A top class conditions race with the field having amassed well over £5 million pounds in prize money. Stable companions Eustral and Tzar Du Paon are open to plenty of improvement and should not be under-estimated. Vizir Des Cedres and Tidarbret both look better horses this season but may have to play for the places in behind one of the Julian Smart quartet.
The legendary Jaafer has won here before but this track doesn’t seem to play to his strengths. Mu’azzaz won here last time out but has a little to find at the weights. Asraa Min Albarq is likely to try and make all and, along with Tidarbret, force a strong pace which could play into AREEJ’s hands. She got going far too late in a typical French style of race at Saint Cloud last time out and with a better early pace she can pick them off in the late stages. (Gary Capewell)
Horse, Trainer, Jockey
ASRAA MIN ALBARQ (20) Mr J Smart Mr S A Walker 127
(Draw 2) BL Al Shahania Stud – WHITE, BLUE cross belts & stars, WHITE sleeves, BLUE stars, WHITE cap, BLUE star.
JAAFER (18) Mr J Smart Darryl Holland 123
(Draw 4) BL Sheikh Khalifa Bin Mohammed Bin K Al Thani – ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star and braces, WHITE star on cap.
TZAR DU PAON (FR) (709)Mrs G M Duffield Tadhg O’Shea 115
(Draw 8) VIS Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulettes, striped cap.
MU’AZZAZ (18) Mr J Smart Silvestre De Sousa 118
(Draw 7) VIS Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani– ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star.
AREEJ (48) Mr J Smart Darren Williams 120
(Draw 11) BL Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani– ROYAL BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE cap, BLUE star.
OMANS ORO MHF (USA) (70)Mr W Smith Fergus Sweeney NR
(Draw 3) Mandolynn Hill Farm – BLUE, WHITE initials on front & horse on rear. WHITE spots on sleeves, BLUE cap.
TIDARBRET (18) Mr D Batteate Jim Crowley 116
(Draw 6) Miss Nicola Gilbert – BLUE, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, BLUE stars, BLUE cap, WHITE stars.
VIZIR DES CEDRES (FR) (18)Mr S Al Hakmani Royston Ffrench 115
(Draw 5) The Royal Cavalry Of Oman – GOLD, GREEN panel, logo front and back, RED sleeves, GREEN cap.
EUSTRAL (FR) (363) Mrs G M Duffield Mr P Collington 110
(Draw 10) Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulettes, BLACK cap.
SANDABABA (41) Mr W Smith Silvestre De Sousa 83
(Draw 9) BL Mrs J Haddock – BROWN with ORANGE cap.
Full Entry List PDF: Arabian Racecard – Newbury 14 July
HAYDAR AL KHALEDIAH is a non-runner.