Agar’s Plough Fancied at Beverley after Eye Catching Stable Debut
Anyone who saw the run of Agar’s Plough at Pontefract at the beginning of April will have been very taken by it, and like me would probably have put the horse straight into their tracker. It was a very pleasing first performance of the season, and his first start for a very shrewd yard and their appears to be plenty to come from him.
After running fairly well last season, but not winning a race, the horse moved up north to the Mick Easterby yard. The run at Pontefract was his first for Easterby, and knowing that trainer he will have left plenty to work on.
The run was over a stiff mile and the horse was doing his best work in the latter stages of the race. This step up two furlongs could be the key to unlocking even further improvement from the horse, and it could be what he needs now. He was dropped in and worked his way through the pack to come with a late run. Beverley has a very long straight which gives those coming from the back plenty of room to make their way through, so the track should suit his style.
Despite looking like a potential next time winner at Pontefract, the horse has dropped 1lb in the weights to a mark of 69. Going back to the end of last summer he was running well and just losing off 71, so there is plenty of scope from this mark even without factoring in the improvement under his new trainer Mick Easterby.
On a good looking card at Beverley, this is certainly one of the more interesting runners and this race is certainly one that he can win. The horse showed plenty of promise at Pontefract, and even if he doesn’t improve for the step up in trip, a repeat of his run at Pontefract would see him go close anyway. This race looks to be no stronger than that, and possibly even a little weaker, with the addition of one pound less on his back too.
Agar’s Plough looks to be capable of going close at Beverley this afternoon.