Easily Pleased pulled his way to the front somewhat at Newton Abbot yesterday, so it was no surprise that he ran out of gas come the business end – but I guess that’s a hazard of backing horses.
Today’s shortlist is made up of…
Newbury 2.15 Ribchester
Newbury 3.25 Steps
Ayr 3.10 Mutakayyef
Ribchester ran a blinder in the Gimcrack at York last time out and has solid claims if handling the ground.
Steps won the Portland Handicap at Donny last week and comes here in peak form and is proven in every respect.
Mutakayyef is ultra- consistent and was just touched off at York last time on belated seasonal debut but has a habit of finding one too good.
I’m going for…
Newbury 3.25 STEPS
…as my best of the day, and I’ll even put him up as a 1 pt recommended bet, as he has strong claims here.