Land Force and Sergei Prokofiev among entries for Newbury’s Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes
A total of 63 entries are unveiled today for the G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, Saturday, September 22.
The six-furlong contest for two-year-olds boasts an excellent roll of honour, with star miler Ribchester (2015) and champion sprinter Harry Angel (2016) among the recent winners.
Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes. Britain’s and Ireland’s champion trainer has made eight entries include Land Force, winner of the G2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood last week, and G2 Coventry Stakes third Sergei Prokofiev.
Rumble Inthejungle (Richard Spencer) could step up to six furlongs after his dominant victory in the G3 Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood. Promising stablemate Louis Treize, an eye-catching winner on the All-Weather at Newcastle last month, is also engaged.
Heartwarming (Clive Cox), one of seven fillies among the entries, is set go on trial for the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes in the Listed Byerley Stud Stakes over five furlongs at Newbury on August 17.
The Showcasing filly has had two starts to date and, having finished a good second on debut at Sandown Park in June, she went one better next time out in a five-furlong novice contest at the same track on July 25.
Owned by Hot To Trot Racing, Heartwarming is half-sister to the syndicate’s dual G2 winner Heartache.
Sam Hoskins, racing manager for Hot To Trot Racing, said: “Heartwarming has come out of Sandown well and is going to run next in the Byerley Stud Stakes at Newbury on Friday week.
“She is well thought of by everyone and if she was to run well, then the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes could be a good option. Next week will tell us more.”
Heartwarming’s trainer Clive Cox, who won the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes with Harry Angel, also has G2 July Stakes runner-up Konchek among his six entries.
Yorkshire-based handler Mark Johnston has four contenders to choose from, notably Royal Ascot scorer Main Edition and Natalie’s Joy, successful last time out over the course and distance in the Listed Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury on July 20.
Other Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes entries include Listed Windsor Castle Stakes runner-up Sabre (Richard Fahey) and impressive Goodwood nursery handicap victor Don Armado (Stuart Williams).
The scratchings deadline for the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes is at noon on September 4.
The two-day Dubai Duty Free International Weekend takes place at Newbury on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22.
Other highlights at the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend include the G3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup over 11 furlongs, the five-furlong G3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy and the £75,000 Dubai Duty Free Handicap over 10 furlongs.
The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes
Group 2, £75,000 total prize fund. Six furlongs, Saturday, September 22. For two-year-olds only. Weights: colts and geldings 9st 1lb, fillies 8st 12lb. Penalties: a winner of a G1 or G1 race 3lb. Entries closed August 7, entries revealed August 8 (63 entries), scratchings deadline September 4, five-day confirmations September 17, final declarations 10am September 20. Maximum field 20 runners.
|AXE AXELROD (USA)||Merchants and Missionaries||Richard Fahey|
|BARBILL (IRE)||Susan Bunney||Mick Channon|
|CAPTAINOFTHEBOUNTY (USA)||Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|CHAPELLI||Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum||Mark Johnston|
|CHUCK WILLIS (IRE)||Chelsea Thoroughbreds – Shake of Sheikh||Charles Hills|
|COMEDY (IRE)||Keller, Redvers and Donald||Karl Burke|
|COSMIC LAW (IRE)||John Dance||Richard Fahey|
|CRANTOCK BAY||Keith Breen||George Scott|
|DECRYPT||P Twomey||Paddy Twomey IRE|
|DON ARMADO (IRE)||Tom Morley||Stuart Williams|
|DUNKIRK HARBOUR (USA)||Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|EMARAATY ANA||Ahmad Abdulla Al Shaikh||Kevin Ryan|
|EXALTED ANGEL (FR)||D J MacKay & Mrs E Burke||Karl Burke|
|FANAAR (IRE)||Hamdan Al Maktoum||William Haggas|
|FIRELIGHT (FR)||George Strawbridge||Andrew Balding|
|GARRUS (IRE)||Susan Roy||Jeremy Noseda|
|GLORY FIGHTER||KIR (HK) Ltd & Dr Johnny Hon||Charles Hills|
|HEARTWARMING||Hot To Trot Racing||Clive Cox|
|KESSAAR (IRE)||M Al-Qatami & K M Al-Mudhaf||John Gosden|
|KHAADEM (IRE)||Hamdan Al Maktoum||Charles Hills|
|KINKS||David Hudd, Chris Wright & Ann Black||Mick Channon|
|KONCHEK||AlMohamediya Racing||Clive Cox|
|LAND FORCE (IRE)||Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|LEGENDS OF WAR (USA)||Qatar Racing Limited||John Gosden|
|LIFE OF RILEY||Ontoawinner, Strecker & Burke||Karl Burke|
|LITTLE KIM||Nick Bradley Racing 35 & Sohi & E Burke||Karl Burke|
|LOUIS TREIZE (IRE)||REBEL RACING PREMIER||Richard Spencer|
|MAIN EDITION (IRE)||Saif Ali||Mark Johnston|
|MARHABA MILLIAR (IRE)||Jaber Abdullah||John Gosden|
|MARIE’S DIAMOND (IRE)||Middleham Park Racing LXXXVI||Mark Johnston|
|MOUNT TABORA (USA)||Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|MOYASSAR||Hamdan Al Maktoum||Richard Hannon|
|NATALIE’S JOY||Merriebelle Stable & S Chappell||Mark Johnston|
|NEVERLAND ROCK||Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited||Richard Hannon|
|NICARO (IRE)||Michael Slevin||Fozzy Stack IRE|
|OBERYN MARTELL||Nick Bradley Racing 32 & Sohi & Partner||Eve Johnson Houghton|
|PRIVATE ROCKET (IRE)||Lee Tze Bun Marces||Clive Cox|
|PRODUCTION||The Royal Ascot Racing Club||Richard Hannon|
|QUIET ENDEAVOUR (IRE)||Ontoawinner & Partners||Archie Watson|
|QUTOB (IRE)||Hamdan Al Maktoum||Charles Hills|
|RED ARMADA (IRE)||China Horse Club International Limited||Clive Cox|
|RUMBLE INTHEJUNGLE (IRE)||REBEL RACING PREMIER||Richard Spencer|
|SABRE||Janis MacPherson||Richard Fahey|
|SAN ANDREAS (IRE)||Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|SECRET VENTURE||Clipper Logistics||Kevin Ryan|
|SEMOUM (USA)||HH SH Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa||George Peckham|
|SERENGETI SONG (IRE)||Hambleton Racing Ltd III & E Burke||Karl Burke|
|SERGEI PROKOFIEV (CAN)||Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|SHINE SO BRIGHT||King Power Racing Co Ltd||Andrew Balding|
|SHOWOUT||T D Rootes||Archie Watson|
|SPACE TRAVELLER||Clipper Logistics||Richard Fahey|
|SPORTING CHANCE||Abdulla Al Mansoori||Simon Crisford|
|SWISS CONNECTION||Woodcock Electrical Ltd & Ms D Aldridge||Bryan Smart|
|TEN SOVEREIGNS (IRE)||Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|THE IRISH ROVER (IRE)||Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier||Aidan O’Brien IRE|
|TRIGGERED (IRE)||P K Siu||Ed Walker|
|TRUE MASON||Khalifa Dasmal||Karl Burke|
|TYPHOON TEN (IRE)||Des Anderson||Richard Hannon|
|VENTURE (IRE)||Malih L Al Basti||Clive Cox|
|WATAN||Al Shaqab Racing||Richard Hannon|
|WELL DONE FOX||King Power Racing Co Ltd||Richard Hannon|
|WISE COUNSEL||Clipper Logistics||Clive Cox|
|YOUSINI||Middleham Park Racing XXI||Kevin Ryan|