Through The Card: Brighton, Friday May 27

There is racing from Brighton on Friday
There is racing from Brighton on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Brighton on Friday afternoon.

"He still looks well treated on his old form (won off a BHA mark of 70, now off 67) and can land the double under Timmy Murphy."

14:20 - Just six runners here and a potentially trappy heat but it is hard to leave out Monks Stand, who posted an impressive closing sectional to run out a ready winner at Lingfield earlier this month in the style of one who should have plenty more to offer in time. Zebspear acquitted himself well in a minor event at Windsor last time and could also make the places here.

14:50 - Magic Strike looks to have been brought along gradually in maidens, and it would be no surprise to see him build on his fourth over this C&D in August last year - which was his third maiden start in quick succession - now sent handicapping after a break for the in-form Clive Cox yard. He is preferred at the prices to Nags Wag, who is sure to run well now returned to this C&D (won here two starts ago).

15:20 - Monumental Man shaped well last time over this trip, though his very best form has come over five furlongs and he could be worth taking on. Veeraya hasn't been seen on turf yet this season but was second over seven furlongs here this time last year from 6 lb higher in the weights, and looks well treated if bouncing back to form with Silvestre De Sousa taking over in the saddle.

15:50 - Hard to oppose Goldenfield, whose all-the-way success at Goodwood last time is working out well, with the third and fourth horses both winning since. Though he will face competition for the lead here from Jarir, he doesn't have to lead to be seen to good effect, and will hopefully sit prominently under Moore in what may be a tactical affair.

16:20 - Everything went to plan for Loving Your Work at Newbury last time (held up off a strong pace and nursed into contention by his jockey) and having gone well at this track in the past he should be on the premises under Ryan Moore if things go his way again. For the Placepot, however, he is one to take on given his quirks, and it could be worth including Pink Ribbon, who shaped as if needing the run here last time over a trip that probably stretched his stamina and has dropped to 4 lb below his last winning mark. Glasgow Central has finished in the first two on his last four starts, and is also worth including under Silvestre De Sousa.

16:50 - He's My Boy nearly hung the race away last time at Nottingham in the closing stages and from a career-high mark is worth taking on with Richard Hughes' Wordismybond, who got off the mark on just his second start for his new handler over this C&D last time. He still looks well treated on his old form (won off a BHA mark of 70, now off 67) and can land the double under Timmy Murphy.

17:20 - Hawk Moth won here off 3 lb lower two starts back and should go well again, though the percentage call is that he is probably a shade vulnerable for win purposes now. The money for Soaring Spirits looks promising and he is on a very lenient mark on some of his old form, though he possibly failed to handle this track when seventh of 14 two starts ago and is probably just best watched again here.


Back Magic Strike in the 14:50
Back Wordismybond in the 16:50

Placepot permutation:
14:20 - 1, 4
14:50 - 6
15:20 - 8
15:50 - 1
16:20 - 2, 5
16:50 - 2
= 4 lines

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