Minding got the job done in fine style at Newmarket yesterday, returned at a BSP of 2.42, with 2-1 BOG available before posting.
Aidan O’Brien also features heavily on today’s shortlist, which is…
Newmarket 2.35 Beacon Rock
Newmarket 3.10 Air Force Blue
Newmarket 5.35 Mutakayef
Beacon Rock is progressive and is a horse I like. Has less on his plate than when running third in a Curragh Group 2 last time and looks sure to make a bold bid.
Air Force Blue attempts a Group 1 three timer here, and given the manner in which he won the National Stakes at the Curragh last time, may well achieve it, despite having Godolphin’s Emotionless lining up against him.
Mutakayef has proved expensive to follow and is tried in first time blinkers for the William Haggas yard today. Has a habit of finding one too good and his sole win to date has come on the soft.
There’s little to choose between the O’Brien pair with…
Newmarket 3.10 AIR FORCE BLUE
…probably the most likely winner (and warranting a 1 pt recommended bet as a result), although Beacon Rock is the better value of the two.