Carr run continues
Punters can expect a flurry of Ruth Carr entries in the coming weeks after Amazing Blue Sky maintained her hot streak at Beverley.
Such has been the recent vitality of her yard, little wonder Carr is keen to maintain her sharp momentum by launching an all-out-attack on the northern racing schedule.
Carr said: "The horses are in such great form I'm making so many entries I don't know when to stop.
"I don't know what it is - the horses always seem to come to themselves at this time of year."
Amazing Blue Sky has always been one of Carr's favourite horses since she assumed control of Mowbray House Farm from her late grandfather, David Chapman, five years ago.
Happily for connections, the six-year-old gelding again stuck to his end of the bargain with an all-the-way triumph in the Westwood Handicap.
Although a clutch of horses fleetingly challenged, the 7-2 joint-favourite kept responding for James Sullivan to keep Brockfield at bay by three and a quarter lengths.
Carr said: "This horse takes some getting past.
"The draw helped and the race was made for him, but Jimmy gave him a great ride.
"He's one of the most underrated jockeys in the north."
Amazing Blue Sky could now be swiftly turned out under a penalty.
Carr said: "He's in at Chester over a mile and half (on Friday) and he might now get in."
Towbee (2-1 favourite) could also be seen in the near future following his runaway victory for Sullivan in the Mayday Raceday Stakes.
The Mick Easterby-trained three-year-old redressed the balance following a luckless display at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago with a three-and-a-half-length defeat of Ashpan Sam.
Easterby, intriguingly, won this race two years ago with the top-class sprinter Hoof It.
David Easterby, son of the Sheriff Hutton handler, said: "We always liked him as a two-year-old, but we didn't think he was always putting in 100% - he's learnt to race now.
"He can handle another race soon, but it's whether we find one or not."
Kevin Ryan, by contrast, is now in no great hurry with Indian Jade following his debut success in the TurfTV Median Auction Maiden Stakes.
The attractive son of Sleeping Indian was made to work hard by the 2-1 favourite Fly Fisher, who showed pleasing dash along the far rail.
But Indian Jade (9-4) kept on with greater purpose for Phillip Makin to take the opening five-furlong dash by a length and a half.
Ryan said: "He's quite weak, but he's got a good future.
"He's a big horse with a great temperament.
"We'll not rush him and we'll just let him develop."
Toto Skyllachy, like Amazing Blue Sky, was a Beverley winner last summer, and put that course know-how to good use in the Petwise Zoo In The Course Enclosure Handicap.
Daniel Tudhope's companion overhauled a brave challenge by the front-running Carragold to collect by a neck.
Trainer David O'Meara said of the 4-1 joint-favourite: "Danny gave him a lovely, straightforward ride.
"He ran well first time (at Ripon) and clearly likes Beverley."
Mark Johnston's Party Line (9-4 favourite) also shares an affinity towards the steep Westwood hill judged by her feisty short-head triumph in the Picnic, Punters and Posh Packages Handicap.