Brighton race-goers were treated to a thrilling finish on the course’s big day.

Crowds enjoyed good weather for the start of the Star Sports Festival Of Racing.

The main event was the Carlsberg Danish Pilsner Brighton Mile and the 13-horse contest lived up to expectations.

Shoot To Kill, a 40/1 outsider from Ireland, grabbed the £10,808 top prize guided in by jockey Darragh Keenan.

They pipped favourite Cobalt Blue, ridden by Jack Mitchell.

Keenan kept his mount in touch with the leaders and hit the front around the one furlong mark.

He faced a challenge in the last 100 yards but just did what was required.

Cobalt Blue left the onslaught late and did not quite have enough.

Jason Watson landed a 10/1 winner on the Tony Carroll-trained Global Style in the Star Sports Best Odds Guaranteed Classified Stakes.

The same pairing later teamed up for success in the Classified Stakes as De Vegas Kid rode a strong final two furlongs at odds of 100/30, below.

The three-day festival continues today with Ladies Day.