Alan has gone with two Mark Johnston runners that he likes today from the meetings at Newmarket and York...
"She was then unlucky not to make it a hat-trick when denied a clear run at Salisbury last time out."
A very competitive two-year-old nursery where I like the look of Mistime for the Mark Johnston yard. This daughter of Acclimation is a progressive type who has already covered her 28,000 guineas purchase price by winning twice in June and bagging a £25,000 bonus off Tattersalls.
She is a versatile filly, with her wins coming on the all weather at Chelmsford City and then on good ground at Goodwood, she was then unlucky not to make it a hat-trick when after trading 1.42/5 in running she was denied a clear run on soft going at Salisbury last time out.
I still think there is more to come from Mistime and with the yard going well, and Joe Fanning on board I think she has every chance of getting back to winning ways here today at a decent price.
A typical highly competitive handicap at York where many of these have bits of form that entitle them to run well. However, the one that catches my eye is the Mark Johnston-trained Kings Pavilion. The three-year-old colt followed a good win at Epsom last month with a solid performance in a decent Sandown handicap, then after running no sort of race in the Britannia handicap at Ascot he ran a respectable fifth of 15, beaten only two lengths at Sandown on his last appearance.
He is the only three-year-old in the field today so receives a handy weight for age allowance and I think he can put in a performance at a double figure price under P J Mcdonald who rode a winner for the stable on Friday.
Alan Thompson 2016 P&L
Carried Forward +8.37 pts
Staked: 5 pts (including today's bet)
Returned: 0 pts
Overall Profit/Loss: +3.37 pts