Wednesday's Brighton best bets and racing tips: Fast ground should suit Desert Team

Planet Sport tipsters are at Brighton with some cracking selections for August, 3.

Sunny Brighton on a Wednesday afternoon is a perfect place to boost your coffers in midweek lull.

You can get all the latest racecards and results from Brighton by using the Planet Sport live centre, but first here's a quick list of our tips.


13:40 (Brighton) Desert Team

14:10 (Brighton) Grandstand

14:40 (Brighton) Kelapa

15:10 (Brighton) Global Style

15:40 (Brighton) The Covex Kid

16:10 (Brighton) Redredrobin

16:40 (Brighton) Rosequiano

13:40 (Brighton) Desert Team

Desert Team looks capable of giving weight and a beating to her rivals in the opening Star Property Group Handicap at the seaside venue.

Runner-up on her sole start as a two-year-old, the Invincible Spirit filly has built on that promise by winning three of her three of her six outings in 2022.

She looked all speed when dominating from the front on her latest outing at Newmarket over five furlongs, so fast ground over five and a half at Brighton should suit.

Apprentice Harry Burns, who has been on board for her last two victories, keeps the partnership intact and a 3lb rise for her latest triumph does not look insurmountable.

15:10 (Brighton) Global Style

Tony Carroll saddled the winner of this race in 2012, 2015 and 2021 and he looks to have another excellent chance with Global Style.

The seven-year-old arrives in fine form and is fancied to defy a 3lb rise for his last-start Lingfield success.

Ban Shoof brings winning C&D form to the table and is respected on his first outing since April, while Jack D'Or might fare best of the remainder.

15:40 (Brighton) The Covex Kid

The Covex Kid is enjoying a fantastic debut season for Amy Murphy and can add to his tally in the Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Brighton Mile.

The Mehmas gelding showed precious little in three juvenile starts for Paul Midgley last season, but that did at least allow him to enter the handicap arena from a lowly perch for his new connections.

The Covex Kid won comfortably off a mark of 46 on his return at Lingfield and in the space of a couple of weeks completed a hat-trick as he added further victories at Beverley and Catterick to his CV.

June defeats at Lingfield and Newbury suggested the handicapper may have finally caught up with him, albeit he was not beaten far on either occasion from his revised mark of 65.

But Murphy's charge dispelled that notion when bolting up off 67 over this course and distance three weeks ago on what was just his second start over a mile.

The three-year-old is now rated 75, which is clearly a hefty hike from where he started off his campaign, but he remains open to further progress at this trip and looks sure to go close once more.

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