Brighton preview: It all adds up to Ada Lovelace
Ada Lovelace has a terrific record at Brighton, and can further enhance it with victory in the 5f handicap on today’s card at the seaside venue (17.30).
The John Gallagher trained mare has run three times over course and distance, winning twice and finishing runner-up on the otrher occasion.
In the last of those successes back in June, Ada Lovelace made all and drew clear inside the final furlong to win easing down by 3 3/4 lengths off a mark of 64.
The five-year-old got put up 6lb for that runaway victory, but Ada Lovelace showed she could be competitive off her current rating of 70 when a one length runner-up at the track on her penultimate start.
Ada Lovelace also ran very well last time out at Chelmsford when beaten just 1/2 a length into fourth, and those runs show that she remains right at the top of her game.
The return to the turf looks sure to suit and, with underfoot conditions fine and promising, 3lb claimer Michael Murphy in the saddle everything points to a huge run.
Bazooka has been knocking on the door of late and can gain a deserved first success in the 7f handicap (16.40).
The Ed De Giles trained gelding has been placed in six of his 10 starts, and comes into the contest having made the frame in the his last three outings.
Bazooka has been beaten no further than a length on each of those occasions, and went down by just a neck to Alktios when last seen in action at Kempton five days ago.
The four-year-old rallied well after being headed at the furlong marker, and the pair pulled 3 3/4 lengths clear of the third home to give the form a solid look.
Bazooka is able to race in this off an unchanged mark of 70, and also has the services of Callum Shepherd in the saddle, whose claim take off a valuable 7lb.
Taking into into account, the son of Camcho looks well-treated and weighted to get off the mark.
14.00: Don’t Tell Her
15.00: Ron Waverly
15.30: King’s Concerto
16.00: Knight Of The Air
16.30: Bazooka (NB)
17.30: Ada Lovelace (NAP)