Grey Clouds, who had a nightmare run at Beverley two weeks ago, returns to the course tomorrow to bid for compensation.

The Tim Easterby-trained mare lines-up for the Happy 40th Birthday Sally Barber Handicap and will again have the assistance of the in-form Dave Allan.

The Malton jockey will be hoping for a clearer passage than he enjoyed on Grey Clouds last time at Beverley.

After being poised behind the leaders more than two furlongs from home, the five-year-old was then squeezed out and knocked back through the field.

She eventually finished ninth of the ten runners, after Allen had accepted the situation, but her final position can be safely ignored.

Well worth another chance, Grey Clouds is napped to hit the target tomorrow over a course and distance where she has won in the past.

The £14,000 HBLB Handicap over five furlongs is the richest race on the Beverley card, and Magic Glade promises to take all the beating.

Kevin Darley's mount failed by only a head and two necks to come out on top in a blanket finish at Haydock last time in a race won by Corridor Creeper.

Third home that day was Beckermet who on Saturday finished second in the Wokingham Handicap on the final day of Royal Ascot at York's meeting, thereby franking the form.

Magic Glade can expect a tough time tomorrow from the likes of Out After Dark and popular stalwart Bishops Court, a previous winner here, but he should take plenty of beating all the same.

Petite Mac may prove the answer to the Racing Here Again on July 1st Apprentice Handicap.

Neville Bycroft's charge just failed to hold the late charge of Sahara Silk over this course and distance in a similar event a fortnight ago. Suzanne France again has the mount.

Racing selections

Beverley tomorrow

2.15 Queen's Night, 2.45 Barking Mad, 3.15 Grey Clouds (Nap), 3.45 Magic Glade, 4.15 Acomb, 4.45 Stargazer Jim, 5.15 Petite Mac.

Ripon tonight

6.50 King Eric, 7.20 Charles Darwin. 7.50 Rainbow Rising, 8.20 Intricate Web, 8.50 Richtee, 9.20 Colonial Girl.

Tomorrow's other race meetings are at Brighton (afternoon, Flat), Newbury (evening, Flat) and Newton Abbot (evening, National Hunt).

Tom O'Ryan's Nap for today's racing was: Passion Fruit (4.30 at Musselburgh).

Updated: 10:45 Monday, June 20, 2005