Sweetspots: don’t go against the grain by ignoring First Wheat
Henry Oliver has a 32 per cent strike-rate (8-25) with first-time handicappers. Ducloyne Lady goes in the 5.00 at Warwick.
Roger Charlton and Kieran Shoemark have a 43 per cent strike-rate when combining at Bath. Sfumato runs in handicap company for the first time in the 2.50. Recently gelded, he is
open to improvement.
Richard Newland does well with new recruits, operating at a successful 37 per cent strike-rate. Destiny’s Gold runs in the 4.25 at Warwick. His two best RPR’s under this code have come with today’s distance and ground, so he should run a big race off his lowest mark.
Mick Easterby has been in great form and First Wheat is one of two horses from the yard in the 3.40 at Beverley. The gelding has the help of a first-time tongue-tie (Easterby 2-3, 67 per cent strike-rate) and looks tempting off a low weight.