MY GIRL MAGGIE (3.25) made a highly encouraging re-appearance at Newmarket ten days ago and the 1m 4f handicap looks at her mercy at Pontefract.
On the evidence of her third to Charlie Appleby’s Renaissance Queen, she is just the type to rack up a sequence for Mark Johnston starting off in handicap grade from a 70 rating.
I’m not sure JOHNNY KIDD (8.25) was putting it all in when brought under pressure by Oisin Murphy at Yarmouth 12 days ago, hanging slightly left, but Andrew Balding has found him a suitable opening now stepped up to two miles at Chepstow. The son of Australia hit the front going strongly two out, only to be reeled in by Dubious Affair.
At Goodwood, PUNTING (3.15) carries a 6lb penalty for her Lingfield success eight days ago. Shane Kelly made a race-winning move four our when dashing Punting into the lead and the Richard Hughes-trained filly held on bravely.
Zoran makes his handicap debut on the back of a satisfactory fourth to Roger Varian’s Valyrian Steel at Newcastle a fortnight ago. His stable has been in decent nick and a mark of 74 seems fair.