Get Off To A Flyer At Beverley

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Although he has managed just one win in his career to date, Northern Flyer looks ready to strike again at Beverley in the Summer Festival Handicap at 3.45pm. His last two performances have been very good efforts, finishing third to Shadowtime on his penultimate start, but improving on that run, next time out. Running over this course and distance, he kept on well in the closing stages to finish third to Polish World, beaten just over three lengths. He is now six-pounds better off with that rival, and the winner that day has since gone on to absolutely hack up in a handicap at Ripon and it’s also worth noting that the runner-up on that occasion, Amethyst Dawn, has also won well since. Clearly the form of that race is pretty strong and he is able to race off the same mark here. Trained by John Quinn, he must have an outstanding chance of winning here.

French Art managed to win a handicap at Pontefract back in April, but has been  struggling to make much of an impact since being raised in the weights for that effort. Has been alloted a poor draw here also and likely to find it tough going.

Ansells Pride likes to be up with the pace and came back to form, when finishing second over this course and distance last month. Disappointed last time though, and likely to struggle from his wide draw.

Burns Night finished second off a ten-pound higher mark at Newbury last season, for trainer Mark Johnston. Yet to achieve anything like that level of form for his current stable though, and easy to look elsewhere at present.


Musca finished well beaten on both his outings last season, and very difficult to make a case for his chances here, despite sliding down the weights.

Polish World is clearly ahead of the handicapper at present, having thrashed his rivals in a handicap at Ripon last time. Winning by six lengths, he was eased down in the closing stages and could have won by much further. Now bidding for his hat-trick, he clearly has an excellent chance of success here, although he is far from certain to confirm form with Northern Flyer.

King’s Sabre scored a comfortable success in a Yarmouth handicap, earlier this month, and finished runner-up in a Redcar claimer last weekend. However, he is now ten-pounds higher in the handicap, and looks set to struggle off this revised mark.

Mister Jingles is running consistently well of late, and made the frame for third time in a row when runner-up at Catterick at the beginning of the month. He is likely to run his race again, but doubtful whether that will be enough.

Crocodile Bay appears to have improved, regarding consistency of late, putting in  fair efforts on both starts since winning at Hamilton earlier this month, but will probably find a few too good in this.

Fathey has failed to win since making his debut back in 2008. Having shown some promise on his first two starts this season, his form seems to have deteriorated once again and is best left alone at present.

Kladester has been pretty consistent  on the all weather this year, but has done very little in five previous attempts on the turf and is difficult to recommend on that account.

Pretty Orchid lost her maiden tag in a selling race at Redcar on her penultimate outing. However, finished Last of nine when returned to a handicap last time out, and may need to return to that grade to score again.

Shannon Golden bounced back to form when finishing second to Cape Melody in a Leicester handicap recently. Has a decent draw here and could go well at decent odds.


North Shadow has the best of the draw here, coming out of stall 15. Won a six furlong  Nottingham nursery in back in October and is possibly uxexposed, but the lack of a recent run has to be a cause for concern.

The Midshipmaid is lightly raced, having had just five career starts to date. Although still relatively unexposed, she has shown very little to date to consider her here.

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