Sweetspots: Vaughan pair catch the eye on handicap debuts
David Barron has a healthy 21 per cent strike-rate when sending out first-time gelded runners. Spiritofhayton in the 9.00 at Hamilton can go well if he can repeat the form of his debut run back in January.
Ed Vaughan is a trainer to keep on side when sending out runners on handicap debut. He has a strike-rate of 22 per cent and a level-stakes profit of +£10.38, so Mirimar in the 6.15 at Lingfield and Whosyourhousemate in the 5.30 at Newmarket are worth a second look.
William Haggas has a 35 per cent strike-rate when applying cheekpieces for the first time. Zwayyan runs in the 4.30 at Doncaster and has a big chance if seeing out this longer trip and taking to the headgear.