Polly’s looking good at Haydock

CLIVE Cox is fitting Polly’s Mark with a visor for the first time in today’s Bet 365 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock.

Last year’s runner-up has maintained her consistent level of form this season, but Cox feels a visor might just bring about a little bit of a difference which could prove vital.

She was last seen finishing fourth in the Noblesse Stakes at Cork behind Jim Bolger’s impressive filly Banimpire, who subsequently won the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

First time out this season she was narrowly beaten by Gertrude Bell, whom she meets again on 4lb better terms.

“We’re putting the visor on, just to hopefully get a bit more concentration out of her,” said Cox.

“As she’s got a little bit older it just wanders a bit. She’s gone well in it at home.

“I’m pleased she meets Gertrude Bell on better terms than Goodwood and she’s shown a good level of form at the track in the past.

“On reflection her last run in Ireland wasn’t at all bad to be beaten just five lengths by Banimpire.

“In the past she has run in snatches in her races so we feel it’s worth a try.”

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