14:20 Newbury

Saturday 21 September 2019

All13:1013:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:15

Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup Stakes (Group 3) (Formerly the Arc Trial)

Class 1  |   1m 3f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 2m 18.34s
Weighed In
1st
1
(2)
9/4
T: D M SimcockJ: J P Spencer
Held up in rear, headway going well from over 2f out, edged slightly left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, comfortably op 2/1
2nd
1
2
(4)
14/1
T: A M BaldingJ: Rob Hornby
Held up in touch in 4th, pushed along 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish tchd 16/1
3rd
½
4
(1)
38-11
7/4f
T: J R FanshaweJ: R L Moore
Led early, chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong tchd 15/8
4th
hd
5
(3)
4/1
T: J H M GosdenJ: R Havlin
Slow to break, chased leaders, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace op 9/2 tchd 5/1
5th
26
3
(5)
11/2
T: Owen BurrowsJ: Jim Crowley
Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 6/1 tchd 13/2

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Betting

Forecast

Pondus (7/4), Desert Encounter (9/4), Waldstern (4/1), Wadilsafa (11/2), Pivoine (14/1)

Verdict

This looks an easier contest than DESERT ENCOUNTER was third in last year having taken the event the year before adding to the sound record that his trainer, David Simcock, has in the race (also won it in 2015 and 2016). He comes here off the back of winning the same Group 3 Windsor contest that he took last year with Jamie Spencer knowing just how to ride him. Pondus will find these conditions a lot quicker than he encountered at Haydock last time but he’s shown he’s up to this grade and can handle quicker ground; he’ll be dangerous with a soft lead. Waldstern hasn’t quite lived up to expectations but looks a better proposition for third place than possible non-stayer Wadilsafa.
  1. Desert Encounter
  2. Pondus
  3. Waldstern

Previous Winners

2018
Young Rascal
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Jim Crowley
  |  
T: W J Haggas
5/2

Prize Money

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

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