PADDOCKS PATENT (TUESDAY)
We start our day’s previews with a division one five furlong handicap.
Amenable won this card twelve months ago and is currently one pound higher than that win; he is one that will relish the ground being soft/heavy especially has he showed a lot of promise 3 days ago when finishing a creditable second on soft ground.
Armelle looks the biggest danger after finishing third in better company than this at the beginning of April; she tends to try to make all in her races and if she can have it here own way from the start she could be a hard one to catch in the final stages.
Heroique can race off the same mark as she did when finishing second last time out but she won’t have her jockey’s allowance this time and may just struggle to find that finishing pace.
Pull The Pin seems to be on a fair mark returning back to the turf after a quite successful time on the all-weather has shouldn’t be dismissed.
We stay at Beverley for our second preview a division two five furlong handicap.
Graham Gibbons won this last year but doesn’t look to have the same chance here again today on Bosham; he comes here after a long layoff which could be a benefit but he hasn’t shown much for a while on the turf.
Bronze Beau is upped six pounds for his win at Hamilton Park last time out and even though he won that by over a length he may find one or two a little quicker in this.
Windforpower has placed twice and won after a very long winter break and can currently run off the same mark as he did when finishing a very good second Catterick last week and on that form is the one to beat.
Point North is another worth noting after some very good form on the all-weather and if he can bring that with him today he has every chance to be in the places.
We stay here for our final preview a one mile handicap which looks a very close race on paper with many of these coming here with some good recent form.
Ice Slice and Ventura Quest look the two early favourites in the market with the former looking the more favourable after finishing second in better company than this last time out and with the ease in grade a positive he looks the one to beat.
Border Bandit can race off the same mark as he did last week over course and distance where he was just beaten by a head but that was the best race he’s run in a while so he is somewhat easily opposed.
Off The Pulse can’t be ignored after a strong all-weather season and is only four pounds higher from his last win over this trip and surface this time last year.
The one that really stands out to me is the French filly Queens Park; she finished fourth over this distance at Doncaster later time out after a six month break and with that run now under her belt she can be the surprise in the field especially if she produces the turn of foot she has shown in the past.
Queens Park (E/W)