In the race itself EL MANSOUR travelled well in Second place and looked the likely winner with 2 furlongs to run though in the end was just denied in very close finish, finishing third beaten short head & nose by the newcomer Marhaba Malyoon.
On to Tuesdays racing just the two flat cards Newbury & Brighton ,Newbury's meeting is of no interest to me, full of big field Handicaps and maiden races that look very difficult.Brighton's never been one my favourite tracks though there does look quite interesting claiming stakes at 4.30 .
7F CLAIMING STAKES CLASS 5 BRIGHTON 4.30
DINGAAN :Useful performer on his day ,good winner of 1 mile claimer at Sandown back in July beating Carcinetto by 3 Lenghs ,unsuited by slow pace last time in 7 furlong claimer at Wolverhampton, when finishing close third. Looks well treated at these weights and should go well.
DANGER :TIMETEAM consistent sort with proven record in this grade ,won seller over course/distance last time,looks the main danger to DINGAAN
VERDICT : DINGAAN stands out on form ,has proven record in better quality races,and should get the fast pace he needs .Looking for minimum price of 5-2
*Updated at 10.14 am Tuesday*
DINGAAN 4.30 BRIGHTON
£75 EACH/WAY / 0.75 EACH/WAY
@ 5-2 STAN JAMES/ SKY BET