Sweetspots: Des and Davies can keep their perfect record together intact
James Davies and the Henry Oliver-trained Dr Des have recorded two wins from two starts together. They bid for the hat-trick in the 3.20 at Fontwell. This improving novice looks to have ideal conditions here.
When Ben Pauling sends his horses to Southwell it’s worth taking note. He has a 31 per cent strike-rate at the venue and saddles one horse there today, Hero’s Creek in the 5.05. This Kalanisi gelding is making his debut for a yard that does well in bumpers.
Paddy Brennan is a jockey in form at present and goes to Southwell for two rides, the pick of those being Abbey Street in the 4.35. Paul Henderson’s charge bounced back to form last time with a fine second and the step up to 3m can see him in the winner’s enclosure.