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Ahoy there, Beverley backers

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Scoops Ahoy can go one better than when last seen and land the Juddmonte EBF Restricted Maiden Stakes at Beverley.

Trainer : David O'Meara
Trainer : David O'Meara Picture: Pat Healy Photography

The Bungle Inthejungle two-year-old made his debut at the East Yorkshire track in mid-April, finishing second over course and distance when beaten a length and a half in a field of nine.

He returns to the same venue and with that experience under his belt can hit the mark at the second time of asking for trainer David O'Meara.

Also on the Westwood, On The River could take a bit of beating in the Brian Dixon Memorial Handicap.

The four-year-old defied an absence of 200 days to score on his first run from Harriet Bethell at Pontefract.

Given he took a keen hold that day and the time he had been off, he could be seen in an even better light now.

Stone Circle can continue a winning start to the campaign in the five-furlong At The Races Form Study Apprentice Training Series Handicap at Windsor.

The six-year-old won three times last season and was never far from the action on grass, returning this term to take a Yarmouth handicap off a mark of 74.

His rating has risen 2lb since that run but Joe Bradnam takes off 5lb here and so will not be too hindered in striking again whilst in form.

Over fences at Warwick it is Oliver Greenall and Josh Guerriero's Herbiers who appeals in the Visit Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.

The winner of a Newbury handicap in early March, the gelding was then a respectable fourth in the Silver Trophy Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on his most recent outing.

He has been dropped a pound as a result of that run and looks able to end the season on a high with when down in trip at Warwick.

Elios D'Or represents Robert Walford in the Barrie Wells Trust Box4Kids Handicap Hurdle and can continue to capitalise off a competitive mark over smaller obstacles.

Campaigned over fences last term, the bay was rarely out of the frame and ended the season on a mark of 117 when steeplechasing.

His hurdle figure of 107 allows more room for manoeuvre and off that rating he won a Kempton race by five lengths a few days ago.

Any drying of the ground would be in his favour and Harry Kimber maintains the partnership.

A top-notch card at the Curragh is well worth a look, with the Aidan O'Brien-trained Luxembourg reappearing in the Mooresbridge Stakes. He is unlikely to be at concert pitch first time up ahead of a long season, but it will still be a surprise if he is beaten.

In the Tetrarch Stakes, Drumroll might be a bit of value to overturn stablemate Paddington. Superbly bred as a Deep Impact full-brother to Classic winner Saxon Warrior, he does not hold any big-race engagements at the moment but there was a bit to like about his debut win at Navan.


BATH: 2.23 Princess Naomi, 2.58 Succession, 3.33 Astrophysics, 4.08 Prophet's Dream, 4.43 Hiromichi, 5.18 Aurophobia, 5.53 Havana Goldrush.

BEVERLEY: 2.18 SCOOPS AHOY (NAP), 2.53 Absolutelyflawless, 3.28 River Usk, 4.03 Glory And Gold, 4.38 Ebury, 5.13 On The River, 5.48 Blue Yonder.

CURRAGH: 1.20 Neo Smart, 1.50 Noche Magica, 2.25 Drumroll, 3.00 Queen Maedbh, 3.35 Queen Aminatu, 4.10 Luxembourg, 4.45 Tall Story, 5.20 Midnight Fire.

DOWN ROYAL: 1.35 Sign From Above, 2.10 Herculaneum, 2.45 Paul Marvel, 3.20 Dreal Deal, 3.55 Diegos Way, 4.30 Focus Point, 5.05 Tommies Call.

KEMPTON: 1.55 Father Of Jazz, 2.30 Telhimlisten, 3.05 Ajp Kingdom, 3.40 Movethechains, 4.15 Jaramillo, 4.50 Mercian Prince, 5.25 Young Butler.

WARWICK: 1.30 Hauraki Gulf, 2.02 Dooby, 2.37 Herbiers, 3.12 Dev Of Tara, 3.47 Hilltown, 4.22 Across The Line, 4.57 Elios D'Or, 5.32 Blue Bikini.

WINDSOR: 2.09 Stone Circle, 2.44 Pumalin Park, 3.19 Sparks Fly, 3.54 Tyger Bay, 4.29 Croeso Cymraeg, 5.04 Silver Bubble, 5.39 Alumnus.

DOUBLE: Scoops Ahoy and Elios D'Or.

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