2019 Beverley Bullet tips – Two against the field for Saturday’s feature sprint contest at Beverley
Brian Healy takes an early look at Saturday’s feature race at Beverley, and he picks out two against the field who could post a big run.
The feature race of Saturday’s racecard at Beverley sees the latest renewal of the competitive sprint known as the ‘Beverley Bullet’ go to post.
This fast and furious five furongs dash is a Listed contest, and the race invariably attracts a strong entry of runners each chasing the £36,000-plus first prize and a chance to join a winners’ list that includes dual-champion Take Cover, Group One winners Alpha Delfini and Maarek, and the admirable Borderlescott amongst others.
A maximum field of 17 runners will face the gates for this famous sprint contest which will be shown live as part of the Saturday ITV Racing coverage, and Brian Healy picks out two against the field from the list of potential runners who could post big efforts.
Classy DANZENO (9/2, Paddy Power) has come back to his best this term, and Michael Appleby’s charge can post a big effort here.
Placed in Group One company earlier in his career, the consistent Denounce gelding struggled to get his head in front but could usually be relied upon to run his race; but he has returned this term in rude health in handicap company, winning two of his four starts this campaign.
A Nottingham winner on his reappearance from eleven months off the track, beating East Street Revue, he finished a close third to the smart Cape Byron in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot prior to getting back on the scoresheet at Haydock where he was a narrow winner over Enjazaat.
Having lost no caste in defeat behind Stone Of Destiny in the Shergar Cup Dash where he was beaten only around a neck having missed the break, he was unable to quite muster the finishing kick required to go past the front pair towards the end of that contest.
The handicapper has only pushed him up 1lb for that last outing, and he remains very well treated on his old form. This stiff five furlongs ought to be right up his street, and so long as the draw is kind to him then it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him firmly in the mix.
Julie Camacho’s JUDICIAL (12/1, Coral) is 2-2- at the Yorkshire track, and the Iffraaj gelding can give a good account if turning out here.
A progressive sprinter during the 2017 campaign where he won three times which included over course and distance, he subsequently ran well in defeat in Listed and Group Three company in outings at York, Chester and Newbury.
The latter occasion saw him finish four lengths’ sixth behind 2017 Beverley Bullet winner Take Cover in a Group Three contest on his final outing of the campaign, and he returned to action the following seasn where he was beaten only a neck behind the high-class Mabs Cross.
Another course and distance win followed, beating Line Of Reason, before besting Muthmir at Sandown to win the Group Three Coral Charge; although he struggled in subsequent outings which included twice at Group One level, including in the Nunthorpe Stakes.
He didn’t show a great deal in two runs back this term prior to a wind surgery; but he returned to winning form at Newmarket in July before failing to live with Battaash at Goodwood where he eventually finished sixth behind that one in the Group Two King George Qatar Stakes.
He has to be feared back in Listed company, and given his affinity with this venue he could post a big effort if the potential draw doesn’t compromise his chances where he can extend his unbeaten record at the Yorkshire track to three wins from three starts over course and distance.