Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2) 6f 8y
- (2yo, 6f 8y, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner £36,862 2nd £13,975 3rd £6,994 4th £3,484 5th £1,748 6th £878
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.59s
- Off time: 14:23:27
Anticipated (IRE) 34
|2||127 9-1||R Hannon||R Hughes||108||4/1|
Figure Of Speech (IRE) 14
|2||127 9-1 p||C Appleby||S De Sousa||107||4/1|
Hot Streak (IRE) 14
|2||127 9-1||K A Ryan||D P McDonogh||104||8/1|
Rufford (IRE) 30
|2||127 9-1||R A Fahey||A Kirby||92||20/1|
Shamshon (IRE) 37
|2||127 9-1||R Hannon||L Dettori||7/2j|
|2||127 9-1||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||103||7/2j|
Trading Profit 68
|2||127 9-1||A M Balding||J Fortune||16/1|
||2||91||P F I Cole||James Doyle||WD|
||2||91||C Hills||S J Drowne||108||NR|
||2||9-1||M Botti||A Kirby||5/2|
SHAMSHON won by six lengths on debut at Sandown and comfortably landed a Listed race at Deauville over 5f on his next start. The extra furlong here shouldn't be a problem and Richard Hannon's colt, who has the Middle Park as his main autumn target, can complete the hat-trick. Cable Bay has been quite highly tried and there's no reason why he won't run his race again. He's preferred to Figure Of Speech, who had Anticipated behind at Deauville last month and finished ahead of Hot Streak when only beaten a short-head in the Sirenia Stakes at Kempton, though was behind Cable Bay at Goodwood earlier. Supplicant looks up against it in this grade but Complicit and Trading Profit both have scope. Rufford was well backed for a valuable sales race at York and may be better than he's shown so far.
Complicit (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Awkward start and rider lost iron, soon recovered, mid-division, driven and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Genuine Quality (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Cable Bay (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Outstrip (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs.
Supplicant Evensfav (9-2) Prominent, led over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug beating Riverboat Springs (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Rufford (IRE) 6-1fav (8-11) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, soon in touch, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 19, 4l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Hot Streak (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, struggling 2f out, switched right over 1f out, no real progress, 5th of 7, 5l behind Brown Sugar (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol.
Figure Of Speech (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, switched left over 2f out, good headway to chase winner 1f out, strong run and hung left under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Brown Sugar (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol.
Shamshon (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) won at Deauville(FR) 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug beating Aventure Love (8-10) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Anticipated (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) 9th of 10, 10l behind No Nay Never (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Trading Profit 5-2fav (9-5) With leader, driven over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Classic Pursuit (9-5) by 4l, 11 ran.