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Native to be King

There is plenty of racing this weekend on both sides of the Irish Sea but in terms of top level Group action, the sport is taking a bit of a breather after a hectic couple of weeks.

That said, Beverley Racecourse host their biggest day of the year tomorrow afternoon with the listed Betfred Beverley Bullet Stakes taking centre stage.

Despite only being a listed race in title, there are Group performers at the head of the field and old boy Kingsgate Native could be the one to claim the valuable pot.

The nine-year-old has well and truly been around the sprinting circuit over the course of his career and despite not winning since May of last year, he has ran well enough in good company this year to suggest he not only deserves to add another nice win to his previous five, but also that he is capable of doing so.

Finishing half a length off Sole Power earlier in the season is probably the stand out piece of form in the book and while Pearl Secret is a worthy favourite and going to be hard to beat, Kingsgate Native will hopefully just manage to deny him.

Domestically, racing returns to the Curragh again on Sunday and the stand out entry is the Ger Lyons trained Capella Sansevero in the Group Three Round Tower Stakes.

A high profile purchase by Qatar Racing prior to Royal Ascot, he has been a brilliant servant for Lyons this season and ran a blinder last time out on ground that was undoubtedly slower than he would find ideal and Lyons looks to have found a more than suitable opportunity here to get him back to winning ways.

Elsewhere on Sunday the Irish Cambridgeshire is sure to be the big betting heat of the weekend and Lyons might not be far away from winning this either as he has Galway Mile runner-up Piri Wango (pictured above) in the field.

An unlucky second at Galway behind Vastonea, Piri Wango has been given a nice break from that and although running off a 2lbs higher mark of 104 which sees him have to carry 9st11lbs, hopefully he'll claim a valuable pot like this before the handicapper has him nailed.


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