Dubai Duty Free Stakes
(registered As The Fred Darling Stakes)
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Group 3, Newbury 14:30
£60,000 added,
3yo only, 7f, Class 1  
Saturday 22nd April 2017

1 Dabyah 6/4F
2 Urban Fox 25/1
3 Promising 8/1
11 ran Distances: 1¼l, ¾l, nk
Time: 1m 24.54s (slow by 2.44s)

Dabyah makes all the running to comfortably land the Fred Darling

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Run this year as the Dubai Duty Free Stakes, the long-standing 1000 Guineas trial always looked destined for the 6/4 market leader from the moment Frankie Dettori bounced her out of the stalls and straight into the lead. The daughter of Sepoy, third in the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly on her final start last term, kept on powerfully over the seven furlong trip to beat Urban Fox (25/1) by just over a length, suggesting an extra 220 yards should be well within her compass.

Having landed the Nell Gwyn Stakes with Daban earlier in the week (who runs in the same colours of owner Abdullah Saeed al Naboodah), Dabyah was notching the bang in-form Gosden’s 12th winner in just five days.

“I always feel the jockeys first comments when he gets off the horse are the most valuable,” Gosden suggested. “[Frankie] is inclined to want to run Daban at Newmarket and Dabyah in France. He feels if they get a bit of rain at Deauville it would suit her ,while the other filly is proven at Newmarket. But that’s what the jockey thinks and we’ll speak to the owner first.”

He said: “Daban is very laid back, while this horse is out of the gates and racing, but I thought she pricked her ears and relaxed beautifully and finished it out well. I’ve not over-trained her – she’s exuberant. They’re two lovely fillies.”

With both fillies still possible for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at HQ on May 7, Betfred offer Daban at 8/1, and Dabyah at 10/1. Welcome Bonus Offer Betway

Dubai Duty Free Stakes
£60,000 added, 3yo only, 7f, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Good to Firm

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (8) Dabyah (IRE) 6/4f L Dettori
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (7) Urban Fox 25/1 M Harley
J Tate 3
3rd (5) ¾ Promising (IRE) 8/1 P J Dobbs
R Hannon 3
4th (10) nk Rain Goddess (IRE) 8/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 3
5th (4) nse Queen Kindly 7/2 J P Spencer
R A Fahey 3
6th (3) nk Mystic Dawn (IRE) 14/1 James Doyle
D M Simcock 3
7th (11) ¾ Glitter Girl 8/1 P Cosgrave
W J Haggas 3
8th (6) 2 Arwa (IRE) 100/1 Jim Crowley
C Hills 3
9th (2) ½ Think Fashion (IRE) 66/1 J Fortune
B J Meehan 3
10th (9) Pichola Dance (IRE) 25/1 Andrea Atzeni
R Varian 3
11th (1) 9 Poet's Princess 66/1 R Winston
H Morrison 3

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