Arctic Cosmos favourite for Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (Registered As The John Porter Stakes) (Group 3)
Arctic Cosmos is likely to prevail in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Stakes (Registered As The John Porter Stakes) (Group 3) at Newbury in England on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The winner of the class-1 race will be awarded a cash prize of £31,191.
A total of seven runners had initially lined up for the race, which is scheduled to start at 14:00 GMT. However, Modun and Fiorente have been ruled out of action due to injury problems. The former of the two horses was one of the top contenders for victory
and was partnered by veteran jockey, Frankie Dettori.
Despite the omission of a couple of runners, the 1 mile, 4 furlong and 5 yard race is all set to entertain the fans. The going will be soft and following are the entries confirmed: Arctic Cosmos, Harris Tweed, Allied Powers, Bridge Of Gold and Eye Of The
In the absence of Modun, the bookies have given the best odds to Arctic Cosmos, who has got a very good record at this level. The punters will also have a lot of faith in his abilities, thus they are likely to place a lot of bets in his favour.
The five-year-old horse has participated in 11 races in his career until now, winning four of them and finishing runner up in a couple of them. In addition to that, he has also taken the third place on two occasions, which shows that he is capable of troubling
his opponents regularly.
The John Gosden’s trained runner is carrying terrific momentum at the moment, thus it will be hard to stop him from winning the race. He was victorious in his most recent outing and seems to be in perfect flow. He was rated favourite for that event and did
not allow anyone else to come closer, winning by a comprehensive margin of six lengths.
Arctic Cosmos will be partnered by seasoned jockey, William Buick, who has enjoyed a lot of success at this level and will be looking forward to another strong race.
Harris Tweed and Allied Powers will be the other two runners, who are likely to fight for victory at Newbury today.