RAC­ING Archi­mento ready to rock at Brighton

Wales On Sunday - - RACING -

ARCHI­MENTO looks worth an in­ter­est in the Hol­combe Hand­i­cap at Brighton.

Course mae­stro Roy Rocket is sure to be a pop­u­lar se­lec­tion as he re­turns to his spir­i­tual home.

But John Berry’s won­der­ful stal­wart is passed over on this oc­ca­sion for Archi­mento, who might well hold the up­per hand.

The five-year-old chest­nut knows Brighton well, hav­ing won two hand­i­caps over a mile and a quar­ter at the sea­side track.

He also made a re­as­sur­ing de­but for Wil­liam Knight at Wind­sor on Au­gust 25, when a neck sec­ond to Carp Kid.

The gelded son of Archipenko has only been raised 1lb for that nar­row re­verse and is not out of it from a hand­i­cap­ping equa­tion as he is only 4lb higher than when he won at Brighton in May.

And with Ja­son Wat­son tak­ing off a handy 3lb, the ex­pec­ta­tion is that he will go very close in­deed.

Hart Stop­per should be fol­lowed in the six-fur­long hand­i­cap ear­lier on the card.

Stu­art Wil­liams’ four-year-old takes an in­trigu­ing drop in grade af­ter blow­ing all chance of a good run at Good­wood last time with a slow start.

Be­fore that, though, he won a class two claim­ing hand­i­cap at Yar­mouth so is seem­ingly in de­cent nick.

This hardly looks an epic en­counter, ei­ther.

Mar­jorie Fife has done a fine job with Red Charmer this sum­mer and could well win­kle out an­other vic­tory with him in the one-mile ap­pren­tice hand­i­cap.

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