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  • 13:30 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes 1m

  • (Div 1) (Str) £8,000 added 3yo 14 ran
  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 47.29s
  • Off time: 13:32:10

Mission accomplished for Cecil

No big plans despite impressive win

Last Updated: 21/04/12 2:44pm

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Noble Mission: Impressive Newbury winner but trainer in no rush to nominate big targets

Noble Mission: Impressive Newbury winner but trainer in no rush to nominate big targets

Frankel's full-brother Noble Mission was a taking winner of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes at Newbury.

Second on his only start at two, the Henry Cecil-trained colt wore a hood for the first time here and was always travelling strongly under Tom Queally.

The 3-1 favourite was in front a furlong out and stretched out well on the soft ground to beat Dream Tune by three-and-three-quarter lengths. Captain Cat was a further five lengths adrift in third.

Others to catch the eye in behind included Gold Show, On My Own and the strong-travelling Dick Bos.

Sky Bet cut the winner to 25s from 40s for the Investec Derby with Coral more impressed and they offer 20-1.

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Cecil said: "For a mile and a quarter horse that was a good performance. I wanted to start him over a mile on this ground, and he's won very nicely. I don't want to say anything silly, so I will just feel my way at the moment."

Of the decision to put a hood on the colt, the trainer explained: "I've had them handmade in the Czech Republic, they have got foam rubber in the ears and I used them on three fillies last year that were a bit scatty.

"He won't have to wear it all the time because he is getting more relaxed."

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