EF Language Travel Brighton Handicap 6f 209y
- (3yo, 6f 209y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £2,045 2nd £604 3rd £302
- Going: Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 23.44s
- Off time: 20:35:13
|1st||8 Just Isla||10/11f|
|2nd||1 Speedfit Boy||½||7/1|
Speedfit Boy (IRE) 43
|3||133 9-7||G G Margarson||N Callan||60||7/1|
|3||131 9-5 v||Tom Dascombe||R Kingscote||58||11/4|
Princess Cammie (IRE) 9
|3||129 9-3 p||J J Bridger||K T O'Neill||56||6/1|
Forceful Flame 51
|3||128 9-2||R Eddery||N Mackay||55||22/1|
Just Isla (ex6) 7
|3||124 8-12 p||P J Makin||S Sanders||45||10/11f|
|3||119 8-7||B G Powell||Daniel Muscutt (7)||45||33/1|
||3||96||J A Osborne||F Sweeney||59||NR|
||3||91||D J Coakley||Non Runner||54||NR|
||3||91 v||M D I Usher||R Havlin||54||NR|
The vast majority of these are hard to fancy but JUST ISLA is the exception. She scored over track and trip last week and it would be no surprise if Peter Makin's filly can defy a penalty in this similar company. Black Truffle has won twice over today's distance on the Polytrack this year and may improve on only his fourth start on Turf but it's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder. Princess Cammie may prove the best of those as she returns to 7f.
Is This Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Macaabra (9-12) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun.
Indigo Moon 6-1 (9-3) Led unti 2f out, chased leading pair, until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 13l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Black Truffle (FR) 5-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, not clearest of runs approaching final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 7l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Just Isla 3-1fav (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, edged left towards finish, stayed on, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm beating Squirrel Wood (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Speedfit Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Black Dave (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Pippy 9-2 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Princess Cammie (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased winner until ridden inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bapak Muda (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol.
Jackpot 50-1 (8-5) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Gypsy Rider (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Forceful Flame 40-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 19l behind Alhaarth Beauty (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.