Sweetspots: Smiley Bagel can prove a tasty treat for backers
Richard Kingscote has a 31 per cent strike-rate when riding for Ed Walker at Wolverhampton and they combine with Smiley Bagel (7.10). This course winner is in good heart and is trying today’s distance for the first time.
George Scott has an impressive 36 per cent strike-rate at Redcar and sends one horse to the North Yorkshire venue, Keir Hardie (3.00). The son of Dark Angel can find improvement for the fitting of first-time cheekpieces and a gelding operation.
Champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa has seven rides at Lingfield, his final one being in the last at 5.10 before he dashes off to Brighton for one ride (Romaana, 6.50). Simon Crisford’s three-year-old filly can build on a promising debut at Leicester last season.