13:40 Newbury

Saturday 13 April 2019

All13:4014:1014:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35

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

Class 1  |   1m 4f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:40  |   Winning time: 2m 42.15s
Weighed In
1st
8
(3)
7/1
T: H MorrisonJ: G Mosse
Held up in touch, pushed along and unable to quicken 2f out, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish op 9/1
2nd
1
4
(5)
20/1
T: R CharltonJ: Jason Watson
Took keen hold, held up last, steady headway 3f out, tracking leaders and squeezed through to lead over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish op 25/1
3rd
2
1
(10)
12/1
T: Owen BurrowsJ: Jim Crowley
Shade keen, tracked leader 4f, handy 3rd, 2nd again and every chance 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong tchd 14/1
4th
1
7
(8)
59-0
9/4
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Raced wide tracking leaders, 2nd 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong op 9/5
5th
2 ¾
3
(7)
13/8f
T: W J HaggasJ: James Doyle
Held up in last trio, headway on outside tracking leaders over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 15/8 tchd 2/1 in a place
6th
2 ½
10
(4)
10/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Pulled hard in touch, weakened over 2f out op 14/1
7th
6
6
(9)
11/1
T: M JohnstonJ: S De Sousa
Led until over 2f out, weakened soon after op 12/1 tchd 10/1
8th
14
5
(1)
40/1
T: R CharltonJ: Adam J McNamara
Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out op 50/1

Also Ran

UR
9
(6)
200/1
T: Mark GillardJ: L Morris
Unseated rider leaving stalls

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Non-Runners

2
(2)
Mootasadir14
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: H Palmer  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Young Rascal (13/8), Defoe (9/4), Marmelo (7/1), Mootasadir (8/1), Proschema (10/1), Communique (11/1), Laraaib (12/1), Aspetar (20/1), Blakeney Point (40/1), Pilansberg (200/1)

Verdict
A fine renewal of this Group 3 contest and it is only marginally that the vote goes to last year's winner DEFOE, who may be best caught fresh and will handle underfoot conditions. Young Rascal is open to further improvement and looks a big danger, while Laraaib has won at this level, the progressive Mootasadir should not be underestimated returned to turf and Communique is a typically-tough representative from his stable. Marmelo is a high-class performer, but probably needs further.
  1. Defoe
  2. Young Rascal
  3. Laraaib

Previous Winners

2018
Defoe
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Andrea Atzeni
  |  
T: R Varian
5/4
Prize Money
1st: £34,026.002nd: £12,900.003rd: £6,456.004th: £3,216.005th: £1,614.006th: £810.00

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