Sweetspots: Appleby can work Magic with first-time cheekpieces
Stuart Crawford is 11-29 with his runners at Carlisle and has a strike-rate of 67 per cent when using Brian Hughes at the track. They team up twice – Crawfords Mill (2.45) and Lily’s Gem (5.40).
Charlie Appleby is 10-27 when fitting cheekpieces for the first time. Stage Magic carries a penalty for last season’s Group 3 victory in the 4.45 at Newmarket, but should appreciate the drop in grade.
Secret Art is too well handicapped to ignore in the 4.10 at Newmarket. He’s 7lb below his last winning mark and returned from more than five months off with a decent third at Kempton last month.