Dubai Duty Free Cup (Listed) (Str) 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983 5th £995 6th £500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 26.47s
  • Off time: 16:50:25
Full result
Result 16:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Tawhid 15/8f
2nd 9 Enrol 9/1
3rd 2 Firebeam 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (7) 625117
Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 6
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:S Hitchcott
  • Form: 625117
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 108 18/1
2 (6) 442-092
Royal blue, white cap Firebeam 15
  • T:C Appleby
  • J:M Barzalona
  • Form: 442-092
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 104 12/1
3 (4) 27/11-0U
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Fort Bastion (IRE) 27
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:J Fortune
  • Form: 27/11-0U
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 R A Fahey J Fortune 105 25/1
4 (3) 2120-32
Royal Blue, Red cap Free Wheeling (AUS) 202
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 2120-32
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2pt
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 pt Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle 110 5/1
5 (8) 613111
Red, White stars on sleeves Magic City (IRE) 27
  • T:Richard Hannon
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 613111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 102 10/3
6 (1) 614010
Royal Blue, Yellow sash Correspondent 20
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 614010
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 B J Meehan T P Queally 103 16/1
7 (5) 433234
Royal blue Tawhid 13
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 433234
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13p1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 15/8f
8 (9) 741065
Pink and Black diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, White cap Well Acquainted (IRE) 26
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:J P Fahy
  • Form: 741065
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 C G Cox J P Fahy 105 14/1
9 (2) 120930
Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Enrol 20
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 120930
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 93 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 9 Scarf (AUS)
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:L Dettori
5 9-2 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

A number of these are attempting the step up from handicaps to Listed class, including the rejuvenated Magic City, Correspondent and Enrol, but Free Wheeling and Well Acquainted are already winners at this level and Arnold Lane won a Group 3 in Germany in the spring. Firebeam will love the ground and is certainly worth a second look but Fort Bastion bounced Tony Hamilton out of the saddle on leaving the stalls at York last time and still has plenty to prove. TAWHID may not be entirely straightforward but cheekpieces are tried here and he didn't do a lot wrong when fourth in a Group 3 at Haydock last time. A winner here on heavy ground as a juvenile, he looks the one to beat given that Saeed bin Suroor has trained the winner of this three times in the last four years.

Formwatch

Tawhid 7-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Top Notch Tonto (8-11) at Haydock 1m Grp 3 (1) gs.

Enrol 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Clockmaker (8-11) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Firebeam 2-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Intransigent (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.

Free Wheeling (AUS) 3-1 (9-3) 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Rerouted (9-6) at Meydan(UAE) 7f hcp in Mar.

Magic City (IRE) 13-2fav (8-13) Held up in mid-division, switched left 2f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 75 yards, won going away, won at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Intransigent (8-8) by 1l, 18 ran.

Correspondent 8-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Clockmaker (8-11) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.

Fort Bastion (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Went right and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Sirius Prospect (9-0) at York 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Aug, 6 ran.

Arnold Lane (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Viztoria (8-11) at Doncaster 7f Grp 2 (1) gs.

Well Acquainted (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out to over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Lockwood (9-0) at Goodwood 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.