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13:50 Brighton

Celebrating 80 Years Of Colin Murphy Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 60y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,750 added
  • Winner: £5,531
  • 2nd: £1,646
  • 3rd: £823
  • 4th: £411
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.83s
  • Off Time: 13:50:38
  • 7 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Red, Mauve sash, White cap

Little Boy Blue

11 h DCD
7/2
  • Form 116-263
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 84

chased leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

2(1)
Silk - Orange, grey star
7/2
  • Form 0427-46
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 82

raced keenly tracking leaders on inside, squeezed through on inner over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home

3(4)
Silk - ORANGE and PURPLE (quartered), EMERALD GREEN sleeves and cap
4/1
  • Form 127564
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 78

slowly into stride, held up, headway towards outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home

4(2)
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue sleeves

Jack Taylor (IRE)

133 b CCD
11/2
  • Form 763234-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 77

led, pushed along and headed entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong

5(3)
Silk - Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves

Arzaak (IRE)

26 b DCD
12/1
  • Form 861-667
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 76

chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out

6(7)
Silk - Black, royal blue hollow box, white sleeves
7/1
  • Form 25728-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 74

slowly into stride and awkwardly away, headway on outside chasing leaders 4f out, weakened 2f out

7(6)
Silk - Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap

Tan

12 CD
8/1
  • Form 546807
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 73

chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Shamshon finished in front of Harry Hurricane when only fourth at Epsom last week though drops down a grade for this and has decent claims. But LITTLE BOY BLUE included a course and distance success when landing a double last summer and a recent placed effort at Bath suggests a return to winning ways is imminent. Bill Turner’s charge gets the vote while Crystal Deauville is another likely to figure with a recent outing under his belt having gone close off a higher mark over 6f here last term. Arzaak beat Jack Taylor on a couple of occasions last term and both course and distance winners are preferred to Tan.

Formwatch

Little Boy Blue 9-1 (9-7) Rearing in gate, chased leader on rail, every chance when not much room on rail briefly inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind The Daley Express (9-6) at Bath 5f hcp (4) gf in Apr.

Harry Hurricane 10-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Just That Lord (8-13) at Epsom 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Shamshon (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) In touch, pushed along and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Just That Lord (8-13) at Epsom 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Jack Taylor (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders and hung left 2f out, hung left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Black Salt (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.

Arzaak (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Difficult loading, towards rear, effort on outside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 4l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr.

Crystal Deauville (FR) 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden inside final 2f, edged left and headed over 1f out, well held in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 3/4l behind Mamillius (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp (4) gf in Apr.

Tan 9-1 (9-8) In touch, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 7th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Canford Bay (9-3) at Ripon 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.