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Beverley Mon May 1 2yo race review (1355)

Beverley 1355 Mon May 1
Novice Median Auction Stakes Div I
5f, Class 6, 1m2.25s
(slow by 1.25s)
Good to Firm

Time Trail. Apr 2, £38k yearling. Half-sister to three winners. Broke well, contested lead against rail. Challenged inside 2f but wouldn't lay down. Kept on fighting and won by narrowest of margins.

Noble Manners. Fourth in hot Newmarket race on debut. Contested the speed, slightly behind leader, down middle of track. Hard ridden inside 2f, gradually worked closer to winner but couldn't quite reach him.

Luis Fernandez. Mar 27, $35k foal, $6k 2yo - not a good sign! Half-brother to some decent ones including Benbaun and Captain Colby, speedy pedigree. Missed start slightly from gate 1, had to settle behind midfield. Worked home well in closing stages without ever threatening.

Porchy Party. Mar 15, 18k gns yearling. Settled wide with cover in midfield, directly behind Noble Manners. Slow to move when runs were being made, finally got going inside thefurlong, nice enough run.

Highland Bobby. Mar 6, 25k gns yearling. Led early, challenged inside 2f, faded.

Hot Rock. Ran fourth on debut at Beverley in what appeared to be a low rating race on Apr 19 but form has held up. Jumped well, sat very handy to the pace, poised and ready to strike. Did nothing when asked.

Poet's Dawn. Feb 7, 4k gns yearling. First foal of unraced dam. Settled close to pace, pushed along from 2f out. Run only lasted 200m, weakened quickly after that.

Crownthorpe. Third on debut running on late, Lingfield Apr 11, both ahead of him have since won. Did very little, settled at back, didn't show customary dash at the end.

Furze Boy. Late foal, May 26. Already gelded and 11th foal of dam. Bumped at start where Archie Perkins went severely left.

Archie Perkins. Apr 28, €11k yearling. Already gelded. Dived left at start, settled at rear and got left behind.

KEY POINTS
Competitive but can't see much progressing from this race. Winner rated quite poorly.

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