Al Bandar sets the standard in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Brighton.
The Richard Hannon-trained youngster has caught a couple of good ones on his last two starts, most recently Salateen at Chester.
While ultimately well beaten, he did his best to stick with the winner until it became too much but given Salateen holds some smart engagements that was no disgrace.
Previously he had given Charlie Appleby’s Pasticcio a real fright at Lingfield, and it is likely that repeat of either of those runs will see him hard to beat in an ordinary event.
Stonecrabstomorrow could be ready to gain a fifth Brighton success in the Mears Peter Bennion-Jones Memorial Handicap.
The old boy simply loves the sea air and ran much better here last time out than his sixth placing would suggest, as he came home as well as anything having had too much to do.
It is getting on for two years since he last got his head in front but he is now handicapped accordingly.
This Is The Day turned in a better effort when last seen and can hopefully carry that forward into the Mears Serving Our Community Handicap.
The Footstepsinthesand filly will be going over the longest trip she has faced to date, but shapes as though she might get it and up-and-coming trainer Charlie Fellowes has his horses running really well.
Cape Karli looks the one to be with in the Conferences At Great Yarmouth Racecourse Maiden Handicap at Yarmouth.
By its very nature, this is not a race to get too heavily involved in but there was some promise in this filly’s first start for Kevin Ryan at Ripon recently, where she was a staying-on fourth.
That was probably her best run to date and if Ryan has found further improvement still then this is there for the taking.
Jamie Spencer-ridden stablemate Keep To The Beat promises to be the main danger. Ryan has claims to a double with Spencer on Red Paladin in the Weddings At Great Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap.
BRIGHTON: 2.15 Lady Zodiac, 2.45 Stonecrabstomorrow, 3.15 AL BANDAR (NAP), 3.45 Mambo Rhythm, 4.15 This Is The Day, 4.45 Rapunzal, 5.15 Hawk Moth.
LEICESTER: 5.00 Marigot Bay, 5.30 Clampdown, 6.00 Ridge Ranger, 6.30 Law Keeper, 7.00 Express Himself, 7.30 Shades Of Silver, 8.00 Caledonia Laird.
SLIGO: 5.20 Newton Bomb, 5.50 Unravelled, 6.20 Shemshal, 6.50 Keyboard Melody, 7.20 Hurry Kitty, 7.50 The Two Jays, 8.20 If Not For You.
WORCESTER: 5.10 Best Boy Barney, 5.40 Ballygrooby Bertie, 6.10 Old Pals Act, 6.40 Barrison, 7.10 On Tour, 7.40 Celesta, 8.10 Jawahal Du Mathan.
YARMOUTH: 2.00 Normanna, 2.30 Great Wave, 3.00 Ela Goog La Mou, 3.30 Cape Karli, 4.00 Sleepy Blue Ocean, 4.30 Red Paladin, 5.05 Jonnie Skull.
DOUBLE: Al Bandar and Stonecrabstomorrow.