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Gordon Duker Memorial Maiden Stakes (5) 3-4yo
Gordon Duker Memorial Maiden Stakes (5) 3-4yo
Going:
Good to Firm
Good to Firm
Distance: 1m 4y Runners: 5
Flat Turf
Good to Firm 1m 4y
It's not easy to split the three Newmarket raiders. Russian Finale is an interesting newcomer, while Confident Kid hasn't lived up to market expectations in either of two starts but clearly has ability. However, KHAIRAAT is probably the one to beat, with his recent debut second setting a fair standard.[Stuart Redding]
RP Ratings Khairaat
NEWMARKET Khairaat
POSTDATA Khairaat
SPOTLIGHT Khairaat
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
3 (3)
Khairaat
P Hanagan/Sir M Stoute
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 2
92 1/2, 8/15
1/2
SP
Half-brother to a 6f winner and made a good start to career at Salisbury two weeks ago (7f, good to firm), only passed in the dying strides by a more experienced rival; sure to be thereabouts again with that experience behind him.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 09/07/16
    SAL 6GF Cl5 Md,4K
    9-5
    2/13 1/4l, You're Hired[2/1]9-2
    Stevie Donohoe
    72
    83
2 (2)
Confident KidBF
M Lane/S bin Suroor
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 6-2
87 15/8, 7/4
2/1
SP
Only sixth of seven on debut last July despite starting at odds-on and again failed to justify favouritism after a gelding operation at Haydock last time (1m, heavy) but that was much better, making most of the running; should be more comfortable on this quicker ground and could be worth one more chance.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 01/07/16
    HAY 8Hy Cl5 Md,3K
    9-3
    2/10 1 3/4l, Throckley[7/4F]9-9
    James Doyle
    60
    78
  • 31/07/15
    NMK 6Gd 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-5
    6/7 13l, Dutch Gallery[8/11F]9-5
    James Doyle
    37
5 (5)
Russian Finale
G Gibbons/W Haggas
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight
9/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Beautifully bred, out of multiple Group 1 winner Russian Rhythm who has produced three winners including this one's brother Russian Realm (RPR 102); deserves a market check making belated debut for trainer who is in decent form and has a 36% record (8-22) with 3yos here in recent years.
4 (1)
Dream SerenadeBF
A Mullen/M Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 007-
57 125/1, 150/1
125/1
SP
Big prices and out the back in three maidens last September at trips from 7f-8.3f; hood added for her comeback but needs enormous improvement.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 30/09/15
    NOT 8Gd 2yCl5 Md,3K
    9-0
    7/10 17 1/2l, Andastra[100/1]9-0
    Andrew Mullen
    17
    43
  • 24/09/15
    PON 8Gd 2yCl4 Md,5K
    8-11
    10/10 29l, Percy Street[100/1]9-5
    Alistair Rawlinson
    22
  • 08/09/15
    LEI 7Gd 2yCl4 Md,5K
    9-0
    14/14 38l, Move Up[100/1]9-5
    Andrew Mullen
1 (4)
Bettercallphoenix
P McDonald/D Griffiths
Age: 3
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight
150/1, 125/1
150/1
SP
Half-brother to three winners but no immediate promise on 7f debut at Newcastle last month, 100-1 and completely tailed off.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 24/06/16
    NCS 7St Cl5 Md,4K
    9-3
    14/14 46l, Marbooh[100/1]9-3
    David Allan
Unnamed Favourite
SP
Unnamed 2nd Favourite
SP