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Bycroft plots quick return

Wed, 13 June 2012
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Neville Bycroft's Maybeme could try to double up at Doncaster on Sunday after registering her second win from 36 starts at Beverley.

Her only previous win came at the Westwood last August and a repeat success in the Infinity - tyregiant.com Handicap set up the possibility of going for a second win in five days in an apprentice handicap on Town Moor.

The 4-1 shot was all out under Amy Ryan to hold The Lock Master by a neck in a driving finish.

Seb Spencer, grandson of the winning trainer, said: "She needs a stiff track and normally comes to hand at this time of the year. She's been thriving at home and this is her favourite track. She's in an apprentice handicap at Doncaster on Sunday and might run there."

Graham Gibbons, who picked up a two-day ban for using his whip too many times on The Lock Master, was at his strongest on Fenella Fudge (5-1), who came from last to first to pip long-time leader Eastward Ho by a short head in the Marshal - tyregiant.com Handicap.

Trainer Derek Shaw said: "I'm pleased for the horse as she's done nothing but bloom. Last time showed us how we should ride her and Graham did really well on her. She didn't have a great draw but he took the brave man's route and it paid off. She's had two quick races now so we'll have to take things race by race."

Eva Moscrop got a good tune out of Sophie's Beau (9-1) in division one of the Jinyu - tyregiant.com Handicap considering Michael Chapman's gelding had only previously won once from 32 outings.

The trainer said: "I knew it wouldn't be soft ground - it's good ground - and that's why we came here. Eva gave him a good ride (when second) at Catterick and did well again. We wouldn't run him again quickly as he needs two weeks between races."

Division two saw Tracy Waggott's Tuibama (8-1) blaze a trail under Franny Norton and beat Drumpellier by a head.

Norman Waggott, father of the winning trainer, said: "He came from Ben Haslam's and we've only had him a short time. Tracy's done a really good job with him. She gave him a week off and he's now come to himself. He won the race in the gates. He pinged out, and that was it."

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