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Beverley April 27 2yo race review

Beverley 1410 Thurs Apr 27
Novice Auction Stakes
5f, Class 5, 1m3.41s
(slow by 2.41s)
Good to Firm

Emilia James. Impressive second on debut at Beverley eight days earlier when nabbed near the line. Officially backed from 8/11 to 4/9, but was available at better than evens in the morning. Straight to the front again and always in control. Four lengths clear under a tight hold at the 1f, didn't find a great deal more once urged along but result never in doubt.

Miss Bar Beach. Apr 3, €9k yearling. Half-sister to five winners. Green early, not keen to tuck in. More relaxed after 2f. Pushed along inside 2f making good ground and then ran on nicely once given a couple of taps with the whip inside final furlong. Had benefit of five lb claimer and started 50/1. Worth following.

Royal Crown. May 2, €25k yearling. Half-sister to seven winners. Jumped well, settled outside the pace. Unable to go with the leader when she went for home at the furlong, but kept on OK, decent gap back to fourth.

Shazzab. Mar 10, €10k yearling (sold twice). Half-sister to four 2yo winners and stable is flying with juveniles. Slow to begin, settled back on the rail. Blocked behind traffic early in the straight, pulled wide and ran on OK in latter stages. Better barrier manners will improve him greatly.

Hypnotic Dancer. Last on debut at Wolverhampton. Went forward, didn't like having to settle behind other horses, wanted to overrace. Wobbled into middle of track at 2f to make his run. Just battled on. A better run but still fairly average.

Plansina. Mar 24, £3k yearling (backwards from €5500 foal). Settled midfield, two back along the rail. Looked a chance 2f out when gaps opened but didn't run on.

Lady Lintera. Ordinary on debut at Redcar on debut. Broke well, settled behind the leader on the rail. Outpaced at 2f and soon under the whip. Weakened.

Monkey Magic. May 2, €22k yearling (sold twice). Trainer with terrible strike rate. Edged left at the start into open space, then sat wide in midfield facing the breeze. Tried to go with Miss Bar Beach from the 2f but soon outpaced, not overtaxed in final furlong.

Suanas. Mar 10, £12k yearling. First foal, looked second string from Fahey yard. Settled midfield behind the erratic Hypnotic Dancer. Wasn't too keen on that and dropped back a bit, but was never able to catch up again after that. A little green, weakened in straight.

Foxy's Spirit. Feb 6, £5k yearling. Fractious in the gates and reared at start, settled at the back. Barely ever on terms, first one beaten.

KEY POINTS
Winner bolted in, second horse ran on nicely but every man and his dog saw that, don't expect a fancy price.

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