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14:30 Brighton

Tom Aldridge Is Never 70 Handicap (Class 6)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f 209y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,400 added
  • Winner: £1,554
  • 2nd: £462
  • 3rd: £231
  • 4th: £115
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 6.04s
  • Off Time: 14:30:34
  • 6 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Red, purple spots, red sleeves and cap
  • Form 8807
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 60

close up, ridden 3f out, plugged on to go poor 3rd inside final furlong

2(5)
Silk - Maroon and light blue (quartered), striped sleeves
14/1
  • Form 785
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 55

steadied start, keen, headway to track leader after 2f until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened

3(7)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0-5012
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 54

tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon pressed and edged right, driven and headed inside final furlong

4(3)
Silk - red, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, black diamond

Shianda

23 b
2/1
  • Form 0-9543
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 52

held up in rear, headway to press leader over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on

5(2)
Silk - White, large Dark Green spots, White sleeves, Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap
13/2
  • Form 804346
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 51

flashed tail throughout, led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(6)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, yellow cap
18/1
  • Form 880-646
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 45

in rear, never a factor

6(4)
NR
  • Form 59-653
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 51

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Stepping up in trip suited ROSE AURORA at Bath last month and the Marcus Tregoning-trained filly is a solid option to land Brighton's opening contest; Shianda tops the BHA ratings, so obviously merits respect, while Lady Of Garmoran won over a mile on her penultimate start and has a likeable attitude. As a front-runner, the last named does face a stiff test as she tries 10f for the first time in public, though. Stamina isn't so much of an issue with Shianda, as the daughter of Kyllachy has already been tried over 1m 4f - admittedly without success at this stage. However, she is still relatively unexposed and, assuming she responds kindly to wearing blinkers for the first time, the mount of Jamie Spencer will be a big threat to the selection. However, Rose Aurora seemed ideally suited by a sterner test to her constitution last time out and, given her trainer's eye for an opening, this may be an ideal stage for Tregoning's filly to get off the mark.

Formwatch

Blue Zealot (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always in rear, 7th of 10, 10l behind Avon Lady (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.

Barberhoney 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, progress to mid-division 5f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 10, 11l behind Akhmatova (8-10) at Windsor 1m Maiden Fillies Stakes (3-5yo) (5) gf in Jun.

Lady Of Garmoran (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Led until narrowly headed 2f out, stayed challenging and rallied stongly near finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Gee Major (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.

Shianda 4-1 (8-10) Held up, effort on outer over 2f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Explorator (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.

Miss Whippy 14-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Seattle Speight (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.

Vadition (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Close up, effort on outside 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Celestial Girl (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.

Rose Aurora 11-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chased winner over 2f out until 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sandy Shaw (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.