I hope my admiration for the beautiful Sussex venue this morning will still be in place this evening . I love the track bias which nearly always favours closers when the ground is good or better. A lot of lazy commentators and so called racing experts who clog up our television screens on an ever increasing basis would have us believe the opposite is true, The bias can change from time to time but I will let you know when that happens. In a true run race [key] closers will always be favoured at this idiosyncratic venue.

2 20.

Brilliant older fillies and mares Listed race. The ex French madame , JEHENEADARC, can mow the opposition down late on . The right man is on board today, Graham Lee. Her overall form is stronger all round and I am sure she will be spot on for this. She can really finish when right and can deliver for us. 2 pts win at 9/2 with Ladbrokes.

2 55.

It can eventually fall right for DEMOCRATES in this. Covered up, he can use his speed to get up late. Has been threatining and today is the day. 1 pt win at 6/1 with Bet Victor and Bet 365.

3 30. Favourite, Duke Of Firenze is starting to annoy me. Always well fancied and admittedly has won two of her eight career starts , she seems to under acheive considering her profile. I cant wait to look elsewhere. NAABEGHA fits the bill perfectly. He is another ex Frenchie and is on the improve. Well drawn here, he can take this off his lofty 95 perch. He needs a bit of cover and that can be troublesome over this five but he should be fine. I really rate his chances here. 1 pt win at a generous 6/1 with PP and all the other layers.

4 05.

Another outstanding fillies and mares Listed contest. Unfortunately there seems to be no guaranteed pace, unless Oojooba goes for it. In that case and all things being equal [ no hard pulling. keen etc], we are in for a furious burn up over the last 2/3 furlongs. As much as I like Sentaril, she and the others could be swamped by the wild turn of foot that STIRRING BALLAD possesses, Whoosh is the best way to describe Andrew Baldings filly. Stan James and BetVictor are still going 3/1. 2 pts win at that.

Plenty more to come later…………….


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