8||C Appleby||M Barzalona||90||15/2|
Signed Up 27
|4||133 9-7||Mrs A J Perrett||P J Dobbs||89||8/1|
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 21
|4||130 9-4 t||B J Meehan||J Fortune||86||20/1|
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 13
|3||130 9-4||W J Knight||L Dettori||94||7/2j|
Sula Two 12
|6||127 9-1||R J Hodges||Philip Prince (5)||83||16/1|
She's Late 14
|3||122 8-10||J H M Gosden||William Buick||86||7/2j|
||5||912||S Kirk||L P Keniry||94||NR|
||5||812||R Hannon||K T O'Neill||72||NR|
Rule Book (IRE)
||3||8-10||R Hannon||R Hughes||7/1|
Continuum continues to climb the weights but you can't ignore his progressive form and he seems sure to be thereabouts again. Sir Bedivere had excuses last time and is proven on soft ground. He looks a better bet than fellow three-year-old She's Late but Sadler's Risk disappointed last time and is now tried in a visor while All The Aces is struggling to recapture his best form. Charles Camoin's best form is over 1m2f but Samba King could figure if fully wound-up following a lengthy absence. SULA TWO stays further than this and is still 3lb higher than when successful over 2m here in July but the ground won't be a problem and Philip Prince claims a valuable 3lb. He could upset better-fancied rivals.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Sam Sharp (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Took keen hold tracking leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 15l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sula Two 16-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 11l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, wide entering straight, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 14, 40l behind Excellent Result (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Handicap (Heritage) (3yo) (2) gd.
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, eased 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Statutory (9-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
She's Late 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon in mid-division, headway when not much room and switched left over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Signed Up 14-1 (9-7) In touch, under pressure over 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 13, 27l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Continuum 3-1 (10-0) Slowly away, in rear, headway on outer over 2f out led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Poyle Thomas (9-3) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
All The Aces (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, disputing 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Samba King 40-1 (8-1) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 4th of 23, 5l behind Art Scholar (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Nov.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Led 1f, remained prominent, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, eased over 2f out, 11th of 13, 29l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.