Sweetspots: Poet's Word chance spells trouble for the opposition
Sir Michael Stoute has one runner today in the shape of Poet’s Word (3.40 Chelmsford), and has an impressive 46 per cent strike-rate when combining with Ryan Moore at the course.
Silvestre de Sousa has a 24 per cent strike-rate over the past fortnight and that increases to 32 per cent when combining with Mark Johnston at Chelmsford. They team up with Fiendish (3.10), who is the one to beat.
Dan Skelton and Harry Skelton have a 35 per cent strike-rate when combining at Wetherby. They team up in the 3.30 with Applesandpierres, who is back on track with an encouraging second last time out.
Mick Easterby has a 28 per cent strike-rate at Wetherby over the past fortnight. He saddles course specialist Lightening Rod (3.00).