16:40 Newbury Sat 21 September 2019

  • Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Handicap (Class 3)
  • 1m 4f, Good to Firm (Good in places)
  • 6 Runners
  • Winner£7,439.002nd£2,214.003rd£1,106.004th£553.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 34.88sOff time:16:40:20
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1
(3)
59-12OR: 95CD
7/2

Yet to score this year after landing six of his seven starts last year (rose nearly two stone in the handicap). Found it tough going this year off those higher marks despite some creditable efforts; now edged back down to his last winning mark.

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2
(6)
59-10OR: 93D
9/1

Capable of some useful performances but has yet to win this year with his form having a rather uneven profile. Had the run of the race In a small-field conditions affair last time (still couldn't seal the deal); would need to be at his best to take t

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3
(5)
39-2OR: 92
5/1

1m novice winner on his only 2yo start he's failed to win as a 3yo with this season looking to be one that was slipping away from him until he aborted the slide last time. Third at Ascot was satisfactory; hardly looked a winner in waiting though.

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4
(1)
38-12OR: 88
4/1

Produced some strong form this year without winning particularly on soft/heavy ground, conditions that he won't get here. Failed to live up to some of his earlier performances on his last two starts; comes here with some questions to answer.

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5
(4)
38-11OR: 87BF
5/1

Yet to fully realise his potential/promise that he showed on his seasonal reappearance with his two starts since both being rather disappointing. Showed a little more last time at Ascot but still tough to fully endorse him on that performance.

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6
(2)
38-6OR: 82D
11/4

Taken a marked step forward with his career since being upped to this trip; arrives on a hat-rick after scoring twice in a lesser grade. Overcame a pace bias when odds-on last time; cheekpieces now on, deserves respect despite the rise in class.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Temple Church49-911/2Full Result
T: H MorrisonJ: G Mosse

Betting

Forecast

Fantastic Blue (11/4), What A Welcome (7/2), Lariat (4/1), Kosciuszko (5/1), Kaloor (5/1), Koeman (9/1)

Verdict

The small field doesn’t make this any easier with all six having a chance of some sort on their best form, the question is can they produce it? What A Welcome now features on a mark which makes a win more likely while Koeman wouldn’t be out of this if he could reproduce his Ascot winning form of last year. The ground may be too quick for Lariat to fulfil his earlier promise with Kosciuszko another as yet to blossom although his yard remains in cracking form. FANTASTIC BLUE steps up in grade but still looks as though he has more to offer despite a career-high mark after he was raised 3lb last time for winning at Leicester with the first-time cheekpieces a bonus.
  1. Fantastic Blue
  2. What A Welcome
  3. Kosciuszko

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