The week is set to take a massive step up in grade from Wednesday onwards with the fantastic Ebor Festival meeting at York so it would be great to get a winner on board to set us up.
I'm concentrating on the card down the road to the east of the Knavesmire, with Beverley staging a competitive nine-race programme. The other action on Racing TV on Tuesday comes from Roscommon and Kempton Park.
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2.00 Beverley: Princess Power
This filly has run herself into form and down the handicap in four runs this season and performed really well last time at Ascot, when second to a winner who very much controlled the race. Just 1lb higher here under the same 5lb-claimer, she is still 2lb below her most recent winning mark from last summer.
She found it tough when raised up to the high-80s after that success but is definitely capable of getting her head in front again now that she has received some help with her mark. Her draw in stall six might well be an advantage given the way that many winners have been coming down the middle of the course at Beverley in recent weeks.
4.00 Beverley: Black Star Dancing
I may be being too forgiving of a horse rated as lowly as this but this is a moderate race that looks set to be run at a good pace which should suit him well.
His penultimate run behind the useful Justified was a promising effort and I thought he might shake up a Prescott shortie last time at Catterick. His race was over when he was forced wide at the first bend, though, and Danny Tudhope virtually walked him home afterwards.
If they go quickly he might be able pick some of these slowcoaches off up the home straight.
5.05 Beverley: Brasingamanbellamy
A non-runner last week when I tipped him up, I am quite pleased to see him stepped up fully half a mile in trip here. His sire is better known for bumper and jumps winners than Flat handicappers and I am sure this horse will be heading off over obstacles at some stage.
However, he ran well last time, just setting the race up for a late challenger after being in the van throughout. Others in the field are habitual frontrunners so his jockey should be able to ride a more conservative race and he may well show himself to be ahead of his mark.
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