Brighton Course Guide

Brighton stages meetings throughout the summer and the racecourse has views over both the sea and the city. It hosts a three-day festival in August including the most valuable race in its calendar, the John Smith’s Brighton Mile Challenge Trophy. The handicap is open to three-year-olds and older horses and regularly attracts sizable fields.

Racing on the downs high above the city, runners over 12 furlongs at Brighton have to negotiate left and right turns as well as a sharp downhill descent into the straight before a stiff climb to the line. For that reason, comparisons are drawn between Brighton and Epsom, though other tracks such as Goodwood, Lingfield (turf), Salisbury and Bath are not dissimilar.

Flat Racing

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Left handed, sharp. 'U' shaped and around twelve furlongs in length, the pronounced gradients make it a track for handy types rather than big, long-striding sorts, though those very enterprisingly ridden can be caught out by the uphill finish. A course where bunching on the rail can occur due to the camber towards the inside of the track, especially in races contested by inexperienced sorts, many tending to hang. When the ground gets testing it often pays to switch towards the stand side inside the last three furlongs.

Horses need to handle all sorts at Brighton, with left-hand and right-hand turns, an uphill section and a sharp decline. That combination catches out a lot of runners. It can be ideal for what you might call ‘clever’ types, though, because the stables are at the end of the straight, so horses are running back to where they’ve come from after the home turn. What you can’t afford to do is get one unbalanced coming down the hill. If you do, you’ll struggle to get back on an even keel for the run to the line.

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Advance Going

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Replays & Results

17:40 World Cup Red Card Refund Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 215y)
Light green, yellow epaulets, yellow cap (Tyre Hill Farm Ltd)
  • Winner: Swissal
  • Jockey: David Egan
  • Trainer: David Dennis
  • Owner: Tyre Hill Farm Ltd

18:10 World Cup 1st Goalscorer 100% Boost EBF Maiden Stakes

(Class 5) (5f 215y)
Black, yellow and black halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star (Mr Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi)
  • Winner: Jaayiz
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle
  • Trainer: R Hannon
  • Owner: Mr Mohamed Saeed Al Shahi

18:40 Bet10 Get10 Welcome Bonus Handicap

(Class 6) (6f 210y)
Flame, gold seams, green cap (Mr Garrett J Freyne)
  • Winner: On A May Day
  • Jockey: F Norton
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Mr Garrett J Freyne

19:10 Cashback 2nd To Fav Brighton Handicap

(Class 4) (6f 210y)
Royal blue and white check, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds (Mr Michael Baldry)
  • Winner: Pride Of Angels
  • Jockey: Hector Crouch
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Owner: Mr Michael Baldry

19:40 100% Casino Welcome Bonus Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 3f 198y)
Royal blue, white stars, pink sleeves, pink cap, royal blue star (One Day Rodney Partnership)
  • Winner: Seinesational
  • Jockey: Jason Watson
  • Trainer: W J Knight
  • Owner: One Day Rodney Partnership

20:10 Best Odds Guaranteed Singles & Multiples Handicap

(Class 6) (7f 211y)
Emerald green, red stars, white sleeves, red armlets, emerald green cap (Miss Caroline Scott)
  • Winner: Hidden Stash
  • Jockey: Hollie Doyle
  • Trainer: W Stone
  • Owner: Miss Caroline Scott

20:40 The Home Of Refreshing Odds Handicap

(Class 6) (5f 60y)
Red, emerald green and red diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap (Raymond Treacy & Partner)
  • Winner: Terri Rules
  • Jockey: Shelley Birkett
  • Trainer: Miss J Feilden
  • Owner: Raymond Treacy & Partner
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East Sussex
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