Air Force Blue got the job done in good style yesterday, returned at a BSP of 1.95 (even money was readily available), and has solid claims for next years 2,000 Guineas as he’s clearly a class act.
Onto today’s shortlist, which is…
Stratford 2.20 Tangolan
Stratford 4.20 Manger Hanagment
Brighton 2.30 Young Jackie
Tangolan is attempting the four timer and is not without a chance despite the odds-on Maputo lining up against him. Is probably better going right handed, however, and is coming back in trip today.
Manger Hanagment is a versatile type and rattled up six victories in 2011. Has had his problems since but is liable to get an uncontested lead here if adopting the same tactics as at Perth last time and cannot be written off.
Young Jackie is no world beater and has won twice at this track already but would probably prefer faster ground.
So therefore my best of the day is…
Stratford 4.20 MANGER HANAGMENT
…who, given his recent problems, is probably best put up as a highlighted horse as opposed to a 1 pt recommended bet.