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Beam to Fire at Haydock.

Byline: ARGUS

FIREBEAM has one or two lofty options later in the season and can prepare in the best possible fashion with victory in the EBF ''Multiplex'''' George Formby Society Golden Jubilee Conditions Stakes at Haydock.

In the care of William Haggas, the lightly-raced three-year-old should be perfectly suited by the step back up to seven furlongs after just looking a little short of pace over six in the Shergar Cup.

The Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-owned gelding won his maiden over six furlongs at Lingfield, then looked most impressive when running over seven at York, bolting up off a mark of 85.

Back over six at Ascot and off a stone higher, he showed up well for most of the way before being headed inside the final furlong, looking a bit one-paced.

However, the winner, Morache Music, has subsequently run a cracker in a Group Three in France while the runner-up, Desert Law, ran with credit at Goodwood at the weekend, so there was not much disgrace in that.

Haggas is renowned for picking his targets carefully and this looks ideal for the son of Cadeaux Genereux.

David Barron''s Annie Beach ran a nice race on her debut at Redcar when fourth and will not have to improve much to land the EBF ''Mind Games'''' Real Radio Maiden Stakes.

She only cost 800 euros but had obviously been showing plenty at home as she was only sent off at 5-2. With that run under her belt, she is likely to take all the beating.

Alan Swinbank''s Persian Peril remains in great heart and should be on the premises once more in the King''s Regiment Cup Handicap.

Not out of the first three in his last seven races, only War Poet could fend him off in a decent event at Thirsk last time out.

This is not quite as competitive.

Clive Brittain''s Ziraun looks the best bet on the card at Yarmouth in the Thomas Prior Memorial Maiden Stakes.

Fourth in a decent heat at Pontefract on her debut, she was third of 13 at Warwick last month.

That was her first run for some time so she is entitled to come on a good deal for that and is related to plenty of winners.

Charlie Hills'' Upcountry was second on debut to a very well bred Godolphin newcomer so should go one better in the ladbrokes.com On Your Mobile Maiden Stakes at Folkestone.

He ended up being fairly well beaten but can only improve on that and while Luca Cumani''s Semmsu sets a decent standard, quicker ground for Upcountry should be right up his street.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2011
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