Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 13:50 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes 1m 4f 5y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.98s
  • Off time: 13:51:17
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cubanita 7/1
2nd Noble Mission 11/4
3rd Rawaki (IRE) 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 21/5321- White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Cubanita 168
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 107 7/18.00
2 (3) 341434- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Noble Mission 189
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 h Lady Cecil James Doyle 111 11/43.75
3 (6) 391357- Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Rawaki (IRE) 174
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 A M Balding L P Keniry 99 33/134.00
4 (1) 1/13- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mutashaded (USA) 295
Nag me
4 8-13 R Varian P Hanagan 104 3/14.00
5 (8) 131160- BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Nearly Caught (IRE) 154
Nag me
4 8-13 H Morrison S De Sousa 99 16/117.00
7 (5) 11354/1- Dark Blue, Emerald Green cap Khione 343
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-11 L M Cumani Andrea Atzeni 105 9/110.00
8 (4) 256814- Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Quiz Mistress 168
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-11 H Morrison T P Queally 105 16/117.00
9 (9) 6/31221- Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Astonishing 198
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 109 9/25.50
10 (10) 12/4032- Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Cocktail Queen (IRE) 154
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 97 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (7)202131-Pether's Moon (IRE)48-13Richard HannonS M Levey106

Verdict

Only a head separated Quiz Mistress and Noble Mission when they filled the places in last year's renewal. The former ended last season with a below par effort behind Cubanita in the St Simon Stakes over track and trip and the latter is penalised 3lb for that success. Astonishing won a Listed race at Newmarket so convincingly that she was raised 17lb and has something to prove now, while Khione also scored in Listed company at Goodwood in May, but that was her only start of 2013. Pether's Moon continues to improve but MUTASHADED is preferred. Rated only 88 heading into the Group 2 King Edward Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, he finished an impressive third to Hillstar and looks an exciting prospect for Roger Varian's yard this season.