Yesterday just about summed up my recent offerings on this forum when opposing shortlisted winner Invoke (13-8) at Musselburgh and plumping instead for Landwade Lad, who got beaten by a nose at Kempton.
Today’s shortlist comprises of…
Haydock 2.00 Balty Boys
Haydock 4.55 Manaafidh
Stratford 4.25 Broughton
Balty Boys tends to find one too good at this level, but is a horse a like nevertheless, and I expect a bold effort.
Manaafidh may not be suited by the softish ground at Haydock but is going the right way.
Broughton disappointed slightly when turned over at odds-on in a novice chase at Worcester recently but will be better served by a return to this track. He’s lost his way somewhat over timber, but a return to his best form (he won the Musselburgh Triumph Hurdle Trial in 2014), would make him difficult to beat. So therefore my best of the day is…
Stratford 4.25 BROUGHTON
…who is a highlighted horse as opposed to a 1 pt recommended bet.