Sweetspots: Backing Battered with aid applied wouldn’t be fishy
Tim Easterby has a 22 per cent strike-rate when using first-time blinkers. The well-handicapped Myllachy, who will have to prove she stays 7f, gets the aid in the 4.20 at Musselburgh.
William Haggas has a record of 14-40 when using first-time cheekpieces. Battered, who gets the aid for the first time in the 3.15 at
Sandown, is fancied to defy a 9lb rise under Ryan Moore.
Richard Hannon and Hollie Doyle have a 33 per cent strike-rate at Lingfield when combining. Pepita goes for the pair in the 7.20. A step back in trip looks perfect for this speedy filly, who is beginning to look well handicapped.