Midgley trio locked and loaded for Bullet

North Yorkshire trainer Paul Midgley will saddle three runners in his quest to win the William Hill Beverley Bullet for the first time.

Midgley will once again rely upon Line Of Reason, who finished runner-up in the Listed sprint in 2015 and will be competing in the Bullet on Saturday for a fifth time. The Westow handler is also responsible for last year's runner-up Final Venture and Tanasoq, who won four races on the bounce earlier in the season. Line Of Reason will be ridden by Joe Fanning, with Final Venture partnered by Luke Morris and James Sullivan called up for Tanasoq.

Midgley said: "All three of them are in very good form. Line Of Reason has run so many good races at Beverley, but he has, annoyingly, only won once at track. To be fair, he's bumped into a few good ones over the years and, occasionally, the ground has gone against him. He loves it at Beverley and is as hard as nails.

"FInal Venture ran great at York last week when a neck second to El Astronaute, who has been terrific all year. It was annoying to get beat, but he's come out of it really well and goes to Beverley with a big old shout. On the ratings, he's not a million miles away. Tanasoq has been brilliant for us this year. It's there in black and white what he's done. He's got a big engine and is a very fresh horse. It's disappointing not to have won the Bullet before but hopefully our luck can change."

Eleven horses have been declared for the William Hill Beverley Bullet, which this year is worth £60,000. The sponsors have installed last year's brilliant winner Take Cover as the 11-4  favourite, with Final Venture next in the market at odds of 3-1. Others prominent in the betting include Mr Lupton (5-1), Elnadim Star (13-2) and Mythmaker (10-1). The final field for the William Hill Beverley Bullet is completed by popular veteran Mirza, Foolaad ,Tricksy Spirit and Short Call.