By News Team
27th August 2021
Our ambassador, Kevin Stott, runs the rule over his three rides at Beverley this Saturday, as well as a nice colt to look forward to next week.
Convection – Novice Stakes, Saturday
She’s a very well-bred filly by Oasis Dream. I thought she ran an all-right race first time. She was green early on and can only improve for that run. Beverley looks a good place for her to get off the mark.
We’re drawn seven, but I don’t think that will be an issue with only seven runners. I’m sure we’ll just drop her in and ride a race.
It’s a race full of fillies who have only raced once, but Ribaldry has had three runs and is probably the one to beat. She’s a filly that is very keen, though, so it could go either way with her.
If you take away a useful winner, my filly wasn’t beaten that far at Kempton last time and should come on for that.
Justanotherbottle – William Hill Beverley Bullet, Saturday
The Beverley Bullet is a really tough race to win.
I ride Justanotherbottle, who won impressively in first-time blinkers at Ripon last time. I would like to think they would have the same effect again, but that’s the big question. Sometimes they do work and sometimes the horse has other ideas, so we’ll just have to see on the day.
A low draw is an advantage over the sprint course at Beverley. By the looks of the weather, it should be good ground, so the field should stick to the rail.
We’re got a perfect draw in 1, so I’d like to think if he jumps as well as he did at Ripon and the blinkers work, he’ll have a decent chance again.
Latin Five – Cl5 Handicap, Saturday
Paul Midgely got this horse from Joseph O’Brien in Ireland and has turned him into a successful sprinter.
He’s a horse that can be a bit tricky as he tends to hang left, and that’s not ideal at Beverley.
But I’ve got a good draw in 4, so hopefully we’ll get away well and something will come and sit, outside me, to my left.
He won snugly enough at Nottingham last time and that will give him a bit of confidence going forward.
I’m not sure if the track will suit him, but he’s definitely capable of winning off a three-pound higher mark.
Melayu Kingdom – Champion 2yo Trophy, Monday (Ripon)
Melayu Kingdon’s a very nice colt who won well on debut at Thirsk.
He was a bit backward after winning and became a bit weak, so Kevin [Ryan] decided to put him away for a couple of weeks to strengthen him back up. His work since then has been really good and I’m looking forward to seeing how he goes in this higher grade.
With a track like Ripon, you can’t be sure if a horse will handle it, so we’ll learn plenty about him on Monday.
He’ll have to step forward again, but he’s a horse that keeps improving at home and is worth his chance in a race like this.