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17:00 Brighton

Rina Tairo Jewellery Brighton Belle Lady Riders' Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 209y
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 3.53s
  • Off Time: 17:01:13
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
11/4
  • Form 611248
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 67

held up towards rear, headway from 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, driven out

2(3)
Silk - Orange, Black chevron
12/1
  • Form 341709
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 70

tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon faded

3(10)
Silk - Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 500087
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 70

mid-division, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon challenged, hard ridden and headed towards finish

4(11)
Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap

Western Roots

62 DCD
16/1
  • Form 0-21300
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 64

tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened

5(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
13/2
  • Form 536-764
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 65

unseated rider leaving stalls

6(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, Red hoops, Red and Royal Blue halved sleeves
9/4
  • Form 628235
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 58

held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on well under pressure, never nearer

7(5)
Silk - Maroon, Grey star, armlets and star on cap
14/1
  • Form 782508
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 57

pulled hard towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms

8(4)
Silk - White, Red diamond, Light Blue sleeves and cap
  • Form 593070
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 55

led and raced keenly, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

9(9)
Silk - Beige, Red seams, Emerald Green sleeves, Red seams, Red cap
16/1
  • Form 5588-56
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 53

behind, detached over 4f out, soon eased

10(7)
Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap
  • Form 161600
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 50

held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression

12(8)
Silk - Dark Green, Orange stripe
  • Form 099-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 50

in touch, lost place over 3f out

11(12)
NR
  • Form 0-8175
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

WESTERN ROOTS is our idea of the most likely winner with Theocritus and Solent Ridge also on the shortlist. The eight-year-old has had a short break after a busy spring campaign but he has gone well fresh so backers should not be unduly concerned. Best when allowed a soft lead, he could prove difficult to peg back if the other riders are not awake to the dangers. Theocritus was highly rated when trained in Ireland. Regrettably, he does have severe problems with bursting blood vessels so any innate ability is invariably compromised by the likelihood of the problem occurring again. Solent Ridge has one of the more experienced jockeys on board and having raced off marks in the high 80s a season ago, there is a cogent argument to suggest that he could be well handicapped at present. Granny McPhee is a moderate maiden. Her recent effort at Redcar entitles her to some consideration in this line up. Silver Blue is a course and distance scorer. He would have made more appeal had he not ran so badly at Chepstow on his most recent start, but the headgear that accompanied it has been removed. Julia Fielden was an accomplished amateur rider and she has made a habit of landing these races now in the training ranks. Strike Force seems happy enough on the likely going and regularly manages to make the frame. However, her rider is far from the most polished in a finish. Western Roots is selected.

Formwatch

Theocritus (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, tracked leaders on outer over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Agilete (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.

Solent Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leader 5f, weakened over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Cruikadyke (9-3) at Salisbury 1m (5) gf in Jul.

Eastern Gift 10-1 (9-6) Raced far side, mid-division, ridden and headdway over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind Northern Jem (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.

Western Roots 14-1 (10-13) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to chase leaders, joined leader 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 28l behind Addwaitya (11-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.

Granny McPhee 17-2 (8-9) With leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Ishiadancer (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.

Strike Force 4-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Penang Cinta (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.

Artreju (GER) 50-1 (10-1) Took keen hold, raced wide towards rear, no real headway final 2f, 8th of 15, 13l behind Recession Proof (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

It's My Day (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, towards rear, no chance when hung badly left from over 2f out, 12th of 15, 27l behind Diktalina (8-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Jul.

Silver Blue (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 29l behind Beautiful Breeze (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.

Corlough Mountain 16-1 (9-11) Never reached beyond mid-division, 10th of 16, 12l behind Shaded Edge (10-7) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.

Shape Shifter (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Beaten halfway, 9th of 10, 21l behind Nashmiah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug '08.

Jeronimo Joe 14-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, good headway on outside from over 3f out, driven and went 2nd briefly 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 4l behind King's Chorister (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gd in Jul.