BOY TO BOSS BRIGHTON HEAT
Boy To Boss Brighton Heat
Boy To Boss Brighton Heat
By Nick Grant
Hereford Boy handles the Brighton contours well and can take the Read Ryan Moore Exclusively On Betfair Handicap.
Although campaigned plenty on the Lingfield and Kempton Polytracks, the eight-year-old’s occasional forays on grass have not been without success.
His losing run admittedly stretches back to January 2010 but he has been agonisingly denied more than once since then.
A close third here last month, he ran for all the world like this furlong drop in trip would see him return to winning ways.
Off the same mark here, there is no reason why he should not go close.
Lady Phill is a confident selection to build on a promising debut run here when she tackles the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Maiden Stakes.
Bill Turner’s filly was tardy from the gates, but the penny was definitely dropping close home, albeit too late to catch the front two.
Sticking with the horses-for-courses theme, Byrd In Hand hopefully has a few things going for him in the Betfair Brings You Better Value Handicap.
John Bridger‘s five-year-old is a model of consistency, which does not gain him much respite from the handicapper, but at least we can be fairly sure he will run his race, which is half the battle.
His last-time-out second came here, and showed he acts at the seaside and also on soft ground.
David Griffiths is not known for first-time two-year-old winners, so the performance of Sylvia Pankhurst on debut at Ripon on Saturday was very promising.
She is quickly turned out again by the Bawtry trainer for the Bryndley Davies Working From Maiden Auction Stakes at Musselburgh.
By Antonius Pius, who excels with early-season types, she was all at sea on coming out of the stalls at Ripon – but given it was heavy ground and her first ever race, that was to be expected.
She made relentless progress in the second half of the contest, though, and went down only by half a length.
Given the winner had a slightly troubled passage she may have been a bit flattered but nevertheless the way she got the hang of things late on suggests Sylvia Pankhurst will know what is required this time.
As she only cost 1,000 euro there will not be a long-term plan and connections will try to get their money back as soon as possible.
Michael Smith’s Nadeen has only been handed a 3lb rise for a course win over seven furlongs last month and can follow up in the’DM Hall Handicap.
The five-year-old had spent the majority of his career racing over five and six furlongs but coped supremely well with the step up to seven last time out.
He now finds himself over a mile and it may even bring about more improvement, although a slight worry would be that his best run each season tends to be his first of the campaign.
Ihtiraam, meanwhile, looks one of the more promising sorts on show at Lingfield.
She was a narrow winner at Yarmouth on her sole juvenile start and she is one to note in the totepool Handicap.
Marodima can star on an all-chase card at Hereford with victory in the Barrels “Hereford’s Local” Handicap Chase.
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