Harringtons Lettings Brighton Handicap 7f 214y
- (4yo+, 7f 214y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 40.81s
- Off time: 19:00:15
|1st||5 Little Indian||9/2|
Malaysian Boleh 35
|4||133 9-7||S Dow||L Morris||67||6/1|
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 4
|6||132 9-6 v||P D Evans||D J Bates (3)||66||7/2j|
Tax Reform (IRE) 49
|4||132 9-6 b||M R Hoad||R Havlin||66||7/2j|
Skidby Mill (IRE) 21
|4||127 9-1 h||Mrs L J Mongan||Liam Jones||61||13/2|
Little Indian 9
|4||126 9-0||J R Jenkins||D Sweeney||60||9/2|
|4||123 8-11 b||Noel Quinlan||Adam Beschizza||57||10/1|
|4||121 8-9 v||P S McEntee||Oisin Murphy (3)||55||8/1|
All-weather form to the fore once again in a very trappy handicap. At least Prince Of Burma displayed solid Turf form last weekend when hunting up Reggie Bond at Haydock but he's yet to score on grass and, in general, does find getting his head in front a tough challenge. This may well be his day as he's clearly in good nick but TAX REFORM boasted some fair Irish form before joining Mark Hoad and could still be open to progress after just nine starts to date. Moreover, the best of his runs have been shown on Turf so he's taken to land a first career success. Skidby Mill is a consistent sort for the Mongans and deserves short-list inclusion along with Malaysian Boleh, who is not discounted despite top weight.
Little Indian 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, stayed on final 2f, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kasbhom (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Minimee 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide mid-division, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Athletic (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Loucal 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start, soon switched left, always in rear, 12th of 13, 13l behind Nelson Quay (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right and went 3rd 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Reggie Bond (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, staying on when not clear run and short of room near finish, 4th of 5, 1 3/4l behind Grasped (9-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol.
Tax Reform (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in touch in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 6l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Malaysian Boleh 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 5l behind Light From Mars (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar.