Brighton And Hove Buses Handicap 6f 209y
- (4yo+, 6f 209y, Class 5, 5 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 23.76s
- Off time: 16:20:14
|2nd||3 Eastern Dragon||1¼||7/2|
|4||133 9-7||George Baker||Martin Dwyer||74||7/2|
|4||132 9-6||R Varian||Jack Mitchell||73||6/5f|
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 68
|4||127 9-1||M Scudamore||Jack Duern (5)||68||7/2|
|4||126 9-0 b||P Phelan||Jemma Marshall (3)||67||16/1|
Eager To Bow (IRE) 31
|8||125 8-13 p1||P R Chamings||L P Keniry||66||5/1|
||6||813||M Blake||K Fallon||66||NR|
In-form fillies can be dangerous to oppose and Ishiamber certainly falls into that category after landing two successes at Kempton in quick succession this spring. Indeed, George Baker's charge has yet to be campaigned away from the Surrey venue so it will be fascinating to see how she handles both the unique undulations of Brighton and the Turf. She may well prove good enough in her current form but JALADEE looked likely to come on a bundle for his Leicester pipe-opener and rates a worthy adversary. The drop to 7f looks a slightly strange move based on efforts to date but the Varian gelding definitely has scope for improvement and handles this ground well. Eastern Dragon is a possible, too, over his optimum trip.
Pick A Little 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Ishiamber 13-8fav (9-11) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Meet Me Halfway (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Strong Man (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Jaladee 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, kept on closing stages, 4th of 9, 4l behind Memory Cloth (8-10) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Raced wide, mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Presumido (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Assembly 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Welsh Moonlight (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.