Dubai Duty Free Conditions Stakes 1m 1f
- (3yo+, 1m 1f, Class 3, 6 runners)
- Winner £7,159 2nd £2,144 3rd £1,072 4th £536 5th £268 6th £135
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 56.07s
- Off time: 15:05:46
|1st||5 Tales Of Grimm||6/1|
|2nd||1 French Navy||nk||5/4f|
French Navy 83
|5||132 9-6||C Appleby||M Barzalona||110||5/4f|
|4||129 9-3||A M Balding||R Hughes||106||3/1|
Navajo Chief 29
|6||129 9-3||A P Jarvis||James Doyle||102||20/1|
Questioning (IRE) 25
|5||123 8-11 b||J H M Gosden||W Buick||102||8/1|
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 112
|4||123 8-11||R A Fahey||R L Moore||105||6/1|
Mujazif (IRE) 14
|3||118 8-6 t||B J Meehan||M Dwyer||91||8/1|
||3||8-6||J Noseda||W Buick||6/4|
Three-year-olds and older horses have shared the honours in this in recent years but Mujazif is the only one representing the classic generation this time and his overall form appears to fall short of the standard required. French Navy made a winning reappearance in a Listed race at Windsor and likes to get his toe in. He's a former Group 3 winner so must have every chance here, despite the double penalty. Bonfire and Questioning have both been very disappointing this year, however, while Navajo Chief is only a handicapper. TALES OF GRIMM has changed stables since finishing fifth in the Diomed Stakes at Epsom in June but Ryan Moore keeps the ride and it's just possible that a change of scenery will have rekindled the enthusiasm of this once highly-regarded colt - he gets a tentative vote.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Pulled hard towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 7l behind Gregorian (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
French Navy 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun beating Emell (8-8) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Bonfire 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Danadana (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Mujazif (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ennistown (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Questioning (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 9l behind Fattsota (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gs in Aug.
Navajo Chief 12-1 (9-1) Handy 5th, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 10l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.