• 16:00 NFU Mutual Brighton & Hove Handicap1m 1f 209y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 5.25s
  • Off time: 16:00:19
16:00 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ana Shababiya (IRE) 8/1
2nd Whitby Jet (IRE) 8/1
3rd Bennelong 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 375352 Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Whitby Jet (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-10 E F Vaughan Hector Crouch (7) 70 8/19.00
2 (3) 304359 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap Ana Shababiya (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
4 9-6 I Mohammed T P Queally 66 8/19.00
3 (5) 120674 Purple, Yellow sash, Emerald Green cap Minstrel Lad 17
Distance Winner
6 9-4 Mrs L Pearce Simon Pearce (3) 64 8/19.00
4 (7) 565314 Maroon, emerald green stars, sleeves and star on cap Bennelong 16
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 b L Carter A Quinn 64 10/111.00
5 (1) 8-64223 Purple, Red star, Red cap Light Of Asia (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 b1 E A L Dunlop R L Moore 70 9/43.25
6 (6) 6-4474 PINK and GREY diamonds, PINK cap Darting 58
3 9-1 h A M Balding R Hughes 68 9/43.25
7 (4) 551246- Royal Blue, White triple diamond, Red sleeves, White cap Lexington Blue 116
4 9-0 J W Mullins S J Drowne 60 40/141.00
8 (8) 6-54646 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Alphabetique 31
3 8-13 P W Chapple-Hyam R Havlin 66 12/113.00


Light Of Asia went to Ffos Las with what looked a favourite's chance after two fine runs over a mile but didn't appear to handle the soft ground or the longer trip. Bennelong rarely runs on Turf these days and is better on Polytrack though rated the same. Whitby Jet hasn't won on Turf for three years so it's MINSTREL LAD who is given the nod. He likes a bit of cut in the ground so connections will be hoping it doesn't dry up and he wasn't beaten far over this trip on soft going at Newmarket last time. Darting faded in the closing stages when tackling this trip for the first time at Nottingham but has been given a chance by the assessor and looks a threat. Alphabetique failed to stay 1m4f last time and is better judged on earlier efforts over this trip.