It is incredibly difficult to see past John Gosden’s Foundation in today’s Racing Post Trophy.
The two-year-old has looked like something special this season, and last time out at Newmarket was no different.
He found Deauville wanting and pounced on his speed over the mile distance, and I can’t see why today will be any different.
He is without doubt the NAP of the day, despite being so short in the market.
Away from the action at Doncaster there are a few that take my eye elsewhere.
FBR second top-rated Return Of The Mak looks to have a great chance in the 1.50 at Newbury.
He won very well at Redcar in his maiden and remains completely unexposed. He looks worth a shot at Group level and Fahey, as ever, is having a cracking season.
I wouldn’t be surprised were he to turn out to be a very smart horse.
Later on in the card, Breakable looks a solid each-way bet. The filly has held her form incredibly well this year winning three times.
She also represents Tim Easterby’s stable that have won this race the last two years.
The four-year-old will most definitely be on the premises at the business end of the race.
As the jumps begins to swing into action most of my bets will be over at Cheltenham, which is, where my other selections can be found.
Workbench recorded possibly his best win last time out at Fontwell, having the measure of Purple ‘N Gold who lines up against him again here.
The Skelton’s are a formidable team and they look to have Workbench at the top of his game here, and I would be incredibly surprised were he not to give a good showing.
I wouldn’t be siding with Hargam today, as conditions wont be ideal for his reappearance. Instead I’d much rather have my money on the consistent Karezak.
He may not get his head in front that often, but he brings undoubtedly some of the best form into the race and will be sharper for his reappearance.
One horse that has impressed me this year is Mont Choisy who steps up to 3m. This shouldn’t be a problem and the five-year-old is two out of four over hurdles.
There is bound to be more improvement to come from him, and he will take all the beating in the 3.55.
The last selection of the day comes in the concluding bumper. Air Horse One showed a willing attitude when winning at Exeter in May, and if push comes to shove here, I can see him having the fight to succeed.
He is also available at a nice each-way price, and I can’t see him being out of the top three.