17:15 Beverley Tue 16 July 2019
2lb lower than when scoring by 4L at Pontefract (1m2f, good to firm) last July; stayed on strongly after meeting trouble in the run (fourth) when bidding to double up in that same contest just seven days ago; of interest under Becky Smith.
2lb higher than when winning by ½L for today's rider on soft ground at Haydock (1m3½f) in June; consistent since, including when finishing just in front of today's rival Quoteline Direct at Pontefract 15 days ago.
3lb below his last winning mark (Nottingham, July 2018); has won three-times over C&D (also producing a string of solid efforts at this track); not at his most productive of late but should never be written off at his beloved Beverley.
Went close to landing a touch when beaten 2½L by Poet's Pride at Wolverhampton (7f) in June; has clearly drawn benefit from wind surgery and can be excused a more modest run latest (Tapeta was riding slow); debut for Mick Easterby.
8lb below his last winning mark (Pontefract, August 2018); certainly has the ability to win more races (was a runner-up over an extended mile on this very card in 2017) but his more recent form is uninspiring.
Hasn't won anywhere since May 2016 and a record of 1-35 speaks volumes; has appeared very laboured in three starts in 2019 and can't be considered as a realistic solution to this puzzle.
Still seeking a first win on turf (0-7) with a narrow win on Fibresand at Southwell (1m) being his sole success in 20 career starts; runner-up to an odds-on winner in a Ripon seller (1m2f) in May; stablemate of Jennies Gem.
All four career wins have come on the AW at Newcastle and he appears to be a shell of that horse nowadays; has tumbled down the handicap since joining the Mullineaux family; cheekpieces are added.
Veteran who was a shock 33-1 winner of this contest in 2017, beating Royal Reserve by 1½L; ran her best race for a while when hitting the frame at odds of 66-1 at Carlisle (1m1f, good to firm) ten days ago.
Always tends to give his very best at Beverley, a track which is the scene of both career wins (1m-1m2f); wasn't at all disgraced when finishing fourth to the subsequent winner Zihaam (Jennies Gem third) here in June.
Stablemate of Amity Island and a 16-race maiden; made the frame over C&D behind a subsequent winner (John Caesar fourth) last month; at the foot of the weights in a relatively modest contest; isn't discounted.
Last Year's Winner
|2||Island Song||4||9-8||1/1||Full Result|
|T: Tristan DavidsonJ: Rachel Richardson|
Bollin Ted (7/2), Quoteline Direct (7/2), Thorntoun Care (9/2), Sherzy Boy (5/1), Jennies Gem (10/1), Amity Island (14/1), Graceful Act (14/1), John Caesar (14/1), Dutch Artist (25/1), Rock Warbler (33/1), Pumaflor (33/1)
- Quoteline Direct
- Sherzy Boy
- Jennies Gem
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