Platinum Lace Gentlemen's Club - Brighton Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 6f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 45.80s
- Off time: 17:20:38
|1st||2 Marie Deja La||9/2|
|3rd||8 General Girling||15||50/1|
Marie Deja La (FR) 13
|7||164 11-10 b||C Gordon||M Goldstein||92||9/2|
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 28
|4||159 11-5 t1||J A Geake||M D Grant||92||25/1|
Dazzling Rita 23
|7||151 10-11 t||S Lycett||David England||79||12/1|
General Girling 14
|6||146 10-6||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||74||50/1|
Billing (IRE) 41
|5||144 10-4 b1||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||72||Evsf|
Haling Park (UAE) 41
|7||141 10-1||Miss C J E Caroe||T Messenger||69||16/1|
Bright Light 30
|6||140 10-0||R T Phillips||Aidan Coleman||64||10/1|
Sterling Bill (IRE) 154
|5||140 10-0 t1||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||60||10/1|
|6||140 10-0 h||Mrs L Richards||Nathan Adams (7)||59||8/1|
||6||1112 pt||G McPherson||Paul Moloney||94||NR|
||8||113 vt||A J Lidderdale||C O'Farrell||85||NR|
||6||111 h||Miss Z C Davison||D Crosse||83||NR|
||7||109||Miss S Smith||G Sheehan||77||NR|
This is even less competitive than the first division and BILLING probably won't have to improve much on his close second at Southwell to go one better. He has the beating of Haling Park on that run. Marie Deja La won here in April and, despite struggling off higher marks at the track since, looks the danger though Bracken House can't be ignored as he's only had three runs since arriving from Ireland won at Towcester in October. Shot In The Dark and Dazzling Rita have hinted at ability but don't look very trustworthy.
Bracken House (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Chased leader, led before 7th, headed next, chased winner, no impression when weakened to 4th before 2 out, 4th of 10, 24l behind Boomtown (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Kijivu 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 34l behind Windpfeil (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Behind outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 41l behind Breaking Bits (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Sir John 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 9th, soon behind, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Arctic Flow (9-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Jan '11, 8 ran.
Marie Deja La (FR) 4-1 (11-10) With leader, led after 3 out, blundered 2 out, ridden and headed before last, lost 2nd place and no extra run-in, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Nicky Nutjob (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Aaly 5-1 (12-0) (h) ur 2, in a race won by Master Workman (12-0) at Berk & Bucks and Staff College & 3m ptp gf in May, 15 ran.
General Girling 80-1 (10-9) In touch, ridden and hung left approaching 6th, soon beaten, tailed off, 8th of 10, 49l behind Neston Grace (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway after 8th, challenged after 3 out, 4th and weakening when hit 2 out, 7th of 10, 40l behind Titch Strider (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Billing (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 1st, headway after 6th, went 2nd 2 out, led approaching last, soon headed, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Adios Alonso (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Dazzling Rita 8-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, outpaced and lost place approaching 3 out, rallied to 4th next, kept on same pace flat, 4th of 11, 6l behind Golden Acorn (10-6) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gs in May.
Haling Park (UAE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, outpaced and no impression before next, 4th of 11, 13l behind Adios Alonso (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Bright Light 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway 10th, chasing leaders before hit 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 12, 28l behind Marico (10-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Sterling Bill (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 10, well behind Lady Bridget (10-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.