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Marvellous result for Tis in Beverley Bullet

Tis Marvellous showed an impressive turn of foot to claim the Listed William Hill Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes for Paul Hanagan and Clive Cox.

The seven-year-old started at 7-1 for the five-furlong contest and raced handily behind the leaders until the final furlong pole, where Hanagan eased through a gap in the field and blazed home to prevail by three and three-quarter lengths from Kevin Ryan’s Justanotherbottle.

The victory is the second in a row for Tis Marvellous, who took the Shergar Cup Dash at Ascot on his last outing in a campaign that has seen him gain a win or a place in each of his four runs.

“It was all the horse,” Hanagan said of the triumph on the Westwood.

“He was an absolute pleasure to ride, he did it quite easily but he was very straightforward.

“He seemed to relish the hill, he hit that rising ground and really stretched away.

“It was just an easy steering job, it was all down to the horse.

“It’s a race I’ve never won as well – I’ve had to wait until I’m 40 years old to win it, so I’m chuffed to bits.

“It’s always a good sign when you can’t pull one up after the line, he had plenty there.”

Owners Julie Deadman and Stephen Barrow were thrilled with their bay, who was the 2-1 favourite for the race in 2019 but was denied a clear passage in the closing stages and eventually finished fifth.

The Ayr Gold Cup is now under consideration, as is the Group Three Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury on September 18.

“We were delighted with that,” Barrow said.

“He’s a wonderful horse and had his ground.

“He was desperately unlucky in this two years ago but it was a perfect run through today.

“He’s in the Ayr Gold Cup but he’ll probably have to carry a penalty.

“There’s also the Newbury Group Three to think about, but the trainer will tell us the best plan now.”

Judicial aiming to hit the target again in Beverley Bullet

Judicial is out to add to his fan club by winning the William Hill Beverley Bullet for a second time.

Now nine, the Julie Camacho-trained sprinter has won 17 of his 44 races and showed he is every bit as good as ever when winning a Listed contest at Chester last time out.

That means he is conceding upwards of 3lb to his rivals – but now that he is back in the winning grove he certainly sets the standard.

While Judicial may be getting on a bit he still has some way to go to match Take Cover’s exploits, who won the Beverley showpiece back-to-back as a 10- and 11-year-old in 2017-18.

Camacho’s partner and assistant Steve Brown said: “He certainly looked back in good heart at Chester and frankly it was a bit of a relief to see what we hoped we might see.

“He did have an excuse first time out at Newmarket when he lost a shoe, but the time after at Beverley we were scratching our heads a bit.

“It seems to be a race older horses have a good record in so hopefully we can continue that trend – it would be lovely if he could.”

Clive Cox’s Tis Marvellous is having a rare run away from Ascot.

Tis Marvellous loves Ascot and has won at the Shergar Cup twice
Tis Marvellous loves Ascot and has won at the Shergar Cup twice (Julian Herbert/PA)

Cox admits his charge saves his best for the Berkshire venue, but on his only visit to Beverley he was in the process of going very close in the Bullet won by Judicial as favourite, only to meet trouble in running.

“He is a real yard favourite and he’s so consistent. It is fair to say he does, generally, save his best performances for Ascot, but he’s equally able to produce the goods elsewhere,” said Cox.

“He didn’t get a lot of luck last time he ran in the Bullet, but he’s in good order and I’m pleased he’s he’s lining up.

“It’s an age-old saying that’s very true, I think. Horses for courses is probably one of the most important facts in racing.

“He’s in excellent form and I hope he can produce another good performance.”

Last year’s winner Dakota Gold lines up for Michael Dods after running in the Nunthorpe last week, while Great St Wilfrid winner Justanotherbottle steps up in grade.

Paul Midgley runs two in Tarboosh and Ostilio, while James Tate and Karl Burke are also doubly represented. Tate runs Wise Words and Show Yourself, who has already won three over course and distance, while Burke has Dandalla and Significantly, both Royal Ascot winners.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Significantly run as he’s in good form, has a good draw and if he breaks on terms he should run very well,” said Burke.

“As a younger horse we always thought he wanted holding up and producing late, but he’s much better being allowed to stride on.

“He’s really improved this year and hopefully there’s more to come.

“With Dandalla we were training her earlier on this season to see if she would get seven furlongs.

“She’s really strengthened up though and Jamie Spencer said he felt like a four-year-old colt, not a three-year-old filly.

“Over six she’s just been too keen to do herself justice so we’re just going to let her run over a stiff five and see how she gets on.”

Judicial aiming to hit Bullet target at Beverley

Veteran sprinter Judicial is all set to try to reclaim his William Hill Beverley Bullet crown on Saturday.

Trained by Julie Camacho, he won the Listed contest two years ago but showed he is every bit as good this term when beating Dakota Gold at Chester.

Now a nine-year-old, Judicial could meet Dakota Gold again this weekend with the likes of Light Refrain, Keep Busy, Hurricane Ivor and Great St Wilfrid winner Justanotherbottle among 20 entries.

“This has been the plan since he won at Chester really, we knew August was going to be a big month for him and we’re looking forward to it,” said Steve Brown, Camacho’s partner and assistant.

“First time out this year he lost a shoe in the Palace House so we could explain that, but clearly his second run was disappointing, so it was nice to see him bounce back at Chester.

“The only thing I would say is he’s gone away from wanting really fast ground, he certainly handles more juice in the ground these days.

“It seems to be a race older horses have a good record in, so hopefully we can continue that trend – it would be lovely if he could.

“Either way I’m sure he’ll run a very good race, we’re pleased with him and happy with where we are with him.”