Group Three Al Rayyan Stakes Guide 2022

Harry Haskell | @HarryHaskell4

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Rob Hornby

Scope

J: Rob Hornby
T: Ralph Beckett
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: 115
Days: 202

Very progressive. He most recently took the G1 Prix Royal-Oak on Arc day last year, and looked well on top in the closing stages.

Prior to that, he bolted up over 1m6 at Ascot from the talented Chalk Stream in second. Dropping back down in trip shouldn't pose any issues and he is a class act. Top chance.

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Jim Crowley

Eshaada

J: Jim Crowley
T: Roger Varian
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-6
OR: 114
Days: 210

Won the G1 Fillies & Mares stakes on Champions Day at Ascot in October. She beat Albaflora and Snowfall there, and that looks top notch form.

She is very well bred and represents a stable that typically do well with a horse of this profile. Impossible to discount.

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Hollie Doyle

Outbox

J: Hollie Doyle
T: Archie Watson
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
OR: 108
Days: 15

Ran a cracker last time out finishing second to Yibir and Living Legend.

This form does look solid enough, and Outbox is a horse that rarely runs below par. He's a reliable type and will give his running, he will find it tough to come home in front though.

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Tom Marquand

Ilaraab

J: Tom Marquand
T: William Haggas
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-5
OR: 108
Days: 28

Runs well here. Ilaraab has solid pieces of form to his name, and he took the G3 St Simon stakes over C&D last time out.

He is a solid, reliable horse, though he may find one or two of these too classy. He should run his race, whether he can win is another question.

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Andrea Atzeni

Without A Fight

J: Andrea Atzeni
T: Simon & Ed Crisford
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 110
Days: 49

His run last time out was too bad to be true and I think it's reasonable enough to forgive him that. Prior to that, he ran a cracker to finish a head second to Hukum in the Dubai City Of Gold.

He's a consistent horse, who is likely to give his running once again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
07/11/23FLE16Gd8-131
21/10/23CAU12Gd8-101
23/09/23CAU9Gd9-46
10/06/23EAG11Gd9-41
27/05/23EAG9Gd9-21
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David Probert

Foxes Tales

J: David Probert
T: Andrew Balding
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
OR: 111
Days: 22

Second to the talented Mostahdaf last time out. Foxes Tales has good form to his name and he won well at Royal Ascot last year.

He is a talented horse, but I think he's probably short of some of these with regards ability.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/23ASC10Gd9-810
12/05/23CHS10.5Sft9-36
01/04/23KEM10St/Slw9-31
25/02/23LIN10St9-23
06/08/22HAY10.5Gd9-79