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Brighton May 3 2yo race review

Brighton 1705 May 3
Novice Median Auction Stakes
5f59yds, Class 5, 1m1.66s
(slow by 1.06s)
Good

Cardsharp. Mar 3, half-brother to three winners. This wasn't a difficult debut assignment and the money gave a strong indication he meant business. Jumped well, crossed to the rail to lead. Drifted off rail going down the hill but accelerated well when shaken up by Joe Fanning. Whip not used, comfortably.

Milton Road. Third start of career, second at this track a week ago. Sat outside Cardsharp, tried to challenge as they flattened out but outpaced by winner, simply battled on.

Felisa. Fourth on debut at Wolverhampton. Bit green early, didn't like sitting behind others and hooked wide. Outpaced when the others got going but came home well in final 50m, very strong through the line which is dangerous at Brighton (comes to a dead end)!

Captain Kissinger. Unlucky less than 24hrs earlier at Wolverhampton, when copped significant check in the straight. Sat behind leader on rail, got the gap at bottom of hill, made move, but tank emptied as soon as he challenged. Hardly a shock to be tired.

Vegas Boy. Apr 30, €48k yearling. Late foal, half-brother to several winners. Slow into stride, settled near rear. Green, wobbled around coming down the hill. B

Red Snapper. Feb 1, first foal of moderate dual purpose dam. Out the back, first one under pressure and gone at the furlong. Beaten a long way.

KEY POINTS
Winner is good, not so sure about the rest. Felisa crying out for 7-8f.

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