Jockey Paul Mulrennan believes talented juvenile Que Amoro has a fine opportunity in which to get off the mark at the third attempt when she runs at Beverley on Friday evening.
The two-year-old daughter of Es Que Love, trained in Co Durham by Michael Dods, is one of eight declared runners for the five-furlong William Jackson Food Group British EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (6.35). And she brings to Beverley some really good form, too, having finished an encouraging fifth on her debut at Thirsk in May.
Que Amoro then took another step in the right direction at Carlisle last month, when third in a strong five-furlong novice stakes for fillies. The winner of that race, Little Kim, was subsequently not beaten far in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot and then won a Group Three in France on Tuesday.
Carlisle runner-up Stage Play has also franked the form by winning at Ripon in June. Mulrennan said: "She's a very nice filly, and it's good to see the form from Carlisle working out so well. We haven't run that many two-year-olds because the ground has been so quick, but she'd be right up there with the ones that have had a run. Hopefully there's plenty more to come, and this looks an ideal race for her. Beverley's stiff five furlongs should suit her nicely and it would be disappointing if she was not there or thereabouts."
Mulrennan also rides stablemate Proud Archi in the feature even on Beverley's six-race card, the Jackson's Yorkshire Champion Bread Handicap over seven and a half furlongs (7.15). Proud Archi has not yet hit peak form this season, but he is a two-time course-and-distance winner for owners Eagle Racing.
Mulrennan said: "He's on a good mark and he likes Beverley. My only hope is that there is a bit of pace for him as he likes a good end-to-end gallop. He doesn't mind quick ground at all, and that trip is what he wants. Everything looks spot-on for him, to be honest, and hopefully we'll have a good night."
Six runners have been declared for the Jackson's Yorkshire Champion Bread Handicap, with last-time-out winner Areen Heart set to carry top weight for the David O’Meara team.
Ruth Carr is responsible for Magical Effect and Katheefa, who both finished second a week ago, while the field is completed by Roaring Forties (Rebecca Bastiman) and Viscount Loftus, whose trainer Mark Johnston has won this race twice in the last four years.
The official going at Beverley is good to firm, with watering taking place to preserve conditions.
Gates open at 4pm for Beverley's 70s Racenight, featuring Bus Stop, with the first race due off at 6pm. Premier Enclosure tickets are sold out for the meeting, but tickets for other enclosures are still available on the door.