12/11/2020 Aysar out to silence the doubters

Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes are keen on the chances of Aysar (Deep Field), who is set to line up in the Sandown Guineas (Gr 2, 1600m). The colt has been installed as the hot favourite following two consecutive runner-up performances in the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) and Carbine Club Stakes (Gr 3, 1600m). "He'll be having his third run at a mile and we're lured by the Group 2 and small field," Dabernig said. "He's got strong form for a race like this." Dabernig said some people queried whether Aysar could run out a strong 1600 metres after he looked to have the Carbine Club Stakes won before stablemate Crosshaven (Smart Missile) kicked back to get the decision in a photo. "They both ran well. Crosshaven probably benefited from the slow tempo and he gave a really good kick," Dabernig said. "There was a big gap to the third horse. If Crosshaven wasn't there, there wouldn't be any talk about Aysar running out the mile."

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