Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:10 Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Handicap 7f

  • Winner £7,166 2nd £2,146 3rd £1,073 4th £537
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.91s
  • Off time: 14:10:57
14:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sikeeb (IRE) 8/1
2nd Attracted To You (IRE) 11/2
3rd Rigolleto (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 21730- Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Rigolleto (IRE) 153
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M R Channon K Fallon 92 16/117.00
2 (10) 1346- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap None Shall Sleep (IRE) 172
Nag me
3 9-5 P F I Cole J P Spencer 90 22/123.00
3 (11) 105210- Light Green, Black star and star on cap Penny's Pearl (IRE) 218
Nag me
3 9-5 Richard Hannon J Fortune 90 33/134.00
4 (9) 422- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap El Muqbil (IRE) 182
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 B J Meehan R Hills 87 5/23.50
5 (6) 210- White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Sikeeb (IRE) 195
Nag me
3 9-1 C E Brittain P Robinson 86 8/19.00
6 (7) 81- Forbes tartan, dark blue cap Celebrity 273
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R L Moore 85 6/17.00
7 (4) 61- Light blue, white inverted triangle Attracted To You (IRE) 244
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 Richard Hannon R Hughes 84 11/26.50
8 (3) 4010- Red, White cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Basilica 199
Nag me
3 8-12 B R Millman J Millman 83 80/181.00
9 (8) 421- Yellow, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow stars Gentle Lord 213
Nag me
3 8-10 t1 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 81 10/111.00
10 (1) 710- Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Norse Blues 174
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 S Kirk L P Keniry 80 10/111.00
11 (5) 021- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Home Office 161
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston S De Sousa 78 6/17.00

Verdict

This looks a tricky puzzle to solve with many of these likely to have strengthened over the winter. Attracted To You and stablemate Celebrity both won their maidens here last summer and have plenty of scope for improvement, while Gentle Lord held his own in decent company as a juvenile and should stay the extra furlong this year. Rigolleto and None Shall Sleep are more exposed but the former ended last season in the Group 1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud, though was well beaten. Mark Johnston's Home Office sneaks in off bottom weight but needs to progress from his all-weather win to figure in this and preference is for EL MUQBIL. The Medicean colt looked an unlucky loser on his final start last year at Newmarket and the form of that race has already been franked.