Sweetspots: Buick to sparkle at Ascot aboard Appleby’s Jewel
William Buick has a 22 per cent strike-rate at Ascot and that increases to 50 per cent when he teams up with Charlie Appleby. The pair combine with Glittering Jewel in the 6.40.
Course-and-distance winner Straightothepoint (7.05 Ripon) has a good chance of maintaining his head-to-head record against Explain and Honeysuckle Lil, who have also won over the track and trip.
Charlie Mann has a 23 per cent strike-rate with his handicap debutants and saddles Pickamix (3.45 Market Rasen), who is 3-3 when ridden by Harry Bannister.
Richard Fahey has a 38 per cent strike-rate with two-year-old debutants at Nottingham. He saddles the well-bred filly Enrolment in the 5.10.