bet365 Feilden Stakes
|Listed, Newmarket 16:05
3yo fillies only,
1m 1f, Class 1
|Tuesday 18th April 2017|
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
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,
Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
|Pos||Dr||Dist||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(2)||Khalidi 7/2||L Dettori
|J H M Gosden||3|
|2nd||(1)||nk||Salouen (IRE) 5/2f||R L Moore
|3rd||(3)||3¼||Law And Order (IRE) 6/1||M Harley
|4th||(5)||3||Max Zorin (IRE) 25/1||David Probert
|A M Balding||3|
|5th||(4)||hd||Apex King (IRE) 15/2||Andrea Atzeni
|E A L Dunlop||3|
|6th||(6)||3¾||Al Hamdany (IRE) 17/2||Harry Bentley
|7th||(7)||¾||Montataire (IRE) 7/2||J Fanning