Wednesday 17 April 2019

Hell Of A Joker & Birkenhead in Search of Elusive First Win

A couple of two-year-old races at Beverley with the first division detailing a couple of two-year-olds which took part in the Brocklesby Stakes, now hoping to make their experience count at this racecourse in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The official going is described as good to firm. Stalls position on the inside rail. 

2:15 Beverley

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Bill Turner, who has won the Brocklesby six times in recent years, failed to shine with Hell Of A Joker who finished fourteenth at odds of 10/1. This son of Hellvelyn showed pace but faded tamely in the final two furlongs. That will need to have been a disappointment for a chance to hit the frame today. Cheekpieces have been applied which suggests there may be some hope of improvement.

Mick Channon has Birkenhead making his third run. In the ownership of Channon, this son of Captain Gerrard was relatively fancied and finished in sixth place. That initial experience was hoped to be the answer when started 6/5f at Lingfield. To be fair, he ran well but could never get to grips with Archie Watson Electric Ladyland who is one of four debutantes to win in just twelve days. 

From a statistical point of view, Rod Millman's Betty's Hope has fair claims. With a prime draw, this bay daughter of Anjaal ran into second place on debut at Kempton when thrashed by Lady Kermit, who looks a talented horse.