Sweetspots: Red-hot Hughes can strike again at Huntingdon
When Paddy Brennan rides for Fergal O’Brien at Market Rasen it’s worth taking note – they have a 29 per cent strike-rate when combining at the course. They combine with Benechenko (3.45) who should appreciate the ground.
Brian Hughes is a jockey riding at the top of his game at the moment and does particularly well at Huntingdon and he goes there for three rides. His best chance is the Jedd O’Keefe trained Instant Attraction (2.00) who performed well on the Flat and makes his debut over hurdles.
Trainer Harry Whittington has a 21 per cent strike-rate at Taunton and sends just the one runner to the Somerset venue, Bridge Of Cally in the 2.50. The five-year-old was a respectable third last time in a race that has worked out well and he is Harry Bannister’s only ride of the day.