IT might not have been Royal Ascot, but Tuesday’s racing threw up some performances to note for punters.
Stay in the know with our Tuesday Report Card as we keep you a step ahead of the bookies and find you the stories that matter.
A horse on the up
Brighton is not renowned from throwing up smart two-year-olds, but David Simcock’s Bredenbury may be an exemption to that ‘rule.’
Simcock said this horse would win on her second start, and he got it bang on as she built on a taking debut second behind the promising Summer Romance at Yarmouth.
There may have only been four runners here, but she made all with no fuss, stuffing a previous winner into second with no problems at all.
She handled the track with ease and looks a filly worth following for the remainder of the summer.
A big punt lands at Beverley
Bit Of A Quirke had the bookies running for cover all morning and ran out a cosy 11-4 winner at a track he just loves.
Jockey Andrew Mullen cut out the running and made no mistake on the Mark Walford-trained horse – and it looked like connections had it right off with this one.
The overnight prices were quickly snapped up and the 4-1 available this morning didn’t last long whatsoever.
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A cult hero on the comeback trail
Is there a better loved horse than Roy Rocket?
The Brighton hero has had a difficult start to the season, but his fan club had plenty to cheer as he stayed on for an eye-catching third in the 3.45 on ground that would not have suited.
The dreaded ‘R’ word was beginning to be whispered on the old tweet machine after his slow start to the summer, but he showed he still loves it at sunny Brighton and the trip to the winners’ enclosure may just have reignited that fire in the belly.
Next time he won’t be so weak in the betting, that’s for sure!