Eight go to post in this Class 5 handicap raced over 1m 2f. See our betting tips and the full race preview below.
IN SUMMARY: The form of BEVERLEY BULLET‘s win at Pontefract last time out looks to be some of the strongest in this field and the handicapper has let him off lightly with a mere 3lb rise. He can take full advantage today ahead of Miss Danby who is well treated on these terms. However, she’s been absent since earlier this year and she may just need this run.
1 MYSTERIAL – Declan Carroll’s runner has been well beaten since winning a Class 5 Pontefract handicap in a first-time visor. He may have encountered faster than ideal conditions on a couple of those occasions, but he was still beaten 4 1/2 lengths on Good to Soft last time out. He’s down another pound to a mark of 69 so he’s still fairly well treated, although others make a little more appeal on these terms.
2 PERCEIVED – Seeks her first win for Antony Brittain having left the Henry Candy yard earlier this year. She was only beaten half a length over C&D back in June off this mark so she could go close today, although the yard’s form of just one winner from their last 17 runners is slightly off-putting. She was well beaten last time out and she has questions to answer here.
3 YENSIR – 13 race maiden who was narrowly denied last time out at Redcar, beaten a short head off this mark just a few days ago. He’s evidently fallen to a winnable mark but he’s a frustrating sort and always manages to find a couple too good. He’s hard to rule out on the back of his last run, but he’s by no means a safe prospect in this.
4 BEVERLEY BULLET – Did well to win a Class 4 Pontefract handicap last time out, beating Correggio by half a length. That was a good performance off a mark of 60 and the handicapper has raised him just 3lbs for the run which leaves him with something to work with today. He’s kept over the same trip and Daniel Tudhope takes the ride which looks positive. Respected.
5 INFLEXIBALL – Arrives here in the best form of her career having completed a double at Leicester last time out. That was her second win which is impressive having gone 20 races without success and she’s just 3lbs higher today. This looks trickier than her last start and the ground is faster, but connections have evidently found the key to her and the market should be a good guide in this.
6 ARROWZONE – Used to be much better than his level but he appears to have completely lost his way and he arrives here in terrible form. He has been beaten by double figure margins in six of his last eight starts, including last time out over 1m 2f at Chepstow. He’s impossible to recommend on form, although he is now 26lbs below his last winning mark. Market support would be significant.
7 LIQUID GOLD – Lightly raced three-year-old making her fifth career start today. She has three seconds to her name in maiden company and she went backwards on handicap debut to finish sixth of nine, beaten 13 lengths. She’s been dropped 2lbs for that run and she has a useful three-year-old allowance in this, but she will have to make full use of it to come out on top. There may be some value in opposing her today.
8 MISS DANBY – Mark Johnston’s filly has some placed form to her name in low grade Novice Stakes races at Newcastle and Catterick at the end of last year. She has only raced once this season – back in April – and a long absence raises significant questions. She races off a mark of 65 in what is a winnable race, especially with her three-year-old allowance. Market support would make her of interest off a 114 day break.