14:00 Newbury

Saturday 21 April 2018

All13:2514:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

    Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (Group 3) (Registered As The John Porter Stakes)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 4f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 2m 40.21s
1st
Horse silk
4
(1)
49-0
5/4f
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up in 5th, smooth headway on outside over 3f out, led on bit approaching final furlong, pushed along and stayed on well, comfortably op Evens
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
1
(6)
8/1
T: R HannonJ: S M Levey
Keen, tracked leader, led well over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right and held on for 2nd but no chance with winner op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
5
(5)
10/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Held up in 4th, switched right and headway over 3f out, 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong pressing for 2nd, no chance with winner op 12/1 tchd 14/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
3
(4)
9/4
T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle
Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 7/2
5th
Horse silk
10
2
(2)
12/1
T: Sir Michael StouteJ: R L Moore
Tracked leading pair, pushed along and weakened inside final 2f, eased op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
(3)
14/1
T: Charlie & Mark JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led until well over 2f out, weakened quickly, eased tchd 12/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.90Pl:£1.30, £3.20EX:£9.40Trifecta:£50.80SF:£11.40Swingers:£1.90, £2.00, £6.00

Forecasts

Defoe (5/4), Call To Mind (9/4), Danehill Kodiac (8/1), What About Carlo (10/1), Autocratic (12/1), Titi Makfi (14/1)

Verdict

DEFOE was hugely progressive last term and while things didn't pan out for him in the St Leger, he should have a bright future ahead and can rubberstamp that notion with a winning return to action. Sir Michael Stoute does well in this race and his Autocratic is respected having enjoyed a couple of spins on the AW to gear up for this. The consistent Danehill Kodiac may settle for minor money conceding weight but could have an edge on the lightly-raced Call To Mind over this trip.
  1. Defoe
  2. Autocratic
  3. Danehill Kodiac

Previous Winners

2017
Muntahaa
Weight: 8-13  |Age: 4
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £34,026.002nd: £12,900.003rd: £6,456.004th: £3,216.005th: £1,614.006th: £810.00

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