After the relative mayhem of a 16-runner handicap, things swing the other way and we are down to five for this. David Evans made the surprising comment that Brighton was a 'dog track' and that he 'hated the place' (allegedly) after his Penang Cinta won here in June. The gelding went on to win two more at the course during a fruitful campaign and that strongly points to him going well again. Warmed up with an odds-on win at Guernsey, perhaps a location more to his trainers liking and the only thing against him today is a mark as high as anything he has acheived. That will in theory demand a career-best and so he is taken on this afternoon with INSPIRINA.
Inspirina has won 4-races and he is handicapped to win again when things work out for him. Partly he is master of his own fate as he can race a little too keenly when the moods takes him. Still, that shows he has enthusiasm and he ran well enough round this tricky course last time when second over 10f. Does stay today's distance of 12f and he may be able to make all if Ted Durcan can get him to settle in front to a fashion.