Brighton Placepot: Thursday April 26

Brighton is the scene for today's placepot

Timeform's Joe Szekeres heads to the south coast to offer his placepot permutation for Brighton this evening...

"We're going to go for Rigoletto and April Fool, who at least have the advantage of a recent run..."

16:35 - The opening handicap looks an interesting race and preference is for Mayo Lad who looked to handle cut in the ground quite well on his seasonal reappearance before an even more impressive display on the all-weather last time. The manner of his victory on that occasion suggested there may be further improvement still to come and, given his relatively lightly-raced profile and the fact that three places pay, Mayo Lad looks a good banker opportunity in the first.

17:10 - Reberty Lee sets the standard out of the two that have raced, considered 5 lb superior to Golac based on Timeform ratings, which makes him the starting point in the two-year-old maiden. Bill Turner has a good record with his first-time-out juveniles so we're also going to take Lady Phill, who could be ready to go on her debut.

17:40 - A competitive handicap faces punters in the third leg but Finch Flyer is a must judged on his course-and-distance victory off a mark just 3lb lower in 2010. So is She is next best on the figures, considered only 1 lb behind Finch Flyer after a victory at Wolverhampton on her latest outing, so Alan Bailey's filly also gets the nod, whilst Tinkerbell Will is another who can go close.

18:15 - Sudden Wish needs to prove she is as effective on turf as she is on all-weather but she is top in terms of Timeform ratings so she should at least make the three in the mile minor event. Ermyn Flyer rates as the main danger having produced his best form on an undulating track (Epsom) last August and he can go close again off what looks a reasonable mark.

18:50 - Bold Ring is a course winner and looks a worthy placepot inclusion in the most competitive race of the evening despite having plied her trade solely on the all-weather in the past 12 months. Bedibyes finished second in a similar contest at the track last season and, if reproducing something close to that performance, she should be in a shake-up once again.

19:25 - A case can be made for each of the quartet in the final leg and, with the placepot only paying out on the winner, punters will are faced with a tricky conundrum. We're going to go for Rigoletto and April Fool, who at least have the advantage of a recent run which may count for plenty in what could develop into a falsely-run event.

Selections:

16:35 - 1
17:10 - 2, 4
17:45 - 9, 10, 11
18:15 - 10, 13
18:50 - 9, 14
19:25 - 1, 3
= 48 lines

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