Beringer goes for the Hambleton at York tomorrow
Beringer, who has been a model of consistency since undergoing a wind operation at the start of last season, has carried on where he left off in two runs so far this year, and, hopefully, he will deliver again when he tackles what looks a hugely competitive Hambleton Handicap at York tomorrow.
Afaak won this prestigious prize off a mark of 97 last year and went on to finish runner-up in the Royal Hunt Cup, so, doubtless, Alan will be recommending the owners order their toppers and tails for next month should Beringer go close off 99.
Alan said:”Beringer has been a star, and, having needed his first run back after the wind surgery at Goodwood 12 months ago, where he raced off a mark of 75, he went from strength, and in nine subsequent races he won three, was second in another three and also third twice.
“He was third in the Lincoln on his seasonal reappearance this year and with luck in running might well have finished second, and then he won in style at Newmarket’s Craven meeting.
“Beringer is up another 3lb, but this was always the plan en route to Royal Ascot, and, with Andrea Atzeni in the saddle again, we are hoping for another big run.”
Our other runners tomorrow are Running Cloud, who has been running well over a mile and a half on the Flat this year and takes his chance under Ryan Moore when returning to two miles in the finale, while Galileo Silver, who has not raced since finishing second for Roger Charlton at Windsor almost 12 months ago, has his first race for Barbury in the novice at Salisbury.