Through The Card: Brighton, Monday 16 September

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Timeform take you through the card at Brighton on Monday...

"...2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings in conditions that clearly play to her strengths..."

Timeform on Joyful Dream

13:40 - MOTAGALLY (6) returned to form in first-time blinkers when fourth on his most recent outing at Kempton, challenging over a furlong out and keeping on well thereafter to be beaten just a length and a half. That appeals as strong form for the grade, with reasons to be positive about each of the quartet that pulled clear, and Motagally certainly showed enough to suggest that he is up to winning races from his current mark, provided that the headgear continues to have the same effect under Jim Crowley, who can boast an impressive 23% strike rate at Brighton in recent seasons.

14:10 - GREAT AIM (2) showed ability when fourth on debut at Lingfield 16 days ago, that despite not looking the finished article, and James Tate's colt is fancied to show the benefit of that initial experience and come out on top in this second leg of the Placepot. Simply Susan, who has filled the runner-up spot on each of her two starts to date, is feared most.

14:40 - Much like Jim Crowley, Richard Hannon has proved a good man to follow at Brighton in recent years (23% strike rate), and it could be worth taking a chance on DAWN TREADER (4) as he attempts to improve further upon that record this afternoon. Admittedly, he remains a maiden after eight starts to date, but there was plenty about his latest second at Chelmsford, when producing his best effort of the season to be beaten less than a length, and he remains potentially well treated judged on the pick of his two-year-old form, with the promising Mark Crehan also claiming a valuable 5 lb.

15:10 - KING ATHELSTAN (1) gained his sole career win at this venue, and having shaped better than the result when fifth in a stronger race than this last time, is offered as the selection. It's How We Roll and Brother In Arms head the opposition.

15:40 - AUBRETIA (7) will be suited by the return to 1m and looks worth siding with off her reduced mark, particularly with Cieren Fallon taking an additional 3 lb off. Market confidence behind the Simon Crisford handicap newcomer Turntable on her return from a break would make her a big threat, while Juanito Chico is also respected after a good first run for Michael Attwater at Epsom last month.

16:10 - JOYFUL DREAM (3) took 43 attempts to shed her maiden tag, but she hasn't looked back since belatedly doing so over C&D in August, adding a second win to her tally just as comfortably back here last week, hitting the front two furlongs out and just pushed out thereafter to beat the consistent Miss Icon by two lengths. Admittedly, the quick turnaround here is a slight concern - this is her third start in the space of 15 days - but John Butler's charge looks to have plenty in her favour if simply running to the same form as when winning last Monday, 2 lb clear of the field on weight-adjusted ratings in conditions that clearly play to her strengths.

16:40 - HELLOVAQUEEN (7) is in danger of becoming disappointing, but she's well worth a go at five furlongs and has a career-low mark to exploit. She gets the tentative vote ahead of last-time-out C&D winner Big Time Maybe and Ghepardo.

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