Sebastian Woods shines on Kachumba at Brighton

Promising apprentice among the winners

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Rae Guest has long been a fan of apprentice jockey Sebastian Woods and he became an even bigger one after he steered Kachumba to victory on her turf debut at Brighton.

Having launched the career of the 19-year-old, the Newmarket handler helped the teenager move within one winner of having his claim reduced to 5lb as the daughter of Mayson obliged by half a length in the Follow Us On Twitter At starsports_bet Handicap.

Guest said of the 9-2 winner: “She had a great run near the rail, under a great ride.

“She had run well on the all-weather, but we always thought she would handle grass better. I think seven furlongs is her trip.”

On Woods he added: “He was with me when he was at school before he went up to Richard Fahey’s.

“We more or less took him from nothing to teach him about the horses.

“He rides very well. He is a really good lad and I’m pleased to see him do well.”

There is no stopping Esspeegee at present and he made it six wins from his last seven starts when defeating course specialist Roy Rocket in the Call Star Spreads On 00353 1884 8114 Handicap.

Joe Parr, assistant to winning trainer Alan Bailey, said of the 5-1 chance: “He has just grown up and everything he does he loves. He is a nice big horse with plenty of scope.

“He has been well placed and hopefully he will keep going. We will just take it day by day with him and keep him fresh.”

While there was to be no seventh course success for Roy Rocket, his trainer John Berry was delighted with eight-year-old’s effort.

Berry said: “He ran a nice race and there was no disgrace in finishing second to the winner.

“We will just look forward to keep bringing him back here through the summer.”

Roundabout Magic (10-1) scored away from Lingfield for the first time when opening his account on grass at the 10th attempt in swooping late to land the Bet Online Now! starsports.Bet Handicap by a short head.

Winning trainer Simon Dow said: “What a great horse he is. He is only a pony, but he is very fast.

“We used to make the most of him, but we tried doing it the other way round today and it worked.

“He is small with short legs and is a well-balanced horse, so he should have been suited to Brighton. Now he is proven here, it does open up a few more options.”

He went on: “It’s great for the Six Mile Hill Racing syndicate which we set up a couple of years ago. We’ve had some leave and others join, but they are proper racing enthusiasts.”

Sean Levey made it three winners in as many days after the Richard Hannon-trained Ateem (13-8) went one better than on his previous two starts in the Handicap.

Levey said: “It seems like he has taken forever to learn. I thought going handicapping is where he would show his true potential.

“If a horse gets around here and wins like he did they go one of two ways and I’m hoping he will learn a lot.”

Sebastian Woods shines on Kachumba at Brighton
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