G3 Dubai Duty Free S.

Frankel's Wild Beauty Takes The Fred Darling

Godolphin's incredible start to the season continued apace on Saturday as Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}) took a competitive renewal of the G3 Dubai Duty Free S., or Fred Darling.  Reportedly due to be aimed at the G1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, last year's GI Natalma S. winner who was fifth behind Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in Newmarket's G1 Fillies' Mile was at the fore of the group racing towards the stands early. Taking time to get on top overall, the 3-1 second favourite outstayed the 11-4 market-leader Jumbly (GB)...

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Room For More?

This year's 2000 Guineas looks shaped already, with the Appleby and O'Brien guns loaded with two barrels each, but there is always an opening for the winner of Saturday's G3 Watership Down Stud Too Darn Hot Greenham S. at Newbury. Whatever its impact on the Newmarket Classic, the latest renewal of the seven-furlong trial is fascinating in its own right, with Marc Chan's G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and G1 Criterium International hero Angel Bleu (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) taking on Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum's G1 Prix Morny and G1...

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Alcohol Free Eyeing Return in Fred Darling S.

Group 1 winner Alcohol Free (Ire) (No Nay Never) will return in the G3 Fred Darling S. at Newbury on Apr. 17 prior to taking her chance in the G1 English 1000 Guineas on May 2. A winner of the G1 Cheveley Park S. last term, the Andrew Balding trainee has wintered well, but is still in her winter coat. "I'm delighted with her--the only problem is she's still wearing her winter collection at the moment," Balding told Sky Sports Racing. "I'm just hoping the coat starts to shift--which it...

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Group 2 Winner Dandalla Back at Newbury Next Month

Two-time group winner Dandalla (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}) is targeting the G3 Fred Darling S. (Dubai Duty Free S.) at Newbury on Apr. 17 for her 3-year-old return. A winner of a Newcastle maiden over the synthetic last June, the Karl Burke charge captured the G3 Albany S. at Royal Ascot later that month and also added the G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. in July. Her winning sequence was interrupted by a fifth in the G1 Cheveley Park S. at Newmarket on Sept. 26. "She heads for the Fred Darling...

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