Brighton

  • 16:20 Champions League In-Play At BetVictor.com Handicap1m 3f 196y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.39s
  • Off time: 16:21:24
16:20 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Critical Point 5/1
2nd Blue Dune 5/1
3rd Sweet Liberta (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 48-0221 Royal Blue, Pink stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink cap Locum 35
Distance Winner
7 9-12 M H Tompkins Jim Crowley 60 4/15.00
2 (4) 470-176 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Sommersturm (GER) 68
Distance Winner
8 9-10 B Curley T P Queally 58 20/121.00
3 (2) 903166 Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Chapter Nine (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
6 9-5 p J W Mullins R Hughes 53 7/24.50
4 (5) 97706 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Blue Dune 14
3 8-12 M Johnston N Callan 54 5/16.00
5 (7) 895642 White, Emerald Green hoops, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Sweet Liberta (IRE) 11
3 8-11 h A M Balding Daniel Muscutt (7) 53 11/43.75
6 (3) 039164 Red and Royal Blue (halved), sleeves reversed, Red and Royal Blue check cap Critical Point 10
3 8-9 b Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 51 5/16.00
7 (8) 6-80860 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, Royal Blue cap Fight (IRE) 45
3 8-8 J R Best Hayley Turner 50 20/121.00
8 (1) 0-70860 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Choisirez (IRE) 12
3 8-4 vt P D Evans Catherine Gannon 45 33/134.00

Verdict

LOCUM beat higher-rated rivals than he faces here in a seller at Wolverhampton last month. Mark Tompkins' charge can follow up with a similar effort. Sommersturm is 10lb higher than when scoring on the Polytrack back in January and Chapter Nine is on an 8lb higher mark than when winning at Bath last month. Sweet Liberta posted a better effort at Kempton last time and should be thereabouts, however, and Blue Dune may finish closer as her breeding suggests she'll appreciate today's step up in distance.