Sweetspots: Pascal looks likely to make the News for West
Marco Botti and Andrea Atzeni have an impressive strike-rate when teaming up at Wolverhampton and they do so with Seprani (9.00). This progressive four-year-old can go well on her seasonal debut.
Simon West’s new recruits have a 33 per cent strike-rate when making their debuts for the yard. News For Pascal fits that trend in the 5.45 at
Newcastle. This French import is interesting pitched into a handicap on his first run for the trainer.
John Gosden has operated at a 31 per cent strike-rate with his runners two weeks either side of Saturday’s date for the past five seasons. He sends West Wing to Lingfield (4.50). This gelding shaped with plenty of promise on debut and can build on that.