Platinum Lace Gentlemen's Club - Brighton Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) 2m 6f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 42.00s
- Off time: 16:50:19
|1st||12 Realta Mo Croi||4/1j|
|2nd||10 Band Of Thunder||3¼||12/1|
Franklino (FR) 10
|6||166 11-12||C Gordon||R Johnson||95||6/1|
|6||164 11-10 pt||Mrs L J Mongan||Nathan Adams (10)||93||16/1|
Spanish Fork (IRE) 28
|4||161 11-7||Miss S West||M Goldstein||95||9/2|
Burnt Again (IRE) 35
|9||157 11-3 t||Jim Best||Matthew Batchelor||86||8/1|
Festival Bound (IRE) 9
|7||151 10-11 v||C Fryer||Miss B Andrews (7)||80||14/1|
Midnight Choice 53
|8||146 10-6||H J Evans||M J Quinlan (3)||75||4/1j|
Band Of Thunder 205
|5||143 10-3 v||Nick Mitchell||G Sheehan (5)||72||12/1|
Airedale Lad (IRE) 16
|12||140 10-0 p||Miss Z C Davison||Mr Joshua Newman (7)||68||8/1|
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 154
|5||140 10-0||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||64||4/1j|
Formedable (IRE) 53
|11||140 10-0 p||Violet Jordan||S P Jones||60||25/1|
||5||1013 p||T Symonds||Felix De Giles||82||NR|
||5||1010||Miss A Brewer||Jack Doyle||79||NR|
||7||104 t||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||73||NR|
Franklino had some decent form for Alan King a couple of years ago but recent efforts don't inspire confidence. Burnt Again's best form has come over fences but there are possibilities about Spanish Fork on this quicker ground and Marico won at Plumpton two runs ago, though disappointed when favourite at Towcester on his latest start. SHADDAII only won by a short-head over 2m4f here last time but a 4lb rise isn't excessive and the grey at least knows how to get his head in front, unlike the majority of his rivals.
Marico (FR) 3-1fav (10-9) Towards rear, headway 4 out, one pace and not fluent 2 out, 6th of 12, 26l behind Halucha (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Herminella 50-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 43l behind On The Feather (10-10) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Shaddaii (FR) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway and in touch before 3 out (usual 4 out), challenged last (usual 2 out), ridden to lead narrowly bypassing omitted last, just held on (no time taken), won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Alaccordion (10-5) by shd, 13 ran.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Always behind, 7th of 10, 48l behind Lady Bridget (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Band Of Thunder 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place and in rear after 3rd, tailed off 7th, 6th of 10, well behind Storm Alert (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Franklino (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 6th, well beaten 3 out, 9th of 15, 50l behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Formedable (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division when hampred and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Gilzean (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, driven and effort on outside before last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Shaddaii (9-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Burnt Again (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Led, headed before 4th, badly hampered and dropped to rear 10th, ridden and mistake 12th, behind when hampered next, 4th of 6, well behind To Live (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Orsm 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, reminder after 7th, lost 2nd after 9th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 40l behind Salpierre (11-12) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, hit 6th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Titch Strider (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Festival Bound (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, prominent, steadied 4th, headway when not fluent 7th or 9th, lost place before 4 out, well held after, took 3rd latter stages, 3rd of 7, 37l behind Bollin Tahini (10-10) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Midnight Choice 4-1fav (10-10) Took keen hold, prominent in 4th in chasing group, went 3rd before 7th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 46l behind Starlight Air (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.