Sweetspots: Pauling’s striking form can continue with Alpine
Ivan Furtado is very much prominent on the Hot Trainers list, and he has just one runner today in Huddersfilly Town, who runs in the 8.00 at Chelmsford. She was a cosy winner over course and distance three weeks ago and can defy her 6lb rise here.
This is a very good time of year for Ben Pauling, who has a 25 per cent strike-rate with his runners two weeks either side of today’s date for the past five seasons. He sends one horse to Leicester – Alpine Secret in the 1.45.
When David Bass rides for Kim Bailey at Wincanton it’s worth taking note. They have a 45 per cent strike-rate when combining at the course. They do so with Carqalin (2.40), who should strip fitter for a recent outing at Lingfield.