Sweetspots: Leading Spirit looks set to haunt the bookmakers
Gay Kelleway fits Angel Of The North (2.00, Brighton) with a visor for the first time, which bodes well with a 50 per cent strike-rate for this season and last. Improvement is needed, but that could
be forthcoming on her handicap debut.
The in-form Charlie Appleby applies first-time cheekpieces to Leading
Spirit (6.20, Windsor) and is 33 per cent when using the equipment. The colt ran well last time behind a useful sort and the equipment, plus an extra furlong, could help him break his duck.
When Richard Whitaker and Lewis Edmunds pair up at Pontefract they have a 60 per cent strike-rate. They join forces with Round The Island (8.40), whose recent form is average at best. However, he won this race last year and could be primed for a repeat.