Our racing expert marks your card for Tuesday's action at Beverley.
There are a couple of horses running under penalties at Beverley that really should oblige, although they’re both favourites of course.
Les Eyre’s DETACHMENT justified favouritism in good style at Pontefract five days ago, which was continuing a good run for the stable (3-8 in the last fortnight), and the five-year-old is going to be hard to beat under a 6lb penalty in this afternoon’s 1m handicap. It was the manner of that performance – he overcame a tardy start to mow down the leaders out wide and win going away – which confirms him well ahead of the handicapper at present and his trainer’s decision to turn him out again so quickly before he is reassessed looks a wise one.
The hat-trick seeking Archie Perkins, who is up in grade and the weights, is feared most of his eight rivals.
STRINGYBARK CREEK has done well since joining David Loughnane, winning three times, to add to the two races he won for Johnny Farrelly earlier this season, and the four-year-old looks capable of making six for the year when he goes again in the 1m1/2f handicap on the card. His most recent success came over 7f at Catterick just three days ago and the strong gallop played into his hands, given he stays further, as he was able to burst clear entering the final furlong to score quite emphatically. In which case, a 5lb penalty is unlikely to stop him and especially now he goes back up in trip.
Of his rivals, the seven-year-old Thornaby Nash is in good heart at present, winning at Carlisle 13 days ago, and he may give the selection most to do.
A £10 double on the above selections at current bet365 odds (6/4 and 5/2) pays £87.50
He’s odds-on across the board at the time of writing, but Mick Easterby’s PERFECT PASTURE won’t get many better opportunities than this afternoon’s 5f conditions stakes as he has at least 8lb in hand over rivals on official ratings and arrives on the back of a fine sixth in Saturday’s Ayr Gold Cup. He’s an eight-year-old now but is still a useful performer when he gets his favoured soft ground and he’d be meeting his rivals on much worse terms if it was a handicap. Banker.
A £10 treble on the above selections at current bet365 odds (6/4, 5/2 and 4/5) pays £157.50
All odds were correct at time of posting.