Paul Ferguson has two selections for us on Sunday; Astonishing in the Goodwood 5.00 & Marty’s Magic in the Cork 5.35. Compare odds and bet.
Goodwood’s Greene King Fillies’ Stakes looks a pretty competitive contest, but Astonishing (5:00) won in fine style when upped to this trip at Kempton last month and, as that race is working out well, she is taken to follow up.
Sir Michael Stoute’s well-bred daughter of Galileo also shaped well in a decent Newbury maiden the time before and appeals as the type to progress over middle distances. She opened up at 4/1 with Bet365 on Saturday evening and that looks a price that the each-way thieves will mop up.
Over in Ireland Marty’s Magic (5:35) is fancied to land the concluding bumper at Cork for Dermot Weld and Robbie McNamara.
The selection was heavily backed to score on debut at Galway, where he bumped into a smart sort in Wicklow Brave and only went down by ¾ of a length to a more experienced rival.
The third from that race came out and won (also at Galway) and, assuming he has come on for the outing, the four-year-old sets a decent standard and should take a bit of beating.
5:00 Goodwood Astonishing
5:35 Cork Marty’s Magic
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