Sweetspots: Mighty run expected from Lavelle’s Micquus
Suzy Smith and Jack Sherwood have individual strike-rates of 26 and 18 per cent at Plumpton. When combining, that increases to 50 per cent and they do so today with Dubai Dirham in the 2.15, Invicta Lake in the 3.55 and King Charlie in the 4.30.
Emma Lavelle is operating at a 14 per cent strike-rate which increases to 100 per cent – three from three – when she applies first-time headgear. Micquus sports a hood for the first time in the 2.50 at Plumpton and the gelding also makes his stable debut. Lavelle is seven from 21, a 33 per cent strike-rate, with such horses.
Evan Williams has an overall record of 12 winners from 78 runners, a 15 per cent strike-rate, with runners having their first start in a bumper. That improves to four from 15, a 27 per cent strike-rate, when they make their debut at Ffos Las. Mick Manhattan fits the bill in the 5.20.