Joy for Gary Moore as Good Luck Charm wins again at Brighton

Mon 11 Sep 2017

Brighton maestro Good Luck Charm struck for the fifth time at the Sussex venue to spring a minor surprise in the Stacatruc Forklifts Up The Handicap.

The 12-1 shot was drawn widest of all but quickened up smartly down the outside of the field under Hector Crouch and stuck on well to win by a length.

King Of Swing flew home from the rear under Finley Marsh to snatch second ahead of 2-1 favourite Black Caesar in third.

Winning trainer Gary Moore said of the eight-year-old: "He broke the mould a bit as that is the first time he has won twice in a season. I'm so pleased for the syndicate who own him.

"He doesn't seem like an eight-year-old. He saves plenty for himself and that's how he's been able to go on for so long.

"He loves the track at Brighton and everything went right for him."

It was a worthwhile trip down from Middleham for trainer Mark Johnston as Storm Cry (5-2) landed the Call Star Sports On 08000 521 321 Fillies' Handicap.

The daughter of Poet's Voice looked in trouble two furlongs from home as long-time leader Flowing Clarets appeared to have slipped the field under Kieran O'Neill.

But that rival soon came back to them and Storm Cry found plenty for David Probert to score by a length and a half from 2-1 favourite Monteamiata.

Rastrelli (6-5 favourite) finally went about repaying some of his lofty price-tag when running out a comfortable winner of the Follow Us On Twitter At StarSports_Bet EBF Novice Stakes.

The €550,000 purchase made a promising debut when fifth behind Vintager at Newmarket, but failed to build on that when upped in trip to a mile.

The drop back to seven furlongs seemed to do the trick for Charlie Appleby's charge as he swept by lllusional in the hands of George Wood to score by four lengths.

Send Up (15-2) needed every yard of the 12-furlong trip to reel in odds-on shot Broughtons Admiral in the starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap.

The 4-5 favourite looked to be travelling much the best two furlongs out as the rest of the field came under the pump.

But Broughtons Admiral found little for pressure under Robert Winston, paving the way for Luke Morris aboard Send Up to snatch victory by half a length.

Oden got off the mark at the fifth time of asking when running out a facile winner of the Love Fairs Antique Fair 22 Oct Handicap for Roger Varian and Jack Mitchell.

Sporting the colours of Irish Champion Stakes winner Decorated Knight, the 2-1 joint-favourite travelled beautifully before pulling away nicely to win by five lengths.

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