Sweetspots: First-time hood can help Quinteo score at Kempton
Jo Hughes is operating at a nine per cent strike-rate, but when applying headgear to one of her runners that rises to 67 per cent (2-3). Quinteo sports a first-time hood in the 5.35 at Kempton.
James Doyle’s has a record of 22 per cent at Kempton. However, when teaming up with certain trainers that improves dramatically. He rides Graffiti Master in the 2.25 for John Gosden (50 per cent) and Murasaki in the 3.30 for Charlie Appleby (42 per cent).
Jedd O’Keeffe is a trainer to follow when his horses have their first start in a handicap. The Middleham Moor-handler is six from 31, a 19 per cent strike-rate, with such runners and backing each to a £1 level-stake would have yielded a profit of £17.75. Hippeia bids to enhance that record in the 2.00 at Leicester.