April 22 / 17.45 Brighton

17.45

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  • Prize money: £3402.1
  • 0m 6f 210y
  • Class 6
  • 12 runners
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Runners: 12 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

Form: 4424-6 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
2-35 with both wins coming on good ground at Chepstow (6f/7f) last summer; didn't run badly on her return from 198 days off at Lingfield (7f, AW) four weeks ago and each-way claims if building on that.
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8th

12

(11)

25th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 5

16:55 Wolverhampton (AW)

Diamond Cottage

9st 2lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

0-10 on AW but has C&D form; three 7f wins at Brighton this year, one from the front, but not in much form of late and guesswork involved as to whether she can pick up again this autumn.

33/1

11th

15

(4)

16th Sep 2023

Good

0m 5f 160y

Class 2

16:00 Bath

Diamond Cottage

8st 6lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Malcolm Saunders

Three 7f wins at Brighton to her name this season; has gone off the boil more recently and others have more pressing claims.

33/1

11th

1

(13)

24th Aug 2023

Good

1m 0f 14y

Class 6

16:30 Chepstow

Diamond Cottage

10st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Malcolm Saunders

prominent, weakened from over 2f out

25/1

Form: 678-40

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Improved on previous efforts when a close fourth of 12 in a 0-50 classified event at Lingfield (1m, AW) in January, but ran poorly in a similar event back there three weeks later; still unexposed, but does have something to prove on turf debut.
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13

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

15:40 Lingfield (AW)

No Turning Back

8st 11lb

T: Pat Phelan

6th

3

27th Oct 2023

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

15:05 Lingfield (AW)

No Turning Back

9st 8lb

T: Pat Phelan

Related to several winners for her yard; has duly shown clear signs that she's up to winning an ordinary race, keeping-on second over 7f here most recently; could well go one better off same mark.

2/1

2nd

3

(2)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:55 Lingfield (AW)

No Turning Back

9st 7lb

J: Paddy Bradley

T: Pat Phelan

taken down early

4/1

OUR TIP

10/1

Form: -44969 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 54

Form & Verdict
Veteran who has winning form over C&D and now 10lb below his last winning mark, but losing run is up to 14 and he will need to better his recent efforts on the AW if he is to regain the winning thread; cheekpieces return; stable also runs Sapphire's Moon.
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9th

9

(10)

9th Oct 2023

Standard

0m 7f 36y

Class 6

20:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Madrinho

8st 13lb

J: Alistair Rawlinson

T: Tony Carroll

Almost two years since he won and is knocking on now but he remains pretty consistent for his age; has won a couple of times round here and, while he'll need luck if dropped in as usual from a wide stall, he remains capable back in headgear.

7/1

7th

6

(10)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

16:45 Brighton

Madrinho

9st 6lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Tony Carroll

Getting long in the tooth now and hasn't won for a while but chased home Reel Power in C&D classified race in July and was close second to He's Our Star in that grade over 7f here last month; probably won't be far away.

15/2

2nd

4

(7)

10th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:30 Brighton

Madrinho

9st 8lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and went second final 110yds, kept on well towards finish

7/1

Form: 7-6666 CD

Last run: 52 days

W: 9st 0lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
Sole success in 24 starts came in a 0-50 classified event over C&D (good to firm) last August; unplaced in all nine starts since, but still an each-way shout given she is proven on the track.
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5

(10)

21st Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:20 Lingfield

Sapphires Moon

9st 7lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Tony Carroll

Best effort this year when going close in Chepstow handicap (7f, good) three starts ago; record is just 1-32 but she has possibilities if taking well to first-time hood; sole win came at classified level.

10/1

6th

9

(9)

10th Aug 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:30 Brighton

Sapphires Moon

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, prominent, pushed along and led 2f out, edged left 1f out, headed final 110yds, soon no extra

10/1

5th

8

(5)

28th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

19:55 Chepstow

Sapphires Moon

8st 9lb

J: William Carson

T: Tony Carroll

Best run for a while when only just missing out over C&D (good) last week and, while a strike-rate of 1-30 is naturally worrying, she won't be far away with something similar.

3/1

16/1

Form: 133779 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 48

Form & Verdict
Appreciated the drop in class when winning a 0-50 classified event at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) in January, but form has regressed since; plenty to prove back on turf (beaten a long way in both starts on grass as a 3yo).
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9th

7

(2)

16th May 2023

Good To Soft

0m 7f 16y

Class 6

16:55 Chepstow

Won Love

9st 1lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Mark Loughnane

Recent AW efforts were not his best and his first run on turf for a while 24 days ago was only okay.

8/1

6

(7)

3rd May 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

20:10 Brighton

Won Love

9st 3lb

J: Stefano Cherchi

T: Mark Loughnane

5th

8

(12)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:45 Brighton

Won Love

9st 3lb

J: George Rooke

T: Mark Loughnane

Appreciated the drop in class when winning a 0-50 classified event at Wolverhampton (7f, AW) in January, but form has regressed since; plenty to prove back on turf (beaten a long way in both starts on grass as a 3yo).

16/1

Form: 4-6185 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 9st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Las two wins have come at Lingfield (1m, AW), but his record in six starts here last year read 224244 and he does have winning form over C&D; didn't run badly when beaten just over 2l into fifth of 13 at Newcastle (7f, AW) last time and although further proably suits him better now, he has to be considered.
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9th

3

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 6

19:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 9lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Bit of a mixed bag since returning last month and 3lb higher than for the last leg of a Brighton hat-trick (1m) in the middle of last year; has winning form over C&D, but usually seen over shorter these days; others are more convincing.

14/1

9th

7

(4)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:47 Lingfield (AW)

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 7lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

dwelt start, in rear

3/1

2nd

10

(3)

24th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:45 Lingfield (AW)

Rivas Rob Roy

9st 3lb

J: Rhys Clutterbuck

T: John Gallagher

Prolific winner down the years, including a Brighton hat-trick last summer; didn't run badly at Kempton three weeks ago but below his best last time; others appeal more.

20/1

14/1

Form: 5-0540

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 45

Form & Verdict
1-25 and although her fourth of eight at Lingfield (7f, AW) on her penultimate start was encouraging, she didn't back it up back there last time when over 7l behind Ballybaymoonshiner; others preferred.
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3rd

8

(11)

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 215y

Class 6

13:35 Brighton

Heers Sadie

9st 5lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Julia Feilden

held up in rear, switched to near side over 3f out, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on

8/1

2nd

7

(2)

18th Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

16:45 Brighton

Heers Sadie

8st 13lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Julia Feilden

Returned to form with two C&D wins (both on good to firm; also has form on soft) in June/July, the latter off today's mark, but has not been at the same level lately and her tendency to race too freely is always a worry.

10/1

3rd

6

(5)

4th Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

17:20 Brighton

Heers Sadie

8st 6lb

J: Aidan Keeley

T: Julia Feilden

Doesn't help herself by tending to race too freely but returned to form with two C&D wins on good to firm in June/July and was second off mark 1lb higher than today's over C&D last month; below form over 1m here a fortnight ago but no surprise if she quickly bounces back.

5/1

Form: 232310

Last run: 28 days

W: 9st 8lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 53

Form & Verdict
Won a 0-50 classified event at Wolverhampton (9.5f, AW) last month, but finished tailed off back there (8.6f) seven days later; returns to turf for the first time since September 2021 (showed some ability on grass that season), but not quite sure what to expect.
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9th

7

15th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 3f 23y

Class 6

16:53 Southwell (AW)

Twistaline

9st 8lb

J: Luke Morris

T: Michael Appleby

Suited by this surface and has had a good winter on the whole; yet to race beyond 9.5f; wasn't as effective at Lingfield (1m, Polytrack) latest but she is not ruled out now trying this new trip back at this track.

10/1

5th

1

(2)

4th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 6

13:00 Lingfield (AW)

Twistaline

9st 7lb

J: Harry Davies

T: Michael Appleby

slowly into stride, towards rear

11/4

Form: 2-4322 BF

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 51

Form & Verdict
Now 0-15, but has made the frame in all five starts on the AW since returning in December, finishing runner-up at Lingfield (7f) the last twice; a player if able to maintain his recent form on only this second go on turf.
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1st

3

(9)

29th Feb 2024

Standard

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Ballybaymoonshiner

9st 9lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Murty McGrath

Allowed an easy lead when finally off the mark over this trip at Kempton on penultimate run; below that level back over a mile last time and may again find one or two too good.

9/2

5th

5

(2)

7th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Kempton (AW)

Ballybaymoonshiner

9st 6lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Murty McGrath

Made all in 7f classified contest here (7f) last month on return from layoff, opening his account at the 17th attempt; consistent in the main and has form over 1m; solid contender.

5/1

1st

2

(3)

10th Jan 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Ballybaymoonshiner

9st 9lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Murty McGrath

Absent since a disappointing turf effort last April; very consistent on AW last winter/spring and has shown he can go well fresh; still a maiden but has clear possibilities back in this sphere.

5/1

20/1

Form: 19000- D

Last run: 184 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 50

Form & Verdict
Two wins on the AW (7f/1m) in the middle of last year, but well beaten in four subsequent starts on AW/turf; off six months and although he can go well fresh, he has enough to prove for the time being.
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10th

7

(1)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:45 Brighton

Four Feet

9st 5lb

J: Laura Coughlan

T: Henry Candy

Two wins on the AW (7f/1m) in the middle of last year, but well beaten in four subsequent starts on AW/turf; off six months and although he can go well fresh, he has enough to prove for the time being.

20/1

11th

9

(7)

20th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 13y

Class 6

17:25 Southwell (AW)

Four Feet

9st 6lb

J: Dane O’Neill

T: Henry Candy

prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

25/1

25/1

Form: 434-97

Last run: 64 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 52

Form & Verdict
0-6 and having undergone wind surgery and changed stables he has finished out of the frame in two handicaps on the AW since returning in January; return to turf may help, but still has a bit to prove.
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11th

4

(5)

22nd Apr 2023

Good

0m 6f 210y

Class 6

17:45 Brighton

Jack Leslie

9st 7lb

J: Pat Cosgrave

T: Pat Murphy

0-6 and having undergone wind surgery and changed stables he has finished out of the frame in two handicaps on the AW since returning in January; return to turf may help, but still has a bit to prove.

25/1

7th

2

(9)

17th Feb 2023

Standard

0m 7f 1y

Class 6

13:50 Lingfield (AW)

Jack Leslie

9st 9lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Pat Murphy

prominent

25/1

9th

10

(11)

28th Jan 2023

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 6

13:43 Lingfield (AW)

Jack Leslie

9st 1lb

J: Joshua Bryan

T: Pat Murphy

Has run just four times and may have untapped potential; now returns from a second wind operation, having left Henry Candy since fourth of eighth in a Bath maiden (5.7f) last spring; worth market check on handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 0765-6

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 47

Form & Verdict
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7th

4

(5)

17th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:45 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 6lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, in touch with leaders on outer

5/1

2nd

4

(6)

16th Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

15:40 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 8lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

7f turf winner who put up his best effort since then when scoring over C&D in a classified contest latest; he's back up 2lb and in a handicap, which evidence suggests may prove a challenge.

4/1

1st

8

(11)

2nd Jan 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 6

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Romanovich

9st 9lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: John O’Shea

took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 2f out, soon pushed along and went clear, ridden over 1f out, much reduced lead inside final furlong, always doing enough

12/1

Non-runners

Romanovich

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Payout
Straight Forecast £65.19
Tricast £640.84

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Rivas Rob Roy

The Times:

Sapphire's Moon

Telegraph:

Ballybaymoonshiner

POSTDATA:

Twistaline

WEST COUNTRY:

Diamond Cottage

Daily Mail:

Sapphire's Moon

The Star:

Ballybaymoonshiner

RP Ratings:

Rivas Rob Roy

The Guardian:

Rivas Rob Roy

D Express:

Rivas Rob Roy

Daily Mirror:

Rivas Rob Roy

The Sun:

Rivas Rob Roy

Daily Record:

Rivas Rob Roy