Today's racecards

Beverley

  • 15:45 Brian Yeardley Continental Two Year Old Trophy 5f

  • Winner £9,346 2nd £2,799 3rd £1,400 4th £700
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 4.15s
  • Off time: 15:45:47
15:45 Beverley Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gabrial (IRE) 6/5
2nd Cravat 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 1 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 M R Channon S Hitchcott 7/24.50
2 (1) 1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 6/52.20
3 (3) 12 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Hamza (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 K A Ryan T Eaves 11/43.75
4 (5) 1 Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Mitchum 46
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 T D Barron G Gibbons 12/113.00
5 (2) 16 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Cravat 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 12/113.00

Verdict

Arnold Lane overcame greenness to make a winning start at Leicester and that will have done him the world of good. Mitchum attracted strong support on his debut at Southwell and could hardly have been more impressive, coming home virtually alone in the style of a decent youngster. The form hasn't worked out too well but he should still be feared. Cravat won a minor event here before well beaten in a very strong novice event at York in which Hamza ran a cracking race to finish runner-up behind Gatepost. The latter can improve again and must be a threat but those who saw GABRIAL make a very impressive debut at Chester won't want to miss him here and this very much stiffer track is certain to suit him even more as he was staying on strongly at the finish.