The first big race of the day from Haydock is the Listed Achille Stakes and the consistent sprinter El Astronaute looks a lovely price of 5/1 to take the event.
The 5f specialist has seen it all over the years, and event at the age of eight is showing clear enthusiasm for the game when winning last time out on seasonal debut at Chester in a Conditions Stakes.
The gelding has been versatile when it comes to ground throughout his career, winning this event last year on good ground at Doncaster, but then also finishing a good third in 2019 in the Group One Prix de l'Abbaye on very soft at ParisLongchamp.
Seems to be in fine form off the back of his seasonal debut and he should come on for that pipe cleaner, just needs to be as effective on this slower ground.
Big chance at 5/1.