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Latest going news as racing rocks up at Brighton for the next three days

The run for home at Brighton where the three-day Marathonbet festival starts today
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Goodwood it is not but Brighton has its own charms for a different crowd as it opens for the Marathonbet three-day festival.

The beautiful people might be gearing up for Cowes week down the coast at the weekend but Brighton's own cosmopolitan crowd will rock the three days of competition which pales in comparison to the £1m races last week.

Brighton has its equally historic races in the Brighton Mile (4.00) and Challenge Cup but the locals will also enjoy two sellers, races made fashionable by top racing journalists David Ashforth and Ian Carnaby, who rarely miss the meeting.

Bath, smarting from losing its Good Friday feature day next year, and Pontefract add to the afternoon action, with Sligo holding its local Oaks (4.35) on a richly endowed card.

Yarmouth adds more seaside fun in the evening with another all-weather meeting at Kempton.

Going report

Brighton (first race at 2.00)
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.3)

Sligo (2.05)
Good to yielding

Bath (2.10)
Good to firm in places (GoingStick 8.0)

Pontefract (2.20)
Good, good to soft in places (GoingStick 7.4)

Yarmouth  (5.15)
Good to firm (GoingStick 7.5)

Kempton (5.30)
Standard to slow

What to back

Maddy Playle has today's three quickfire tips.

What to read

What a day for Richard Hannon at Newbury. He sent eight horses to his local track and racked up five winners, which also maintained his record of training more than 100 winners in all six seasons since he took over from his father.

A new trainer aged 20 is the youngest to join their ranks and Peter Scargill has the story here.

What to watch

Get up to speed for the week ahead and check the Postcast team's reflections on last week's two festivals.

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Final thought 

It is a pity Brighton could not find a race for Roy Rocket but in the grey's absence that other course specialist Pour La Victoire (4.00) has the chance to hog the headlines with a record-breaking tenth course win today.

For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at or the mobile app


The locals will enjoy two sellers, races made fashionable by top racing journalists David Ashforth and Ian Carnaby, who rarely miss the meeting
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