YOU can understand why Tis Marvellous has been put in as favourite for the William Hill Beverley Bullet this afternoon. Clive Cox’s horse’s last two runs have been very good. He was only beaten by Cape Byron in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot on his penultimate run, racing off a mark of 101, and then, sent off as favourite for a highly competitive five-furlong handicap back at Ascot last time, he ran out an impressive winner off a mark of 103.

The handicapper raised him by 8lbs to a mark of 111, which makes him the highest rated horse in today’s line-up by a fair way. He is rated 6lbs superior to his joint highest-rated rivals Danzeno and Copper Knight, and he receives 3lbs from Copper Knight.