Jacbequick would be a most appropriate winner on Bygone Beverley Raceday on Bank Holiday Monday (May 7).
The years have rolled by since the seven-year-old, now trained by David O'Meara, made his racecourse debut on the Westwood back in June 2013. Jacbequick went on to become a cult hero at Beverley, winning five times from 20 starts at the track. He has, though, not hit the target at the East Yorkshire circuit since July 2016.
However, connections hope a recent second-place finish at Beverley in April can provide the necessary impetus for him to roll back the years in the Brian Dixon Memorial Handicap (4.15).
Selby resident Richard Walker, racing manager for his owners, Gallop Racing, said: 'The only thing I can predict about Jacbequick is that he is unpredictable. You never really know what Jacbequick is going to show up on the day, but he’s a lovely horse to own and there are even shares still available in him.
He obviously loves it at Beverley, and it was great to see him go so well there last month. He always looks on the tubby side, but he’s always fitter than he looks so that shouldn't put anyone off. He’s weighted to win and if he can bring his A-game to the table, he will probably take the beating.'
Beverley’s eight-race card starts at 1.55pm, with the official going reported as good.
The forecast for Bygone Beverley Raceday is for sunshine and highs of 22C.
Bygone Beverley Raceday – a new theme day for 2018 – recreates a meeting that was staged on May 7, 1960.
Bygone Beverley Raceday features tic-tac challenges and demonstrations, exotic and outlandish animals, traditional rides and side stalls, and a host of characters helping to reenact the meeting in 1960.
The Beverley Bar Bus will also run free shuttle services from the bus station to the racecourse between 12pm - 2pm and 4.30 - 5.45pm.