OLEG (3.20) can bring his stamina into play in the 2m 1f handicap at Pontefract.
Paul Nicholls gave daughter Megan the leg-up on Oleg in a females riders' event at Southwell in March and they sauntered clear for a facile success. The assessor has reacted with a 12 lb rise but the forecast rain will play to Oleg's strengths. He has scored over hurdles and fences, so this extended distance should bring out the best in him. Softer ground might not suit Anyonecanhaveitall quite as well but Mark Johnston's stayer still looks the one to beat. He chased home Just Hubert at Musselburgh and scored over two miles at Newcastle.
MY POEM (5.20) represents Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore at Wolverhampton, and moves into handicap company on the back of three fair efforts as a juvenile. The pick of My Poem's form was probably her fourth Cabaletta at Yarmouth and she gets the nod over Bavardages, a close second at Newcastle last week.