Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:55 Dubai Duty Free Stakes 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.45s
  • Off time: 14:56:36
14:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Maureen (IRE) 7/2
2nd Agent Allison 7/1
3rd Melbourne Memories 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 127- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Agent Allison 195
Nag me
3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 101 7/18.00
2 (6) 312527- Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Califante 204
Nag me
3 9-0 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 98 50/151.00
3 (1) 11644- Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap City Image (IRE) 169
Nag me
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R L Moore 100 12/113.00
4 (3) 2312- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Desert Image 168
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 C Hills J Doyle 98 9/110.00
5 (8) 1219- Dark green, white seams, sleeves and star on cap Maureen (IRE) 203
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 106 7/24.50
6 (5) 31711- Purple, white seams, checked sleeves and cap Melbourne Memories 169
Nag me
3 9-0 C G Cox P Hanagan 97 12/113.00
7 (7) 1-13 Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots Mystical Sapphire 31
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 Miss Jo Crowley L P Keniry 82 33/134.00
8 (4) 1111- Grey Rosdhu Queen (IRE) 203
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 110 7/42.75
9 (10) 111035- White, Red hoop and sleeves, quartered cap The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 169
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 v1 J Noseda William Buick 105 15/28.50
10 (2) 6416- Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Valais Girl 196
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 p M P Tregoning Hayley Turner 79 50/151.00

Verdict

Richard Hannon has a powerful crop of three-year-olds this year and runs both City Image and Maureen in this. The former was behind Melbourne Memories on her latest start at Newmarket in November, however, while the latter had a rear view of ROSDHU QUEEN in the Cheveley Park along with The Gold Cheongsam. Willie Haggas' star filly is stepping into unknown territory over this extra furlong but connections will probably feel they have nothing to lose ahead of a possible tilt at the 1000 Guineas and she can extend her unbeaten record. Agent Allison was second in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last year and far from disgraced in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp in the autumn when she may have needed the run. She'll expose any stamina limitations in her rivals and is preferred to Desert Image of the others.