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15:00 Brighton

Habanero Star has had a great year for Gay Kellaway winning four times and she looked to appreciate the step up in trip when victorious last time out. All her wins have been on fast ground however and though respected, she is opposed here today.

Angels Roc was also a winner last time out. He put many decent placed efforts form last year behind him as he finally scored over this distance at Epsom though he doesn’t really appeal here as the type to follow up that success and he is also passed over.

The one I am most interested in here is Aldabra. Sir Mark Prescott’s filly took a massive step forward last time out when scooting clear round the bend only to be collared close home by a very well fancied rival. The drop in trip here looks a positive one given that run, and both horse and jockey can claim their first winners here today.


15:30 Brighton

Night Eagle has found life tougher since landing a double back in June. He drops a further 1lb in the weights today but it is not enough to convince me that he can be a winner off a mark this high and so I am looking elsewhere in this contest.

Divine Comedy also looks to be high enough in the weights here and under Kaiya Fraser, she didn’t look like she was ready to win again last time out. She does step up in trip here however, so it will be worth noting how she copes with that.

Rechercher is still a maiden after seven starts though she has made the frame on nearly all of them! Ralph Beckett’s filly may have to settle for minor honours again here though as she comes up against a rival in top form in the way of the hat-trick seeking Silver Bubble. She showed a very nice turn of pace in the home straight last time out here at Brighton and came from last to first in a matter of strides to score quite cosily. The 5lb penalty may not stop her again here and I’m siding with her.


15:40 Worcester

Ladykiller looks a likely favourite for this event following his success last week at Uttoxeter. The step up in trip last time out appeared to suit him perfectly. He does however, have a 7lb penalty to shoulder here in a better race so I am opposing him here.

Motion In Limine had looked like a winner waiting to happen since joining Dr Richard Newland and finally delivered on that in June. He travelled strongly that day suggesting that there will be more to come from him although he doesn’t appear to be the most reliable sort.

Both Debden Bank and the ultra consistent Oscar Montel appear as if they are more at home over fences however.

Donald McCain sends down Wall Of Fame for this staying handicap hurdle. He’s been running fairly consistently since switching from Gordon Elliot’s yard and he is selected here with Brian Hughes on board. The ground should suit him perfectly and he should find that this race will play far more into his hands today.

WALL OF FAME (WIN) written by Tom Bates

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