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Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Brighton Mile Challenge Handicap (For the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy)

  • Prize money: £10808.2
  • 0m 7f 216y
  • Class 4
  • 13 runners
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Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Brighton Mile Challenge Handicap (For the Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy)

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

20/1 (Won)

Form: 865537 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict

Suggested he might be ready to capitalise upon some help from the handicapper when dead-heating for third at Chepstow (7f, good to soft) last month but disappointed over 1m there 12 days ago; others have more appealing profiles.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

12

(7)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 3

14:40 Lingfield (AW)

Shoot To Kill

8st 11lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Adrian McGuinness

Eight wins (two over C&D) when trained in Britain; started off for Adrian McGuinness with two very respectable fifths at Dundalk (1m) this month but will need to find something extra to land this prize.

16/1

5th

4

(2)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Shoot To Kill

9st 8lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Adrian McGuinness

Four-time polytrack winner in Britain; well-backed on yard debut over C&D a fortnight ago, tiring late on when reportedly lugging left; should come on for that so can't rule out.

7/1

5/1

Form: 2-0743

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 77

Form & Verdict

A maiden after eight runs but has worked his way back into form this summer and shaped very much as though ready for another crack at 1m when staying on well for third at Epsom (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago.

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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

(3)

21st Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

14:40 Brighton

Cobalt Blue

9st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Roger Varian

Inconsistent nine-race maiden but he's been placed in last two starts and hit a personal best with his close call in a C&D handicap (good) 12 days ago; just about sets the standard on that form and he's a key player back in a maiden.

7/4

2nd

9

(13)

9th Aug 2023

Good

0m 7f 216y

Class 4

16:30 Brighton

Cobalt Blue

9st 6lb

J: Jack Mitchell

T: Roger Varian

A maiden after eight runs but has worked his way back into form this summer and shaped very much as though ready for another crack at 1m when staying on well for third at Epsom (7f, good to firm) three weeks ago.

5/1

3rd
12 (11)
Otago

14/1

Form: 218844 C

Last run: 9 days

W: 9st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 65

Form & Verdict

Dual 7f course winner, more recently off today's mark in April; returns here after two perfectly respectable efforts last month and seems to stay 1m fairly well but, nevertheless, he'd appeal more over a furlong shorter.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

3

(6)

1st May 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 6

19:15 Brighton

Otago

9st 8lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

towards rear

4/1

5th

6

(5)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Otago

9st 0lb

J: Charlie Bennett

T: Jim Boyle

dwelt start, towards rear

12/1

Form: 129360

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Well beaten after racing too freely at York recently and now 0-9 on turf but his third off 2lb higher at Goodwood (1m1f, good to firm) in June was a good effort, and he ran a big race when second in this event last year; each-way claims at least.

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Verdict Starting price

8th

4

(1)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 7lb

J: Hollie Doyle

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose last five starts have been over 8.6f here, winning twice; not at his best in his last two outings, but he may appreciate going back up in trip having scored over course and distance off 1lb higher a year ago; high on the list.

15/2

5th

8

(1)

16th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

20:15 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

9st 4lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Heather Main

Handy sort whose four wins have all come here, the latest over this trip last month where he made it 2-2 under Billy Loughnane; not so good in an amateur riders' event back here six days ago and he needs to put that performance behind him.

7/1

5th

2

(1)

10th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

English Spirit

11st 2lb

J: Mr Henry Main

T: Heather Main

started quickly, led early, soon headed and prominent

2/1

Form: 573637 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict

Keen-going front-runner; well beaten after going off too hard in first-time visor (now removed) at Ascot (7f) recently but ran well when third there (1m, good) in July and has slipped to a good mark; could have a say.

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2nd

1

12th May 2024

Good To Soft

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

14:05 Plumpton

Global Esteem

11st 4lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner who has run three times over hurdles; has shown some promise the last twice (2m, good) and, while he failed to threaten either time, he's a leading form contender in today's company.

7/4

3rd

3

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 53y

Class 4

14:00 Hereford

Global Esteem

11st 0lb

J: Liam Harrison

T: Fergal O’Brien

Five-time Flat winner at 7f/1m; outran his 100-1 odds at Kempton (2m, good; finished fourth) this month on second attempt over hurdles; could go well again, provided the surface doesn't turn testing.

7/1

10/1

Form: 753715 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Dual C&D winner, more recently last month; not seen to same effect at Epsom three weeks ago but the return to this track is an obvious plus and remains on a workable mark.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

3

(4)

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 6

19:45 Bath

Darvel

9st 9lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Patrick Chamings

took keen hold, prominent, led 3f out, ridden and went clear over 2f out, kept on, comfortably

10/1

9th

5

(10)

23rd Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 0f 31y

Class 5

15:55 Windsor

Darvel

9st 9lb

J: David Probert

T: Patrick Chamings

Fine on this ground, as when a clear second to a progressive winner off today's mark three weeks ago; often makes the running and it's hard to find any negatives, so he needs considering.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 10-811 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Bang-in-form 5yo who bids to complete a hat-trick after wins at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good); could plausibly have more improvement to come if suited by this quirky track; one to consider.

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Verdict Starting price

4th

6

(4)

28th Apr 2024

Good

1m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:30 Bath

Youarenotforgiven

9st 3lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tony Carroll

Won two handicaps (7f and 1m) last summer but he wasn't in the same form in his final two runs in 2023; he'll need a career best to take this on his return from an eight-month layoff.

16/1

7th

9

(11)

2nd Sep 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 0y

Class 3

13:50 Sandown

Youarenotforgiven

9st 4lb

J: Mollie Phillips

T: Tony Carroll

Won back to back at Leicester (1m, good to firm) and Newbury (7f, good) this summer but his run of good form came to a halt when only seventh at Brighton (1m, good) last time.

16/1

8th
13 (9)
Outrace

8/1

Form: 262613 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 9st 0lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Reportedly suited by drop back to 1m when causing 20-1 surprise at Bath (good) last month and posted another good effort when keeping-on third off today's mark at Windsor (1m, good) 11 days ago; needs a career-best here but at least we know he's in good heart.

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5th

6

(2)

9th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 5

15:50 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outrace

9st 6lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Tough sort who finished runner-up in three consecutive starts off higher marks at around 1m late last year; has run well over C&D, but not at his best the last twice and needs to bounce back.

10/1

6th

7

(6)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:17 Lingfield (AW)

Outrace

9st 3lb

J: Joe Leavy

T: Richard Hannon

Tough sort who was placed in four consecutive starts off similar marks on the AW late last year prior to a lesser performance in an amateur riders' event at Wolverhampton (8.5f, Tapeta); could bounce back, but evidence suggests that a sharp 1m like this may be an insufficient test for him.

16/1

0

9

(1)

19th Dec 2023

Standard

1m 1f 104y

Class 4

17:00 Wolverhampton (AW)

Outrace

10st 0lb

J: Mr Ben Pollard

T: Richard Hannon

midfield

4/1

Form: 623676 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Needs to up his game after two below-par runs this summer but posted some good efforts in the spring, including a close second to Otago off 4lb higher here (7f, good); at least as good over 1m; player if back on song.

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3rd

2

(4)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Intercessor

10st 1lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

Came good for current stable at third attempt, with comfortable 1m course win ten days ago; 5lb rise puts him on new career-high mark but he can cope with the drop back in trip and is evidently in prime form.

2/1

1st

2

(8)

20th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 7f 216y

Class 5

19:20 Brighton

Intercessor

9st 9lb

J: Gina Mangan

T: Dr Richard Newland & Jamie Insole

in touch with leaders, ridden challenging over 1f out, ran on well towards near side to lead inside final 110yds, comfortably

13/2

10/1

Form: 666463 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict

Pretty consistent 9yo who is better on the AW but is weighted accordingly on turf and runs this track well; dropped 1lb since his 7f third here six weeks ago and won the only previous time Molly Gunn rode him; fine over 1m; probably won't be far away.

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4th

7

(6)

30th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

0m 6f 210y

Class 5

14:25 Brighton

Poetic Force

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

15 career wins, the latest over C&D last summer; not getting any younger but stuck to his task pretty well when fourth on Polytrack last month and it won't be a surprise if he features here.

8/1

4th

2

(4)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 1y

Class 5

13:12 Lingfield (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Molly Gunn

T: Tony Carroll

took keen hold, in touch with leaders

25/1

7th

2

(7)

2nd Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 142y

Class 5

18:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Poetic Force

9st 9lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Veteran who has won 15 races; respectable fourth in higher grade at Lingfield (1m) most recently; record of 5-9 over C&D and, despite his old age, looks interesting returned to this scenario.

16/1

8/1

Form: 9-3652

Last run: 32 days

W: 9st 4lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Yet to make any significant progress since winning 6f AW novice race for Kevin Ryan last year but signed off for that stable with close second at Leicester (7f, good to firm) last month; has a fighting chance here if suited by the new trip on stable debut.

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6th

4

(7)

6th Mar 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 7f 0y

Class 6

19:00 Kempton (AW)

Revision

9st 8lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

Ran his best race for this yard when third of ten at Wolverhampton on Monday (6f), leading in the straight but hanging sharply to his left and causing chaos in behind; stays this longer trip but he'll need to keep straighter to win.

6/1

3rd

10

(3)

4th Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 20y

Class 6

17:30 Wolverhampton (AW)

Revision

9st 4lb

J: Jack Doughty

T: Tony Carroll

reared in stalls before start, soon pressed leader, joined leader from under 3f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, kept on

12/1

6th

4

(4)

18th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

17:30 Kempton (AW)

Revision

9st 7lb

J: Billy Loughnane

T: Tony Carroll

0-14 since successful at Newcastle (6f, Tapeta) on his second start as a 2yo when trained by Kevin Ryan; first-time blinkers join the tongue-tie, but this looks an inadequate test for him now.

12/1

12th
8 (12)
Harb

10/1

Form: 454642

Last run: 27 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Raced mainly over sprint trips and yet to win on turf; ran well when second over 7f at Epsom (good) last month and is still well handicapped but stamina is the obvious issue on this first attempt at 1m.

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4th

9

(10)

29th Apr 2024

Good

0m 5f 21y

Class 5

20:09 Windsor

Harb

9st 2lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Peter Crate

in touch with leaders, weakened final furlong

10/1

7th

1

(9)

18th Apr 2024

Standard

0m 6f 0y

Class 6

19:30 Chelmsford (AW)

Harb

9st 11lb

J: Tom Queally

T: Peter Crate

took keen hold, towards rear

5/1

5th

5

(11)

22nd Mar 2024

Standard

0m 6f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield (AW)

Harb

9st 8lb

J: Shane Kelly

T: Peter Crate

On the same mark as when toying with his rivals at Sandown last September (5f, soft); signs here this winter that he was primed to strike; drawn widest; market likely to prove instructive.

7/1

Form: 70-649

Last run: 53 days

W: 10st 4lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Very well handicapped on some of last year's form for George Boughey but didn't fire on any of three starts for Ollie Sangster this season; now with another new stable; swaps cheekpieces for refitted hood; tongue-tie also refitted; needs to get career back on track.

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3rd

14

(13)

8th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 1y

Class 3

16:45 Chester

Evocative Spark

8st 10lb

J: Franny Norton

T: Darryll Holland

took keen hold, towards rear on outer

16/1

7th

5

(4)

24th Mar 2024

Soft

0m 7f 6y

Class 4

16:15 Doncaster

Evocative Spark

9st 1lb

J: Jason Watson

T: Darryll Holland

Has found sprint trips inadequate on AW this year and this looks much more suitable, having gained all wins at about 7f on turf; only 1lb above last winning mark; possibilities.

6/1

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Selections

The Times:

Youarenotforgiven

TOPSPEED:

Revision

POSTDATA:

Poetic Force

SPOTLIGHT:

Cobalt Blue

NEWMARKET:

Evocative Spark

Daily Record:

Harb

Daily Mail:

Darvel

D Express:

Global Esteem

RP RATINGS:

Intercessor

The Sun:

Revision

Telegraph:

Youarenotforgiven

Daily Mirror:

Youarenotforgiven

The Star:

Youarenotforgiven

The Guardian:

Poetic Force