Look on the Bright side

  • By: Ashley Iveson
  • Last Updated: July 8 2014, 21:40 BST

There's action from Brighton this evening and Ashley Iveson expects Richard Hughes to be among the winners.

BRIGHTON: 5.40 Fairy Mist, 6.10 Fair Ranger, 6.40 Pasticcio, 7.10 Panettone, 7.40 Abigails Angel, 8.10 Royal Connection, 8.45 Prize.

LINGFIELD: 2.15 Sewn Up, 2.45 Spitfire, 3.15 Grace And Favour, 3.45 Dream Child, 4.15 Meeting Waters, 4.45 Gilded Lace, 5.15 Coach Montana, 5.45 Alfresco.

PONTEFRACT: 2.30 Bimbo, 3.00 Tower Power, 3.30 Orient Class, 4.00 PAVLOSK (NAP), 4.30 Boy In The Bar, 5.00 Pas De Cheval, 5.30 Si Senor.

ROSCOMMON: 5.50 Mizyen, 6.20 Riverside City, 6.50 Stop Road Lad, 7.20 Easy Vic, 7.50 Island Villa, 8.20 Our Sox, 8.50 Discover Wexford.

UTTOXETER: 6.00 Nathans Pride, 6.30 Vedani, 7.00 Finch Flyer, 7.30 Flash Tommie, 8.00 Engai, 8.30 Bernisdale, 9.00 Sun Tzu.

DOUBLE: Grace And Favour and Pavlosk.

Pavlosk can make the most of having her sights lowered and clinch Listed honours in the Weatherbys VAT Services Pipalong Stakes at Pontefract.

Another typically well-bred filly off Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms production line, Pavlosk was unraced as a juvenile, but looked destined for big things after winning her first two starts at Newbury and York in the spring of last year.

A jump up to Group One level in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot proved a bridge too far, but she showed enough in Pattern class at Glorious Goodwood and back at York later in the summer to offer plenty of hope for the future.

Her four-year-old career did not get off to the best of starts as she finished completely tailed off at Leicester, but she proved that running all wrong when an admirable fourth in a Lingfield Group Three on her latest appearance.

Following a fantastic Royal meeting, Sir Michael Stoute's string continue in scintillating form and if Pavlosk can find a touch of improvement, she should make her presence felt in West Yorkshire.

It could be a good afternoon for the master of Freemason Lodge as Pas De Cheval is definitely worth an interest in the Marvellous Tea Dance Company Maiden Stakes.

The Pivotal gelding counts smart stayers Patkai, Modun and Saptapadi among his siblings, so is certainly bred for the job.

His racecourse debut at Newmarket in the middle of May was very inauspicious, finishing eighth of 13 runners, but the form is not too shabby and like most runners from the yard, Pas De Cheval can be expected to improve considerably from that initial experience.

His stout breeding suggests the step up from a mile and a quarter to a mile and a half is likely to help and if the visor does the trick as well, he could well be up to winning what is a fairly ordinary maiden on paper.

Stoute's irrepressible stable jockey Ryan Moore heads to Lingfield rather than Pontefract and perhaps his best chance of a winner on the all-weather is aboard the Andrew Balding-trained Grace And Favour in the 32Red Casino Handicap.

Another with plenty to live up to as a full-sister to multiple Group One winner Fame And Glory, Grace And Favour ran a race full of promise when fourth in testing conditions at Sandown on her debut at the end of April.

A step up to Listed class in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial proved too much at this early stage of her career, but she looked more comfortable in a maiden at Chepstow last time, again making late gains to finish fourth.

Although at this stage she looks highly unlikely to scale the heights her brother managed, there is plenty of scope for improvement and she must have every chance on her handicap debut, kicking off in this sphere with a very workable mark of 74.

Fairy Mist has been a regular visitor to Brighton this year and returns as a major contender for the Brightwells, The Bloodstock Auctioneers Selling Handicap.

The seaside track presents a challenge plenty of horses have failed to master over the years, but Fairy Mist likes the place judged on his last time out victory and three previous placed efforts.

He is clearly no star with a revised rating of 49, but he is well up to winning a race like this, assuming a drop to six furlongs does not inconvenience him.

In the 32Red Handicap Hurdle at Uttoxeter Mick Appleby's Flash Tommie looks to be coming to the boil nicely.