Beverley

  • 16:20 Brantingham Conditions Stakes5f

  • Winner £8,100 2nd £2,426 3rd £1,213 4th £607
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.17s
  • Off time: 16:22:41
16:20 Beverley Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Singeur (IRE) 4/1
2nd Befortyfour 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 8/2119-7 Dark Blue and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue and Dark Blue chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Burning Thread (IRE) 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 T J Etherington D Swift (5) 97 33/134.00
2 (2) 1235/00 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Befortyfour 7
Distance Winner
6 8-12 R C Guest Graham Gibbons 89 10/111.00
3 (3) 464-039 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Fitz Flyer (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 8-12 B Smart T Eaves 89 16/117.00
4 (4) 23170-2 ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN stars Love Delta (USA) 7
Distance Winner
4 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 98 2/13.00
5 (7) 04300-1 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Singeur (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 8-12 R Bastiman Lee Newman 97 4/15.00
6 (5) 2320-78 Black, Yellow Cross of Lorraine Tax Free (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
9 8-12 D Nicholls P Hanagan 98 5/23.50
7 (1) 645511 Red, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, red stars, yellow cap Liberty Lady (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
4 8-7 D Donovan James Doyle 89 15/28.50

Verdict

TAX FREE isn't the force of old but he's still capable of winning a race of this nature judging by his run behind Masama at York a week ago which was his first run in a handicap since 2006. Dandy Nicholls' veteran ran a fine race here in September behind Tangerine Trees and Captain Dunne and Paul Hanagan takes over from Adrian Nicholls, who has ridden him in 41 of his 44 starts. All of Love Delta's five victories have been on the all-weather, four of them on Fibresand, but he's no slouch on turf and made a highly promising comeback when just touched off by Crown Choice at Goodwood. Singeur had dropped to a fair mark when landing a Thirsk handicap a fortnight ago and may not be as effective in this company while Fitz Flyer has been out of form so far this season. Liberty Lady is progressing nicely but this is much tougher than the handicaps she won at Folkestone and Lingfield and Sandown Listed winner Burning Thread has finished last in both subsequent starts.