Saturday Highlights

Fri 08 June 2018

Beverley – 2:40
Two Year Old Trophy

ITS THE ONLY WAY runs in the Two Year Old Trophy. He was impressive in his first two starts over 5f before stepping up in trip. Last time I felt the soft ground didn’t suit and I expect to see better tomorrow on top of the ground back down in trip. He has a good draw and I think he should go very close.

Beverley – 3:15
Hillary Needler Trophy

WEDDING DATE has been working well at home. She ran respectable on her last start in the National Stakes at Sandown considering she was drawn badly. Prior to that she was very impressive in a maiden at Chester where she showed a great turn of foot. She is there to run a big race tomorrow back against fillies.

Haydock – 4:00
John of Gaunt Stakes (Group 3)

TABARRAK is a talented horse who won a Listed race over course and distance last time. He came out of that race very well and has been working nicely at home since. He didn’t run much of a race in the Listed Doncaster Mile when he never travelled on the soft ground. I feel he has the conditions to suit tomorrow and if he can recreate his last run I would expect him to be right there on the line. He has won at Listed level on three occasions, so we are hoping for a good step up in to group company.

Newmarket – 2:35
Margaret Giffen Memorial Handicap

TOMILY is generally a consistent type and ran a good race last time to finish fourth not beaten too far. The sharper 6 furlongs today will suit and he has been in good order at home. He has crept down in the weights this season, so we are hoping if he can rejuvenate his old form he can put in a good performance.

Newmarket – 3:05
Animal Health Trust Handicap

YAFTA is constantly improving and his best run came most recently when winning a strong handicap here last time. He is stepping up to 7f today for the first time since a maiden last year. I feel the step up will suit and could bring further improvement. He has gone up 7lb in the weights for his last run which will make things slightly more difficult. However, he has conditions to suit so we are hopeful of another good performance.

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