Sweetspots: Appleby’s Tabernas ready to strike with cheekpieces
Marettimo was the subject of an on-course plunge last-time-out (6-1 into 11-4) and duly posted an improved effort in finishing second. He can go one better at a likely juicy price in the 12.55 at Warwick.
When Charlie Appleby deploys cheekpieces for the first time it’s always worth paying close attention. He’s running at a 42 per cent strike-rate with such horses and Tabernas bids to improve that record in Chelmsford’s 6.30.
Graham Lee gets back on board Throckley in the 2.45 at Southwell. The combination are 2-2 and Sophie Leech’s gelding looks to have every chance of defying top weight.