Today's racecards

Beverley

  • 15:30 In Memory Of Barry Linley Handicap1m 4f 16y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.09s
  • Off time: 15:30:19
15:30 Beverley Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arizona John (IRE) 12/1
2nd Sporting Gold (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 112-991 RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Brigadoon 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 M Appleby A Mullen 84 11/82.38
2 (4) 3/3213- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Omnipresent 218
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-2 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 80 3/14.00
3 (1) 933/1-46 SALMON PINK, WHITE check cap Fujin Dancer (FR) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
9 9-0 B Ellison P Pickard 77 8/19.00
4 (6) 553122- Black, Red hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Aneedh 11
Nag me
4 8-13 Jedd O'Keeffe R Kennemore 77 12/113.00
5 (3) 1193-24 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Sporting Gold (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-13 b R Varian T P Queally 76 7/24.50
6 (7) 3231-94 Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Arizona John (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 8-13 J Mackie J Fanning 76 12/113.00
Non runners
7 (5)1074/16Future Security (IRE)58-12A MiddletonWilliam Twiston-Davies75

Verdict

Sporting Gold, the winner of a class 5 handicap at Haydock last summer, didn't do as well when stepped up in grade last time and looks high enough in the weights. Brigadoon has changed stables and made a winning start at Catterick where he appeared to have a bit to spare. He's only 3lb higher so should get into the picture. After scoring at Kempton in August, Omnipresent came here with a favourite's chance but couldn't handle the 9lb rise in weights while Aneedh has been inconsistent over hurdles this winter. Arizona John was beaten a head in this a year ago and is just 2lb higher despite scoring at Pontefract shortly after so he could go well at a big price but Future Security's victory in the snow at St Moritz was followed by a moderate run when fancied at Wolverhampton. The dual-purpose performer FUJIN DANCER has won a dozen races including a handicap hurdle at Fakenham last month. He's suited by a strong gallop and stiff finish so this could be within his capabilities.