Sweetspots: Well-treated Bamako can follow up for Williams
Kim Bailey doesn’t travel from his Gloucestershire base to Wetherby lightly, with a record of 11-28 (39 per cent strike-rate). Thumb Stone Blues (1.00) has shown enough in all three chase starts to
Bamako Du Chatelet (5.25 Wolverhampton) is 6lb ahead of the handicapper after his apprentice win last week and Ian Williams improves his normal strike-rate of 12 per cent with last-time-out winners to 28 per cent when turning them out quickly.
Tom George is a trainer to take seriously when fitting cheekpieces for the first time (4-10). O’Maonlai (1.05 Chepstow) is much better than he showed when pulled up on his first start in over eight months last time.