Although not spectacular, Time Test got the job done well enough in the end at Newmarket yesterday returned at a BSP of 1.97 (11-10 was readily available at the time of posting).
Today’s shortlist is…

Newmarket 2.00 Deauville
Newmarket 2.35 Besharah
Chester 3.05 Good Contact

Deauville remains unbeaten after two starts and should have no problem staying the extra furlong here, but John Gosden’s Foundation will be no pushover for the Ballydoyle colt.
Besharah has done absolutely nothing wrong to date and is a filly I like and it will be fascinating to see how the Duchess Of Cambridge form with Illuminate will translate on this slower ground.
Good Contact is very much ground dependent, but if the going remains on the soft side at Chester today, he could prove hard to beat.

I’ve decided to weigh in with…

Chester 3.05 GOOD CONTACT

…for my best of the day. With the Godolphin yard in such fine form, this colt does merit a 1 pt recommended bet, but with the proviso: good ground or better – no bet.

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