Yesterday’s customary one out of two in a double served to heap on further frustration in a successful but simultaneously trying week.
Yesterday’s winner was at our beloved Beverley and we return there for two bets today – one crafty and clever and the other treading the fine line between genius and insanity, with emphasis on the latter.
First up (1540 BST) is a 12f selling handicap, and you know you’re in the Lidl of racing when Sevilla, a 15 race maiden, is set to go off near even money. She may have been a decent 2nd last time but this stiffer test is not guaranteed to suit and she looks short.
We respect Knightsbridge Liam, but the one to be on here is Nigel Tinkler’s Chauvelin. He has at least won 3 times including a similar race over course and distance last summer. Back on a similar mark he sparked back to form returned to Beverley last month when a good third. A decent 2nd at Carlisle since shows he remains in form, and back here he can turn over the favourite.
In the next (1610), Tinkler runs apparent no-hoper Tinsill. He is a huge 9lbs out of the handicap and all sensible logic would have him down for last. His “best” runs is a generous description, but such as they are, they come here. Although he needs to find something with favourite Roaring Rory on his last visit here, he wasn’t too lucky in running that day.
Well drawn today, he could just stay on and defy the overweight logic and monster odds for a place or possibly better. Probably insane…
Chauvelin (1540 Beverley), 1pt win, 9/2 generally available
Tinsill (1610 Beverley), 0.5pts each way, 33/1 generally available
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