My Stable pointers: Tuesday
We pick out the horses to add to your My Stable tracker from Tuesday's action and also have reports from the gallops.
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A pre-racing shower or two took the sting out of the ground at Beverley, but the ground was no worse than good and winners came from a variety of positions.
A good ride from David Allan aboard Special Venture in the opener confirmed that, contrary to the way it can sometimes seem at Beverley when the runners flash home down the outside, it is possible to make all at the track.
In the Racing UK Available Anywhere Now Handicap, a gamble on Red Shuttle came unstuck as Robert Tart arguably gave his mount enough to do from off the pace, although at the same time his partner - not for the first time - looked an awkward ride. Nevertheless this is a horse who remains watching for his small Newmarket-based trainer.
However, it was Unex Michelangelo who goes into the Notebook for the late gains he made into fifth in the same race. He's come down the weights since successful on the all-weather at the end of last year and is definitely ready to strike again at a lowly level - the betting was eerily prescient as to the nature of his performance here, and ought to prove equally informative in the future. Watch the video and judge for yourself.
Thrust Control and Jacbequick appeared to set a stiff enough pace in the Watch Live Racing and Bet With Racing UK Handicap, but at the line they were still third and first, so it wouldn't be wise to get too carried away. Nevertheless, the winner in particular deserves credit for the way he stuck his head out bravely to deny a fast finisher (and I write these words grudgingly given that I backed the runner-up). He won't go up much in the weights for this, but is progressing for his new stable, and may well win again.
Pointers from the Gallops:
Mick Channon worked three lots on the main all-weather at West Ilsley having hit the crossbar with his main hopes at Royal Ascot, including the highly-promising MALABAR.
The lightly-raced filly took a big jump up the class scale to contest the Albany Stakes off just one run in a maiden.
However, she really flew when the penny dropped and would have been third in another stride.
She appears to have taken those exertions well and will appreciate a step up to seven furlongs and then a mile.
Races like the Moyglare and Fillies' Mile may come into the equation.
PALERMA broke her maiden stylishly at Salisbury and has worked well since then.
She is another filly that wants a step up to a mile and a quarter and she looked a picture in her breeze.
ELIDOR would have finished closer to Arab Spring in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes but for being hampered.
He will move up to a mile and three-quarters, and could have the Ebor on his agenda.
MOONRAKER has done well since scoring on his debut. The attractive son of Starspangledbanner will move up the class ladder and could bid for the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.