Sweetspots: Murphy can continue good run aboard Starboy
When David Bass rides for Kim Bailey at Wetherby it’s worth taking note. The pair have a 46 per cent strike-rate when combining at the venue. They team up with Bandon Roc (4.10) in the handicap chase, the jockey’s only ride of the day.
Oisin Murphy has an impressive 43 per cent strike-rate with his rides for the last two weeks. He goes to Newcastle for four rides, the pick of whom is Starboy for trainer George Scott in the 7.45. The gelding has more improvement to come as a three-year-old.
Lisa Harrison has a 21 per cent strike-rate with her runners two weeks either side of Tuesday’s date for the past five seasons. She saddles the progressive Instingtive (4.45 Wetherby) partnered by jockey Ross Chapman, who is aiming for three straight wins on the seven-year-old.