Sweetspots: Nicholls looks likely to improve Southwell record
David Pipe and Michael Heard have individual strike-rates of 13 and 33 per cent at Taunton. When they team up that rises to 47 per cent. They do so with Lady Of Longstone in the 4.50.
Paul Nicholls has an impressive 67 per cent strike-rate with his runners at Southwell. The champion trainer is 4-6 with his runners at the track and saddles Contre Tous (2.10) and Gibbes Bay (3.10).
Matt Griffiths is riding high in the hot jockeys’ table with three wins from four rides over the past fortnight. He rides Moorlands Jack in the 4.20 at Taunton.
Hint Of Mint keeps his best form for Taunton. The gelding won his last start over course and distance, which brought his tally at the track to 4-6, and can win again in the 3.50.