Pearl fires home in Bullet
Pearl Secret made all the running to take Listed honours in the Betfred Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes at the East Yorkshire track.
Jamie Spencer had the David Barron-trained five-year-old smartly out of the stalls and dictated affairs from the front.
Though the pack closed in at the business end, 2-1 favourite Pearl Secret had enough in hand to hold the fast-finishing Mirza by a neck. Line Of Reason was third.
Barron admitted it was a tough call whether to let his star sprinter take his chance on the ground.
"It was touch and go (whether to run) but I was desperate to get a run into him as he's not run since Ascot," said the Thirsk handler.
"He was so fresh and well and I've never had him in such fine fettle. "He's in next Saturday (Sprint Cup) but if the forecasts are right, it could be very quick at Haydock.
"There's a few options, but the one that sticks out like a sort thumb is the Prix de l'Abbaye, as he's likely to get his ground."