Friday 7th July
Beverley 6.10 7 Mercers Row @ 20/1 / Beverley 8.10 Chauvel @ 16/1 (1/2 point each way both horses)
HOT 2 TROT - a pair at Beverley jumped off the page and the more I delved the more confident
I am that they will outrun these very attractive odds. MERCERS ROW is looked upon as a Sprinter;
indeed the Racing Post queries the step up in trip. I am not sure if they read their own form though
as a look back a few years shows this winning at 7 furlongs and a mile at Carlisle of all places; the
toughest uphill finish there is, so a step back up to that range, could be an inspired move; we tipped
the horse last time when it ran with more promise and eased when beaten, I just have the sniff of a plan
with the horse now fully tuned up.
A similar scenario would cover CHAUVEL in a race where a number of 10 furlong specialists step
up in trip, CHAUVEL has had a quiet time so far but arrives here off bottom weight with a Course and
Distance win off a mark of 51 and bang on that mark tonight with Tom Eaves an eye catching booking.
The other one in the race who will love the trip is Midnight Warrior, but Chauvel looks worth a speculative punt.