Brighton

  • 16:00 Brighton Supports Racing Staff Week Handicap1m 1f 207y

  • Winner £2,782 2nd £828 3rd £414 4th £300
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 1.18s
  • Off time: 16:03:33
16:00 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crystal Tribe (IRE) 6/5
2nd Garrison Commander (IRE) 9/2
3rd Four Mile Bridge (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 0971 Pink, Grey sash Crystal Tribe (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
3 9-9 b W J Haggas Tom Marquand 66 6/52.20
2 (6) 45-9855 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Garrison Commander (IRE) 25
3 9-7 b Eve Johnson Houghton Oisin Murphy 64 9/25.50
4 (2) 5652 Maroon Osho 11
3 9-6 R Hannon S M Levey 63 11/43.75
5 (7) 0-30558 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, hooped sleeves and stars on cap Four Mile Bridge (IRE) 35
3 9-4 M D I Usher F Sweeney 61 16/117.00
6 (4) 985 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Sibylline 21
3 8-13 D M Simcock Rosie Jessop (3) 56 25/126.00
7 (5) 8990- Red, large white spots, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Maykir 287
3 8-10 Mrs A J Perrett Jason Watson 53 25/126.00
9 (1) 0444 Maroon, Yellow star, Dark Green and Maroon diabolo on sleeves, Maroon cap, Dark Green star Winter Snowdrop (IRE) 29
3 8-2 Miss J Feilden Sophie Ralston (5) 45 28/129.00
10 (10) 980-768 Purple, yellow chevron, striped sleeves and cap Iris's Spirit 97
3 8-2 A W Carroll K T O'Neill 45 40/141.00
Non runners
3 (9)7769Circle Of Stars (IRE)39-6C FellowesS Donohoe63
8 (3)90-6580Beg For Mercy38-2M J AttwaterJosephine Gordon45

Verdict

Crystal Tribe had only shown moderate form in maidens before making a successful handicap debut on Polytrack at Lingfield where he came with a late surge to win with a bit in hand. A 4lb rise looks manageable though he may not be capable of conceding 3lb to OSHO (NAP). Richard Hannon's colt, a half-brother to six winners, showed some potential in his first season and was well supported on his return at Newmarket where he stayed on strongly to finish second over a mile, conceding a stone to the winner. Garrison Commander has twice been beaten a long way when tackling 1m4f but did better over this trip at Leicester in May when Four Mile Bridge was well beaten. Circle Of Stars hails from a yard in top form and could be capable of better than he's shown to date.