Sweetspots: Nicholls could prove the man to follow at Ascot
Following Paul Nicholls’ runners on their handicap debut would have yielded a £29.88 profit. The Ditcheat handler is 30-164 with such runners and saddles Pilansberg in the 4.50 at Ascot.
Paul Nicholls and Jack Sherwood have individual strike-rates of 21 and 40 per cent at Ascot. That rises to 60 per cent when they combine. They are represented by Present Man (3.05).
Harry Fry has his string in top form with eight winners from 16 runners over the past fortnight for a 50 per cent strike-rate. He bids to continue his hot streak with Shuil Royale in the 4.15 at Ascot.