Tip of the Day: Could it be magic?

Ian Ogg is hoping for a bit of magic from a Mark Johnston trained runner as he heads to Beverley for the tip of the day.

Mark Johnston, trainer of See The City

See The City, 2.20 Beverley

I would hope that Eric's Magic Nursery contains wondrous plants of the like that would make young Jack stare wide-eyed in amazement.

Although given the many remarkable qualities of plans, botanists may well tell us that any nursery contains a little bit of magic anyway.

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I'm hoping that we may see some more magic from See The City on the track at Beverley where he lines up under a penalty for last week's win at Nottingham.

Mark Johnston continues in reasonable form and has a healthy record with his juveniles at the track and connections certainly believe there's more to come from this colt with son Charlie saying: "If you'd set to me in May we'd be starting life off in a nursery off 67 I'd have been a bit surprised as he's a horse we've always liked at home.

"He did some nice work in the early spring so, after he made his debut in the early spring at Newmarket, we were expecting him to go forward from that. He didn't really and disappointed us at Doncaster and Newcastle so he started life off in a nursery from a very competitive mark and hopefully with that win under his belt he can move forward."

This looks a stronger race on paper that will need to be the case but we've seen it so many times from the yard before and the top price 15/8, general 7/4, looks fair.

You wouldn't mind being able to get that sort of price about Massaat in the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury where trainer, Owen Burrows, sent out a juvenile winner yesterday to advertise the form of the yard. Zonderland wasn't too far behind Massaat in the Guineas though and Clive Cox will be hopeful of reversing the form.

The class six mile handicap which is the third race on the card is a long way away from the feature but there was a notable move for Zlatan last week which came up short. He's tried in blinkers today and it will be interesting to see if the headgear does the trick.

Posted 0820 BST on 11/08/2016

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