15:30 Beverley Thu 16 August 2018
- Racing UK Handicap (Class 5)
- 16 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Six-time C&D winner who will have to overcome a poor post position to record another win here. Taken on for the lead at Pontefract last time and nowhere near the same form as when scoring over C&D the time before.
Followed a below-par effort with an even worse one last time out. Now has the blinkers added for the first-time but has something to find on current for with his wide draw not helping.
Won straight after having wind surgery when taking a 5f handicap under today's rider and showed some more decent form when trying to follow-up. May well have found the grade too much for him last time and this is less demanding; well drawn.
Unreliable and quirky sort who finds winning hard (1-39) with his inconsistency summed up by his poor C&D run last time. Would have a chance on a handicapping basis but not one to trust implicitly.
Good 2nd at Carlisle last time and has slipped below his last winning mark. Has a little more to do in this contest but is quite nicely berthed and no surprise to see him step up on his last run and return to winning form.
C&D winner who has fared well with the draw although she offered little last time out having been off the track for four months. Just 1lb above her last winning mark but would need others to underperform; often slowly away.
Veteran sprinter who is a C&D winner but appears to be lacking his previous zip this year running well below form last time. Hard to totally write off (5lb below his last wining mark) but needs other to falter to return to winning ways.
Starts life with a new yard but not always the most reliable and straightforward of individuals. Often races freely and can hang (to the left) so not an easy ride and best watched coming back from an absence.
Returns from wind surgery to make her handicap debut having only been lightly-raced so far. Well berthed but hard to see her winning this on what she has shown so far having been beaten in a claimer on debut; first try at 5f.
Far from ideally placed at Pontefract last time over 6f (raced freely) when finishing 3rd in a better contest than this. His yard look to be coming back to form now but he remains 4lb above his last winning mark; has a poor draw.
Still a maiden (0-17) although he has the ability to win a race but does looks to have his quirks (reared leaving the stalls last time). One of two in the race for the trainer and the riding arrangements suggest the other is preferred.
A winner over C&D he did well to win from a wide draw on that occasion still looking as though he had more to offer. Didn't quite repeat that run last time at Musselburgh looking as though he would be suited by a return to 6f.
Has claims if he puts his best foot forward but has had chances in easier grades than this and failed to take them. Failed to settle that well at Catterick last time and will need to do better in that department although he's been handed a poor draw.
Has won over C&D but his losing run is starting to stack up now and although he finished a creditable third last time this looks tougher than his usual fare. Draw doesn't help either and on balance others are stronger propositions.
Tumbled down the weights since winning off a much higher mark last year and the handicapper gives him a real chance here. Eligible for weaker races than this now but can't be written off on the back of what he was capable of.
Latest win over C&D came in June a victory that ended a long losing run with his form rather intermittent since then. Ran poorly over 6f last time but no surprise to see him bounce back over a C&D he appears to relish.
Last Year's Winner
B Fifty Two (9/2), Bondi Beach Boy (5/1), Arnold (11/2), Point Of Woods (8/1), Compton River (10/1), Seamster (11/1), Oriental Splendour (11/1), Ballynarry Lady (12/1), Etienne Gerard (14/1), Piazon (16/1), Young Tiger (16/1), Round The Island (18/1), Poppy In The Wind (18/1), Gamesome (18/1), Raffle King (20/1), Scuzeme (25/1)
- B Fifty Two
- Point Of Woods
After nailing a 7/2 winner on Tuesday, David Ord looks to follow up with a nap selection at Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon.
Chris Wilson feels Sir Michael Stoute is the trainer to follow and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.
Keith Hamer highlights the best bets across on a busy day of action on Thursday, with Elarqam fancied to bounce back at Salisbury.