Vow’s striking victory in the Lingfield Oaks Trial was one of the most impressive performances of the season ahead of the fillies’ Epsom classic.
Roger Charlton’s Estrela went toe-to-toe with her until fading in the final quarter mile but she could gain handsome compensation in Goodwood’s feature race today.
The Authorized filly is coming back in trip and will take some pegging back if she is allowed to dictate the pace.
Golan Way has been in good form over hurdles and he looks on a lenient mark in the two-mile handicap (4.20pm), while Hidden Valley looks each-way value in the 4.55pm.
At Haydock Mark Johnston’s Fraserburgh should know a lot more about his task in the 2yo maiden while Refractor, who hosed up at Kempton last time, looks one to note in the 5.15pm.
A fascinating runner at Haydock is Al Mamzar in the weak-looking maiden (4.40pm). Jamie Spencer takes the ride on this once-raced Teofilo colt who showed some promise in a Newmarket maiden at the backend of last season. He is obviously well regarded by connections as he is still entered in the Epsom Derby.
There is a strong NH card at Wetherby. JP McManus forked out 250,000 guineas for Well Sharp and the gelding makes a belated hurdling debut under AP McCoy (3.55pm). King’s Bayonet could prove a big danger but Well Sharp gets a handy 12lb pull in the weights.
The action continues at Sandown this evening where Mark Usher’s Cape Rainbow is one to note in the 7.05pm. He got stuck in the mud at Epsom last time but is clearly capable of better.
And finally, Ed Dunlop was pleased with the run of Ouija Board’s son Aegaeus at Thirsk last time and he is coming back in trip in the maiden at 8.10pm. This could take some winning but Aegaeus looks to be one to keep on the right side of.
Best of luck!