FIRST CLASS FAVOUR takes a sharp drop in class and is hard to oppose in a race where Molly Mylenis and Madam Markievicz may give her most to do. Tim Easterby's filly made a pleasing debut behind a useful sort at Doncaster and showed the benefit of that experience when running on well to score over the minimum at Catterick. Connections then stepped her up into Listed company where she acquitted herself well in finishing in midfield in the Hilary Needler Trophy, beaten just over three lengths. The Beverley race may not be the strongest Black Type contest but it's still surprising to see the daughter of Exceed And Excel dropped into plating class. Molly Mylenis had been performing well until Thirsk which was too bad to be true but she has claims on the pick of her form and Madam Markievicz has run well in similar contests the last twice but none of Eilean Mor, Crimson Knot, Kheya and Gartsherrie can be confidently ruled out if First Class Favour fails to fire.
Eilean Mor Ishiguru gelding out of Cheviot Heights.
First Class Favour (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Geesala (8-12) at Beverley 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in May.
Molly Mylenis 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 13l behind Jamesway (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Crimson Knot (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Excel Bolt (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Gartsherrie 5-2 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, lost 2nd inside final furlong, last of 3, 3 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Kheya (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Clipthorne (8-9) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Madam Markievicz (IRE) 2-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Nellie Ellis (8-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo clm (6) gd.