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Switched on Light can shine brightly at Beverley


By Keith Hamer

High On Light can shine brightly on her second start following a lengthy lay-off when she goes for staying honours in the 132nd Year Of The Watt Memorial Handicap at Beverley.

The five-year-old mare returned from a 284-day absence with an encouraging run on this course over a mile and a half.

Jane Elliott set a steady pace on the David Barron-trained daughter of Makfi and it almost paid off as she was only collared close home and beaten a neck by Phantasmic.

The challenge came too late for High On Light to fight back. Had she time to respond, then the result may have been different.

However, that race will have blown away the cobwebs and should have put her spot on for her next start.

This will be her first try at two miles, but she was successful over a mile and three-quarters at Haydock where she stayed no signs of stopping.

Mywayistheonlyway lifted the Beverley Annual Badgeholders Handicap by a nose 12 months ago and can repeat the trick, but hopefully a little cosier. Grant Tuer's five-year-old showed he was nearing his best when only beaten a neck by Jacob Black at Musselburgh two weeks ago.

North Korea can win for the second time in a week when the filly turns up for the Wolsley UK Nursery Handicap at Bath. David Evans' youngster had finished second on her two previous races, before getting off the mark in cosy fashion at Lingfield.

BATH: 2.10 Surrey Blaze, 2.40 North Korea, 3.10 Wotadoll, 3.40 Show Stealer, 4.10 Rebel Streak, 4.40 Desert Cross.

CHELMSFORD: 2.20 Sacred Path, 2.50 Springbourne, 3.20 Shanghai Grace, 3.50 Burren View Lady, 4.20 The Chemist, 4.50 Glory Awaits, 5.20 True North.

BEVERLEY: 2.00 Diamonique, 2.30 Arnold, 3.00 Compton River, 3.30 HIGH ON LIGHT (NAP), 4.00 Mywayistheonlyway, 4.30 Mon Beau Visage, 5.00 Johni Boxit, 5.30 Graceful Act.

KILLARNEY: 6.00 Cardini, 6.30 Dream Ascot, 7.00 Arthurian Fame, 7.30 Path Of Silver, 8.00 Ballyoisin, 8.30 Fintara, 9.00 Robin Des Foret.

THIRSK: 6.10 Addis Ababa, 6.40 Supreme Power, 7.10 Cornborough, 7.40 Penwood, 8.10 Admiral Rooke, 8.40 Arabian Jazz, 9.10 Dalshand.

WORCESTER: 5.50 Little Stevie, 6.20 Jacks Last Hope, 6.50 Lord Topper, 7.20 Intifadah, 7.50 Far Cry, 8.20 Bugsie Malone, 8.50 Mercian King.

DOUBLE: High On Light and Mywayistheonlyway.

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