16:00 Beverley

Tuesday 4 August 2020

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Churchill Tyres A Great British Brand Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 100y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:01  |   Winning time: 1m 45.48s

1
(3)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: A Mullen |  T: M Dods|  OR: 79|  D
6/1

Gave a taste of what was to come when second over C&D to a next time out winner on his penultimate start going one better off the same mark next time at Pontefract (1m). Suited by conditions on that occasion, should be able to cope with 4lb rise.

2
(4)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: Rachel Richardson |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 77|  CD
18/1

Twice a winner here (once over this trip) he's been capable of some useful form in the past (now slipped back below his last winning mark). Gone backwards from his reappearance in two subsequent runs, well below-par last time at York, doubts remain.

3
(6)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Adam J McNamara |  T: Archie Watson|  OR: 82|  D
14/1

Lightly-raced 3yo (blinkers on first-time), scored twice as a juvenile at up to 1m looking a consistent rather than progressive type. Gelded for reappearance, shaped as if better for the run, returns to turf, likely pace-setter, mark slightly eased.

4
(8)
Age: 9|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Gemma Tutty |  T: Mrs K Tutty|  OR: 75|  C
12/1

Dual course winner (7.4f), bounced back to form last time over that trip (beaten a head by Kentuckyconnection) off a mark 3lb below his last winning one. 1lb better off at the weights with his conqueror, stays this far but has never won beyond 7.4f.

5
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: Cieren Fallon |  T: M L W Bell|  OR: 82|  CD
5/2

C&D winner in a first-time tongue-tie on his most recent start, helped also by a drop in trip and the addition of Cieren Fallon (on board again). Looked in command in winning (beat a previous winner), up 5lb he ought to be a threat once more.

6
(9)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-6  |  J: D Allan |  T: T D Easterby|  OR: 73|  D
16/1

Gained first handicap and so far only success in this sphere at Carlisle (7.8f) last year on soft ground. Nine runs have passed since then without success, proving more miss than hit this year, well below-par last two starts despite fall in weights.

7
(2)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Nathan Evans |  T: B Smart|  OR: 72|  C
7/1

Course winner (7.4f) last time building on a sound run the time before over the same C&D (has looked in good heart this year). Stayed on well to beat Twin Appeal narrowly (slightly worse off now at the weights), slight doubt over trip but has claims.

8
(7)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Kevin Stott |  T: K A Ryan|  OR: 78|  BF
3/1

Yet to win but has shown some fairly useful form placed twice since racing resumed; career-best when third last time at Ayr (1m), allowed run of race. Stuck to the task well, may not get things all own way this time, still worthy of consideration.

9
(10)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: Danny Redmond |  T: M W Easterby|  OR: 71|  D
16/1

Shaped well this year, hitting the frame twice post wind surgery with a strongly-run race suiting her at Pontefract (1m) last time. Third to Dancin Boy last time (came from a long way back), 5lb better off now back on last winning mark, shortlisted.

10
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-2  |  J: Phil Dennis |  T: R M Whitaker|  OR: 69|  C|  D
25/1

Three-time course winner (9.9f/7.5f), front-runner, also enjoys Pontefract, failed to shine there last time when unable to lead. Well berthed to take control but could face some pace pressure and has to atone for his last run which creates doubts.

Betting

Forecast

Bottom Bay (5/2), Spiritofthenorth (3/1), Dancin Boy (6/1), Kentuckyconnection (7/1), Twin Appeal (12/1), Dramatic Sands (14/1), Amadeus Grey (16/1), Harvest Day (16/1), Poet's Dawn (18/1), Billy Roberts (25/1)

Verdict
Fair contest for the grade with some old rivals meeting again not least Twin Appeal and Kentuckyconnection who clash again after finishing second and first here last time over slightly shorter. The latter of the duo came out best on that occasion but roles may be reversed over this slightly longer trip. C&D winner Bottom Bay has scope for further progress being lightly raced and looks a danger to HARVEST DAY whose last two runs have shown that she is close to winning once more and ought to get the strongly run race she needs to show her best. She’s taken to reverse Pontefract form with Dancin Boy who can’t be written off despite topweight, he’s run well enough off similar marks in the past.
  1. Harvest Day
  2. Bottom Bay
  3. Dancin Boy
Prize Money
1st:
£4,690.00
2nd:
£1,396.00
3rd:
£697.00
4th:
£349.00

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