14:10 Newbury Sat 13 April 2019
- Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) (Registered As The Fred Darling Stakes) (Class 1)
- 7f, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Well backed when landing a Doncaster maiden in October in clear-cut style. Impossible to know how good she is, but holds 1,000 Guineas and Oaks entries so has to be respected.
Stepped up on Kempton AW success when chasing home a well-regarded filly in a Group 2 contest at Newmarket in the autumn. That form is among the best on offer so she clearly enters calculations.
Several good efforts as a juvenile, but was behind Dandhu at Newmarket in September. Bit to find on that effort, but stable has been in good form.
Won two of her five races as a two-year-old, but was put in her place on her final start in a Group 3 race at Ayr. Needs to have made significant improvement since then if she is to figure.
Won on debut at Windsor, but could not add to that success in nine subsequent starts despite some creditable efforts. Tough task against some talented rivals.
Scored five times as a juvenile, including over this C&D on final start in Listed company. More needed in a hotter race, but she is tough and likely to give it her best shot.
Stepped up on debut third when landing a Kempton novice event last month. Significantly more needed, but is going the right way and cannot be ruled out completely.
Sixties Icon filly who was well backed when landing a Leicester maiden in October. Takes a huge hike in class, but clearly has ability and is worthy of respect for last year's winning stable.
Improved on AW debut third when scoring over 1m at this venue in October. Seemed to need every yard of that race so drop to 7f may not be ideal.
Won one of her four races as a juvenile and finished ahead of stable companion Glass Slippers at Ayr on final start as a juvenile. Bred to appreciate this longer trip.
Arguably best form in six starts last season when rounding off her campaign with a good second in a conditions race over this C&D. That display leaves her with plenty to find, however.
Plenty of high-class form as a juvenile, including a close third in the Cheveley Park Stakes and same placing in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint. Has stamina to prove, but top stable gets most things right and her form is solid.
Beat Dutch Treat and Roxy Art in winning races at Newbury and Newmarket last summer and ran really well to be placed in high-class company on last two starts over 1m. Drop in trip not ideal, but her form puts her firmly in the mix.
Plenty of solid form as a juvenile and final start in France saw her finish a close second of nine in a Group 3 contest. More needed in this company on reappearance, but she is tough and consistent..
Victories at this venue and Salisbury last season and may have been over the top when behind Dandhu and Dutch Treat at Newmarket. Yet to prove she stays this far, but represents in-form yard and has to be considered.
Last Year's Winner
|8||Dan's Dream||3||9-0||10/1||Full Result|
|T: M R ChannonJ: S De Sousa|
Dancing Vega (3/1), So Perfect (9/2), Iconic Choice (7/1), Dandhu (8/1), Star Terms (8/1), Muchly (9/1), Yourtimeisnow (11/1), Queen Jo Jo (20/1), Stay Classy (20/1), Dutch Treat (25/1), Come On Leicester (25/1), Modern Millie (33/1), Madame Tantzy (33/1), Roxy Art (50/1), Gypsy Spirit (66/1), Glass Slippers (66/1)
- So Perfect
- Dancing Vega
- Star Terms
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