1:10 Redcar (29th October) Free Horse Racing Tips

ERIC ALSTON - CANNY OLD STICK
A 0-65 Nursery over 5f on heavy ground.

Not the usual race type I would consider but this looks a fair opportunity for Beacon Tarn trained by Eric Alston. This home bred is a good-looking filly who went through the sales ring as a yearling for 80,000gns. The Middlebrook's [owners] must have had high hopes that this daughter of Baize - who ran at group level - could be similarly successful. In fairness, this youngster by Shamardal has been set some stiff tasks. She started her career in a conditions stakes race. Then a big-money sales race where, after showing good pace, was outpaced. However, the drop down to 5f gave a glimpse of what may come when showing good pace only fading in the closing stages. Eric Alston doesn't have many juveniles in his stable but a superb trainer of sprinters and I can see the team having this bay ready to roll. With an official rating of just 61, connections will not have a better chance of winning an ordinary race. There is little doubt in my mind Beacon Tarn has the pace to sit with the lead and then battle to the line. If prices allow, this looks a fair each way bet.  


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