1.50pm Brighton Tips & Betting Preview 09/08/2017

A field of eight go to post for the race of the day at Brighton on Wednesday, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: After showing dashing speed early on in her six furlong novice events the last twice, the drop back to five furlongs on handicap debut should enable SIENNA SAYS to break her maiden tag. She only faltered late on when fifth at Newbury on her latest start and this is easier, with a fair opening mark of 65. Robert Winston takes the ride for Tony Carroll and she is the one to beat back on firmer ground. Haveoneyerself is the biggest danger after placing on two of his last three runs.  

1 BILLIEBROOKEDIT – Finished third on his second start in maidens for Steph Hollinshead, yet it was worrying to see how quickly he faded at Haydock on his latest start. Today’s race is undoubtedly easier though and he returns to six furlongs, so better can be expected on handicap debut off a mark of 71. Adam Kirby is booked which could be a sign of intent and, with conditions likely fine, he’s one to note.

2 HAVEONYERSELF – Hit the frame on his latest three starts in novice company, but he doesn’t’ seem to be progressing and he was still beaten at a fair way in third at Yarmouth when last seen. An opening mark of 70 doesn’t look harsh though and he shouldn’t be discounted for each way purposes as he clearly handles the faster surfaces. John Egan retains the ride and he’s another to consider, although he is likely to find at least one too good for win purposes.

3 SIENNA SAYS – Has shown promise in two novice events at Newbury the last twice, finishing third in June after displaying very good speed early on and she showed the same when fifth last month. On that evidence, a step back to the five furlong trip should be ideal and an opening mark of 65 looks more than reasonable. He remains with potential and Robert Winston is a brilliant jockey booking, with a return to firmer ground another plus. Looks set to take all the beating.

4 JONNYSIMPSON – Showed ability on her first two runs for Brendan Powell but failed to build on that when slumping to an all-but-tailed-off last at Lingfield when last seen. She weakened out of things very tamely when asked for an effort which is very concerning. She has something to prove now, despite Silvestre De Sousa taking over. A mark of 61 sees her fairly treated to some degree, but others look far more solid options.

5 TERRI RULES – Still a maiden after six starts and she is beginning to look exposed for Julia Feilden, finishing a well beaten second on handicap debut at Lingfield before only managing fifth at Wolverhampton on her latest start. She remains on the same mark and, as she was staying on well, perhaps an extra furlong could help her in time. For now though she looks vulnerable here against some handicap debutants and others make far more appeal.

6 ERASTUS – Showed minor ability on his first two starts for Mick Channon, with a step up to seven furlongs on his latest start best forgotten as he was tailed off. Hard to know what his optimum trip is as he’s been outpaced on both of his five furlong starts thus far. However, his latest start at seven furlongs seemed to indicate that he wouldn’t stay further than six. Hard to recommend and he’s a tricky one to gauge on handicap debut.

7 LLAMREI – Another to show some ability in her maiden starts and she made a pleasing nursery debut at Bath on her latest start, meeting trouble at a crucial stage before coming home strongly. She is down a pound in the handicap and she shouldn’t be discounted as she has conditions to suit and Nicola Currie – who is riding brilliantly at present – taking off seven pounds. Has to be respected despite the yard hitting a flat spot.

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