Richard Hannon star duo among 32 left in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

The unbeaten Ivawood and the hardy Kool Kompany are two stars from the Richard Hannon stable among 32 entries for the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes on Saturday, 20 September.

Ivawood, unbeaten in three starts, is the ante-post favourite for next year’s 2000 Guineas and he could be joined by dual-Group 2 winner Kool Kompany, as well as other stablemates Baitha Alga, Beacon and Dr No.

Limato has a lofty reputation after taking his record to three wins from three starts when defeating subsequent Molecomb Stakes winner Cotai Glory at Newbury in the Listed Rose Bowl Stakes in July. The gelding could represent Henry Candy and renew rivalry with Cotai Glory. The latter’s trainer, Charlie Hills, has also left in Muhaarar and Strath Burn.

Aidan O’Brien has yet to win the Group 2 six-furlong contest for juveniles, but General Marshall, The Great War and The Warrior could bid to end that record for the Ballydoyle handler.

Other notable entries include the Ger Lyons duo of Cappella Sansevero and Ainippe, Mark Johnston’s Jungle Cat, Growl from Brian Meehan’s yard, and the recent York DBS Premier Yearling Stakes winner, Mubtaghaa. Godolphin have engaged three – Charming Thought, Portamento and Winslow – all from Charlie Appleby’s stable.

Newbury Racecourse’s Julian Thick said: “We’re thrilled to see some of the best two-year-olds from both sides of the Irish Sea among the entries for the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, one of the finest juvenile races in the calendar.

“The race is one of four Listed or Group contests across Dubai Duty Free Weekend and we look forward to welcoming racegoers here later this month.”

Full entries:

Horse Age Owner Trainer
General Marshall (USA) 2 J Allen LLC/Mrs Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith Aidan O’Brien
The Great War (USA) 2 M Tabor/D Smith/Mrs Magnier/J Allen Aidan O’Brien
The Warrior (IRE) 2 Mr M. Tabor, D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier Aidan O’Brien
Kibaar (GB) 2 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum B. W. Hills
Markaz (IRE) 2 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum B. W. Hills
Fox Trotter (IRE) 2 Mrs Sheila Tucker Brian Meehan
Growl (GB) 2 Lady Rothschild Brian Meehan
Fendale (GB) 2 Mr Ritchie Fiddes Bryan Smart
Cotai Glory (GB) 2 Ms A A Yap & Mr F Ma Charles Hills
Muhaarar (GB) 2 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum Charles Hills
Strath Burn (GB) 2 Qatar Racing & Meikle Ben Stables Ltd Charles Hills
Charming Thought (GB) 2 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
Portamento (IRE) 2 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
Winslow (USA) 2 Godolphin Charlie Appleby
Profitable (IRE) 2 Mr A. D. Spence Clive Cox
Cappella Sansevero (GB) 2 Qatar Racing Limited G. M. Lyons
Ainippe (IRE) 2 Qatar Racing Limited G. M. Lyons
Limato (IRE) 2 Mr Paul G. Jacobs Henry Candy
La Cuesta (IRE) 2 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Jamie Osborne
Glenalmond (IRE) 2 Mrs Melba Bryce K. R. Burke
Toocoolforschool (IRE) 2 Ontoawinner 6, M Hulin, E Burke K. R. Burke
Jungle Cat (IRE) 2 Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Mark Johnston
Bossy Guest (IRE) 2 John Guest Racing Mick Channon
Ahlan Emarati (IRE) 2 Mr Ahmad Abdulla Al Shaikh Peter Chapple-Hyam
Baitha Alga (IRE) 2 Al Shaqab Racing Richard Hannon
Ivawood (IRE) 2 Carmichael Jennings Richard Hannon
Kool Kompany (IRE) 2 Middleham Park Racing LXXXVI Richard Hannon
Beacon (GB) 2 Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Albany) Richard Hannon
Dr No (GB) 2 Denford Stud Richard Hannon
Adaay (IRE) 2 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
Mubtaghaa (IRE) 2 Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
Code Red (GB) 2 Mrs Michelle Morgan William Muir