The Beverley Bullet listed race takes place on Saturday afternoon and the race is available for those to watch in the UK as it is part of the ITV4 racing coverage that day. The race, as the name suggests is ran at Beverley and is a sprint race taking place over their flying five furlongs. Despite being a listed race, we normally see some top class horses running in the race, who have been competing at a much higher level and this year is no exception, we have a great field lining up.
The horse I really like in this race is the seasoned sprinter Kimberella. He has been in great form so far this season, winning three races and I certainly think there is more to come from him. This looks to be his level and he is going to take a lot of beating back at this level, after trying a higher level on his last start.
His last victory came at that start of August, not too long ago so we know he is still in good form and health this season. He won a listed race that day, the same class as this race and he bet one of today’s rivals Judicial in that race too, so he has form showing he can beat that horse.
The last time we saw Kimberella he has travelled across to Ireland to contest a Group 3 race, a race he fully deserved to take his chance in. He ran very well that day, although at a quick look his 8th placed finish would not say so. He did however only finish three lengths behind the winner which was Washington DC, a horse who has been contesting Group races for a very long time. Compared to the rivals he is going to face here, that piece of form is very good and a reproduction will be enough to win this race.
Kimberella is the highest rated horse in this race and even though he is carrying 3lb more than some of his rivals, he is still weighted to win this race if all the horses run to their marks. I think he is a lot more consistent than most of his rivals and I believe there is a good chance he will run to his mark, if he does then he wins the race in my opinion.
Kimberella is available to be backed at 4/1 with William Hill for the race this weekend and I think that offers tremendous value in this race. He is consistent, has won three times this year and I believe there is more to come.
Looking through the rest of the field, the biggest danger to Kimberella may be Take Cover, who has won three out of the four times he has been dropped into listed class and has also won a Group 2 race, which was just over 12 months ago. He has won once this year when he was dropped into listed class at York two starts ago. He has since ran a good race to come 4th behind Battaash in a Group 2, although did disappoint in the Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York last week. That race was a class above when he is used to, but it was still a disappointing run from him and he needs to bounce back here.
If Take Cover can bounce back from the disappointing run at York then he would be able to push Kimberella very close and it should be a great race between the two. However, I am going to side with Kimberella because I think he has more chance of running to his best, and if he does then I think he wins the race.
In the feature sprint race up at Beverley on Saturday I am going to back the locally trained Kimberella to win the race. He has won three races already this season, and ran well in defeat on another couple of occasions. He has the ability to win this and there is no reason to think he won’t run his race, and if he does then I think he will win.
I am backing Kimberella on Saturday, available at a very nice 5/1 with William Hill right now. I don’t think that price will last and I think we will see the horse trading at much shorter near the time of the race as people back him to land his fourth victory of the season.