frosts4cars.co.uk Brighton Challenge Cup (Handicap) 1m 3f 196y

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f 196y, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £12,450 2nd £3,728 3rd £1,864 4th £932 5th £466 6th £234
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 31.81s
  • Off time: 15:50:30
Full result
Result 15:50 Brighton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Barwick 10/1
2nd 9 Laser Blazer ¾ 10/1
3rd 3 Echo Brava hd 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (14) 5-11641
ORANGE, BLACK hoop, WHITE cap Compton Bird 21
  • T:P Fitzsimons
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 5-11641
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10h
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 h P Fitzsimons Andrea Atzeni 79 7/1
2 (13) 551323
Sea Green, Dark Blue seams, quartered cap Barwick 10
  • T:Lady Herries
  • J:Cam Hardie
  • Form: 551323
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
6 135 9-9 Lady Herries Cam Hardie (5) 78 10/1
3 (5) 630522
Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Echo Brava 21
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:Michael J M Murphy
  • Form: 630522
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 L A Dace Michael J M Murphy (3) 78 10/1
4 (4) 04-3535
Royal Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Royal Blue cap, Pink star Hi Note 21
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:Charles Bishop
  • Form: 04-3535
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 134 9-8 Miss S West Charles Bishop (3) 77 33/1
5 (3) 4-06411
EMERALD GREEN, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap El Bravo (ex6) 11
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Neil Farley
  • Form: 4-06411
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
8 132 9-6 S A Harris Neil Farley (3) 69 33/1
6 (11) 46-6413
Emerald green and white diamonds, purple sleeves and cap The Holyman (IRE) 30
  • T:Miss Jo Crowley
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 46-6413
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
6 131 9-5 Miss Jo Crowley R Hughes 74 20/1
7 (6) 300157
Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Royal Alcor (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss Gay Kelleway
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 300157
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
7 131 9-5 t Miss Gay Kelleway David Probert 74 50/1
9 (1) 18477-8
Orange and white diamonds, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap Laser Blazer 18
  • T:A King
  • J:D Sweeney
  • Form: 18477-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 p A King D Sweeney 71 10/1
11 (2) 141142
Emerald green and pink stripes, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Men Don't Cry (IRE) 5
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Oisin Murphy
  • Form: 141142
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 E De Giles Oisin Murphy 70 15/2
12 (12) 35-7716
Dark blue and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets Whinging Willie (IRE) 28
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Hector Crouch
  • Form: 35-7716
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 p G L Moore Hector Crouch (7) 69 28/1
13 (9) 47-3421
Black, Yellow star, halved sleeves Ethics Girl (IRE) 28
  • T:John Berry
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 47-3421
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0bt
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 bt John Berry Jim Crowley 69 14/1
14 (7) 198252
Emerald Green, Red sash, striped sleeves, quartered cap Notarised 4
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 198252
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 M Johnston S De Sousa 79 5/4f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 (10) 362985-
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 81
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss J S Davis
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 362985-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3bt
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
4 93 bt Miss J S Davis Non Runner 72 NR
10 (8) 21340/2
Marzante (USA) 7
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Charlton
  • J:G Baker
  • Form: 21340/2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 91 R Charlton G Baker 70 NR

In depth

Verdict

Ethics Girl beat the re-opposing Barwick a short-head at Epsom and that pair are closely matched. Echo Brava finished runner-up in an amateurs race at Epsom last time when HI NOTE was well beaten. But the latter was placed over track and trip before that and gets a speculative vote to return to form. Compton Bird is yet another with form at Epsom having won easily over 1m2f while the likes of El Bravo, Marzante, Men Don't Cry and Whinging Willie can also be given a chance in an impossible handicap to fathom.

Formwatch

Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 8f out, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.

Marzante (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and joined from over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cherry Princess (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

Barwick 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, raced wide in mid-division, rapid headway to chase leaders over 8f out, led 7f out, ridden and headed 1f out, chased leading pair, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Red Runaway (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.

Laser Blazer 9-2 (9-6) Held up in last trio, steady progress 8f out, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 48l behind Afro (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.

Echo Brava 4-1 (10-4) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Nave (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.

Notarised 5-4fav (8-11) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 5, nk behind English Summer (9-6) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.

Ethics Girl (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Barwick (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.

Whinging Willie (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ethics Girl (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.

Royal Alcor (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Nanton (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.

Hi Note 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Nave (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.

Compton Bird 10-1 (9-6) In rear, headway over 1f out, edged left and led approaching final furlong, ridden clear, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Dalgig (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

El Bravo 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2f out, challenged when rider dropped whip 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, held on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Qibtee (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Men Don't Cry (IRE) 11-10fav (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Secure Cloud (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

The Holyman (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Filament Of Gold (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.