Friday, September 22, 2017

2.15 Newbury 1M 3F Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup (G3) (Sat 23rd Sep)

After Friday's 11-2 winner Tabarrak .We are back at Newbury again on Saturday, for quality looking card ,with the main interest the Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup at 2.15

11 runners declared for 1M 3F (Group 3)Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup, on ground described as Good (G/F) places .This looks quite competitive group 3 contest .The three main contenders look to be Fabricate , Desert Encounter & Second Step .

FABRICATE : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 12 on turf .Been in good form this summer ,winning his last two starts ,including winning the group 3 Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor last time over 1M 2F .Looks open to further improvement ,though no easy task under 3lb penalty .

DESERT ENCOUNTER : 5-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 5 out 13 .Has shown some useful form this season ,including winning 1M 4F Listed race at  Ascot in May.Also finished excellent third in group 1 Coral Eclipse at Sandown in July.No show behind Enable in King George last time ,though will be suited returning to this lower grade.Stable still struggling for winners 0-34 in September .

SECOND STEP : 6-Y-0 Bay Gelding ,winning 7 out 22 .Returned to winning form this season ,including winning the listed August Stakes at Windsor last time .Also finished very good second behind Poet's Word in group 3 Superior Stakes at Goodwood last month . Goes well here at Newbury ,winning 2 out 3 (311) .Solid claims

VERDICT: Desert Encounter will have plenty of supporters,having finished good third in group one Coral Eclipse in July,behind the useful Ulysses,though didn't repeat that form last time in King George at Ascot.Respected on previous form,though stable struggling for winners.  

SECOND STEP  is very reliable sort in this grade .Has been in decent form this season (12213) ,including beating Desert Encounter in listed Tapster Stakes earlier in the season .Also goes particularly well here at Newbury ,winning 2 out 3 (311) .Can land his third race of the season .Odds around 4-1 look solid value . 
£40.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BET365 
(SECOND SP 9-2F PROFIT £5.00 )

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