• 19:25 Hilton Brighton Metropole Supports Sussex Crimestoppers Handicap6f 209y

  • Winner £4,075 2nd £1,213 3rd £606 4th £303
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.57s
  • Off time: 19:30:12
19:25 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st April Fool 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 106312 White, black stars, striped sleeves and stars on cap April Fool 27
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 9-7 b R Harris D E Egan (7) 82 11/43.75
2 (1) 422414- Pink and black (quartered), pink sleeves, black armlets Flameoftheforest (IRE) 174
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 p E De Giles L P Keniry 81 85/403.12
3 (2) 20580-0 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Rigolleto (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-5 M R Channon Martin Harley 80 5/23.50
4 (4) 316258- ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Midnight Feast 210
4 9-2 Eve Johnson Houghton N Callan 77 7/24.50


April Fool has won twice on the all-weather this year but although he's scored five times on turf previously, today's going could prove a problem and RIGOLLETO is preferred. The latter finished runner-up at Sandown the last time he encountered soft ground and a repeat of that form off a 5lb lower mark today would be good enough to land this. Flameoftheforest is another who will handle the underfoot conditions, though he's 6lb higher than October's win at Newcastle for today's reappearance, while Midnight Feast will need to improve on his comeback if he's to get involved.