16:20 Beverley Sat 8 June 2019
Four of his five career wins have come over 7f-1m, and arguably he prefers some cut underfoot; dropping quickly in the weights after struggling of late; never a threat (last of eight) at Chester (1m2f+) a fortnight ago.
Stablemate of Indomeno; in fine fettle this year winning back-to-back races (1m-1m1f) at Leicester and Musselburgh; generally races prominently as also demonstrated when finishing third off this mark to Where's Jeff over C&D latest.
A dual Beverley scorer (1m-1m2f) during August 2018; back to winning ways off a 3lb lower mark at Redcar (1m2f, good) 12 days ago when beating Aiya by a neck; almost guaranteed to run his usual solid race.
Has fallen back to a handy mark, but that's because of his continued struggles over 1m4f; finished last of 13 to the progressive Makawee at York (1m4f, good to firm) a fortnight ago; risky.
Front-running C&D winner from a 4lb lower mark last summer (good to firm), and as a rule is most productive at this track (25132); should find this race to be an easier assignment than at York, albeit others are probably better handicapped.
Steps beyond an extended mile for the first time in a 23-race career so stamina reserves will need to be taken firmly on trust; found only the thriving Kylie Rules too good on his last visit to Beverley (1m+); solid since.
Has raced mainly over hurdles (poorly) since joining this trainer from Johnny Murtagh for €30,000 in November 2018; connections appear to be somewhat scratching their heads for solutions at present; readily opposed.
Her July 2018 C&D form figures make for impressive viewing (3211); hampered at the start in a reasonably competitive 1m2f fillies' handicap at Pontefract a fortnight ago; back on her winning mark; contender if the forecast rain stays away.
Five of his six career wins have come over this C&D; held on gamely to beat Zlatan by a neck in this race last year before going onto register a C&D hat-trick in the following weeks; reasonably weighted; blinkers now applied.
Reasonably reliable 6yo who rediscovered the winning groove when going in by a head at Wolverhampton (1m1f+) in February; could draw a fitness boost from a recent turf reappearance fifth at Redcar (to the winning machine Mr Coco Bean)
Six-race maiden who cost 65,000gns as a yearling; still has the potential to take advantage of an easing mark if the cheekpieces can elicit some improvement; failed to stay 1m4f at Pontefract.
Last Year's Winner
|5||Bit Of A Quirke||5||8-7||11/2||Full Result|
|T: M WalfordJ: A Mullen|
Ideal Candy (3/1), Archie Perkins (4/1), Ventura Gold (5/1), Placebo Effect (11/2), Billy Roberts (11/2), Bit Of A Quirke (15/2), Indomeneo (12/1), Bollin Joan (14/1), Ad Libitum (16/1), King Of Naples (16/1), Spark of War (16/1), Near Kettering (50/1)
- Archie Perkins
- Placebo Effect
- Bollin Joan
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