18:10 Brighton

RDFGroup.com Celebrates 20 Successful Years Handicap (Class 5)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 213y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,727
  • 2nd: £805
  • 3rd: £403
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 9.45s
  • Off Time: 18:10:45
  • 6 Ran
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue sash, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap

Costa Filey

60 h D
  • Form 2436-13
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 74

towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out

Silk - Tan, Red sleeves, Cream cap, Red spots
  • Form 00896-3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 74

chased leader, went 4th over 1f out, soon weakened

Silk - Dark Blue, Grey hoops
  • Form 00-2232
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 73

fly leapt start, in rear, soon in touch in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd towards finish

Silk - Light Blue and Red stripes, Red cap
  • Form 240330
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 69

in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 4th entering final furlong, kept on

Silk - Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap
  • Form 628-313
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 68

chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, no chance with winner

Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond
  • Form 432337
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 65

made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well

  • Form 55546
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 58


In depth


Costa Filey has a shout dropping down a grade after a third on the Turf course at Lingfield but Yarmouth winner Royal Brave failed to cope with a 6lb rise at Goodwood last time. Spreadable and Handwoven look stuck on their current marks and, despite a string of placed efforts this year, Newton's Law hasn't gone anywhere near winning. FAIR RANGER should improve for his recent reappearance at Chepstow and it could be his turn today having tumbled down the weights at the end of last season.


Costa Filey 66-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go a never dangerous 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Stomp (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.

Fair Ranger 3-1 (9-7) Chased leader until 4f out, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind See The Storm (9-1) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.

Newton's Law (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Led field in centre of course, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, heavily eased towards finish, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Mr Win (8-8) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.

Spreadable (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 13l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Royal Brave (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Reared start, soon in touch, ridden and every chance over 2f out to 1f out, one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Dont Have It Then (9-6) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.

Handwoven (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Head to one side as stalls opened and lost 12 lengths, well in rear, headway and in touch in rear 3f out, hung left well over 1f out, soon beaten, eased inside final furlong, last of 7, 12l behind Perfect Pursuit (9-1) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.

Spinning Cobblers 25-1 (8-8) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Twin Point (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.