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14:25 Newbury Racecard - 18th May 2019

14:25 Newbury
Al Rayyan Stakes (Registered As The Aston Park Stakes) (Group 3)
  • 4YO plus, 7 Runners
  • Winner £56,710, 2nd £21,500, 3rd £10,760, 4th £5,360, 5th £2,690, 6th £1,350
  • Distance 1m 4f
  • Going Good-good to firm in places
Race Conditions
Course Winner
Distance Winner
Horse Form
Won Last Time Out
Ran Within 30 Days
Order By Odds
# Runner
Silk
1
(7)
Raymond Tusk J P Spencer R Hannon 4 yrs, 9-5 17 Form: 1261-62 He has won three times from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Beaten 3 1/2l by Dee Ex Bee when second of 7 at 20-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes at Ascot over 2m (good to firm) earlier this month.
Silk
2
(2)
Crystal Ocean R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 5 yrs, 9-3 22 Form: 11222-1
15 Tips
Winner of six races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing when 5-6fav in the Group 3 bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month, beating Knight To Behold by 2 1/4l.
Silk
3
(5)
Laraaib Jim Crowley Owen Burrows 5 yrs, 9-3 35 Form: 3/2961-3 He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Third of 9 behind Marmelo beaten 3l at 12-1 on his latest outing over this course and distance (good to soft) last month.
Silk
4
(3)
Count Calabash Charles Bishop Eve Johnson Houghton 5 yrs, 9-0 49 Form: 102-516 Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Forbidden Planet when sixth of 16 at 3-1fav on his latest outing at Kempton over 1m 3f in March.
Silk
5
(1)
Pivoine S De Sousa A M Balding 5 yrs, 9-0 22 Form: 4610-66 Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 3f on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 8l behind Crystal Ocean when sixth of 7 at 28-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown over 1m 2f (good to firm) last month.
Silk
6
(4)
Red Verdon Oisin Murphy E A L Dunlop 6 yrs, 9-0 14 Form: 2500-15 Winner of six races from 1m 1f to 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Finished 14l behind Communique when fifth of 7 at 20-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Roaring Lion Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket over 1m 4f (good) earlier this month.
Silk
7
(6)
Top Tug Andrea Atzeni A King 8 yrs, 9-0 217 Form: 250630- He has won four times from 1m to 1m 6f on good to firm and good to soft ground and on the all-weather, but last win was over two years ago; has also won a hurdle. Beaten 15l behind Low Sun at 66-1 when 10th of 33 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 2m 2f (good to firm) in October last year.
View Race Verdict And 15 Tips
Odds correct as of 25/05/2019 02:35. Odds are subject to change.
Newspaper Tips
Silk Nap Tips Tipsters Odds
Crystal Ocean
15 Tips
15 Tips
  • Mercury Daily Post
  • Jason Heavey Sunday Express
  • The Scout Daily Express
  • Robin Goodfellow Daily Mail
  • Newsboy Daily Mirror
  • Garry Owen Daily Record
  • POSTDATA
  • Simon Turner RP Ratings
  • Richard Austen SPOTLIGHT
  • Dave Edwards TOPSPEED
  • Marlborough Telegraph
  • The Guardian
  • Jason Heavey The Star
  • Templegate The Sun
  • Rob Wright The Times
The Sportsman's Verdict
CRYSTAL OCEAN was a six-length winner of this contest last year and similar is expected 12 months on. There appears to be no negatives concerning Sir Michael Stoute's charge - he goes on any ground, clearly handles the track and looked as well as ever when making a winning reappearance in the Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown last month. Barring accidents, he will notch another victory, possibly leaving Laraaib and Raymond Tusk, who placed in the John Porter Stakes and Sagaro Stakes respectively when last sighted, to scrap it out for minor honours.
The Sportsman's Prediction
Silk Pos Runner
1st Crystal Ocean
2nd Raymond Tusk
3rd Laraaib
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