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.
2.00 Brighton @ 5/4
2.30 Brighton @ 5/2
4.45 Brighton @ 10/1
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 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.
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