Brighton

  • 15:20 Mayo Wynne Baxter Apprentice Handicap1m 1f 209y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.92s
  • Off time: 15:21:09
15:20 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Megalala (IRE) 15/8
2nd Salient 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 00/2125 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-7 p Mrs L Wadham Daniel Cremin 61 6/42.50
2 (6) 457104 Dark Blue, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Red and White check cap Dazzling Valentine 8
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 v A Bailey D A Parkes (3) 60 12/113.00
4 (3) 501343/ Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 9-4 B G Powell Jenny Powell (3) 58 6/17.00
5 (2) 46847-1 Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap Megalala (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 9-2 J J Bridger Cam Hardie (3) 56 15/82.88
6 (4) 2-99432 DARK BLUE, PINK Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Salient 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-7 M J Attwater Rhiain Ingram (7) 47 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (5)66192-4Monopoli59-6J G M O'SheaGeorge Buckell60

Verdict

Megalala rattled home by an unchallenged nine lengths here 12 days ago to earn a 16th success from 110 career starts. The handicapper has taken a dim view of that runaway success, however, and hit him with a 7lb rise. He'll be hard to peg back if repeating the dose here, although another doughty veteran in Salient also arrives in great heart after just being nabbed late on at Lingfield recently. However, we'll take a chance that MINSTREL'S GALLERY could just spoil the party, despite top weight. The lightly-raced 5-year-old has performed with credit on all starts this year, may have improvement to come and is better than the bare form of his latest Yarmouth effort suggests.