Pythius put in just a fair effort at Ayr yesterday, so I’ll move swiftly onto today’s shortlist, which is…

Newbury 3.20 Memorial Day
Newbury 4.25 Dark Emerald
Newton Abbot 3.30 Easily Pleased

Memorial Day is progressive, and is a horse I like, with just a slight doubt about the more testing conditions at Newbury (won on good-to-soft at York).
Dark Emerald has yet to win at this level and is unproven on soft ground, but his trainer, Brendan Powell, appears unconcerned about today’s conditions.
Easily Pleased has won his last two races over C&D showing a good attitude, although a little more juice in the ground wouldn’t go amiss.

For my best of the day I’m going for…

Newton Abbot 3.30 EASILY PLEASED

…simply because he’s proven in every respect, and therefore merits a 1 pt recommended bet as a result.

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