Heights walking tall

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Roland O'Sullivan once again proved his considerable skill as a trainer when saddling the eight-year-old gelding Crystal Heights to win a third handicap of the season at Brighton yesterday.

Given a fine ride by David Harrison, the chestnut - the 9-2 joint-favourite along with Yo Kiri-B for the Tote Spring Handicap - swooped well inside the distance to beat Mellors and Sharp Imp, who had won here on Tuesday, by a neck and the same.

O'Sullivan said: "The horse has terrible legs and was sent for sale at Ascot 18 months ago where no one would go to 800 guineas for him.

"Jack Joseph [the owner] had to take him home and then sent him to me to go hurdling. But he has turned out to be a fair sprinter."