15:30 Brighton Thu 9 August 2018
- Visit marathonbet.co.uk Brighton Challenge Handicap (Class 4)
- 1m 3f 198y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Has three wins to his name at this venue but hasn't been in fomr this term and despite being given a chance by the handicapper he needs to show more before weighing in. Worth a market check though, just in case.
19-race maiden, but has been placed eight times and wasn't beaten far at either Windsor or Epsom earlier this summer. Poor effort over hurdles latest but isn't without a chance if on his game in first-time cheekpieces.
Runner-up here on his only previous visit, he won at Chepstow in May bit hasn't gone on from that effort and has run modestly on his two subsequent starts. Eased 1lb and decent apprentice claims 7lb so handicapped to run well if back on song.
Represents last year's winning yard which, as ever, is in flying form. Won over this trip at Doncaster and Goodwood this season and takes on older horses here. Handicapped to go close if he handles the track.
5lb higher than Newmarket win on penultimate start and appeared not to see out the 1m6f ay Haydock last time. Return to this trip will help and has looked progressive this year so has a leading chance.
Maiden who showed fair form for John Gosden in first four starts and ran satisfactorily for current yard this winter. Poor form though in four runs on turf since then and the jury is out for the time being.
Placed seven times from 12 starts but still to place his head in front where it matters most. Gets weight all round and promising claimer takes another 7lb off so should be thereabouts once again.
Last Year's Winner
|9||Curlew River||3||9-10||4/1||Full Result|
|T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning|
Ashington (7/4), Cheeky Rascal (2/1), Dr Richard Kimble (9/2), The Otmoor Poet (13/2), Whinging Willie (16/1), River Dart (18/1), Henry Croft (50/1)
- Dr Richard Kimble
- River Dart
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