Get streets ahead at Brighton
Ashley Iveson expects Sullivan Street to build on a promising debut when he lines up at Brighton on Sunday.
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BRIGHTON: 2.00 Amadaffair, 2.30 SULLIVAN STREET (NAP), 3.00 Simple Joys, 3.30 Beacon Lady, 4.05 Volito, 4.35 Griffin Point, 5.05 Chevise.
CURRAGH: 2.10 Sparkle Factor, 2.40 Great White Eagle, 3.10 Kerisa, 3.40 Pearl Of Africa, 4.15 Kiyoshi, 4.45 Line Drummer, 5.15 Regal Power, 5.45 Victory Song.
NEWTON ABBOT: 2.20 Falcarragh, 2.50 Bold Chief, 3.20 Rum And Butter, 3.50 Ballyvesey, 4.25 Edgeworth, 4.55 Detroit Red, 5.25 What A Joke.
DOUBLE: Sullivan Street and Rum And Butter.
Sullivan Street was far from disgraced on his Lingfield debut and is capable of causing a minor upset in the London Gatwick To Beijing Maiden Stakes at Brighton.
Having filled the runner-up spot when favourite the last twice, Peak Royale is likely to be a warm order to recoup those losses in this seven-furlong contest, but it is not difficult to pick holes in his form.
But Richard Hannon's runner was ultimately well held at Epsom last time and the winner has let the form down since, so he is by no means a certainty to get the job done at the fourth attempt.
Godolphin's Sullivan Street was not particularly well fancied on his racecourse introduction, but showed up nicely for a long way before eventually weakening to finish fourth.
The mile may have been a little bit too much for him at this early stage of his career and with this lesser stamina test likely to see him in a better light, Charlie Appleby's charge could be a bit of value at the seaside track.
Beacon Lady can keep her staggering run of form going in the EBF/London Gatwick To Ho Chi Minh City Fillies' Handicap.
William Knight's filly has won five times at Brighton in all, a major plus on a track where plenty get caught out by the undulating terrain.
She showed she is no one-track bully, when winning last week's Amateur Derby at Epsom in the hands of crack Irish pilot Patrick Mullins and is turned out swiftly under a penalty.
The handicapper is bound to catch up with her before too long, but Beacon Lady is capable of striking again in present mood, with the booking of talented apprentice Oisin Murphy another positive.
Newton Abbot stages an intriguing National Hunt fixture for the time of year, with £26,000 up for grabs in the feature totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Handicap Hurdle.
High-class chaser Gauvain is a fascinating contender as he switches back to the smaller obstacles on his first start since last October, but he is an 11-year-old now and there must be a chance he is going to need the run.
There are no such worries for the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Rum And Butter, who joins Gauvain at the head of the weights having bolted up at the track the last twice.
With the quick ground seemingly no issue, he rates the one to beat, despite an 18lb hike in the weights.
Falcarragh should also complete a hat-trick in the toteplacepot Racing's Favourite Bet Novices' Hurdle.
Tim Vaughan's charge slammed the smart Ittirad on his return from a break at Stratford a couple of weeks ago and then followed up at Worcester with a degree of ease.
If he runs up to his rating of 125, he will be nigh on impossible to stop in this five-runner heat.
The Try A totetrifecta Novices' Chase is a decent contest, with Bold Chief fancied to clinch his fourth win over fences at the expense of the talented Dineur.
There is Group One action to be enjoyed in Ireland as top juvenile fillies prepare to do battle in the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
Charlie Hills' brilliant Albany Stakes winner Kiyoshi and Aidan O'Brien's unbeaten filly Tapestry dispute favouritism and clear preference is for the former, whose form looks much stronger at this stage.