Beverley Minster Claiming Stakes 5f
- (3yo, 5f, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 3.20s
- Off time: 14:05:38
|1st||5 La Sylphe||3/1|
Tatlisu (IRE) 240
|3||131 9-5||R A Fahey||P Hanagan||78||10/11f|
Teetotal (IRE) 5
|3||123 8-11||N Tinkler||Jason Hart (5)||59||13/2|
Southern Sapphire 55
|3||119 8-7||Kristin Stubbs||J P Sullivan||50||33/1|
Dream Vale (IRE) 178
|3||116 8-4||T D Easterby||D Fentiman||67||9/2|
La Sylphe 20
|3||116 8-4||D Shaw||F Norton||62||3/1|
Southern Sapphire has a mountain to climb on official figures while Teetotal has run moderately in two starts this season. TATLISU started his career with a victory at Musselburgh so probably won't be too inconvenienced by the lack of a run since August and he performed with credit in much better company last season. He looks the one to be on as La Sylphe has never won on Turf and was beaten in a Leicester seller last time while Dream Vale appeared to thrive on the heavy ground at Redcar in October.
La Sylphe 9-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Studfarmer (9-5) at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gs.
Tatlisu (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Silver Ridge (9-7) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Teetotal (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Lord Ashley (9-0) at Thirsk 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd.
Dream Vale (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct beating Grand Jipeck (8-10) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Southern Sapphire 14-1 (9-3) Outpaced, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Hazard Warning (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.