Tuesday 28 May 2013

7:35 Beverley (29th May) Free Racing Tips

Hilary Needler Trophy Conditions Stakes for fillies over 5f on good to firm ground. Eleven two-year-olds take part, all raced. Good prize money with a purse of over £15,000. In truth, this doesn't look the strongest of renewals with a few talents missing from the first declaration stage. This factor is a shame because this race lost its Listed class status a few years back so a good few star fillies are needed to bring this back to the glory days. Even after a quick scan of this field, Lexington Rose caught my eye. A prime draw is a great starting point for this daughter of Captain Gerrard. Bryan Smart is a superb trainer of juveniles and after last season's poor performers he has already illustrated that the stable will have a few youngsters at Royal Ascot. Middleham Park Racing go from strength to strength with their syndicates and with over 400 members they continue to buy well. This bay filly is a good-looking sort: butty, strong through the neck and determined soul. She ran well on debut but excelled on second start at Ripon. With incentives, connections picked up about £15,000 for that win. She attained black type with a creditable fourth in the Marygate Stakes Listed Race on soft ground at York. That form makes most of this opposition look inferior. This March foal has plenty of speed to burn and from a low draw it will take a fair type to press on. Lexington Rose will take the beating although at this level she needs to be at the top of her game. At each way prices she looks a fair bet.