Saturday 20 January 2018

Maureen looks to bounce back in Princess Margaret Stakes

MAUREEN bids for compensation for her luckless defeat at Newmarket earlier this month in Saturday's Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at Ascot.

Following an impressive Newbury debut, Richard Hannon's filly encountered serious traffic problems in the Cherry Hinton Stakes before flashing home to finish a neck second to Sendmylovetorose.

The youngster faces seven opponents in this weekend's Group Three prize, with David Wachman's Mironica the sole Irish challenger.

She will be aiming to bounce back after disappointing when favourite for the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Both James Fanshawe's Badr Al Badoor and the Richard Fahey-trained Strange Magic looked good on their respective racecourse introductions and now test the water in Pattern company.

Michael Bell's Hoyam is officially the highest-rated filly in the field having finished a close second in the Queen Mary before opening her account at Windsor.

George Baker saddles Salisbury scorer Jollification, with Martinas Delight and Sandreamer completing the line-up.

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