15:45 Brighton Tue 25 June 2019

  • Merci Pour L'Aventure Xavier De Carniere Amateur Riders' Handicap (Class 6)
  • 1m 3f 198y, Good to Soft (Good in Places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£2,995.002nd£929.003rd£464.004th£300.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 35.69sOff time:15:51:55
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1
(2)
Ezanakt,v38
611-0OR: 64
4/1

Can hardly be said to have impressed in his recent starts folding up very quickly on his last start at Doncaster in an apprentice contest. Well handicapped on his old form but has yet to score for this yard; needs a marked revival.

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2
(8)
510-12OR: 62
10/1

Lightly-raced maiden on the Flat (0-5) who started out life in bumpers (placed in that sphere). Returns from a fair absence off her a career low mark but hard to fashion a cogent case for her on the evidence so far.

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3
(7)
510-12OR: 62
16/1

Not an easy sort to catch right although he would have a chance on his best form (well below his last winning marks). Best effort this year came on the AW (Tapeta) under today's rider; ran poorly last time, questions to answer.

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4
(12)
610-11OR: 61
10/1

Owner of a losing run that is starting to look an unenviable one; ran way below form in an amateur rider's event under the same pilot last time. Has shown some fair form in the past but not living up to market expectations this season.

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5
(11)
710-9OR: 59
12/1

Kept busy this year; now back on the same mark as when winning a 1m2f amateur event under today's rider (a top-class pilot) on the AW at Lingfield. Form since then is rather uneven (not seen to best effect last time); respected at this level.

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6
(6)
910-9OR: 59CD
7/1

Course specialist (won this race twice) who had nine course wins to his name but has looked this year as though Father Time may be catching up with him. Four consecutive lack-lustre efforts to his name; a revival is certainly needed for him.

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7
(1)
710-3OR: 53BFWS
50/1

Only modest when last seen on the Flat and continues to show little over hurdles of late (pulled up last time out). Returns after a breathing op for his first Flat run in two years; others appeal more.

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8
(4)
410-0OR: 50C
6/1

Rated much higher in the past before losing her way but is a course winner over 2f shorter; looked capable of staging a comeback judged on her last run. Got minimal assistance from the saddle last time; cheekpieces on first-time; interesting.

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9
(10)
49-10OR: 46
50/1

Yet to make any impression in handicaps with his marks sliding accordingly although he looks far from certain to take advantage of that reduction. Failed to impress over 1m here recently; now up 4f in trip, makes limited/no appeal.

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(3)
59-9OR: 45
4/1

Shows the odd glimmer of hope (did so on her penultimate outing) that she may be able to break her long losing run but given that record obviously comes with risks attached. Never better than midfield last time; needs other to underperform.

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(5)
49-9OR: 45
13/2

Still a maiden after 21 Flat starts despite the fact that she has run some sound enough races this year albeit in a lowly grade and off basement marks. Usually held up but went from the front last time; handles this track, place prospects.

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(9)
59-9OR: 45
33/1

Poor maiden who hasn't really shown signs that she is capable of changing that statistic this year having finished a modest sixth here last time over 1m2f. Now tried over 1m4f (first try at the trip); hard to see him winning this.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Roy Rocket810-43/1Full Result
T: John BerryJ: Mr R Birkett

Betting

Forecast

Seventii (4/1), Ezanak (4/1), Happy Ending (6/1), Sigrid Nansen (13/2), Roy Rocket (7/1), Rose Crown (10/1), Strictly Art (10/1), Orobas (12/1), Punkawallah (16/1), Mahna Mahna (33/1), Thunderhooves (50/1), Los Cerritos (50/1)

Verdict

A win for course icon Roy Rocket would bring the house down but the winner of this in 2018/2016 off marks of 55 and 61 looks a light of his former self this season and it the winner of this is sought in other quarters. Simon Walker’s mount always attracts support in this company so it’s to be expected that Orobas will be prominent in the market in what looks a trappy heat. Strictly Art and Sigrid Nansen can both be given chances on some of their form but neither are what you would call solid citizens. HAPPY ENDING gets a tentative vote after showing that a revival could be on the cards last time at Bath under a considerate ride back at the scene of her only win.
  1. Happy Ending
  2. Orobas
  3. Sigrid Nansen

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