Al Aasy ridden by Jim Crowley wins the Al Rayyan Stakes during 2021 Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury Racecourse (Image: PA)
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Two of the top prizes on the first day of Newmarket's July Festival will be coming home to Jim Crowley – if he can find the back of the net.
Punters have backed the top jockey to score on Group 2 Princess Of Wales's Tattersalls Stakes favourite Al Aasy.
Hugely exciting Baaeed follows the headline act by putting his unbeaten record on the line in the Listed Edmondson Hall Solicitors Sir Henry Cecil Stakes.
Both will be expected to live up to the hype, like England, as they go head-to-head with Denmark tonight for a place in the Euro 2020 final.
One nil to Al Aasy, 8-13 with Ladbrokes for his race tomorrow and all routes will lead to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes on July 24.
"We will be disappointed if he is beaten," Crowley said.
"He is the standout horse in the race. The experience of having a battle at Epsom will have done him good, as he was winning easily before that.
"Hopefully this will be a nice stepping stone to his next target."
Crowley is yet to be on Baaeed's team on the racecourse, as Dane O'Neill steered him home for a seven-and-a-half length rout over course and distance.
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Prior to the eye-catching display, he overcame a slow start to win his maiden – form since franked by the second and third.
"The clockwatchers have been very excited by him," Crowley added.
"He ticks all the boxes at the moment."