Sweetspots: Spearing gelding to spring into action at Newmarket
At Hamilton Adam McNamara and Richard Fahey have individual strike-rates of 13 and 21 per cent respectively. That ups to 29 per cent when they combine, as they do with Khelman at 3.45.
John Spearing's strike-rate stands at nine per cent for the last five seasons. However, it's worth noting that the Kinnersley handler is seven from 42 with first-time geldings – a 16 per cent strike-rate. Clear Spring goes for him at Newmarket (2.55).
Saeed Bin Suroor’s runners are well worth following in first-time headgear. The trainer's strike-rate stands at a whopping 46 per cent (six from 13) with such horses. Leshlaa sports a hood for the first time in the 5.20 at Newmarket.