Sweetspots: Johnson will go in Strong Pursuit of another winner
Richard Johnson has a 21 per cent strike-rate over the past fornight and a 24 per cent strike-rate when combining with trainer Philip Hobbs at Newbury. They team up in the 2.00 with Strong Pursuit.
Frank The Barber (3.30 Lingfield) has a good chance to maintain his head-to-head record with two of the horses he’s running against (Ask The Guru and Roy’s Legacy). Wearing a visor for first time, he can complete the double under Adam Kirby.
Barye (4.00) is one of the top-rated horses and looks to be on a fair mark. He also has a good record at Lingfield with three wins from six starts.
Trainer Ciara Fry is having her first runner with Triangular (4.45 Newbury), who returns to fences and is one to note after performing consistently in point-to-points.