Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 16:50 Dubai Duty Free Cup 7f

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.47s
  • Off time: 16:50:25
16:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tawhid 15/8
2nd Enrol 9/1
3rd Firebeam 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 625117 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 108 18/119.00
2 (6) 442-092 Royal blue, white cap Firebeam 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 C Appleby M Barzalona 104 12/113.00
3 (4) 27/11-0U Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Fort Bastion (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 9-2 R A Fahey J Fortune 105 25/126.00
4 (3) 2120-32 Royal Blue, Red cap Free Wheeling (AUS) 202
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 pt Saeed bin Suroor James Doyle 110 5/16.00
5 (8) 613111 Red, White stars on sleeves Magic City (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-2 Richard Hannon R Hughes 102 10/34.33
6 (1) 614010 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Correspondent 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 B J Meehan T P Queally 103 16/117.00
7 (5) 433234 Royal blue Tawhid 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 111 15/82.88
8 (9) 741065 Pink and Black diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, White cap Well Acquainted (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 C G Cox J P Fahy 105 14/115.00
9 (2) 120930 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Enrol 20
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 93 9/110.00

Verdict

A number of these are attempting the step up from handicaps to Listed class, including the rejuvenated Magic City, Correspondent and Enrol, but Free Wheeling and Well Acquainted are already winners at this level and Arnold Lane won a Group 3 in Germany in the spring. Firebeam will love the ground and is certainly worth a second look but Fort Bastion bounced Tony Hamilton out of the saddle on leaving the stalls at York last time and still has plenty to prove. TAWHID may not be entirely straightforward but cheekpieces are tried here and he didn't do a lot wrong when fourth in a Group 3 at Haydock last time. A winner here on heavy ground as a juvenile, he looks the one to beat given that Saeed bin Suroor has trained the winner of this three times in the last four years.