Midnight Maestro shaped as if ahead of his mark when scoring last time out and rates a solid bet at 9/2 to follow-up in the 3.15 at Haydock today.
Alan King’s five-year-old has won three of hsi five starts under rules and onlky had to be driven out to easily beat Brotherly Company on handicap debut at Stratford off a mark of 120.
A 7lb rise for that victiory could well be on the lenient side, especially as he has previously finsihed a 3/4 length runner-up to stable companion Sir Anthony Browne who has won again since and is now rated 129.
Midnight Maestro was attempting to give that rival 6lb and it suggests his revised rating of 127 may well underestimate his ability.
The selection also remains unexposed and open to plenty of prrogression and has the services of Barry Geraghty in the saddle for this valuable prize.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Midnight Maestro (9/2 generally avaialable – use BOG firms)