MENZIES HOPING FOR COOL RUNNINGTue 16th June 2020
Trainer Rebecca Menzies bids for a first Beverley winner when Cool Possibility runs in the finale on the Westwood this afternoon.
The four-year-old grey has thrived since having undergone a wind operation in January, since when he has gone unbeaten in three starts.
Cool Possibility’s hot streak began at Newcastle in February when he won a National Hunt bumper by a length.
The former Charlie Hills stayer then secured back-to-back Flat wins on the Southwell all-weather.
Cool Possibility is one of nine runners for the two-mile handicap at 4.50pm, with his trainer confident of another strong display from the gelded son of Dark Angel.
The Co Durham handler said: “His optimum trip is two miles, so we think this race will be good for him.
“We actually bought him as a hurdler, but we gave him a few runs (over hurdles) and it was clear that he wasn’t quite seeing out his races.
“We weren’t expecting him to win at Newcastle, so that was a pleasant surprise.
“It was then that we said, ‘Why not give him a few runs on the Flat?’, and it was clearly the right decision.
“He’s a big horse and has taken him a lot of time to mature, so hopefully we’ve got him for his better years.
“He’s done very well during the break – he’s filled out even more – but whether or not he’ll need the run, I’m not quite sure.
“We’re looking forward to it and, from what he’s shown us at home, I suspect he’s probably just as good on the grass as he is the all-weather.”
Beverley’s second meeting of a protracted campaign is once again behind closed doors, with the first of nine races due off at 12.20pm.
The going is currently good, with the forecast suggesting a largely dry day and a high of 18C.