14:10 Beverley

MINNESOTA LAD was a good third over C&D on his racecourse debut in May, finishing in amongst rivals who now carry an official rating of 91, 83 and 83, before going on to find this year's Norfolk runner-up Walbank too strong at York. However, today's contest represents an easier assignment and natural progression could see the son of Sioux Nation open his account. Turbo Tiger was too green to do himself justice at Wolverhampton last month, having been well supported, but he ought to have learnt from that and could give the section most to think about. Sole debutant Seabreezes is worth a second glance in the betting market.
Prediction : 1st Minnesota Lad 2nd Turbo Tiger 3rd Seabreezes

14:40 Beverley

A chance is taken on SEA MASTER. The son of Sea The Stars cost 52,000gns as a yearling and, though it's likely he'll be seen to greater effect over further in time, the Johnston team might have found the ideal opportunity for him to make an immediate impact. Emily's Eclipse sets a decent standard with an official rating of 78 and she firmly enters calculations, along with Spirit Of Applause, who belied odds of 66-1 to fill the runner-up spot at York on his racecourse bow.
Prediction : 1st Sea Master 2nd Emilys Eclipse 3rd Spirit Of Applause

15:10 Beverley

HARRY LOVE had been holding a consistent level of form prior to a below par effort at Wolverhampton last month and he might be worth chancing this afternoon. A previous C&D scorer, Ollie Pears' five-year-old has a handy racing weight and, if improving for first-time blinkers, he could regain the winning thread. The cheekpieces worn by Bungley at Haydock last Friday appeared to have a negative affect but, with those removed, she could bounce back. Twin Appeal won a similar contest at Catterick in May and he shouldn't be underestimated.
Prediction : 1st Harry Love 2nd Bungley 3rd Twin Appeal

15:40 Beverley

LIBERATION POINT has recorded some creditable efforts over 1m recently and, given he scored over a similar trip to this at Chester in June, he could use a fractional drop in distance to his advantage. Frederick Larson takes 5lb off the selection's back with his claim, and he should go close. Reputation seems an obvious threat despite the step up in class, while Ugo Gregory also has a squeak.
Prediction : 1st Liberation Point 2nd Reputation 3rd Ugo Gregory

16:10 Beverley

A 5lb penalty may not be enough to stop Andaleep in his tracks, given he kept on to win by four lengths on his latest outing over an extended 1m3f. However, he loses Henry Main's 5lb claim for this contest, so preference is for the Tim Easterby-trained LITTLE TED. A drop back to 1m2f could aid his cause, given he found little when finishing third on his most recent outing over 1m4f. He remains rated 3lb higher than his last winning mark, which came over this trip at Ripon, and he should give a good account. Dark Company is another name to note.
Prediction : 1st Little Ted 2nd Andaleep 3rd Dark Company

16:40 Beverley

WHITCLIFFE's best performances have come over this C&D, having placed on both occasions, and the application of blinkers for the first time could help make the difference required for him to get off the mark. Liquid Metric was disappointing on his handicap debut at Newcastle in June, but a tongue-tie might aid his cause on this occasion. Golden Keeper's fourth on his second outing at Pontefract would give him every chance of being in the mix.
Prediction : 1st Whitcliffe 2nd Liquid Metric 3rd Golden Keeper

17:10 Beverley

FRISKY broke her maiden tag in impressive fashion at Leicester last month and the daughter of Bated Breath commands plenty of respect as she makes her handicap debut. Enraged made it two on the bounce over C&D and she is capable of further progression after a 3lb rise from the handicapper. Grantley Hall is of interest dropping back to 5f, while Glory Hallelujah and Princess Karine appear best of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Frisky 2nd Enraged 3rd Grantley Hall

10/08/2022 Beverley Acca