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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 standout 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 David Wachman may hold the key here with the four-year-old filly Hint Of A Tint.

Having just her first start of the season at the Galway Festival last month, Hint Of A Tint (pictured above) ran a blinder under Fran Berry in the Galway Mile.

The daughter of Danehill Dancer runs in the colours of Sue-Ann Foley and she ran a real likeable race behind the Kevin Prendergast-trained Vastonea. She can be expected to improve from that run as it was her first since the previous August.

Vastonea re-opposes on this occasion but he has gone up seven pounds for the Galway win, whereas Hint Of A Tint remains on the same mark of 100.