Gatwick looks clear for landing.Gatwick is napped to fly home in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Rated Stakes at Newbury.
Mick Channon's three-year-old has been talked of as a possible runner in the French 2000 Guineas, but if he is to prove anywhere near good enough for the Longchamp Classic then he will need to score in good style tomorrow.
However, he does appear fairly treated for his first venture into handicap company, having been given a mark of 83. He showed promise on his only start as a juvenile when a three-and-a-quarter-length third to Bright Sun in a Nottingham maiden over six furlongs last August.
Gatwick was doing all his best work in the closing stages and left the impression that day that he would benefit a great deal for the experience. So it proved when he was stepped up to a mile on his reappearance at Doncaster where, despite still showing signs of greenness, he finished strongly to land the spoils by a head from Master Marvel. Gatwick has the scope for stacks of improvement and can continue his progress by taking tomorrow's u16,000 contest.
Dubaian Gift can show his rivals a clean pair of heels in the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Rated Stakes over five furlongs.
Andrew Balding's sprinter has only ever won over the minimum trip ( seven times in total ( and after taking a Listed event at Doncaster last September by two and a half lengths from Fire Up The Band, Balding said: "This is a very fast horse on his day and he could be a very good sprinter next year."
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Le Duc can be forgiven his dismal effort when pulled up at Aintree last time as he was never going well after being badly hampered. He is best judged on his fine third to Well Chief in the Arkle Challenge Trophy The Arkle Challenge Trophy is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above novices. It is run over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres) on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. at the Cheltenham Festival The Cheltenham Festival is the most prestigious meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar in the United Kingdom and has race prize money second only to the Grand National. on his previous start and is worth another chance in the Ashleybank Investments Novices' Chase.
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