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Beaumont’s Party

The Richard Hannon-trained Beaumont’s Party put up his fourth decent run in a row in finishing well to take fourth place despite unfavourable race circumstances in a 0-85 one-mile handicap at Goodwood on Sunday. He was trapped wide from his draw in stall one, widest of all in a field of 16, and raced keenly the whole way. A slight bump after two furlongs did not help as it forced him even further wide and seemed to set him alight a little. Yet he still managed to run on strongly for fourth place in a race in which prominent racers dominated; the first two filled the first two positions throughout.

Although the race was only a Class 4 handicap it was a decent race for the grade and he still caught the eye. He can be marked up a fair bit on this run, for which he was weak in the market beforehand in a race in which Richard Hughes rode the other Richard Hannon horse, Compton Blue, who was much shorter in the betting. Judged on his last few runs, Beaumont’s Party is most definitely up to winning another similar race. A strongly-run mile suits him well, but he could be even better over nine or 10 furlongs if he learns to settle through the early stages of his races. He remains a horse to look out for next time though.

10th October 2010