• 15:30 John Smith's Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy Handicap7f 214y

  • Winner £8,050 2nd £2,413 3rd £1,208 4th £602
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.83s
  • Off time: 15:30:51
15:30 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 8/1
1st= Licence To Till (USA) 3/1
3rd= Musical Script (USA) 22/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 220670 MAROON, GOLD sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Pegasus Again (USA) 11
Distance Winner
5 9-10 p R Mills T P Queally 80 12/113.00
3 (10) 171451 Black, Yellow hoops, Yellow and Black diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Very Well Red 17
Distance Winner
7 9-5 P W Hiatt S W Kelly 75 16/117.00
4 (3) 978942 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Cheam Forever (USA) 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 R Charlton S J Drowne 72 7/18.00
6 (9) 326210 White, white sleeves, white cap, pink star Eastern Gift 19
Distance Winner
5 9-2 Miss Gay Kelleway Declan Cannon (5) 72 20/121.00
7 (14) 234343 Pink and Dark Blue stripes, Dark Blue and Pink diabolo on sleeves, Pink cap Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
4 9-1 v C R Dore Hayley Turner 71 8/19.00
8 (6) 56-1333 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Countess (IRE) 31
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 Miss J Feilden Catherine Gannon 70 7/18.00
9 (12) 3-50832 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 6
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Johnston K Fallon 77 3/14.00
10 (5) 20-9762 White, Mauve chevrons, White cap, Mauve star Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 6
4 8-12 v P Phelan I Mongan 68 14/115.00
11 (4) 03-0470 Black, Royal Blue epaulets, Royal Blue cap Twilight Star (IRE) 13
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 8-11 p1 R A Teal J P Fahy (5) 67 12/113.00
12 (13) 507811 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap Kipchak (IRE) 4
Distance Winner
5 8-7 p C R Dore L P Keniry 63 13/27.50
14 (8) 613659 Black, Pink cross belts, armlets and star on cap Musical Script (USA) 13
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-2 b Mouse Hamilton-fairley Andrea Atzeni 58 22/123.00
15 (1) 417138 Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap Inquisitress 4
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 7-12 J J Bridger N Chalmers (ex4) 54 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (15)558486Kavachi (IRE)79-8G L MooreR L Moore78
5 (7)156683Buxton69-2R IngramS Sanders72
13 (11)480-51Al Joza38-6C E BrittainNon Runner69


Older horses towards the top end of the handicap have dominated this prize and KAVACHI, Cheam Forever and Licence To Till may be the three to concentrate on. Kavachi is not ideally drawn but he's usually held-up so it may not inconvenience him as much as it would some of his opponents and, whilst he will need plenty of luck in running, he's far too well handicapped to ignore having shown signs of a return to form at Goodwood. An each-way interest looks best as Cheam Forever looks poised to run a big race from the three box having been well backed at Pontefract last time; he made a bold bid to make every yard and this course and distance winner won't be easy to pass. Licence To Till represents last year's successful trainer and looks well-in here having returned to form at Epsom over a trip that might have stretched him but his draw is not ideal for one that likes to race prominently. Eastern Gift is another with possibilities whilst the regally bred Al Joza battled on well to beat a subsequent winner at Windsor and has to be feared but is another that could be undone by the draw. Kavachi is drawn even higher but Ryan Moore is fancied to weave his way through the pack and pounce close home.