Sweetspots: Erdogan looks set to take charge on first start
With a record of 6-13 at the track (five over today’s distance), Pipers Note looks worthy of support in the 3.15 at Ripon. Fourth in the race last year, he has looked better than ever under the care of Ruth Carr this term.
John Gosden strikes at a rate of 18 per cent with his three-year-old debutants but is 7-24 with such runners at Newbury (29 per cent).
Erdogan, a son of Frankel and half-brother to So Mi Dar, makes his eagerly awaited debut in the 4.05.
Richard Newland and Sam Twiston-Davies strike at 75 per cent when teaming up at Perth. They combine for Beau Bay (3.10) and Lovato (3.45), who may both reward support.
William Haggas boasts a record of 18-52 (35 per cent) with those wearing first-time cheekpieces. The lightly raced Alfarris dons the aid for the first time in the 4.45 at Doncaster.