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Horse Racing - Racing: Dave Randall's Brighton Tips

Judging by the weather forecast, Tuesday should be a cracking day beside the seaside and the Racing Post's Dave Randall gives his best bets across Brighton's competitive seven-race card.

Brynteg
2.00 Brighton @ 5/4
2pts win

Toybox
2.30 Brighton @ 5/2
1pt win

Porterinthejungle
4.45 Brighton @ 10/1
1pt win

Brynteg to build on Bath promise

Two of the last three winners of the Class 6 1m bet365 Handicap (2.00) since 2018 were aged three, with another three placed in that time from seven representatives from that age-group.

Marsh Benham is making his stable debut after a 145-day break, returning to turf, and needs to prove his stamina for the longer trip, whereas Brynteg - the only other three-year-old in the field - finished a promising second on his handicap debut over this 1m trip at Bath earlier in the month.

The son of Ardad has been raised 1lb for that improved effort to a mark of 66, but his Racing Post Rating (RPR) went up 10lb to a new high of 74, which suggests a reproduction of that Bath form may suffice.

Saffie Osborne is good value for her 3lb claim and is 28-256 (11%) when riding for her father Jamie, whose runners are 11-107 (10%) on this course. Osborne has emerged from a quiet spell, and is 3-16 in the last 14 days.

Tony Carroll is no stranger to success on this track and De Vegas Kid is the pick from his two runners. The eight-year-old won over this course-and-distance in May and is considered the biggest danger to the selection from a 2lb higher mark.

Toybox taken to follow up

Toybox represents Upper Lambourn-trainer Jonathan Portman in the Class 6 1m2f Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap (2.30). Portman is 9-70 (13%) with his runners at Brighton and Tyler Saunders continues his winning association in the saddle.

The 5lb-claiming jockey is 14-140 when riding for the yard and he largely negates the 5lb rise for their comfortable course-and-distance victory last month.

The six-year-old Paco Boy mare was successful off this mark over this trip on quick ground at Bath in September 2020, which is another reason to expect a bold showing on this follow-up attempt.

The George Baker-trained Surrey Princess is the best alternative from a fair mark under conditions which suit. She reportedly lost her right-hind shoe when disappointing at Chelmsford last month, but has live claims based on her previous Leicester second.

Porter can bounce back for more success

Despite finishing seventh of eight, the Robyn Brisland-trained Porterinthejungle took a step back in the right direction with her near seven-length defeat at Goodwood this month, and it was at around this stage last summer that she began a winning sequence of four.

That four-timer included three course-and-distance victories, and the six-year-old mare features off a 3lb lower mark than when winning a better course-and-distance contest in August.

Following a small break, she is capable of returning to the winners' enclosure under suitable conditions in the concluding Class 6 7f Price Promise At bet365 Handicap (4.45).

The Julia Feilden-trained Spanish Mane won comfortably over 1m on this course this month and the seven-year-old mare is considered the biggest danger despite the drop back in trip, having already won four times in her career over the shorter distance.

By Dave Randall

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