Brighton Tips: African Queen to sparkle at the seaside

 | 29th April | 

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Brighton Racecourse

It's Flat racing all the way in Britain on Tuesday with four meetings set to take place and they include the afternoon card from Brighton.

The seaside layout hosts seven races from 14:25 to 17:55, headlined by the Class 3 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap over a mile-and-a-quarter at 16:10, and we have selected a trio of runners to follow on the card. Below you can find our horse racing tips from Brighton on Tuesday. 

Brighton Horse Racing Tips - Tuesday April 30

  • 14:25 Brighton – Marsh Behnam @ SP 
  • 16:10 Brighton – The African Queen @ SP 
  • 17:55 Brighton – One Hart @ SP

14:25 Brighton – Marsh Behnam @ SP 

MARSH BENHAM made a winning stable bow for George Baker over a mile at this course in June 2022 and the gelded son of Galileo Gold could repeat the trick now.

He did that off the back of a 145-day layoff and would add wins last season over a mile at Chepstow and then back at Brighton over course and distance in May and June.

His only down point last season was at Epsom in June when he showed signs of temperament at the start and all but refused to race.

He won again at Windsor (1m, heavy) in October in a pair of first-time cheekpieces and was third soon after at Newmarket under a 5lb penalty.

He can return to action now from what is a 2lb lower mark and has proved himself when fresh before. All ground conditions appear to suit him and he is a lively contender back at a track he knows well.

16:10 Brighton – The African Queen @ SP 

The feature race at Brighton is the Class 3 British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Handicap over 1m2f and it is a contest in which six of the seven contenders are lacking a recent run, with Measured Moments the exception.

New Heights won her last two starts at Epsom and is a player, but she has tended to need a run in the past, so a pair of the lightly-raced three-year-olds may be the ones to focus on, Zayina and THE AFRICAN QUEEN.

The former, trained by George Boughey and with Grace McEntee taking off 3lb, is not passed over easily but Charlie Johnston's filly is preferred.

She won here over 7f on debut last season before coming up short in a Listed race at Sandown a fortnight later, getting outclassed.

She signed off her juvenile campaign with a Wolverhampton novice win over the extended mile and looks like one that should improve in handicaps this season, ensuring she's a key contender in this Betfred Extra Place Race (three places) under the steer of Joe Fanning.

17:55 Brighton – One Hart @ SP

The concluding Brighton's Antiques, Collectables And Vintage Fair Handicap involves a field of 11 that are largely out of sorts and infrequent winners in any case.

For that reason, ONE HART appeals as a likely winner. Des Donovan's charge had run good races at Bath (5f, heavy) and Yarmouth (6f, good to firm) this month before coming up short at Leicester (6f, soft) on Saturday.

He is fancied to quickly leave that behind in a pair of first-time blinkers now and his case is further aided by the 5lb claim of his rider. This is a low-quality affair and, on balance, he looks capable of striking in his current mood.

Check out our other Horse Racing Tips here. 


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