Through The Card: Beverley, Monday July 18
Timeform take you through the card at Beverley on Monday evening.
"He is now some 14 lb below his last winning mark and drops into 0-75 company for the first time in two seasons with Silvestre de Sousa booked for the ride."
17:35 - Monjeni has been supported in the morning, but he still looked far from tractable last time when fourth at Wolverhampton, for all that it was an improved effort on his poor handicap debut, where he completely downed tools at Leicester. He is worth taking on for the Placepot with both Chestnut Storm, who improved for the step up to 14f last time at Wolverhampton and should improve further for the extra 2f here (half-sister stayed 2m), and Hazely, who represents an in-form yard and should have more to offer after running a career-best effort when upped in trip last time.
18:05 - Richard Fahey saddled a juvenile debutant winner at Redcar yesterday and looks to have a lively chance here with The Wagon Wheel, whose full-brother Tabarrak went close on his debut last season for Richard Hannon (second at Newmarket). The Wagon Wheel has been well supported throughout the morning and appears to have a very solid chance of being in the places, at least.
18:35 - Eternitys Gate beat Oriental Splendour on his last start and is actually 3 lb better off with that rival latter here, but Oriental Splendour has arguably improved since then for Ruth Carr, and he gets the nod to uphold that form after running a career-best to win at Pontefract last time with something in hand (re-opposing Groundworker back in third). Ruth Carr continues in excellent form, and now he is up and running there could well be more to come from Oriental Splendour, with the chance of a strong pace here looking ideal for him to get involved from the back despite his wide draw.
19:05 - Huntlaw took advantage against some older, more exposed rivals to win at Ripon last time, and looks to be in the same sort of scenario here under a 6 lb penalty. He is worth including along with the outsider of the field Favourite Treat who shaped as if he was in good form on unsuitably testing ground at Ayr last time (briefly looked the winner's main threat in the straight) and could outrun big odds.
19:40 - Though he is very weak in the early markets Weld Al Khawaneej makes appeal here after some unlucky efforts in three-year-old handicaps on his last three starts. He takes on older horses once again here and should be capable of making the places in receipt of plenty of weight. Zeshov has dropped in the weights (now 8 lb lower than when winning a Newmarket handicap for former connections) and caught the eye at Ayr last time (no room final 1f and not knocked about), so could also be worth including for the Placepot.
20:10 - With Monsieur Glory having not looked completely straightforward on more than one occasion this season, it could be worth backing the consistent Eutropius who was slightly below form at Carlisle last time, but is now some 14 lb below his last winning mark and drops into 0-75 company for the first time in two seasons with Silvestre de Sousa booked for the ride.
20:40 - A tricky finale given that the field is made up of plenty of infrequent winners. Monopoli has run some of her better races at this venue and has dropped below her last winning mark, but has been out of sorts for some time and is hard to make a confident case for. Indian Giver arrives in slightly better form, but also has a strike-rate that tempers betting enthusiasm.
Back Eutropius in the 20:10
17:35 - 2, 3
18:05 - 12
18:35 - 5
19:05 - 4, 7
19:40 - 2, 9
20:10 - 2
= 8 lines