• 17:00 Sussex Newspapers Handicap5f 59y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.24s
  • Off time: 17:00:34
17:00 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocker 5/1
2nd Make My Dream 5/2
3rd Desperate Dan 17/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
4 (13) 100621 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap Rocker 15
Distance Winner
4 9-3 G L Moore G Baker 72 5/16.00
5 (7) 457403 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Cape Royal 17
Distance Winner
8 9-3 J M Bradley M Geran (5) 72 12/113.00
6 (3) 324523 Mauve, large Yellow spots and sleeves, Yellow cap, Mauve spots Make My Dream 17
Distance Winner
5 9-2 J Gallagher Jim Crowley 71 5/23.50
7 (8) 321226 Red, White disc and sleeves, White cap, Red spots Matterofact (IRE) 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 M S Saunders T G McLaughlin 70 10/34.33
8 (5) 116012 White, Red star, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Desperate Dan 17
Distance Winner
7 9-1 b A B Haynes P Nolan (7) 70 17/29.50
9 (2) 334023 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Hart of Gold 53
4 8-12 R Harris L P Keniry 67 11/26.50
10 (14) 624610 Black, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Black armlets Azygous 17
Distance Winner
5 8-8 v1 J Akehurst S Carson 63 16/117.00
12 (6) 383930 Emerald Green and Mauve diabolo, Mauve cap, Emerald Green diamonds Kalligal 15
3 8-7 R Ingram R Havlin 62 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (4)118890What Do You Know59-4A M HalesNicol Polli73
2 (11)020662Digital119-4M R ChannonA Culhane73
3 (1)979778Classic Encounter (IRE)59-3D M SimcockR Hughes72
11 (10)404732Trinculo (IRE)118-8R Harris63
13 (9)857262Pic Up Sticks98-6B G PowellCatherine Gannon61
14 (12)740680Fly Time48-4T T ClementJ F McDonald35


A tight handicap to close the card and MATTEROFACT is nominated over the likes of Desperate Dan and Azygous. Gary Moore seems to know how to get the best out of ROCKERand he won well when beating Matterofact last time. However, on these terms our selection should reverse the form today, especially as he has a better draw. Desperate Dan has been in good form of late and he gets on well with his young pilot. He will need to be produced fast and late to win this, but he is in good heart and he should be in the mix. Pick Up Sticks ran well here last time, while Azygous is better than he showed in that race. Digital wins in his turn and he can't be ruled out, but in a race where many have some sort of a chance, we will pick Matterofact to lead them home.