Signposts: Testa Rossa can motor to victory on favourite circuit
Nico de Boinville is in great form and has one ride at Fontwell, Two Swallows, who goes in the 2.00. When riding for Ben Pauling at the track he operates at an impressive 43 per cent strike-rate. The mare may not have the build of a chaser but jumped very well over hurdles and can go well.
Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston-Davies have a 42 per cent strike-rate when combining at Warwick. Bill And Barn goes for the pair in the 1.20. He didn’t show a lot in bumpers but was outpaced both times and this dual point-to-point winner will relish this longer trip.
Testa Rossa, who has four wins from 16 runs at Newcastle, can go well in the 7.15 at a track he loves. He is drawn next to the pace so should get a lovely tow into the race and runs off a nice weight, taking the jockey’s claim into account.