2.00 888SPORT PINNACLE STAKES (FILLIES GROUP 3) – 1 M 3 F 200YDS
QUEEN Of Ice has been known to go well fresh in the past and she progressed into dual listed race winner at the end of last season. She tends to wear her heart on her sleeve and will no doubt try to make all.
She already has the beatings of Criteria and Miss Marjurie and provided the ground does not get too fast, she should confirm the form with those two rivals.
Talmada was placed at a higher level than this last time and warrants respect. She has yet to prove that she stays as far as this, but if she does she certainly looks the main danger to Queen Of Ice. Kleo looks as though she has improved throughout the winter and was another that was placed in a Group two race at Newmarket last time. This could be more to her level, but like Talmada, she has never won at this trip.
Queen Of Ice represents a yard very much in form and it would not be the greatest of surprises if she were to win this on her seasonal reappearance.
2.35 TIMEFORM JURY STAKES (GROUP 3) – 7 FURLONGS
Aljamaheer ought to appreciate this sharp drop in class having made a decent attempt in the Lockinge at Newbury a fortnight ago. He was only beaten four lengths in that Group One feature and he should prove capable of getting right in the mix here. Roger Varian trains locally and he has an excellent strike rate on this particular track. Aljamaheer is seen to best effect when the ground is described as good or faster and with Paul Hanagan once again booked to ride, the combination should go well.
If the rain does arrive Breton Rock looks to be the biggest threat to the selection. He is already proven over the course and distance and despite disappointing last time out, he is fully entitled to come on for that reappearance and he should be seen to much better effect.
Martin Lane has been on board for five of his seven career wins thus far and David Simcock has once again engaged his services. Like the selection, Cable Bay also comes here after running in the Lockinge but he has only notched up one win in thirteen starts. That is enough to temper enthusiasm and he is passed over this afternoon.
Aljamaheer has always been held in high regard and it is hoped that he can he can return to winning ways here.
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Angel Vision was certainly doing all of her best work in the closing stages at this track last time out so it is of little surprise to see Sir Michael Stoute raise her in distance. The manner of her win was even more pleasing as numerous rivals had far more experience than her.
She is fully expected to come on for that seasonal reappearance and she is certainly housed at a stable that knows the time of day with fillies. Ryan Moore rides her for the first time and the duo should prove tough to crack as the three year old is open to any amount of improvement.
Spiriting is likely to have his followers given that he was placed in a similar handicap here earlier in the season. He has subsequently run in a maiden at Doncaster and was beaten when heavily backed and that was most frustrating. The step up in trip could be exactly what he requires though and he could well prove to be the biggest danger. Harbour Patrol seemed to thrive when winning a maiden for Richard Hannon last time out. He should improve for that experience and has place prospects here. Jargon may just need this outing whilst Ashbridge Lad faces his toughest opposition to date.
Angel Vision is a beautifully bred filly by Oasis Dream and connections will be hoping she can go onto much better things in due course.
Haydock 2.00 Queen of Ice
Haydock 2.35 Aljamaheer
Newmarket 5.05 Angel Vision