Brighton Racecourse is well worth a visit being set high up on the downs with some terrific views. Being so high up though means that the going is often firm and this combined with relatively low prize money on offer means that there are often quite small fields at Brighton.
Brighton is a very unusual course. It has a left hand dog leg which then goes down probably the steepest slope in the country before going up hill for the last furlong.
Brighton therefore tends to be a specialists course so be sure that your horse has run well here before committing too much as good horses often don’t take to the track.
Draw bias and pace analysis
There appears to be little draw bias at Brighton. There may be a a slight bias to high or wide drawn horses in soft conditions and over the 7f 214yrds course there are an unusual number of winners coming from the highest draw stall.
Brighton is a unique course so it is very important that you look to see if your horse has any form at the track. However if it doesn’t then Brighton does favour hold up horses particularly over sprint distances with 5f ranked 28/31 and 6f ranked 17/27 for front runners. Over longer distances it is a fair track to any type of running.