Magical To Work Brighton Oracle
Magical To Work Brighton Oracle
By Chris Wilson


Brighton shrewdie Magical Speedfit must have an excellent chance of regaining the winning touch back on his old stomping ground.

The George Margarson-trained seven-year-old has won five times at the complex seaside track, and appears nicely weighted for the Heineken Handicap.

Magical Speedfit has been off the boil since his head defeat of Volito last May, but is now 4lb lower for this assignment.

Although that Brighton triumph was achieved over six furlongs, the return to the minimum trip is hardly a negative given his previous winning exploits.

Margarson has been patient with the chestnut son of Bold Fact this season, having turned him out just once, when he encountered trouble in running at Yarmouth in April.

The cards will again need to fall into place on his return, however, as Magical Speedfit is only at his best when coming from off the pace.

But if everything runs smoothly, Richard Old‘s 7lb claim could come in exceedingly handy.

Red Adair might not be the pick of Richard Hannon’s juveniles at this stage, but that should not put anyone off in division two of the Dougland Maiden Auction Stakes at Salisbury.

The Redback colt holds entries in some big sprints later in the year – which seems plausible on the evidence of his debut third at Folkestone in May.

Although it took a long time for the penny to drop, Red Adair showed plenty of dash once the game was up, serving clear notice he would come on enormously for the run.

This six-furlong affair looks vastly inferior, at least on paper.

Cyrus Sod, meanwhile, deserves a little bit of attention for the ATR Royal Ascot Microsite Now Live Handicap on the Lingfield turf.

The three-year-old son of Nayef has shown potential on all four career starts and is a particularly useful animal when there is cut in the ground.

To that end, trainer’Ed Dunlop will have high hopes of a big show in Surrey.

Cyrus Sod was a decent runner-up on his last start in maiden company at Epsom, after which he finished fourth in what looked a reasonable handicap at Windsor last month.

The in-form Ryan Moore was on board on his most recent outing, so it has to be of interest he has renewed acquaintance.

Irish Symphony can strike a winning chord at Southwell’s evening meeting over jumps.

Owen Brennan’s eight-year-old mare incredulously remains winless from 18 tries over hurdles, but has not finished out of the first four on her last seven starts.

Some might suggest she would never get a better chance of ditching that unwanted statistic in the Mirror Punters Club Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.

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