bet365 Feilden Stakes
Listed, Newmarket 16:05
£37,000 added,
3yo fillies only,
1m 1f, Class 1   
Tuesday 18th April 2017

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1 Khalidi 7/2
2 Salouen 5/2F
3 Law And Order 6/1
7 ran Distances: nk, 3¼l, 3l
Time: 1m 50.43s (slow by 2.63s)

Khalidi strikes under Frankie Dettori to win from from Salouen

Khalidi
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Khalidi

The High Chaparral colt, Khalidi, trained by John Gosden, was beaten in a Doncaster handicap upon his return to action a fortnight ago, but has seemingly made impressive progress since that run in Yorkshire. 

Montataire steadily took the field along until the penultimate furlong when the front-runner went out like a light and 5-2 favourite Salouen took charge. 

But the Frankie Dettori-ridden Khalidi (7-2) suddenly arrived with a powerful surge on the outside of the field, and as hard as Salouen tried, he could not claw back a neck deficit. 

Law And Order was a never-nearer third. 

Gosden won this nine-furlong Listed race with the great Golden Horn in 2015, and said: "That was probably his Derby day, he ran very well at Doncaster on the opening day of the season, trying to give weight away to unexposed horses and he's only a little guy. 

"We knew he'd love the ground today as it was a bit loose the last day. 

"I don't think it was a vintage Feilden, but it seemed like the right race to go for. 

"He's a real genuine, sweet horse. I think we should step him up in trip and avoid soft ground. I'm all for going straight over a mile and a half now as he did take time to work into it. 

"He's a genuine colt, but very diminutive." 

Gosden added: "I think we can have a look at Chester (Vase) and be bold."

bet365 Feilden Stakes (Listed)
£37,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 1f, Class 1,
7 ran

Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)

Pos Dr Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (2) Khalidi 7/2 L Dettori
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
2nd (1) nk Salouen (IRE) 5/2f R L Moore
9-0
S Kirk 3
3rd (3) Law And Order (IRE) 6/1 M Harley
9-3
J Tate 3
4th (5) 3 Max Zorin (IRE) 25/1 David Probert
9-0
A M Balding 3
5th (4) hd Apex King (IRE) 15/2 Andrea Atzeni
9-0
E A L Dunlop 3
6th (6) Al Hamdany (IRE) 17/2 Harry Bentley
9-0
M Botti 3
7th (7) ¾ Montataire (IRE) 7/2 J Fanning
9-0
M Johnston 3

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