Sweetspots: Saxophone can hit the right notes at Catterick
Alex Hales is top of the hot trainer’s list with a 33 per cent strike-rate in the past fortnight. He saddles Shinooki (1.10 Fakenham), who has three wins from seven starts at the course.
Karl Burke has a 22 per cent strike-rate at Southwell, increasing to 35 per cent when he combines with Joey Haynes. They team up with Fibresand debutant Angel Palanas in the 3.30.
Dan Skelton has a 29 per cent strike-rate at Catterick and a 32 per cent strike-rate with new recruits. He runs Frankel colt Solo Saxophone, who makes his hurdling debut in the 12.50.
Olly Murphy has a 36 per cent strike-rate at Fakenham and a 38 per cent strike-rate with handicap debutants. He saddles Ataman and General Bux in the 2.10.