A’Ali, one of speediest juveniles of last season, can hit the ground running on his return by taking the Pavilion Stakes at Newcastle. The colt enjoyed notable Group 2 success at Royal Ascot and Doncaster last year before the wheels came off on his final start at Santa Anita.
A’ALI (3.55, nap) can confirm his Ascot running with Ventura Rebel, second, and Dubai Station, third, when taking the Norfolk Stakes with something in hand.
Admittedly, his beaten rivals both meet him on 4lb better terms but that will not be enough to turn the tables.
This will be Simon and Ed Crisford-trained colt’s first attempt at six-furlongs, but his style of running suggests he will be better over a longer trip.
Malotru comes here on the back of a Listed race victory at Lingfield in February and will be the obvious danger.
In the opener Hayley Turner and BOTTOM BAY (1.00, nb) will be hard to the catch.
1.15 Grey Sparkle
1.50 Eye Of Heaven
3.00 Imperial Force
4.10 Sunset Memory
4.45 Tin Hat
5.20 Boy In The Bar
5.55 Excellent Times (treble)