May the Force be with you

  • By: Chris Wilson
  • Last Updated: September 9 2013, 19:32 BST

Chris Wilson provides a selection for every race in his daily preview with Rebel Force his fancy in the lucky last.

There's racing at Galway on Monday
There's racing at Galway on Monday

BRIGHTON: 2.30 Saskia's Dream, 3.00 Our Channel, 3.30 Dawn Rock, 4.00 RED SHUTTLE (NAP), 4.30 New Falcon, 5.00 Pour La Victoire, 5.30 Fairy Mist.

GALWAY: 4.15 Bogardus, 4.45 Antiquus, 5.15 Feeltherhythm, 5.45 Harpist, 6.15 Chamonix, 6.45 Todd, 7.15 Rebel Force.

HUNTINGDON: 2.10 Moon Trip, 2.40 Farmer Frank, 3.10 West Brit, 3.40 Walter White, 4.10 Cap Elorn, 4.40 Fitobust, 5.10 Western Way.

PERTH: 2.20 Smart Ruler, 2.50 Jimmy The Hat, 3.20 Wild Geese, 3.50 Mumgos Debut, 4.20 Obispo, 4.50 Dark Energy, 5.20 Sharp.

DOUBLE: Red Shuttle and Dawn Rock.

Red Shuttle can provide rookie trainer Andi Brown with a first winner in the £32 Free At 32Red.com Handicap at Brighton.

The Newmarket handler has done a good job with this six-year-old this season and he can finally enjoy his moment in the sunshine at the seaside circuit.

Red Shuttle is winless from 11 starts, but recent efforts suggest that unwanted statistic will soon be stricken from the record.

The gelded son of Starcraft shaped encouragingly over course and distance in July, when he got to within a length of Marju's Quest on fast ground.

He was then sent into battle over a mile and a quarter at Salisbury, where he stayed on for second spot behind Lisa's Legacy, who has since ran well at Beverley and Leicester.

Red Shuttle looked the best horse in the field that day, but he encountered severe traffic problems two furlongs out and had to be switched left for a run.

Brown would be right to feel a little miffed that the handicapper has bumped him up 5lb for this assignment, but he is still entitled to go very close in what is a pretty ordinary event.

Dawn Rock was also a slightly unlucky loser last time out and can set the record straight in the 32Red Casino Handicap.

The Rock Of Gibraltar filly might have been beaten five lengths at Bath towards the end of August, but that in no way tells the full story.

Simon Dows' inmate looked poised for a big run, but jockey Cathy Gannon was denied a clean break a furlong from home and was left with nowhere to go.

Dawn Rock had previously looked impressive in a small mile-and-a-quarter handicap here at the start of last month, when he glided two lengths clear without ever looking in any bother.

The three-year-old is now 5lb higher, but recent efforts suggests that this longer trip will eke out enough progress to get her back into the winner's enclosure.

New Falcon should not be too far away in the 32Red.com Handicap.

James Tate's filly has been in good nick this summer and would most certainly not be winning out of turn.

The daughter of New Approach has shown a fondness for Brighton, with a solid placed effort at the track last month.

She only went down to the in-form Siouxperhero on her last start, in which she flew from the rear under Thomas Brown and only missed out by a neck.

Despite having gone up 1lb, New Falcon remains just 3lb higher than when she was victorious at Epsom last August.

The return to seven furlongs is of little consequence, while the appointment of Richard Hughes is also hardly a deterrent.

Walter White gets the nod in the flags.co.uk Juvenile Hurdle at Huntingdon.

Philip Hobbs' inmate won a weak event at Newton Abbot last time out in fine style to supplement a previous win at the Devon track and he could well follow up here.

Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has enjoyed plenty of success on his visits to Perth, with Jimmy The Hat likely to be his latest winner at the Scottish venue.

The seven-year-old handsomely rewarded his many followers over an extended two and a half miles here in August when he stretched nearly four lengths clear, with the runner-up a dual subsequent winner.

Jimmy The Hat is clearly riding high and could be especially well suited to the more exacting trip of the Moness Estate Handicap Hurdle.