Today's racecards

Brighton

  • 20:05 Follow HarringtonsLett On Twitter Handicap5f 59y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 3.64s
  • Off time: 20:05:55
20:05 Brighton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ladweb 7/1
2nd Secret Millionaire (IRE) 10/1
3rd Storm Lightning 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 91408-3 White, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue Cap Storm Lightning 19
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 b W M Brisbourne S W Kelly 70 6/17.00
2 (2) 529116 PINK and MAUVE stripes, MAUVE and PINK striped cap Secret Millionaire (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 A W Carroll L Morris 70 10/111.00
3 (5) 1-23935 Yellow, Black cross belts and sleeves, Quartered cap Welease Bwian (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 S C Williams Aaron Jones (7) 69 7/18.00
4 (4) 1452-66 Grey, Purple sash, sleeves and cap Ladweb 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J Gallagher Michael J M Murphy (3) 68 7/18.00
5 (1) 84229-3 White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Indian Tinker 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 R M H Cowell Oisin Murphy (3) 67 7/42.75
7 (9) 10-0575 Light Blue, Yellow seams, sleeves and cap Billy Red 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-3 b J R Jenkins D Sweeney 66 25/126.00
8 (7) 04-4193 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Compton Prince 44
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 b J M Bradley S J Drowne 65 20/121.00
9 (3) 660-872 Maroon and yellow diabolo, quartered cap Commandingpresence (USA) 3
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 J J Bridger William Carson 62 4/15.00
Non runners
6 (6)023500-Cardinal99-4R M H CowellP J Dobbs67

Verdict

Course and distance winners Billy Red and Commandingpresence demand respect in an open heat but this may well be set up for a strong finisher with both Welease Brian and SECRET MILLIONAIRE fitting the bill. Both have landed back-to-back victories in a winter all-weather campaign but preference here is for the latter, who does have Turf successes to his name unlike Stuart Williams' gelding. Much will depend on the gaps opening at the right time while Indian Tinker, despite not scoring since his juvenile season, continues to perform with credit at this level and should be thereabouts again.