FGR – Best Of The Day
San Benedeto disappointed at Newbury yesterday, back peddling shortly after coming under pressure, with the official explanation being that the race may of come too soon. Unfortunately ‘flesh and blood’ bets such as this will always come along, and we just have to accept the fact.
Today’s shortlist is made up of…
Newbury 2.05 Maximiser
Newbury 3.15 Champers On Ice
Wolverhampton 6.45 Lamar
Maximiser shaped with distinct promise when chasing home Silsol at Carlisle on his first start over fences. Obviously has more on his plate here, but comes out well on the figures and is entitled to improve on that effort.
Champers On Ice is down significantly in class than when chasing home Shantou Village in a Grade 2 Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham’s Open meeting when making his hurdling debut last time. The form of the David Pipe yard is still a concern however, and he was beaten 15l that day.
Lamar won a Listed contest at Lingfield last time over a mile. Is dropping back to 7f today where her record is Won 0 Placed 1 Unplaced 4, so it’s hard to argue that this is her optimum trip. But she has a solid chance on form otherwise.
I’m going for…
Newbury 2.05 MAXIMISER @ 3-1 BOG
…as my best of the day. Preferably with Paddy Power as Newbury is a MBS meeting.