Fivethousandtoone backed to make big step up in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury 

Fivethousandtoone backed to make big step up in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury 


Fivethousandtoone backed to make big step up and gain revenge on unbeaten Bahrain Pride in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury

  • Andrew Balding seeking first win in the feature at Newbury on Saturday
  • Race named after the 1971 Derby and Arc winner trained by his father Ian
  • Fivethousandtoone faces seven rivals including unbeaten Bahrain Pride

Fivethousandtoone is 9-4 favourite with Coral to give trainer Andrew Balding his first win in the feature Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Balding has yet to win the race named after the brilliant 1971 Derby and Arc winner trained by his father Ian.

Fivethousandtoone, who was an effortless winner at Newcastle on his last run, faces seven rivals including Bahrain Pride, who beat him on his Windsor debut.

Fivethousandtoone faces Bahrain Pride (above), who beat him on his Windsor debut

Balding said: ‘He’s a horse we’ve always liked a lot at home, so it was great to see him be so impressive on the racecourse at Newcastle. It is a big step up for him but the ground will suit and he is bred to be a decent horse.

‘We have been placed a few times in the Mill Reef and for obvious reasons it would mean a lot to win the race for the whole family. We will be giving it our best shot.’

Fivethousandtoone, a son of Frankel who cost 475,000gn as a yearling, carries the colours of King Power and is named after the odds bookmakers quoted for Leicester City ahead of their sensational 2015-16 Premier League winning season.



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