May 14 / 14.10 Newbury

14.10 Newbury Good To Soft

Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £56710
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 6 runners
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Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.70
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 0331-4 CD BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 5lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Had a mid-season lull last term but perked up again with cheekpieces in the autumn; only fourth of seven when favourite for reappearance four weeks ago but that was a creditable run on form, extending his good record at this track; today's rivals seem to demand a bit more but he is respected.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(1)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Ilaraab

9st 5lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Had a mid-season lull last term but perked up again with cheekpieces in the autumn; only fourth of seven when favourite for reappearance four weeks ago but that was a creditable run on form, extending his good record at this track; today's rivals seem to demand a bit more but he is respected.

6/1

4th

1

(2)

16th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newbury

Ilaraab

9st 3lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Had a mid-season lull last term and 2021 reappearance form remains his clear best, but he perked up again when cheekpieces were fitted in the autumn and ended that campaign by winning Group 3 over C&D (on soft by 1l from Max Vega at level weights); has a good record at this track, including on good ground last September; a leading contender.

11/4

1st

2

(2)

23rd Oct 2021

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:35 Newbury

Ilaraab

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Completed a six-timer when impressive in handicap at York (1m4f, good to soft; acts on soft) on reappearance in May; that progress ended in comprehensive fashion in his four starts since but his penultimate outing was creditable and that was at this track when third of five in 1m3f Group 3 in first-time cheekpieces (kept since); big chance on best form but he's risky now.

7/2

2nd
1 (4)
Scope

9/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 35611- C

Last run: 202 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Kept stepping up in trip last term and it was over 1m6f and an extended 1m7f that he really made his mark when winning a Listed race at Ascot (good to soft) and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp (very soft) on last two outings; has Ascot Gold Cup entry and probably vulnerable on this return over 1m4f.
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2nd

1

(4)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Scope

9st 9lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Kept stepping up in trip last term and it was over 1m6f and an extended 1m7f that he really made his mark when winning a Listed race at Ascot (good to soft) and Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp (very soft) on last two outings; has Ascot Gold Cup entry and probably vulnerable on this return over 1m4f.

9/1

1st

5

(4)

1st Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

14:05 Ascot

Scope

9st 1lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Has had only five starts; missed June and July but returned with smart performances when fifth of eight in Group 2 Great Voltigeur at York (1m4f, good) and sixth of ten from out the back in the St Leger at Doncaster (14.5f, good to soft); sets the standard.

2/1

Form: 411-20 C

Last run: 49 days

W: 9st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 110

Form & Verdict
Second in C&D Group 3 in April was one of his best efforts last year; raised his game a notch when beaten a head in Group 2 at Meydan this March and, although never dangerous at 33-1 in Group 1 there three weeks later, he was beaten only about 6l, so not discredited; bang there at this peak.
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3rd

6

(3)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Without A Fight

9st 2lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Second in C&D Group 3 in April was one of his best efforts last year; raised his game a notch when beaten a head in Group 2 at Meydan this March and, although never dangerous at 33-1 in Group 1 there three weeks later, he was beaten only about 6l, so not discredited; bang there at this peak.

4/1

1st

5

(1)

24th Sep 2021

Good To Firm

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:10 Newmarket

Without A Fight

9st 5lb

J: Andrea Atzeni

T: Simon & Ed Crisford

Runner-up in Newbury Group 3 (1m4f, good) on reappearance in April and bounced back from some lesser runs to win four-runner handicap at Haydock (11.6f, good to firm) recently; others have slightly better form but none of them are rock solid and it's a plus he arrives at the top of his game.

4/1

Form: 2127-2 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won handicap at Royal Ascot and Group 3 at Haydock (both on soft) while emerging as a smart performer as 3yo; seen mostly keeping on strongly at about 1m2f, which he also did when going close in 1m3f Group 3 here (good) in September, so 1m4f looks well worth a go following his creditable reappearance three weeks ago; with big chance on form too, he should go very well.
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4th

4

(5)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Foxes Tales

9st 2lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

Won handicap at Royal Ascot and Group 3 at Haydock (both on soft) while emerging as a smart performer as 3yo; seen mostly keeping on strongly at about 1m2f, which he also did when going close in 1m3f Group 3 here (good) in September, so 1m4f looks well worth a go following his creditable reappearance three weeks ago; with big chance on form too, he should go very well.

3/1

2nd

2

(2)

22nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

14:25 Sandown

Foxes Tales

9st 0lb

J: David Probert

T: Andrew Balding

7th

8

(4)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

14:50 Ascot

Foxes Tales

9st 1lb

J: Silvestre De Sousa

T: Andrew Balding

Won the C&D 3yo handicap at the Royal meeting (soft) before pushing Dubai Honour close in Newmarket handicap (1m2f, good to firm); then won Haydock Group 3 (10.5f, soft) and another big run when pipped in Newbury Group 3 (1m3f, good) latest; wears first-time blinkers and further improvement can't be ruled out, but a sizeable step forward is needed.

50/1

OUR TIP

11/4

Form: /1271- C

Last run: 210 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Big progress on first three starts (third was the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, runner-up) before she flopped in the Yorkshire Oaks; resumed improvement, in a major way, when she took Group 1 Fillies & Mares at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) on Champions Day by short head in a sustained duel; scopey, well-bred filly who could be set for better still as a 4yo.
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5th

2

(6)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Eshaada

9st 6lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Big progress on first three starts (third was the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot, runner-up) before she flopped in the Yorkshire Oaks; resumed improvement, in a major way, when she took Group 1 Fillies & Mares at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) on Champions Day by short head in a sustained duel; scopey, well-bred filly who could be set for better still as a 4yo.

11/4

1st

3

(8)

16th Oct 2021

Good To Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

13:35 Ascot

Eshaada

8st 13lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Roger Varian

Won first two starts on softer than good; only ninth 2f out in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) and made up plenty of ground to go down by three quarters of a length; that was just her third start, so all looked rosy, but she flopped in the Yorkshire Oaks in her only race since.

8/1

5/1

Form: 650-13 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Reliable last May to November and then hit the jackpot when scoring at Doha this February; blinkers replaced cheekpieces for that reappearance and they remained when creditable third of five in Group 2 at Newmarket 15 days ago; while likely to give his running, he may again find one or two too good.
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6th

5

(2)

14th May 2022

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

14:10 Newbury

Outbox

9st 2lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Reliable last May to November and then hit the jackpot when scoring at Doha this February; blinkers replaced cheekpieces for that reappearance and they remained when creditable third of five in Group 2 at Newmarket 15 days ago; while likely to give his running, he may again find one or two too good.

5/1

3rd

3

(1)

29th Apr 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Newmarket

Outbox

9st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

5th

1

(4)

1st Dec 2021

Standard To Slow

1m 3f 219y

Class 1

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Outbox

9st 9lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Archie Watson

Respectable sixth, beaten only 2l, in similar event over C&D last month; however, again looks a tad vulnerable under 3lb penalty for summer Listed win; others are more appealing at the weights.

11/2

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Payout
Exacta £217.00
Straight Forecast £193.30
Trifecta £807.00

Selections

NEWMARKET:

Eshaada

Telegraph:

Ilaraab

SPOTLIGHT:

Foxes Tales

TOPSPEED:

Without A Fight

Daily Express:

Scope

LAMBOURN:

Outbox

RP Ratings:

Foxes Tales

The Times:

Eshaada

The Guardian:

Eshaada

Daily Mirror:

Eshaada

The Sun:

Eshaada

Daily Record:

Eshaada

POSTDATA:

Without A Fight

Daily Mail:

Ilaraab

The Star:

Ilaraab