Clive Cox is hopeful of celebrating a Beverley win on Saturday given Tis Marvellous’ fine recent form at Ascot.
Trainer Clive Cox is confident Tis Marvellous can enjoy a competitive run in Saturday’s Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Tis Marvellous 5/2 – Outright) so long as he can repeat his recent form from Ascot.
The five-year-old gelding finished an impressive second to Cape Byron in the Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June and he backed that up with a victory at the same venue the following month in the 19-strong Heritage Handicap.
Next on the agenda for the son of Harbour Watch is a first-ever run at Beverley in Saturday’s feature and Cox does not feel a lack of experience of the track will affect his charge, so long as he can replicate the form he has shown at Ascot of late.
“He was very impressive at Ascot,” Cox was quoted as saying by the Racing Post. “He’s never run at Beverley before, but it looks the right race for him. He goes there full of confidence and should act on the track.
“It’s a competitive race, but if he replicates his Ascot performance he ought to have a good chance.”
Take Cover has won each of the last two editions of the Bullet Sprint Stakes for trainer David Griffiths.
The 11-year-old was retired at the end of last season, but Griffiths will be hoping to secure a hat-trick of victories in the race on a personal level with Ornate (9/1).
The Michael Appleby-trained Danzeno (4/1) is also expected to be a leading contender in the Listed race, following on from his third-place finish in the Shergar Cup earlier this month.