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Biggs opportunity to triumph

By Anita Chambers

Published 01/10/2015

High hopes: Mark Johnston
High hopes: Mark Johnston

Mrs Biggs showed signs of a revival last time out and is one to bear in mind for the Eppleworth Fillies Handicap at Beverley.

While Declan Carroll's charge has not struck gold since June 2014, she has run some fair races in defeat, including when beaten just a neck at Catterick.

She appeared to improve for the decision to take off the blinkers on that occasion, racing prominently before just getting run out of it in the dying strides by a late-finishing rival.

A slight rise in the weights is hardly ideal but a mark of 65 is not beyond her and she has previously shown some useful form on the Westwood which is another positive.

Mark Johnston is the man to follow in the opening events as Deodoro and Linger look likely types.

Deodoro lines up in the EBF Stallions/Pony Racing Here On Sunday Maiden Stakes after finishing fourth in a similar event at Beverley last week.

The Medaglio D'Oro filly was very green and gave herself little chance of taking a hand in the finish but the experience will not be wasted on her.

Linger makes his debut in the ebfstallions.com/beverley Maiden Stakes and is one for the shortlist.

From the family of Whazzat and Whazzis, he should be capable of at least holding his own.

Second Wave can regain the winning thread in the Play The New Scoop6Soccer Every Week Handicap at Chelmsford.

Winner of his only juvenile start for Charlie Appleby last term, he returned in the same kind of form when pitched into handicap company on his seasonal bow at Redcar back in April.

While the all-weather surface is an unknown factor, he has shown an aptitude for differing ground so it should present few problems.

BANGOR: 2.20 Impulsive American, 2.50 Weather Babe, 3.25 Triple Eight, 4.00 Valadom, 4.30 Native Princess, 5.05 Tanarpino.

BEVERLEY: 2.00 Deodoro, 2.30 Linger, 3.00 Afjaan, 3.35 MRS BIGGS (NAP), 4.10 Hallstatt, 4.40 Fazza, 5.15 Fujin, 5.50 Lazy Sioux.

CHELMSFORD: 5.45 Cote D'Azur, 6.15 Ten Rocks, 6.45 Rio Deva, 7.15 Kenstone, 7.45 Second Wave, 8.15 Incurs Four Faults, 8.45 Red Unico, 9.15 Man Of Music.

CLONMEL: 2.05 Eyes Of A Tiger, 2.35 Table Tips, 3.05 Give Her Bach, 3.40 Duroob, 4.15 Gallant Tipp, 4.45 Colms Dream, 5.20 Celbridge Rose.

WARWICK: 2.10 Abbreviate, 2.40 Desert Recluse, 3.15 Try Catch Me, 3.50 Top Spin, 4.20 Urcalin, 4.55 Snowmane.

DOUBLE: Mrs Biggs and Second Wave.

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