Smart Stat: 22% - Saeed bin Suroor's strike rate with horses running in races between 7f and up to 10f
Last Sunset looked potentially smart when making a winning debut at Kempton last summer and, while she hasn't progressed as expected since, she wasn't disgraced back on turf at Thirsk last time. It is interesting that connections fit a first-time hood and step her back up to a mile now, so she is one to take notice of for a yard that have had success with such types in the past.
Smart Stat: 20% - G. M. Lyons's strike rate with sprinters
Head Mistress looked a promising filly when making a winning start at Downpatrick in July and confirmed that impression when following up in listed company at the Curragh last month. She looked potentially smart that day, and deserves her place at this level for a yard that do well with such types.
Smart Stat: 20% - William Haggas's strike rate at NEWBURY since the start of the 2017 season
Aramaic looked a colt really going places when scoring readily on handicap debut at York earlier this month. He appeared to have been let in lightly by the handicapper and he duly proved that to be the case, quickly going clear entering the final furlong and just kept up to his work in the closing stages. He may get a stronger pace to aim at here, which will bring about even more improvement, and he can go close for a yard with a good record at this track.