Sweetspots: let's just go with the flow over Clear Spring hat-trick
Clear Spring has won the 2.35 Newbury for the past two seasons off marks of 100 and 97. John Spearing’s nine-year-old makes his hat-trick bid today off a rating of 95.
Michael Wigham is 4-14 (29 per cent +13.00pt) with those making their handicap debuts and Song Of Shadows looks worth support for his first run in such a race in the 2.45 at Newmarket.
Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore strike at 24 per cent when combining at York. They team up with Dartmouth in the Yorkshire Cup at 3.30 and Swiftsure, who makes his handicap debut in the finale at 5.40.
John Gosden has a 17 per cent strike-rate with three-year-old debutants, but that rises to 27 per cent with those running at Newbury. Derby entry Peterport looks a likely type in the 4.15 under Frankie Dettori, who boasts a 29 per cent strike-rate for the yard at the track.