5.20pm Brighton Tips & Betting Preview 23/05/2017

This is a Class 6 handicap raced over a mile, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: It may not be worth overcomplicating this one and BUZZ LIGHTYERE can come out on top. He won a shade comfortably last time out over C&D and he can complete the double here against similarly weak opposition off a 3lb higher mark. With Approval is probably his greatest danger given he looks to be lingering on a winning mark and it’s notable that Pat Cosgrave maintains the partnership today.

1 WITH APPROVAL – Couldn’t quite match the front pair at Lingfield last time out and he’ll be better suited by this drop back in trip. A mark of 58 looks fair given he’s won off a 7lb higher mark and Pat Cosgrave remains on board which looks positive given he’s ridden him to success before. Stall 7 is fine and this C&D winner has a fair chance of success in this for a stable with a 10% strike rate at Brighton.

2 QORTAAJ – Remains a maiden from 19 starts and he was beaten 12 lengths on his last start just 10 days ago at Nottingham. There’s certainly a win in him and he’s been dropped another 3lbs which will help so he’s not without a chance here with Josephine Gordon getting aboard for the first time today. A hood is applied for the first time which could spark some improvement and he’s worth a second look in the betting.

3 SUITUS – Last victory came in 2014 although he has run with credit over the winter having placed three times. He has been dropped a pound by the handicapper which looks fair but he still doesn’t look to have much in hand at the weights and he’s switched to turf today which hasn’t always looked ideal for him. His trainer is without a win from 12 runners here and he’s worth taking on again today.

4 MUSICAL TASTE – Pat Phelan has a modest record at Brighton with 5 winners from 48 runners and he runs a Mafki filly here. She has been comfortably held on her last two starts although they both came off reasonable breaks and she should strip fitter here off a 2lb lower mark. A visor replaces cheekpieces today in an attempt to spark some improvement from her although she’s been rather disappointing and needs to do more here.

5 BUZZ LIGHTYERE – Won a C&D handicap in fine style earlier this month having been ridden prominently before going on to score by a comfortable 1 3/4 lengths. He’s been raised 3lbs in the weights which looks fair and he’s worthy of a chance to follow that up here although this will demand more. Stall 12 leaves him drawn outside so he’s not ideally positioned although he looks versatile in terms of tactics and he’s respected here.

6 GREYFRIARSCHORISTA – Has raced an impressive 81 times but he’s still without a win on turf from 28 starts and that’s off-putting. He wasn’t beaten far just 5 days ago in a stronger handicap than this when finishing fourth, beaten just 3 3/4 lengths. Adam Kirby is aboard today which looks positive although the pair didn’t record success when they last combined and he’s worth taking on again.

7 MAGIC MIRROR – Mark Rimell’s filly has recorded two successes this season off marks of 46 and 52 at Kempton. She’s been comfortably held on two subsequent starts but wasn’t beaten far at Yarmouth just last month and she’s clearly on an upward curve. She’s been dropped 2lbs today and the presence of first time cheekpieces could see her improve a fair amount so she’s worth plenty of respect in this off a lowly mark.

8 BASSINO – Has failed to follow up a decent second placed finish earlier this year having been comfortably held off marks in the mid-50’s. This is his second run on turf and this looks stronger than many of his All-Weather starts over the winter so there’s not a huge amount about him to suggest he’s chucked in. He’s best watched here and he’ll do better with slightly more experience and less weight in the handicap.

9 FAIRY MIST – Finished 1 3/4 lengths behind Buzz Lightyere last time out over C&D and he’s much better off at the weights today having been dropped a pound for that run. He looks to be on a fair mark now but he’s raced 85 times and he’s vulnerable to a fair few in this that are less exposed. He has to be respected here but he’s likely to bump into one or two again for a stable without a winner from their last 7 runners.

10 BOLD MAX – Has been in consistent form since the turn of the year, finishing in the placings on three occasions including last time out. He’s been dropped a pound which looks fair and he has still only scored once from 44 runs which highlights the poor level of form he brings to the race. His trainer is without a winner from 31 runners here and he’s best avoided again.

11 BACK TO LOVE – Has been beaten 15, 39 and 86 lengths on her last three starts respectively and she’s shown a miniscule amount of ability off incredibly low marks. This looks slightly easier than her last couple of assignments but she’s not looked at home over this trip and further and she’s opposed again here until she can show some more ability.

12 LUTINE CHARLIE – Makes his 119th start today and he’s only recorded 8 victories from all of those runs. He was only beaten 1 1/4 lengths at Wolverhampton earlier this year but that came in a weaker affair than this and Emma Owen’s 10yo is another that’s vulnerable to any sort of improvers. He’s got lots to find on form with Buzz Lightyere when the pair last met and is best watched today.

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