Bets Of The Day: Forest Ranger to upset rivals in Pontefract feature

Today's best bet Forest Ranger runs in the 15:40 at Pontefract
Today's best bet Forest Ranger runs in the 15:40 at Pontefract

Nick Shiambouros starts the new week with a couple of selections from the meeting at Pontefract...

"The water is deeper today, but I think he is open to significant improvement and could run well at a decent price"

Back Forest Ranger in the 15:40 at Pontefract

14:40 Pontefract - Benjamin Thomas


Benjamin Thomas should prove difficult to beat in this maiden.

This colt ran well on debut when finishing second to Father McKenzie over this course last month. He held every chance a furlong from home but could not get to grips with the game winner. I thought that was a promising effort and is entitled to move forward.

This does not look the strongest of maidens, and I will be surprised if does not go very close. He is trading at 2.26/5 on the exchange and I have backed him at that price.

Lucky Mistake is the obvious danger at 3.259/4. This Fast Company colt has been defeated three times at very short prices, and does not appear to be totally genuine. He does have the form in the book to take this, but I have zero interest in backing him.


15:40 Pontefract - Forest Ranger


I am going to take a chance with Forest Ranger in this interesting Listed contest.

This Lawman colt beat Ray's The Money on debut at Redcar last month. He took the lead well inside the final furlong and pulled clear to with plenty to spare. I thought that was a super first effort and this likeable individual looks sure to win more races.

The water is deeper today, but I think he is open to significant improvement and could run well at a decent price. He is currently trading at 9.89/1 on the exchange which is more than fair.

The favourite is D'bai who is trading at 3.65 on the exchange. He finished third to Rivet in the Champagne at Doncaster which reads well in the context of this race. He is a little quirky, but deserves his position at the head of the market.

Monday's Recommended Bets
Back Benjamin Thomas in the 14:40 at Pontefract
Back Forest Ranger in the 15:40 at Pontefract

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