One jockey in scantling form at present is Silvestre De Sousa. The three-time champion jockey has won on seven of his last 12 rides, which is a remarkable 58% strike-rate. He heads to Windsor on Monday looking to add to the three-timer he gained at Goodwood on Saturday. Can he do just that? He certainly has three strong chances. Find out all the details below!
6.15 Windsor – British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes
Richard Hannon has struck with 18% of his two-year-old runners on the turf this season for a level stakes profit of £12.48. He’ll be hoping Windbreaker can enhance that record in the colours of King Power Racing.
He cost 75,000gns as a yearling and is a half-brother to Gravity Force, who was rated 81 at his peak for Karl Burke. There’s enough speed in his breeding to suggest he can be competitive over six furlongs and he certainly stands out in a modest looking field. He wouldn’t need to be a standout prospect to be taking this and a debut victory could easily be on the cards.
7.45 Windsor – Fitzdares Sprint Series Qualifier Handicap
Winning three of his eight starts thus far, Warrior Brave is a progressive three-year-old who should have plenty more to offer for Mick Appleby. Held on turf return at Nottingham in April, he showed the benefit of that run by scoring cosily in the first-time cheekpieces at Goodwood last month.
He’s gone up four pounds for that, but he should have plenty more to offer with further racing. He faces just four rivals today and that should prove ideal for him, as a horse who likes to play his cards late. The heavy ground is small concern, but if he does overcome that, he may be difficult to stop off this rating.
8.15 Windsor – Fitzdares Celebrates Sunderlands Handicap
A runaway winner at Haydock last July, Mafia Power has run with credit in subsequent starts without managing to add to his tally. Seemingly in need of the run on seasonal return at Wolverhampton in April, he ran another respectable race when fourth over course and distance last time.
Bad Company, who he reopposes, could only finish second in that contest despite having the run of the race. He gains a two-pound pull with that rival and overall, he sits on a very attractive rating. He goes fine on a softer surface and is entitled to be heavily involved off a mark that should be more than attainable.