Adaay impresses at Newbury
William Haggas was again amongst the winners at Newbury on Friday afternoon.
The opening Al Basti Equiworld Maiden Stakes, which has been won by Canford Cliffs and Strong Suit in recent years, went in fine style to Adaay (3/1).
The Kodiac colt fetched 240,000 at the recent Newmarket Breeze Up Sales and it would be no surprise to see him run at Royal Ascot.
Paul Hanagan was keen to seek cover in the early stages but he burst through with a furlong to run, beating Kodi Bear by three-quarters of a length.
The former champion jockey completed a double on the card as Clouds Rest made all to take the juvenile fillies conditions stakes for Richard Fahey at odds of 4/1.
Richard Hughes had already visited the winners' enclosure after giving a canny ride aboard Volume in the Oaks trial and on another good day for the rider.
Hughes folllowed up on Kastini (5/4 favourite) in the second division of the Al Basti Equiworld Handicap and his many followers didn't have to wait too long to see him notch a treble as Arab Dawn (11/2) delivered the goods for Hughie Morrison.
Predictably, Hughes' fourth winner of the day was to come on Musical Comedy (7/2) for the Richard Hannon stable.
The gelding produced his second course-and-distance success in the colours of Her Majesty, The Queen.
Barwick (7/2) survived a stewards enquiry in the nightcap to provide another winner for rising star, Cam Hardie.