Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3) 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £56,710 2nd £21,500 3rd £10,760 4th £5,360 5th £2,690 6th £1,350
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 30.55s
  • Off time: 14:10:11
Full result
Result 14:10 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Ilaraab 9/2
2nd 1 Scope nk 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (4) 235611-
Bottle Green, White cap, Lime Green star Scope (IRE) 202
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Rob Hornby
  • Form: 235611-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 115
4 135 9-9 R M Beckett Rob Hornby 115
2 (6) 1/1271-
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eshaada 210
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 1/1271-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 114
4 132 9-6 R Varian Jim Crowley 114
3 (1) 80331-4
YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Ilaraab (IRE) 28
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Tom Marquand
  • Form: 80331-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 108
5 131 9-5 p W J Haggas Tom Marquand 108
4 (5) 12127-2
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Foxes Tales (IRE) 22
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 12127-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 111
4 128 9-2 A M Balding David Probert 111
5 (2) 2650-13
Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Outbox 15
  • T:A Watson
  • J:Hollie Doyle
  • Form: 2650-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2b
  • OR: 108
7 128 9-2 b A Watson Hollie Doyle 108
6 (3) 8411-20
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Without A Fight (IRE) 49
  • T:S & E Crisford
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 8411-20
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 110
5 128 9-2 S & E Crisford Andrea Atzeni 110

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021 6 Al Aasy (IRE)
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:Jim Crowley
4 9-3 W J Haggas Jim Crowley 10/11

In depth

Verdict

Foxes Tales finished second of only three runners in the Gordon Richards at Sandown and steps up in trip. Ilaraab represents last year’s winning yard having won a Group 3 over course and distance on soft going last autumn but has a bit to find on these terms. Scope ended last season with a victory in a Group 1 over a longer trip at Longchamp but ESHAADA (NAP) showed her true colours when scoring on Champions Day at Ascot in October. Roger Varian’s filly has made a winning reappearance for the last two years and won’t mind any cut in the ground. Without A Fight and Outbox are both Listed winners with a bit to prove in this company.

Formwatch

Ilaraab (IRE)9-4fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, hung left disputing well held 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra in 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Max Vega (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Apr.

Scope (IRE)7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at ParisLongchamp 1m 7f Grp 1 hvy in Oct beating Skazino (9-4) by 1l, 12 ran.

Without A Fight (IRE)33-1 (9-0) Never dangerous, 12th of 15, 5 1/4l behind Shahryar (8-13) at Meydan 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) fst in Mar.

Foxes Tales (IRE)3-1 (9-0) Held up in close 3rd, headway out wide over 3f out, disputing lead and every chance inside final 2f, readily outpaced inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, 2 1/2l behind Mostahdaf (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Apr.

Eshaada16-1 (8-13) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, led entering final 2f, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 fll stks (1) gs in Oct beating Albaflora (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.

Outbox12-1 (9-1) Led, steadied pace 8f out, pushed along and quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Living Legend (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Apr.