NORTH Yorkshire trainer Grant Tuer may have unveiled a star at Redcar today as Love Talk scooted clear on her debut and could now be heading for a big prize in France.

The Northallerton handler clearly holds the Ten Sovereigns filly in high regard, having earmarked a Group 3 race across the Channel as a target.

Members of Nick Bradley Racing were out in force to see the two-year-old outgun Martin Dunne’s Big Bug in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Restricted Maiden Fillies’ Stakes in the hands of Sam James.

The jockey reported that the winner was “really professional” despite not loving the ground.

Tuer added: "We weren't at all confident about the ground because I think she's a fast ground filly, but she was ready to go. She's always shown plenty at home."

On a good day for North Yorkshire trainers, the ever-reliable combination of Tim Easterby and David Allan scored a double with Alfie Boy and Filibustering.

Alfie Boy struck first in the Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap, and had the race wrapped up a furlong out for owner Neil Arton, who owns gift shops on Scarborough seafront.

The gelding is named after Neil's dad, who owned that fine old sprinter Artie.

Also trained by Tim Easterby, Artie won five times, including the 2002 William Hill Trophy at York.

The double came with Filibustering loving the conditions to easily land the Handicap.

The King and Queen's colours were carried in the race by Candle Wax, ridden by Hayley Turner, but the Dubawi gelding was burnt out a long way from home.

Tom Easterby, assistant trainer of the winner, said: "The step up in trip suited him and he loves the ground. He was always going to be tough to beat today – he's very game."

Ruth Carr, who trains near York, has saddled the winner of the first race at this Redcar meeting four times in the last six years. Her latest victory in the Join Racing TV Now Handicap came with course and distance winner, Copper and Five, ridden by Connor Beasley.

The trainer said: "He loves it here, but we didn't know how he'd handle the ground. He doesn't like to be crowded, so likes the straight track. We'll see how he's reassessed, but we'd like to come back here if we can."

In Derby week, the colours of one of the Epsom classic's greatest ever winners, Mill Reef, were first past the post as Mount Atlas landed the Watch Irish Racing On Racing TV Restricted Maiden for the Kingsclere Racing Club.

The Masar colt is trained by Andrew Balding and was ridden by Clifford Lee, who reported that the winner loved the testing conditions and was doing his best work at the finish.

Kingsclere Club member Jane Pearson, who lives in Norfolk, made the long trip to Redcar to see the horse win.

Mill Reef won the Derby in 1971. When his owner, Paul Mellon, died, he bequeathed his black and gold colours to the legendary colt's trainer, Ian Balding, father of Andrew, who now uses them for the Kingsclere Racing Club

The Thistles and Roses Partnership is a syndicate comprising eight friends who met working on oil rigs, and they struck lucky with Shifter landing the Watch Racing TV In Stunning HD Fillies' Handicap in the hands of Paula Muir.

The mare is trained at Consett by Wilf Storey, and the jockey told connections "She travelled like a dream".

The meeting ended with a one-two for York trainer Paul Midgley as 13-2 shot Run This Way, well ridden by Lewis Kent, outstayed 6-4 favourite Enderman to win the Watch Race Replays On Racing TV Amateur Jockeys Handicap.

"It’s a case of the deeper the ground the better for her," said the trainer.

The horse is owned by Alan and Angela Bell, who own an engineering company, on Tyneside.

"We've had to be very patient, but everything dropped right for her today," said Alan.