Alan Dudman heads to the seaside for the start of his tipping stint and has two bets for Brighton planned for Friday....
"He acquitted himself well in a much stronger race and wasn't beaten too far, and he travels like he could be a touch better than today's grade."
Trainer to continue hot streak
Apprentice Jason Watson is very much the man in demand at the moment, so we'll stick with the young rider who dons the Godolphin blue silks at Brighton on Friday.
His mount is Killdeer, and at around the [4.0] mark, he is the one to consider.
The 3yo looks one of trainer's Saeed bin Suroor's "slow-burners" as he didn't race as a juvenile but has put together four runs this term. However, he was showing improved form in
maiden company, so for that reason he is interesting from a mark of 79 receiving weight.
Last time out the horse was too keen racing from a steady pace over 1m4f. He reverts to 1m2f this afternoon with the yard's horses in flying form (12-24) at the time of writing.
Taylor to keep on improving
Jack Taylor has two wins under his belt at Brighton this season and he looks the answer for this tricky little handicap.
He's the only 3yo in the line up and I get the feeling he is still progressing since the blinkers were slapped on. He looks a bit of a tricky horse, not ungenuine, he needs delivering with a coaxing sort of ride. And jockey Shane Kelly gets on with him well.
With a 2-4 record at the course, it seems to suit his style as he can go quite smoothly.
There's nothing wrong with his run last time at Goodwood during last week's festival. He acquitted himself well in a much stronger race and wasn't beaten too far, and he travels like he could be a touch better than today's grade.
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