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Tangerine dream for veteran Trees in Bullet.

Byline: CHRIS WRIGHT AIMS TO BE FIRST PAST THE FINISHING POST

TANGERINE Trees may roll back the years to win a second totescoop6 Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (2.20pm).

Bryan Smart's 10-year-old has been there and 'got the T-shirt' when is comes to top sprints.

Tangerine Trees won at the top level in the Prix de l'Abbaye in 2011, the Group Three Palace House Stakes and also this Beverley Listed contest prior to his Longchamp success.

He has continued to ply his trade in some decent sprints and although he has won just twice - both at Musselburgh - in the past four seasons, he is still capable on his day.

Clearly he isn't the force of old, but there have been signs he is still capable of scoring when things drop right.

He wasn't beaten far in the Skybet Dash last month and led for a time in the six-furlong contest.

This return to the minimum distance is more to his liking and for one who is generally prominent from the off, he has an excellent draw in stall two at Beverley. The last three winners have come from the first two stalls including when another old sprint favourite Borderlescott scored in 2013.

Now down to 14lb below his winning mark in the Bullet in 2011 and to the same mark of 93 that he scored off at the start of the season at Musselburgh, he looks to hold a decent each-way chance at tasty odds.

He has plenty of competition from fellow veterans Maarek, Confessional and Alben Star, but Tangerine Trees may be able to turn back the clock with victory.

Other course and distance winners Point North and Tom Sawyer may also be able to score at Beverley in the two divisions of the totequadpot Handicap (2.55pm and 3.30pm) respectively.

The big race of the day is the Doom Bar Celebration Mile (3.45pm) at Goodwood and it is hard to get away from favourite Kodi Bear.

Clive Cox's three-year-old didn't run until June this season following a promising juvenile campaign. But he eventually returned with victory at Windsor.

After he was luckless in defeat in the Prix Jean Prat where little went right, but looked an exciting prospect when landing the Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury earlier this month.

Under Gerald Mosse he scored as he wished and having been second to Belardo in the Dewhurst he may become a genuine Group One performer this season.

He can prove it with victory in the Group Two feature at Goodwood.

Trainer Mark Johnston and Scouse jockey Franny Norton may land a quickfire double in the opening two contests at the Sussex venue.

Fireglow looks the most likely winner in the 888sport Prestige Stakes (2pm) having scored twice in his four starts as well as running well in defeat at Royal Ascot.

Enlace, like many Johnston runners, has had a busy campaign and can land a fourth career success at Goodwood in the 888sport Handicap (2.35pm).

He landed the Qatar Stakes at the Glorious meeting and despite disappointing at York, he has ideal conditions at a track he thrives on to bounce back.

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Tangerine Trees may be able to land a popular second success in the Beverley Bullet at the Yorkshire track STEVEN PASTON

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2015
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