16 August 2018
ROY WILL BE BACK FOR MORE….
At our last 3-Day August Festival Roy Rocket once again showed his passion for Brighton when gaining a record ninth course win. Cheered on by his ever growing number of followers, he bravely fought off the opposition in very blustery conditions on ground softer than he truly appreciates.
John Berry’s grey now joins Shikari’s Son at the top of our course specialist leader board and is expected to return soon to attempt an historic tenth success!
OTHER MULTIPLE WINNING COURSE FAVOURITES ARE:-
Megalala (John Bridger trained) is an eight times winner.
Following his Brighton Bullet success this month Pour La Victoire (Tony Carroll) joins Mandhooma (Peter Hiatt) and sixties legend Operatic Society (John Benstead) on the seven winner mark.
Amongst many six times winners are track favourites:-
Belper, Penang Cinta, Mutabassir, Multahab, Willie Conquer, Landucci, Lady Florence and Good Luck Charm, a winner here earlier this month.
Five times course winners include:-
Alpen Wolf, Green Dollar, Barbason, Hooray Lady, Beacon Lady, Theocritus, Ocean Countess, Olney Lass, Jazzy Millennium, Choreography, Magical Speedfit, Swynford Welcome, Pick A Little, Live Dangerously and Black Caesar.
There are many four times Brighton winners including:-
Mister Clinton, Needwood Mystic, Sno Serenade, Norfolk Flight, Factual Lad, Unveiled, Apollo Red, Madrasee, Hard To Catch, Ivory Lace, Prince Valentine, Flying Spirit, Jayanjay, Croeso Croeso, Stonecrabstomorrow, Perfect Treasure, Green Earth, A Woman In Love, Bloodsweatandtears, Green Earth, Ailincala, Perfect Pastime, Fairy Mist, Port Lairge, Hawk Moth, Whitecrest, Welsh Inlet and Ginzan.
WINNING RECORD OF THE TOP THREE HORSES:-
SHIKARI’S SON: 9 wins from 16 starts at Brighton.
Trainer John White was also to land the ‘95 Stewards Cup at Goodwood with him.
6 April 1995 won 6f ridden by Richard Hughes
4 August 1994 won 5f Richard Quinn (Brighton Sprint Handicap)
13 June 1994 won 1m Richard Quinn (Brighton Mile Trophy)
19 April 1993 won 7f Richard Quinn
6 August 1992 won 6f Richard Quinn (Brighton Sprint Handicap)
23 July 1992 won 6f Richard Quinn
2 July 1992 won 6f Philip Robinson
23 June 1992 won 6f George Duffield
31 May 1990 won 5f Ray Cochrane
ROY ROCKET: 9 wins from 23 starts at Brighton
Expected to run at Epsom next Monday before coming back here six days later.
10 August 2018 won 12f Rob Hornby
3 July 2018 won 10f John Egan
26 June 2018 won 12f amateur Mr. Ross Birkett
25 April 2017 won 10f John Egan
28 June 2016 won 12f John Egan
21 June 2016 won 12f amateur Mr. Ross Birkett
10 June 2015 won 12f John Egan
28 April 2015 won 12f John Egan
21 April 2015 won 10f John Egan
MEGALALA: 8 wins from 38 starts at Brighton
Now 17 years old and in honorable retirement with his trainer John Bridger.
6 October 2015 won 12f Chris Meehan
6 May 2014 won 10f Cam Hardie
24 April 2014 won 10f William Carson
4 August 2011 won 10f amateur Miss Serena Brotherton
21 June 2011 won 12f Neil Chalmers
14 July 2009 won 10f Neil Chalmers
27 May 2009 won 12f Neil Chalmers
25 Sept 2009 won 7f Marc Halford
LEADING JOCKEYS FOR THE 2018 SEASON:
Jason Watson (12 winners), Shane Kelly (9), Hector Crouch (6), Luke Morris (6).
LEADING TRAINERS 2018:
Richard Hannon (8 winners), Richard Hughes (7), Tony Carroll (6), John Gallagher (4).