Aysar heads into Saturday’s 2020 Sandown Guineas as the overwhelming favourite ($1.70) and trainer Ben Hayes expects the talented colt to run out a strong mile and take care of his rivals.
Speaking about Aysar’s narrow loss to Ole Kirk in the Caulfield Guineas, Hayes says it indicates his galloper has no issues about the distance.
“It was the best three-year-old in Australia that beat him and that was only a small margin, so I really think he runs a strong mile.”
“I am not convinced he doesn’t (run a strong mile) and I think he will show that tomorrow and I think he will be really strong through the line.”
Ole Kirk has confirmed his star status, racing over the top of his rivals to claim a sensational victory in the Caulfield Guineas ⭐️
Willie Pike couldn’t have given the valuable colt a better ride to lock in his fourth win of the day 🧙♂️ pic.twitter.com/YWrs5wv59c
— RSN927am (@RSN927) October 10, 2020
“He has such a good record at Sandown with two wins, one on each of the Lakeside and Hillside, and a Group 2 will be good for his resume if he can win.
“He hasn’t shown any signs of training off and I think he will run a really nice race.”
Even though stablemate Crosshaven got the better of Aysar last start in the Carbine Club Stakes, it didn’t change their minds that Aysar has the higher ceiling of the two gallopers.
“We’ve always had a high opinion of Aysar … always thought he was our number one seed.”
“Crosshaven snuck up a little bit on us. He just kept improving every run, but I wouldn’t take anything away from Aysar.
“I think last start Crosshaven had everything in its favour and just had a stronger sprint just at the end of the race.”
Aysar looked the winner but his stablemate Crosshaven kicked back and wins the Carbine Club Stakes.
— Racing.com (@Racing) October 31, 2020
Aysar is currently a $1.70 chance in Saturday’s 2020 Sandown Guineas, find the final field, barriers, and odds below.
*Odds accurate at time of posting.
|1||Aysar (1)J: Damian Lane 57kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes||$1.70||$1.10||Bet Now|
|2||Captain Canuck (5)J: John Allen 57kg T: C Maher & D Eustace||$20.00||$3.40||Bet Now|
|3||Horrifying (6)J: Jamie Kah 57kg T: M A Kavanagh||$9.50||$2.10||Bet Now|
|4||Allibor (9)J: Dean Yendall 57kg T: Symon Wilde||$9.50||$2.10||Bet Now|
|5||Furioso (2)J: Fred W Kersley 57kg T: Matthew Cumani||$41.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|6||Raphael (4)J: Jamie Mott 57kg T: John Mcardle||$101.00||$13.00||Bet Now|
|7||Talamo (8)J: Craig Williams 57kg T: Michael Hickmott||$41.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|8||Sweet Reply (7)J: Damien Oliver 55kg T: R & M Freedman||$3.90||$1.30||Bet Now|
|9||Valanetti (3)J: Michael Dee 55kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr||$31.00||$4.60||Bet Now|