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Jumbly bringing strong claims to Fred Darling table

Roger and Harry Charlton’s Jumbly begins her campaign at Newbury on Saturday as she takes on the Group Three Dubai Duty Free Stakes.

The filly was a three-time winner last term, taking a maiden and a novice before lining up for the Group Two Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket and coming home fourth behind Hello You, Cachet and Oscula.

Following that performance she was entered in the Listed Radley Stakes and was a highly convincing four-and-three-quarter-length winner over the same course and distance as this weekend’s assignment.

“Jumbly is in great form and we were delighted with her last year,” said Harry Charlton.

“She didn’t handle the dip at Newmarket in the Rockfel and just got a little bit behind the hardier runners like Hello You and Cachet and didn’t quite catch them up.

“We then went back to Newbury and it was heavy and we didn’t think she would want soft, but she showed she has an incredible mind and a great attitude and she really knuckled down and won well.

“We’re excited to get back on a sounder surface and it will guide us to what trip and what level we’re running at for the rest of the year.”

He added: “She’ll stay a mile and Thistle Bird, her dam, was best over 10 furlongs, but started at a mile.

“So it’s not proper stamina, but it’s enough to say she’ll stay a mile and after that we’ll see.

“She’s a really lovely mover, so I wouldn’t say ground will be important.”

Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Heat Of The Moment will be tested at Group level for the first time having only been seen once on track so far.

The filly was an impressive winner on her sole start, taking a Yarmouth novice by two and a half lengths for owner-breeder Kirsten Rausing in October.

That performance was on good to soft ground, however, and Chapple Hyam is hoping there will be enough cut for the daughter of Bobby’s Kitten.

“I want her to turn up but I want some give in the ground,” he said.

“I wouldn’t want to run her on good to firm, so we’ll see what happens weather-wise.

“I’m more hopeful than confident, because this is just her second start, but I’m very much looking forward to her this season and seeing how she gets on.

“She’s very much a quiet achiever, she does everything nicely. You never know she’s in the gallop and then all of a sudden she pops her head in front – she’s one of those that when she gets on the racecourse, you’ll see a good display.”

Also in action is Richard Fahey’s Barbanera, a bay daughter of Showcasing who ran three times last term and capped her season with third place in the Listed Bosra Sham Fillies’ Stakes over six furlongs at Newmarket.

“Barbanera will need to really step up on what she has done, but she has come to hand and we are really pleased with her,” the trainer said.

“She ran well at Newmarket in October and got a bit of black type, so we’ll see what happens, but she has worked nicely.”

The winner of the Bosra Sham was Richard Hannon’s Symphony Perfect, who will cross paths with Fahey’s filly again.

Symphony Perfect had an active two-year-old campaign when running 11 times and winning twice alongside several placings.

“Her work has been very good,” said Hannon. “She got better and better last year. She had a busy year but I am very happy with her and I think she will run a big race.”

John and Thady Gosden’s Shaara won a one-mile maiden at Yarmouth in October and will represent owner-breeder Shadwell Stud.

“She’s been very well so far, we’ve made an entry for the French Guineas and she won well last year on her only start,” said Angus Gold, Shadwell’s racing manager.

“She’s potentially a decent filly, we’ve just got to see if she’s up for something like this at this stage of the year or if we’ve got to start more slowly.

“I think she’s going to learn a lot as she’s only had one run and we’ll also know a lot more about her after it – it’s a learning curve for everybody.”

Andrew Balding runs Majestic Glory, a Frankel filly who won the Group Three Sweet Solera last year beating Charlie Appleby’s likely favourite Wild Beauty.

Of the latter, who was a Grade One winner in Canada in September before finishing fifth in the Fillies’ Mile, Appleby told the Godolphin website: “Wild Beauty’s preparation has gone well and the track at Newbury will suit her better than the Rowley Mile.

“We feel that she didn’t particularly handle the course in the Fillies’ Mile and are looking at using this as a springboard to the French 1,000 Guineas.”

Archie Watson’s Nazanin is also already a Group Three winner having claimed the Firth Of Clyde Fillies’ Stakes last year, with Charlie Fellowes’ Eve Lodge victorious at the same level when taking the Sirenia Stakes in September.

Roger Varian’s Carol Ann, Clive Cox’s Benefit and Martyn Meade’s Adelaise complete the field of 12.

Crowley at the double – thanks to 1-40 shot Tarhib

Jim Crowley continued his fine form with a quickfire double at Yarmouth – completed on one of the shortest-priced winners in racing history.

Crowley, who rode a high-profile treble at Ascot on Champions Day over the weekend, duly hit the mark again with 1-40 shot Tarhib in the Racing To School Celebrates 20 Years Novice Stakes.

His first winner on the Yarmouth card came from the opposite end of the market, though, as Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Heat Of The Moment belied odds of 33-1 to score by two and a half lengths in the British EBF Fillies’ Novice Stakes.

Crowley was impressed with the winning debut from the juvenile, owned and bred by Kirsten Rausing.

He told Sky Sports Racing: “She did it really well. First time out, and it’s a lot for the two-year-olds today – the wind is gale-force on the straight, and the stalls are whistling.

“She was very good, very professional – she went through the gears quickly.

“She was travelling nicely. There was a strong headwind – but when I did pull her out, she picked up well.”

Rausing is hoping she has another classy filly in her famous green and white colours.

She said: “I’ve been here with Madame Chiang, who won this very race and went on to win the Musidora.

“I am delighted with this filly today. She is my first filly with Jane Chapple-Hyam, so she’s our first joint runner, and we couldn’t have had a better start – I’m absolutely thrilled.

“I think she’s highly-representative of her sire, Bobby’s Kitten – who has a very solid, quiet temperament himself and often makes them like that.

“I think that’s it for the year – we hope to see her in some good races next year if everything goes right.”

William Haggas’ Tarhib was an appropriately convincing four-length winner, barely breaking out of a canter to see off her four opponents.

The Shadwell Estate three-year-old was chalked up at 1-50 shortly before the off – odds that put her within touching distance of the shortest-priced winner ever, a record held by Victory Spin who scored at 1-66 in a 1999 Beverley maiden for Frankie Dettori and Luca Cumani.

Tarhib eased to a mere 1-40, before getting the job done with ease – from 66-1 runner-up Show Me Now.

Pocket The Profit was then a welcome success for Ryan Moore, claiming the Free Replays On attheraces.com Nursery Handicap as 9-4 favourite.

It was Moore’s first winner in 46 days – while Pocket The Profit, by contrast, has been in fine form and was completing a four-timer.