Sweetspots: Newland can work his magic with Ford at Ffos Las
Tom Lacey is top of the hot trainers’ list with five winners from seven runners over the past fortnight – a 71 per cent strike-rate. He bids to continue that fine recent record with Vado Forte in the 3.45 at Plumpton.
Dr Richard Newland has an overall strike-rate of 23 per cent. When applying first-time blinkers to a runner that rises to 67 per cent or two out of three. Bob Ford sports the headgear in the 4.35 at Ffos Las, where the gelding has won four times from nine starts.
Warren Greatrex has a fine record of six winners from 22 runners, a 27 per cent strike-rate, when applying first time cheekpieces to his horses. This is an improvement on the trainer’s overall strike-rate of 18 per cent and Savoy Court sports the headgear in the 5.10 at Ffos Las.