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Fear of shooting all cylinders for Mill Reef test in Newbury |  Race News

Trainer Ed Bethell reports that Fearby is in great shape for the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes in Newbury.

Listed winner at Sandown at the start of the season, Fearby went on to finish second in Molecomb and fourth in Gimcrack.

“After the Gimcrack, it really looked like the next logical target,” Bethell said.

“We could have gone to France but we thought we would stay in England.

“It will be a competitive race, as you can imagine for a Group Two. But he’s going in good shape after a little refreshment after York, and I’m really looking forward to it.

“I imagine he would be one of the most wanted runners, and he’s in great shape.”

Dhabab, last seen finishing third behind National Stakes winner Native Trail, is also among the possible 17 on Saturday.

The youngster of John and Thady Gosden was a first winner at Leicester before taking sixth place in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Clive Cox has three contenders at this point in Crazyland, Dark Swansong and Wings Of War, while Michael O’Callaghan could once again bring Twilight Jet from Ireland after strong races in the Gimcrack and Champagne Stakes.

Gis A Sub, Gubbass and Khunan bring the best form to the table – while Hugo Palmer completed Hierarchy, having finished third in the Sirenia Stakes.

The Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup, formerly known as the Arc Trial, sees William Haggas’ Addeybb among the top 12 entries.

This weekend of last year he won the Doonside Cup at Ayr, and he was also entered once again in that same race, with Haggas undoubtedly aiming for the most suitable course for him.

Haggas has two other contenders for Al Aasy, castrated since last time, and Ilaraab, a huge disappointment when he is favorite for Ebor.

John Leeper, also led by Derby, has the same two options as Addybb – and Andrew Balding has entered Bangkok, Foxes Tales and Fox Tal.

Solid Stone and Star Safari are also possible – while in the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes, Haggas winner in Portland, Hurricane Ivor, could be back quickly.

Khaadem from Charlie Hills, another winner of the St Leger meeting, King’s Lynn from Balding and Tis Marvelous, winner of the Beverley Bullet, are among the 11 participants.





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