Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Everyman looks good

Everymanforhimself has been running consistently well all season and looks booked to run a big race in the Levy Board Handicap at Beverley.

Kevin Ryan's sprinter already has two victories to his name on the Westwood thanks to a lucrative juvenile campaign when in the care of James Given.

An ability to handle the idiosyncratic twists and turns at Beverley is always a bonus but of more importance on the sprint course is the draw.

Many a race is won and lost before the horses even reach the track at Beverley due to the bias which favours those drawn high in sprint races.

Thankfully, Ryan's four-year-old will be breaking from stall 11.

Everymanforhimself has shown a consistency not normally associated with handicap sprinters and a reproduction of his last two starts at York behind Masta Plasta and Sohraab would see him go very close.

Riley Boys may have been handed a hefty rise by the handicapper for his win at the track nearly two weeks ago but he had plummeted in the weights beforehand and it was no surprise to see him score so convincingly.

The course specialist is back for the St John Ambulance Handicap and as long as Given's seven-year-old gets a required strong pace, he will take all the beating.

Riley Boys was winning for the fifth time at the track on his last outing and will have plenty of supporters in his follow-up bid.

Ryan Moore and Richard Hannon represent a deadly combination and although Souter's Sister might not be much of a price in the Mercedes-Benz Of Brighton Maiden Voyage Maiden Auction Stakes at Brighton, she should win and is the banker of teh meeting..

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