Sweetspots: George can win Ludlow Battle with course victor
Kim Bailey has a 24 per cent strike-rate with bumper debutants and that increases to an impressive 83 percent at Ludlow. He saddles Thibault in the 3.35.
Mark Rimell has a 31 per cent strike-rate at Kempton which increases to 67 percent when he combines with Tom Marquand. They team up in the 7.10 with course-and-distance winner Magic Mirror.
Tom George has a 21 per cent strike-rate at Ludlow which increases to 44 per cent with horses wearing first-time cheekpieces. He saddles course winner Battle Of Shiloh in the 2.30.
Nicky Henderson has a 25 per cent strike-rate at Newbury and a 43 per cent strike-rate with new recruits. The champion trainer is represented by Style De Garde (12.30) and Cosmos Des Obeaux (1.30).