MEDICI ORO (3.00) should appreciate the step up in trip at Brighton and looks perfectly capable of mopping up a very modest handicap.
David Brown doesn’t send many to the seaside course and Medici Oro was noted running on into fourth spot behind all-the-way winner Gainsay here over seven furlongs. Medici Oro had previously finished third at Bath and fifth horse Racehorse came out to score at Wetherby last week.
BIG LACHIE (4.00) will be played fast and late in the 5f sprint. The four-year-old has been raised 5lb for beating the well-handicapped King Crimson at Bath and his earlier fourth to Dapper Man was another creditable effort.
REGICIDE (3.30) shouldn’t be far away in an open-looking 1m 4f handicap. He is closely matched with Maori Bob on their run behind Hollywood Road at Lingfield, so it is no surprise they are vying for favouritism.
At Pontefract, BECKY THE THATCHER (7.10) is a mare at the top of her game and she can supplement her recent five lengths Carlisle success.
She is 7lb worse off with Wemyss Point on their run here in April but that came on soft ground which suited the winner. A bigger threat is probably Waiting For Richie, a very game winner at York in slightly better class. However, course form just swings it in Becky The Thatcher’s favour, with Franny Norton a good booking.