Falsify gallantly tried to make all at Chelmsford last night but was run out of it close home, so there’s no complaints on that score.
Today’s shortlist consists of…
Doncaster 1.55 Gutaifan
Doncaster 5.25 American Artist
Chester 5.00 Taraz
Gutaifan, not surprisingly, had to settle for second best behind Shalaa in a Group 1 at Deauville last time. Comes into this race proven and could prove hard to beat.
American Artist is a colt that Roger Varian has always liked. Comes here at the top of his form and should go close if staying the extra quarter mile.
Taraz also hails from the Rogrr Varian yard. Ran away with an Epsom handicap two starts back before failing to build on that at Glorious Goodwood last time.
Unproven on an easy surface and won’t get his own way up front here, especially from stall 7.
American Artist and Gutaifan are the two to focus on, and for my best of the day I’m going for…
Doncaster 1.55 GUTAIFAN
…who is a 1 pt recommended bet (I fell back into bad habits yesterday, failing to highlight the strength of the bet. Under such circumstances I’ll just log them as normal bets, whether the results be favourable or otherwise, as that’s the fairest thing to do).