16:00 Newbury

Saturday 18 September 2021

All13:1013:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:05

    Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2)

  • 2YO only  |   Class 1  |   6f  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:02  |   Winning time: 1m 12.4s
1
(5)
Horse silk
Dhabab70
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: R Havlin| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  103| BF| D
11/4
Made an impressive winning bow in 6f maiden at Leicester. Better than he could show in Coventry at Royal Ascot and then perhaps found his stamina stretched in Superlative Stakes last time. Respected.
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2
(10)
Horse silk
Fearby29
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: P J McDonald| T: E Bethell| OR:  103| D
8/1
Dual winner who ran creditably without finding any improvement on his first go at 6f when fourth in Gimcrack Stakes at York (good to firm) 29 days ago. Shouldn't be too far away with a repeat.
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4
(6)
Horse silk
Gubbass27
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  108| C
7/2
Won first 2 starts, including 22-runner Super Sprint here in July, finishing strongly. Good efforts in Richmond Stakes at Goodwood and Prix Morny at Deauville since, keeping on both times. Big player.
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5
(7)
Horse silk
Hierarchy14
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: Oisin Murphy| T: H Palmer| OR:  98| D
18/1
Bred to be a useful sprinter and got off to the perfect start, winning 6f novices at Wolverhampton and Salisbury. Decent third in Sirenia Stakes at Kempton last time but needs more in this field.
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6
(9)
Horse silk
Khunan27
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: Andrea Atzeni| T: R A Fahey| OR:  107
33/1
Left debut form well behind to get off the mark in good style at Ripon in April. Excellent second in Richmond Stakes but was some way below that level in the Prix Morny at Deauville last time.
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7
(4)
Horse silk
Maglev30
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: Tom Marquand| T: W J Haggas| OR:  98| BF| D
13/2
Left debut form well behind to make second start a winning one in 6f Yarmouth novice. Further improvement when runner-up both outings subsequently and could still have more to offer back at 6f.
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8
(2)
Horse silk
Manaccan21
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: W Buick| T: J Ryan| OR:  93| D
9/1
Created an excellent impression when getting off the mark in style in 6f novice at Newmarket 3 weeks ago. That was hardly a strong race by track standards but he's open to further improvement.
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9
(1)
Horse silk
Melayu Kingdom19
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: N Callan| T: K A Ryan| OR:  92
33/1
Mehmas colt who justified strong support when making a winning debut in a 5f Thirsk maiden (5f) in April. Still green 4 months on at Ripon and faces a stiff task here, but retains potential.
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10
(8)
Horse silk
Wings Of War14
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-1| J: A Kirby| T: C G Cox| OR:  100| BF| D
17/2
Opened account with plenty in hand in 6f Nottingham maiden and confirmed the much-improved form shown in York sales race when second in Kempton Group 3 last time. This demands more, though.
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Rule 4

Rule 4 applies to all bets - deduction 10p in the pound

Non-Runners

3
(3)
Horse silk
Gis A Sub29
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 2
T: K A Ryan  J: James Doyle
WD

Forecasts

Dhabab (11/4), Gubbass (7/2), Maglev (13/2), Fearby (8/1), Gis A Sub (8/1), Wings Of War (17/2), Manaccan (9/1), Hierarchy (18/1), Khunan (33/1), Melayu Kingdom (33/1)

Verdict

GUBBASS ran a fine race when fifth in the Prix Morny at Deauville last month, and that form looks about the best on offer, so he earns the narrow vote. Gis A Sub is much respected following an excellent second in the Gimcrack Stakes at York, as is Dhabab, who could have a bigger performance in the locker back at 6f.

  1. GUBBASS (IRE)
  2. GIS A SUB (IRE)
  3. DHABAB (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Alkumait
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 2
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £44,971.002nd: £17,050.003rd: £8,533.004th: £4,250.005th: £2,133.006th: £1,071.00

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