Sweetspots: Spencer a clinical operator with Newcastle runners
Over the past five seasons at Newcastle, Richard Spencer is the top course trainer with four winners from eight runners and a 50 per cent strike-rate. He sends two to the track, Material Girl (6.30) and La Isla Bonita (9.00).
Charlie Fellowes is operating at an overall 14 per cent strike-rate which rises to 57 per cent, four from seven, when equipping a runner with a first-time tongue-tie. At Leicester, the Newmarket trainer fits the aid to Sibirica (4.50).
At Leicester, James Fanshawe and Daniel Muscutt have individual strike-rates of 13 and 21 per cent respectively, which improves to 43 per cent when they combine. They do so with Lilypad (4.20).